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Recently (5/28) diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum and besides from cryotherapy for treatment i also received Aldara cream 5%. (the derm did not get every lump/wart with the liquid nitrogen) Questions I have about this is; How effective is it to be used? Should I apply it with a finger or would a Q-Tip be better or should it be something else? How exactly does it work?
Hello, These bumps sound like molluscum only as sores of herpes are very painful. In adults, molluscum infections are often sexually transmitted and can transmit from one site to other skin sites by aoutoinocultaion. Treatment includes physical destruction or manual extrusion of the lesions, cryotherapy, and curettage. Please use these treatment options under a dermatologist’s guidance only.
Hello everyone, I need help and I hope someone can help me out. I have molluscum on my genital, currently I'm getting them treated by the Dermatologist but I would like to know if some one know how to treat/cure them faster? Thank you so much in advance!
I am concerned about getting the molluscum orally and it spreading to the rest of my body. I read about the silver pen, which was FDA approved. I am scared becasue mu partner now said that she has always been tested and didnt have anything. She works for a dermotologist. I dont know how to tell her.Is there anything I can do? How can you get rid of it orally? Is there anything out there that works??
About 6 months ago I was diagnosed with molluscum. The bumps were located in my public area above my genitals. I was given Imiquimod to treat the infection. Toward the end of the treatment I developed itchy blisters at the treatment site. I went to my doctor and he said it appeared to be herpes. He swabbed the fluid and had it tested. It came back positive for the herpes virus but he said he did not type the sample and it could be HSV1, HSV2, or zoster.
Hello, I have been diagnosed with molluscum and am going in for treatment this week. I have a large amount of very small bumps, roughly the size of the head of a ballpoint pen. I believe that I contracted it from a girl I have been seeing recently, but she does not have any clear signs of it. Otherwise, I am not aware how I could have contracted it. Oh well, I am receiving treatment this week and the Doctor has recommended electrocautery.
I made a comment a week or so ago about my having contracted Molluscum contagiosum. I mentioned that the dermatologist who made the diagnosis prescribed me a medication called Aldara (you'll sometimes hear of it under the name Imiquimod). The doc here said he had never heard reports of treating MC with that medication. Among the lots of research I have done about MC on the internet, I have learned it is only beginning to be studied as a treatment.
I went to the doctor about 6 months ago and was told I had molluscum contagiosum. When it first happened I had marks on the inside of my thighs and my stomach that almost looked like ring worm. My gential area was a big rash and I had these marks in my pubic hair(looked like pimples). Since I was diagnosed with MC everything has started to clear up except on my penis and at the base of my penis. I've lived with this condition for almost 8 months. They are small, skin color lesions, very small.
I left it alone for a couple days and finally went into the ER after work to get it checked up on. The doctor took a look at the bumps and said it most likely looks like Molluscum Contagiosum, although, he wanted me to go the local Health Department for further and precise testing. From what I've been reading up on about MC, I can see that there is quite a few different treatments ranging from scraping, freezing, ointments and so on.
I went to the Doctor and was tested for everything(came back Negative) and they said it was Molluscum Contagiosum. They said I could have gotten it from anything from dirty towels to contact with another person. I have recently noticed that I have many of the same bumps in my pubic hair area as well that I didn't notice before. Assuming this started in October, I am guessing I have atleast another 6 months to get through it.
I went to a PA and she told me it was Molluscum from a visual analysis. I followed up with my Gyno, who also thought that is what it was. He sent one to the lab, and the results came back postive for Molluscum. Here are my questions: 1. The partner who I suspected transmitted it never had any bumps on his genitals, which tells me you can get it w/o the bumps. So, just how easily spread is it? How contagious is the virus when there are no bumps vs. when there are bumps? 2.
with molluscum contagiosum which is the best way to have them removed for the fastest results and the least painful and if there is a healing process how long does it take?
Your doctor is mostly right, and it sounds like he knows how to treat molluscum contagiosum. However, he is wrong about transmission; in adults, the infection is almost entirely sexually acquired. As in your case, lesions occur mostly around but not on the genitals--lower abdomen, scrotum, and thighs are much more common sites than penis or labia. On to your specific questions: 1) The virus may remain latent in some cases, but probably rare.
took a look at the small bumps I have and I was told it was Molluscum Contagiosum and was prescribed Imiquimod. The other woman I have seen has not shown any symptoms of anything that I am aware of or at least she has not told me anything. I am just a little intrigued and curious to know if there is any link between the two viruses and should I be concerned about any other STD.
