Aldara and molluscum contagiosum

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Avatar f tn i have received cryotherapy and aldara cream for treatment of molluscum contagiosum a week ago to the date... the scabs have fallen off but there is still a lot of redness on the open skin and can still see the white bumps inside the open scab... does this mean i will have to undergo another cryotherapy again? how long does it usually take for cryotherapy to heal and is there anyway of speeding up the healing process?
Avatar n tn I waited a month but no resolution or going away so I decided to see a dermatologist and he diagnose the MC. He used liquid nitrogen to freeze those and prescribe me Aldara. As far as I know, MC is not spreading anywhere it been in one place for a month about 20 or 30. My questions are as follows: 1)I don't have any girlfriend neither I am sexually active at all. last time I had sex was in last summer 2008. So, I don't know how I got those.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn So finally i got the balls to goto the doctor and get it checked out. Well what do you know its Molluscum. Doctor prescribes me Aldara. It's been 1 week so far and it had already spread to my pubic area and a little on my happy trail. I'm trying to be calm about this but reading these forums is pissing me off. Not to mention that my girlfriend wants to have sex when she comes down from school. Looks like thats out of the picture.
Avatar n tn Hi, I've recently been diagnosed with Molluscum Contagiosum and was simply wondering about the treatment of it. When I was diagnosed I had one wart on my penis that the doctor gave a shot of liquid nitrogen. The wart has not fallen off and it has been a week now. Im just wondering if anybody has treated this condition successfully whether with medications that fight off warts, or with another treatment such as repeated use of liquid nitrogen. Any help would be really great.
Avatar n tn In February I was diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum. I'd only had sex with one person, in the 4 months prior to when I first saw the mollusca. He had no bumps at all so I don't really know where mine came from. I had them frozen off and avoided sex with my partner until they were gone. Apparently, sometime during the summer, they came back, but I didn't notice until my partner found a pimple-like bump on the head his penis.
Avatar n tn I know i have Molluscum Contagiosum, i consulted my school nurse practitioner and she said it's definately that. But i dont know how i really got it, i havn't had sex in a long time. but that's now what i'd like to ask. i want to know how to treat it. i've noticed some of them disappearing but some are still there. I occasionally put powder on to keep the area dry. i was wondering if the use of 3M Aldara cream would help. i just happen to have some.
Avatar m tn It is just very depressing and I try not to think about it, but it is effecting a very important part of my love life. And i am also a little bit concern because my fiance and I this weekend cheated a little bit and we used a condom a few times over the weekend (I was very careful to make sure she didn't touch my lower stomach or pubic area or any other area not covered by the condom) because we are getting sick of it. I've been trying to keep my immune system up as well also.
Avatar m tn I ask him about the larger bumps on my foreskin that looked bigger (that are gone at this point) and if I could have both a wart and M.C. and he said, `No way. It was M.C.`. He said leave them be and they will go away...and they did. Have been clear for 1-2 years. My concern - what do I tell her - I am dating a girl I really like (we haven`t been intimate yet) and need to know what I should tell her if anything at all.
Avatar f tn We'll i ended up seeing a doctor for it and she told me that it was something called Molluscum contagiosum. She said it was viral and get it from skin to skin contact. She also popped a few of them and told me to scrape the white part out and said that's the only way to get rid of them. I felt relived until i went home and got on the internet and learned how long this horrible thing would last; and also how I can't have sex. I did the popping technique but it's still here 5 months later.
Avatar f tn No, you won't have immunity to it. You can get it over and over again and you and your partner can actually ping pong it back and forth. typically we recommend avoiding sex until it's all been treated and not returned for a few months before resuming sex.
Avatar n tn I am 23 and my wife and I both have Molluscum Contagiosum. Her on her genitalia and me on my abdomen and genitals. I am aware that it is supposed to go away on its own and I have accepted that, but here is my problem. I have an inguinal hernia that desparately need to be repaired. That means cutting me open in an area that is infected by MCV. Could there be any complications such as a higher risk of a bacterial infection or anything of the sort due to the presence of the virus?
