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Doctor insights on: Mulluscum Contagiosum

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Dr. Vlada Groysman
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Molluscum Contagiosum (Definition)

Molluscum are very common in kids. Its caused by a viral infection. Many times, they will go away on their own, but they can be treated with scraping, freezing, cantharidin, and a variety of other approaches. With many treatments, there is some risk of scarring, so if they are few in number it is usually best to let them go ...Read more


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Can molluscum contagiosum be transmitted by touching the lesion and then touching others, if the lesion is completely intact and not been scratched?

Can molluscum contagiosum be transmitted by touching the lesion and then touching others, if the lesion is completely intact and not been scratched?

Molluscum: Molluscum contagiosum is transmitted by direct contact, either person to person or by shared items, such as clothing, towels, and washcloths. Mc can be spread by contact sports. Furthermore, if a person touches the rash and then another part of his or her body, it can cause spread to that area (known as autoinoculation). ...Read more

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Can I still shave if I have molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum: The virus lives only in the skin and once the growths are gone, the virus is gone and you cannot spread the virus to others. Molluscum contagiosum is not like herpes viruses, which can remain dormant (“sleeping”) in your body for long periods and then reappear. So, assuming you do not come in contact with another infected person, once all the molluscum contagiosum bumps go you are not contagious. ...Read more

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Molluscum contagiosum symptoms?

Molluscum contagiosum symptoms?

None: Mulluscum cantagion does not cause symptoms. They are small , about the size of a pencil eraser and flesh colored . They are not not painful , itchy , or inflamed. ...Read more

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Was recently diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum, need advice?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist and get the lesions treated so they won't spread. ...Read more

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Hi,I wanted to know can Molluscum Contagiosum be cured permanent.

Yes, but: Molluscum contagiosum is a virus. It can go away on its own, but this can take up to 4 years. However, you can get it again if your skin comes in contact with someone else's molluscum contagiosum bump. If you have it, keep it covered by a dressing or clothes so others don't catch it from you! Here's a great page: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/molluscum/faq/everyone.htm ...Read more

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How long can molluscum contagiosum stay in my system?

How long can molluscum contagiosum stay in my system?

When the disease : The virus is gone.The virus lives only in the skin and once the growths are gone, the virus is gone and you cannot spread the virus to others. ...Read more