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Are there any vitamin regimen recommended for molluscum contagious?

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Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology
6 doctors agree

In brief: They are viral.

Molluscum contagiosum are viral infections of the skin, which ocdcur mainly in children.
They are contagious and spread from child to child, by playing, touching, and sharing towels and clothing. They are treated by many doctors with creams, like retinoic acid or imiquimod, and can also be treated, if done carefully by certain wart medicines. They frequently go away in time by themselves.

In brief: They are viral.

Molluscum contagiosum are viral infections of the skin, which ocdcur mainly in children.
They are contagious and spread from child to child, by playing, touching, and sharing towels and clothing. They are treated by many doctors with creams, like retinoic acid or imiquimod, and can also be treated, if done carefully by certain wart medicines. They frequently go away in time by themselves.
Dr. Richard Feinstein
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Molluscum contageosum is a viral infection much like warts.
If you do nothing, it will run its course eventually (sometimes years). Whether or not you take vitamins may effect your over all health, but not the course of molluscum. There are both conventional and alternative treatments available (i prefer the alternative). See your doctor if the molluscum bothers you, or don't if it doesn't.

In brief: No

Molluscum contageosum is a viral infection much like warts.
If you do nothing, it will run its course eventually (sometimes years). Whether or not you take vitamins may effect your over all health, but not the course of molluscum. There are both conventional and alternative treatments available (i prefer the alternative). See your doctor if the molluscum bothers you, or don't if it doesn't.
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Please be sure it is molluscum. Cryo or shaving off it standard therapy. One option is benzoyl peroxide - 6 wk application of twice a day had 92% success rate in one study. If not resolving and you wish removal - see your physician.
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