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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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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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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
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
Molluscum: Molluscum does not come and go every month. ...Read more
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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
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
Dermatologist: See a dermatologist and get the lesions treated so they won't spread. ...Read more
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Yes: Recovery from one infection with molluscum does not prevent future infections with molluscum. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Can anything be done in early stages of molluscum to lessen or avoid the onset of molluscum bumps?
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
Friend is visiting and her son has molluscum-- How do I prevent transmission to my kids? Freaking out
Wash hands: Have your friend wash her hands with soap and water. ...Read more
Is it possible to get molluscum contagious a second time after I completely heal from molluscum the first time?
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
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