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What is the most common way children get molluscum contagiosum?

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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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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What's the best way to get rid of a child's molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum: When it comes to treatment for molluscum contagiosum, you have a choice. Traditional treatments have resulted in pain and scarring, but molluscumrx offers a molluscum treatment over the counter, providing you with an all-natural, pain-free treatment for mcv. ...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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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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Can a teenager also get molluscum contagiosum?

Yes: while the virus occurs frequently in younger children, even an adult can get the virus and warts ...Read more

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My little sister has molluscum contagiosum. She's 4 years old but she loves playing with my son. Can he get it from her?

My little sister has molluscum contagiosum. She's 4 years old but she loves playing with my son. Can he get it from her?

Yes and no: If they were wrestling around on the floor there would likely be enough direct contact to spread the virus (cousin to a wart) or if she is scratching it a lot and then grabbing his skin,maybe. This is not easily transmitted without close contact. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get tested for molluscum contagiosum before the lesions appear?Was sexually exposed to someone with it amonth ago.Want to know soon.

Not reliably: Unfortunately there is no test that will 100% assure you. The virus causing molluscum , while contagious, is not highly so. Being exposed does NOT, in any way, mean you will contract the virus. Although possible, it is less likely than it is liekey. Additionally, while cosmetically and emotionally upsetting, these are not particularly dangerous. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of molluscum contagiosum at home?

Molluscum : This is caused by a pox virus. It is contagious from person to person by direct contact, sharing towels, sharing bathwater, or even from swimming in the same pool. The condition is self-limited and goes away without treatment, although it can take many months. One can pick the bumps off, by stretching the skin tight between two fingers first, and removing the little ball inside. ...Read more

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I think my fiance has molluscum contagiosum on the shaft of his penis, is there anything we can do like home remedies for this? How did he get this?

I think my fiance has molluscum contagiosum on the shaft of his penis, is there anything we can do like home remedies for this? How did he get this?

Very common: Mc is caused by a "pox virus" and these are extremely common. They are also easily transmitted. They usually just go away on their own and do not require treatment. There are no effective home remedies. He could visit a doctor and it can be "burned" off or treated with freezing. ...Read more