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Can molluscum contagiosum be transmitted by touching the lesion and then touching others, if the lesion is completely intact and not been scratched?
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Molluscum
Molluscum contagiosum is transmitted by direct contact, either person to person or by shared items, such as clothing, towels, and washcloths.
Mc can be spread by contact sports. Furthermore, if a person touches the rash and then another part of his or her body, it can cause spread to that area (known as autoinoculation).

In brief: Molluscum
Molluscum contagiosum is transmitted by direct contact, either person to person or by shared items, such as clothing, towels, and washcloths.
Mc can be spread by contact sports. Furthermore, if a person touches the rash and then another part of his or her body, it can cause spread to that area (known as autoinoculation).
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Christopher Breen
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
As long as there are lesions on the body it can be spread.

In brief: Yes
As long as there are lesions on the body it can be spread.
Christopher Breen
Christopher Breen
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