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How do I treat moluscum contagiouso?

How do I treat moluscum contagiouso?

MostDontNeedTreatmen: Most cases of Moluscum contagiosum do not need to be treated, as the bumps go away on it's own in 6 to 9 months. But some may persist for years. The one's in genital area are recommended to be treated to prevent the spread. Treatment consist of freezing (cryotherapy)scraping called curettage. Putting chemical cantharidin or potassium hydrochloride and using chemical creams the one's used for warts ...Read more

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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? I was just diagnosed with that in my genital area and don't want to spread to my family my toilet seat etc...my doctor says it

Molluscum contagiosum? I was just diagnosed with that in my genital area and don't want to spread to my family my toilet seat etc...my doctor says it

Wipe the seat: Wiping the seat with an antiseptic wipe should be enough. For other issues, please visit this site for information.
https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/000826.htm
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Hi this is regarding my 9 year old daughter. We took her to the doctors on Friday as she has warts popping up on her body. They said it was "Molluscum Contagiosum" however more has popped up since Friday. Some on her private parts. Is this normal?

Hi this is regarding my 9 year old daughter. We took her to the doctors on Friday as she has warts popping up on her body. They said it was "Molluscum Contagiosum" however more has popped up since Friday. Some on her private parts. Is this normal?

Molluscum: These wart like growths are actually a cousin of true warts that have many differences. They are viral, and tend to appear in clusters. A kid scratching them can trigger spread to other skin surfaces including the genitals. They differ from warts in their tendency to mature and fall off in months rather than the years it takes for warts. ...Read more

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What is the percentage rate or likelihood of spreading moluscum through sex?

What is the percentage rate or likelihood of spreading moluscum through sex?

Fairly HIGH: Molluscum spread has been documented through the sharing of towels, sponges, wrestling, and from a surgeon to several of his patients. So it does not have to be direct skin contact but that is the most common route. Of course a condom will not protect all areas of the skin--so be aware. ...Read more

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Is cimetidine safe for treating moluscum contagiosum in children?

Is cimetidine safe for treating moluscum contagiosum in children?

Molluscum: Molluscum is caused by a virus and is a self-limited skin infection, meaning that it will resolve on its own, but can take a very long time. There are several treatments that are successful (freezing, imiquimod, etc) in shortening the course of skin lesions. Cimetidine may help, but there are potential side effects w cimetidine. Talk w your PCP or dermatologist to see which treatment is best. ...Read more

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Should I be working in a food kitchen with moluscum on my lower stomach/genital area?

Should I be working in a food kitchen with moluscum on my lower stomach/genital area?

Moluscum and work: As long as the area is covered, there should not be an issue with you working in a kitchen. Obviously, hand washing is imperative. But moluscum in the areas you mention should not preclude you from kitchen work. ...Read more

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Maluscam how do I cure it?

Maluscam how do I cure it?

There is no cure yet: Molluscum contagiosum is a dna poxvirus. Type 1-4 (mcv1-4) and they spread easily among humans only. It can be spread sexually in adult. They often go away on their own 3 wks to 3 months range, but because the are easily transmitted, an outbreak can last up to 18 months. Various topicals are use, but none is considered cure. Wart cream, acne cream (benzoyl peroxide) may help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I give my partner mollusium?

Can I give my partner mollusium?

STD: Hi Maydi, I'm not entirely sure what you are referring to as there could possibly be a spelling mistake in the condition you are referring to. If you are referring to molluscum contagiosum, the skin condition, then yes, it is transferred through skin contact from partner to partner. The skin disease can be worse in patient's with HIV, but normally heals on its own in healthy individuals. ...Read more

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What is molluscum?

What is molluscum?

Dimple warts: These are little lesions in which a poxvirus proliferates. They itch, eventually a cheese-like white mass comes out that's made almost entirely of viruses, and the infection can be spread on the fingers. There are a variety of ways of treating them. They should not be considered evidence of abuse or poor hygiene. They are annoying but not dangerous. ...Read more

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How do you get molluscum?

How do you get molluscum?

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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Are there any cures for mulluscum?

Are there any cures for mulluscum?

No: Molluscum is self limiting, it takes around 6-8 weeks for the lesions to go away. We can apply some medication in the office or remove them. ...Read more

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Can you help cure mollescum on face?

Can you help cure mollescum on face?

Yes: Lots of options for you. Treatments range from freezing to Imiquimod to retinoic acid derivatives to lasers. It's best to hit them while they're small, so as to leave less of a scar. ...Read more

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What's the best remedy for mollescum?

What's the best remedy for mollescum?

Leave it alone...: This is a poxvirus, 4 -subtypes (mcv1-4), and can be quite contagious. Lasting from 3wks to 2-3 months, but an outbreak can last to 18 months. They often resolve without treatment. Attempts at removal such as scraping/rubbing may actually spread the virus more. Topical such as wart cream or 10% benzoyl peroxide (acne cream) can help. Cryotherapy by your doc also can be tried...Good luck.. ...Read more

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What exactly is mulluscum? How can it be spread?

Molluscum Rx: Molluscum is a soft wart that has a depressed center; it is caused by a virus. The leading treatment is freezing (you could try otc dr. Scholl's freeze away; Retin-A has also been used. Usually they will go away in 9-18 months. It is spread by contact with a person who has them, but the infection rate is very low (< 1%), otherwise we would all have them. ...Read more

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How do I keep my child's molluscum from spreading?

Keep the skin moist: The easiest way to spread molluscum is by scratching at dry skin- this typically unroofs the virus and then the child "auto-inoculates" another place on the skin. I generally recommend keeping the skin moist by using a good moisturizing lotion/cream at least twice a day. If the spots are becoming unsightly, call your doctor about possibly having them treated though they often go away on their own. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC products or medications for molluscum?

Molluscum contagious: Astringent chemicals on surface of molluscum lesions to destroy successive layers of the skin include potassium hydrochloride, and cantharidin. Two clinical trials treating molluscum in children with a combination of of essential oil of melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree oil) and organically bound iodine has shown effectiveness as has salicylalates used to treat warts. ...Read more

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How long it takes to molluscum to appear if contracted?

2 weeks to 6 months: The issue has not be definitively resolved. See this site for more info.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncidod/dvrd/molluscum/clinical_overview. Htm ...Read more

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Treating a 6 years old kid from Molluscum with immunity injection?

Not sure: I'm not sure what your question is here. Please restate what specifically you want to know about molluscum treatment that we can help you with. ...Read more

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Can a child with molluscum swim in a pool without infecting other people?

Can a child with molluscum swim in a pool without infecting other people?

Yes: Per the red book which is published by the american academy of pediatrics, "molluscum contagiosum should not prevent a child from attending child care or school or from swimming in public pools. When possible, lesions not covered by clothing should be covered by a watertight bandage.". ...Read more

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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

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How to treat mulluscum lesion?

How to treat mulluscum lesion?

Be patient: Molluscum lesions are cousins of the wart & are a transient problem for a kid & will gradually become irritated & fall off over a 3-4mo period. Kids that scratch at them may spread them over a broad area. They can be frozen or removed with various agents, but the process will leave a scar. Most that self shed will leave a temporary mark that fades in a year. ...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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How do doctors treat a mulluscum lesion?

How do doctors treat a mulluscum lesion?

Physically: Typically, these umbilicated papules, occuring either individually or clustered, are removed one by one with an instrument called a currette. ...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
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more