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My 8 year old daughter has molluscum contagous, and won't stop scratching it, it keeps spreading and looks red an infected what can I do?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: See Dermatologist

There are many treatments for the pesky viral induced sking conditon.
If left alone, they will often disappear (just like warts). Otherwise they can be expressed like a black head, frozen, burned or chemically treated. Perhaps they can even be injected. If the child is continiuing to scratch and irritate the lesions, they may spread and get infected. Appears it is time to treat and rid them.

In brief: See Dermatologist

There are many treatments for the pesky viral induced sking conditon.
If left alone, they will often disappear (just like warts). Otherwise they can be expressed like a black head, frozen, burned or chemically treated. Perhaps they can even be injected. If the child is continiuing to scratch and irritate the lesions, they may spread and get infected. Appears it is time to treat and rid them.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Many times when one or two are red and infected looking they are actually healing. I have had cases where when one or two get really irritated and go away, they take their friends with them. Homeopathic Thuja can work wonders as can Zymaderm. Google Zymaderm.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Virus dermatitis

Pop every lesion like pimples and something comes out it will dry or heal later.

In brief: Virus dermatitis

Pop every lesion like pimples and something comes out it will dry or heal later.
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Pamela Moore
There are multiple treatments for molluscum available. Most often they will resolve on their own but if they keep spreading, I would recommend an evaluation by your doctor to discuss possible treatments to help them resolve faster.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Molluscum

Molluscumrx is otc and very effective.
A doctor will use canthacur which causes blisters or liquid nitrogen which is painful. Get molluscumrx and treat as soon as possible as molluscum can continue to spread for 5 years.

In brief: Molluscum

Molluscumrx is otc and very effective.
A doctor will use canthacur which causes blisters or liquid nitrogen which is painful. Get molluscumrx and treat as soon as possible as molluscum can continue to spread for 5 years.
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Dr. Pamela Moore
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See your own doctor

Before trying to get an appointment with a dermatologist, which can be very difficult depending on where you live, you should make an appointment with your child's doctor. Most primary care doctors can treat common rashes and generally speaking, they can see you faster than a dermatologist can.
If the rash is something they don't feel comfortable treating, you can then be referred by them.

In brief: See your own doctor

Before trying to get an appointment with a dermatologist, which can be very difficult depending on where you live, you should make an appointment with your child's doctor. Most primary care doctors can treat common rashes and generally speaking, they can see you faster than a dermatologist can.
If the rash is something they don't feel comfortable treating, you can then be referred by them.
Dr. Pamela Moore
Dr. Pamela Moore
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Dr. Pamela Moore
Pediatrics

In brief: See your doctor

There are multiple treatments for molluscum available.
Most often they will resolve on their own but if they keep spreading, i would recommend an evaluation by your doctor to discuss possible treatments to help them resolve faster.

In brief: See your doctor

There are multiple treatments for molluscum available.
Most often they will resolve on their own but if they keep spreading, i would recommend an evaluation by your doctor to discuss possible treatments to help them resolve faster.
Dr. Pamela Moore
Dr. Pamela Moore
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