Avatar n tn Okay, so. Basically, I have researched molluscum contagiosum in depth, but I haven't found very much information on females. I know that they are less likely to get it then males. But the point is...my boyfriend has had it for about two months, and we decided to go to the local STD clinic to get tested for everything under the sun, and they confirmed my suspicions that he had molluscum on his penis and abdomen. When they gave me a pap smear and they said everything looked normal.
Avatar n tn She told me that they aren't genital warts because of the way they looked and told me that it looks like Molluscum Contagiosum virus. She even perscribed me a topical ointment called Aldara to use every other day on the spots. It's been a little over a month and there is no improvement. I am so self conscious about these bumps and they're now spreading down my upper thighs. I'm going to the bahamas in December and I want to be able to wear a swim suit on the beach.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn He didn't give me a lot of information. I recently noticed them and my girl friend and I have been having sex and oral. 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?
Avatar m tn Anyway, YEARS ago (when I was 16 - I'm 30 now) I had a rash of molluscum contagiosum (MC) breakout in my lower groin and abdomen. I went to my dermatologist at the time who removed them with a metal tool of some sort and then she applied some reddish looking liquid on top. After the "scrapings" healed, nothing ever came back. Is it true that MC doesn't stay in your system forever and that once the bumps are gone, you no longer carry the virus or are contagious?
Avatar n tn Im a 19 year old male and i was diagnosed with Molluscum Contagiosum about 5 months ago on my genitals. I used Aldara cream which got rid of most of them and im basically clear of them however now on the shaft of my penis there is a spot where the skin is very raw looking. i put polysporin on it to help it heal. I was just wondering if anyone knew if this was normal after having Molluscum. Thanks for your time.
Avatar n tn She told me I had Molluscum contagiosum, she gave me aldara, told me to stop shaving and two months later I went back and she froze what was left and I continued on the aldara.
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar m tn molluscum contagiosum, whats the best way to have it treated if you are looking to avoid the cutting and nitrogen. The urologist said it will go away on it own eventually and I did some searching and saw some stuff about tea tree oil and such?
Avatar f tn I used aldara cream on my son for 2 weeks and he developed open sores. If I remeber well I applied the cream once or twice on the weakened skin. I have read all the horror stories about the cream and will like to know if there is a posssibility of damage to his immune system due to the use of this cream. he has mollocum contagiosum. He did not have any other side effects.
Avatar m tn They could be molluscum contagiosum, brutus, folliculistis, and other stuffs. You have to ask a doctor to find out. If you have and your doctor diagnosed them as genital warts, forget my above paragraph ^^ Now regarding your question, aldara should be able to get rid of the warts within 1 week. Your hypopigmentation should be better with time, like let's say 1 year.
Avatar n tn Does alcohol kill the Molluscum Contagiosum virus? I ended up getting the Molluscum Contagiosum Virus (type 2); I wasn't sexually active for about 6months before got it. After it showed up I went to the doctor to get it removed. The doctor said that I would have to have a follow up treatments, and to come back in a month. The doctor used liquid nitrogen to remove the legions, which is very painful.
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed with Moluscum Contagiosum, and currently have about 16 small warts mostly in the area between my pubic region and my belly button. My Dr. applied liquid Nitrogen to all bumps he could see. I am supposed to return in about a week for evaluation. If the Nitrogen doesn't work, he will move to a more agressive treatment involving other removal techniques...
Avatar n tn Hi, about six months ago I was diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum and was prescribed Aldara cream. The molluscum has since almost completely went away, but now i have ALOT of redness on the shaft of my penis that scabs over where the molluscum was. I was just wondering if this is a normal after affect of if i should be concerned? Thank you for you time.
Avatar f tn I immediately went back to the clinic thinking the warts were spreading from the anal area. The MD there said this was in fact Molluscum contagiosum and treated the larger two and suggested aldara may work on the smaller ones. The treatment was with freezing spray along with a funnel object to really get the growths precisely. Today I went back to the clinic and this time had a different person treat me.