I have had these bumps for about 5 months now, I have been to a doctor that said it can be warts or molluscum and she referred me to a Dermatologist that is why I post the picture in this group or forum. I have no health insurance so I decide not to go. From this picture can anybody tell me what this is? Thanks for all help, It's greatly appreciated.
Hello, I was diagnosed with Molluscum about 3-4 months ago after noticing a red bump with an impression in the middle of it on my public area, then came concerned when a 2nd one showed up. I am a 20 year old male. I have since been going to regular freezing sessions with Liquid Nitrogen about every 3 weeks since i've been diagnosed. First it was just the pubic area, then it moved to my penis then a few on the sack and now on my lower stomach.
Doctor, I have read this forum extensively as well as much additional research on the internet in general. Based on my findings I feel I may have contracted Molluscum Contagiousm (excuse spelling) although fears of herpes or other stds still linger. I am a 32 year old hetero male who has been sexually active and have had unprotected sexual intercourse with 3 different females over the last year with the last occurring a couple of months ago.
I smoke marijuana daily and my girlfriend was prescribed imiquimod cream for molluscum contagiousum which I appear to have as well, I've done three treatments so far (three times a week) and I'm curious to the effects marijuana smoking may have on treating the molluscum. I know that imiquimod works by provoking an immune response in treated regions, and that marijuana does effect immune health. Is there any advice? Should I stop smoking during treatment?
What is the best way to treat molluscum contagiosum over the counter or are their any kind of ointments to get rid of it.
I was diagnosed with genital warts and molluscum contagiosum at the beginning of this past February. Since then I've gone to a clinic every other week to receive liquid nitrogen treatment. Since beginning treatment my warts have been reduced significantly but there is an area on my foreskin where the wart begins to grow back instantly after it is removed with liquid nitrogen.
I've been to two doctors since then and they said it was Molluscum Contagiosum. I'm about 3.5 weeks in from my outbreak. Had flu like symptoms about the 3 week mark, which I think is from imiquimod. Also did 2 sessions to try to freeze the bumps. I did some STD tests, one during the first outbreak and came out negative for HIV, HSV-2, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia. Just did another one yesterday (3.5 weeks) to ensure against false negatives.
The limits are there to be fair to all who use the site and to keep individuals from dominating it. On to your questions, briefly. The utility of imiquimod (Aldara) for molluscum is marginal. Instead of wasting time, I would suggest you just bite the bullet and get them frozen. All need to be frozen in order to cure you and then to reduce the likelihood of you infecting your GF, your concerns about oral sex, etc. Just go on and get it done.
Hello, I was recently diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum around my pubic area. I have about 4 small, painless flesh colored/pink bumps in my pubic hair region and two much smaller bumps on the shaft of my penis. I'm wondering how I got them? I've been in a monogamous sexual relationship for over a year and I don't want to assume that my partner has been with anyone else, nor do I want her to assume that I've been with anyone else. I was also tested yesterday for several STDs.
Then i showed those bumps on my penis shaft to a derm who told me that it is molluscum and has been sexually acquired. He treated me with imiquimod but to no avail more bumps showed up during the treatment and moreover i got severe burns on my scrotum due to that. Then i decided to get those bumps lasered off in January end. I also found out three bumps on my lower abdomen which i got needle pricked by the derm. I got married and did unprotected sex with my wife for quite a while.
Pediatr Dermatol 2006) indicate that curretage can be more effective in treating recalcitrant molluscum in adults than cryotherapy, cantharadin or imiquimod. I can't seem to find a dermatologist in my hometown of Seattle willing to do curretage, however. They all want to spray with liquid nitrogen, which is proving to be less effective. Is a dermatologist even the right person for this? Would someone with an infectious desease specialization be more appropriate?
Im not sure if I have molluscum or what but if I can get rid of it by myself I will try. It has been nearly 4 years.
How safe is Aldara? My 22 month old has molluscum right under her left eye. Dr. ordered Aldara.
Hi, Molluscum contagiosum is a harmless virus that may persist for months or occasionally for a couple of years. It can spread from person to person by direct skin contact or if present in the genitals, through sexual transmission.It will eventually go away on it’s own without leaving a scar. It may take from 6 months up to 5 years for all of the molluscum to go away Diagnosis is usually through pjysical examination of the lesions.
Hi, I've noticed in the past few months that I have Molluscum Contagiosum (or so I think) on the shaft of my penis and pubic area (although I have no idea how I got it) and since developped some skin sloughing on the shaft of my penis. This sloughing is nowhere near the lesions. The skin is cracked and 'chapped'. It is not hot to the touch or infected. I have had this for about a month and it hasn't changed. I have tried applying plain lotion with no improvement.
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