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How to treat molluscum?

How to treat molluscum?

Actually: MCV (molluscum contagiosum virus) ia a poxvirus are hard to treat, as they tend to recur. Some docs will "freeze" with cryotherapy. Make sure you see someone who has experience treating skin lesions. ...Read more

Dr. Vlada Groysman
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Molluscum Contagiosum (Definition)

A skin infection caused by a virus. The virus, called the Molluscum contagiosum virus, produces benign raised lesions, or bumps, on the upper ...Read more


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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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How do you get molluscum contagiosum?

Skin to skin: Molluscum contagiosum is a virus and you get it from skin to skin contact. Usually, young children spread it among themselves. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of molluscum bumps?

A virus: Molluscum contagiosum is caused by a virus. It is a common childhood infection. Children with eczema/atopic dermatitis are more prone to getting molluscum bumps. It is contagious, and most children get it from other kids. In adults it commonly occurs in the genital region as an std. Physicians treat molluscum with prescription creams, manual extraction, and/or freezing. ...Read more

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How should I treat a child with molluscum warts?

How should I treat a child with molluscum warts?

Visit the doctor: Who can prescribe a medication for you. The medicines are usually very effective and the problem goes away rather quickly. ...Read more

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Can you get molluscum contagiosum a second time?

May seem so: Molluscum lesions can spread from one site to another and may last up to 4 years. You may consult these two sites for more info:
https://www. Cdc. Gov/poxvirus/molluscum-contagiosum/index. Html
https://www. Cdc. Gov/poxvirus/molluscum-contagiosum/transmission.html
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Once molluscum is frozen is it still contagious?

Once molluscum is frozen is it still contagious?

Yes.: Until the particle under the skin is removed, it is contagious. The freezing is meant to encourage the top skin layer to peel and remove the particle under the skin. ...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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Can you advise for treating molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum: Molluscum contagiosum is caused by a virus and usually causes a mild skin disease. Usually no treatment is needed because the bumps disappear by themselves within 6-12 months. If not, treatment options include cryotherapy, curettage, laser, creams like salicylic acid, podophyllin, tretinoin, cantharidin, and imiquimod, or oral cimetidine. ...Read more

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Can molluscum contagiosum come and go every month?

Molluscum: Molluscum does not come and go every month. ...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

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Can you get reoccurring episodes of molluscum contagiosum?

Yes.: Molluscum is a virus and you can get it over and over again. It is highly contagious; hence the name, molluscum contagiosum. ...Read more

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What dosage would I give a 9 year old (67 lbs) with molluscum?

Molluscum: Does of what? It will depend on what else he has what the meds he takes etc. I would only trust my Dr. To make this recommendation. You should do the same. ...Read more

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What is the most common way children get molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum: The virus that causes molluscum is spread from person to person by touching the affected skin. The virus may also be spread by touching a surface with the virus on it, such as a towel, clothing, or toys. Once someone has the virus, the bumps can spread to other parts of their body by touching or scratching a bump and then touching another part of the body. ...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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Once you're cured of molluscum contagiosum can you get it again?

Yes: Recovery from one infection with molluscum does not prevent future infections with molluscum. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: molluscum contagiosum?

What is the definition or description of: molluscum contagiosum?

Pediatric Viral Inf: 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 away on their own. ...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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What information must I give my childs camp director about his molluscum?

What information must I give my childs camp director about his molluscum?

See below: I would let the camp know that he has the molluscum. You can even google search for educational hand outs. But, they should know ahead of time. ...Read more

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How long can one molluscum last for? And can it grow back in the same spot?

How long lasmolluscu: The viral infection is limited to a localized area on the topmost layer of the epidermis. Once the virus-containing head of the lesion has been destroyed, the infection is gone. The central waxy core contains the virus. In a process called autoinoculation, the virus may spread to neighboring skin areas. Children are particularly susceptible to autoinoculation, and may have widespread clusters of lesions.
Individual molluscum lesions may go away on their own and are reported as lasting generally from 6 weeks, to 3 months. The lesions may propagate via autoinoculation, so an outbreak generally lasts longer. Mean durations for an outbreak are variously reported from 8 to about 18 months, but durations are reported as widely as 6 months to 5 years, lasting longer in immunosuppressed individuals. ...Read more

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Can anything be done in early stages of molluscum to lessen or avoid the onset of molluscum bumps?

Start hydrogen: Peroxide twice a day. But I still find it best to lance the core where the virus particles are for best results. So make appointment with derm for quick resolution ...Read more

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What happens to molluscum bumps if not removed; will they go away on own? Do they need to be removed?

Usually not: It is best to have them removed. You might spread them to others if they are not. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get molluscum contagious a second time after I completely heal from molluscum the first time?

Depends on timing: It can take several weeks or even a few months for new molluscum contagiosum lesions to stop appearing. However, once they clear up and are gone 2-3 months, you will be immune to new infections. ...Read more

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Two of my children had molliscum- very mild. I have what looks like 2-3 molluscum on my shoulder- can adults get this?!

Two of my children had molliscum- very mild. I have what looks like 2-3 molluscum on my shoulder- can adults get this?!

Yes indeed: If you were lucky enough to avoid molluscum contagiosum when you were a child, you are susceptible to it and probably caught it from your kids. See a doctor (preferably a dermatologist) to confirm the diagnosis and get treated. But don't worry about it: MC is a minor condition with no known complications. ...Read more

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My 6 years old kid has Molluscum, the dr. First treated it with nitrogen. It spread more, now dr. Suggested an immunity injection?

My 6 years old kid has Molluscum, the dr. First treated it with nitrogen. It spread more, now dr. Suggested an immunity injection?

Molluscum: Generally, molluscum contagiousum is self-limiting and goes away on its own. The usual time period is 6-18 months if you do nothing at all. Whenever they are treated, they actually may spread more, so leaving them alone is a reasonable choice in children with a normal immune system (the question is different in people with compromised immunity). Avoid scratching and keep them clean. ...Read more