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How to treat mulluscum lesion?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Molluscum search
Hi. In addition to asking your question, you might want to use search for more information on molluscum there is also an excellent gov site on molluscum contagiosum if that is the topic you want: http://www.
Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001829/.

In brief: Molluscum search
Hi. In addition to asking your question, you might want to use search for more information on molluscum there is also an excellent gov site on molluscum contagiosum if that is the topic you want: http://www.
Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001829/.
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Generally molluscum do not require treatment, and especially as they are common in children, removing them can be scary. Most of the time watchful waiting works fine!
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology
In brief: Self-limited
They are from a pox virus, not a wart virus.
Usually they resolve spontaneously after a few weeks or months. Any irritation helps cure them. Sometimes they are troublesome. There are several easy treatments which do NOT leave any scars. Lifetime immunity follows either way.

In brief: Self-limited
They are from a pox virus, not a wart virus.
Usually they resolve spontaneously after a few weeks or months. Any irritation helps cure them. Sometimes they are troublesome. There are several easy treatments which do NOT leave any scars. Lifetime immunity follows either way.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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