Aldara for 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 Hi, I just got diagnosed with Molluscum contagiosum near genital area. I also took blood test for HIV however I am waiting for my result. I have mostly near pubic hair and some about 5 or 6 in genital area. They are about white, pointy, 2 to 6 mm in diameter. First time I saw those when I decided to shave my pubic hair in first week of jan. I went to see my Primary Care after a week he told me it is folliculitis.
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 Surgical treatments include cryosurgery, in which liquid nitrogen is used to freeze and destroy lesions, as well as scraping them off with a curette. Pulsed dye laser therapy for molluscum contagiosum may be the treatment of choice for multiple lesions in a cooperative patient ' You could read more about the condition at the following links - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molluscum_contagiosum and http://en.wikipedia.
Avatar n tn I haven't been treated for Molluscum Contagiosum, but I know another treatment option is using Aldara. You might want to talk to your doctor about that if the freezing is not working. I think a week might be still on the short side to see if it works though.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with MC years ago, and after 6 months it went away. What I did was have some frozen off, then used a cream "Aldara" for a few weeks. When about 3 MC bumps came back, I actually did the squeezing method and they were completely gone in days. It has been almost 3 months, and I have not seen one bump come back. I also am wondering about your question "Can I only pass on MC when there are actual bumps" I hope someone answers that part too.
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 3) Other treatments are available. Ask your dermatologist about a prescription for imiquimod (trade name Aldara). Or ask himn to show you how to treat new lesions yourself, by pricking the top with a sterile needle then pressing out the white core just as you would with a pimple. (We often teach this to patients this in my STD clinic.) Wash your hands and the genital area after treating lesions in this way, to avoid spreading the virus around.
Avatar m tn So, I ask to go to a specialist for a second opinion. The urologist says immediately Molluscum Contagiosum, shows me a pic in a book. 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.
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 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 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 Molluscum contagiosum is caused by a virus. It is most common in young children, in whom it is transmitted by saliva shows up on the face, typically in kids in day care. People who don't have childhood infections remain susceptible, and in adults most infections are in the genital area -- just as in your case, often on the lower abdomen, pubic area, thighs, etc. Transmission is a little uncertain.
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 How long after you stopped the aldara did you get this spot?
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 m tn I have decided to stop using it for this reason even though the warts are not completely gone (i hate aldara now). Just wondering if there was any chance of these white blotchy spots getting any color back or if there was anything i could do about it (reasonably speaking)? Im really hoping its not serious hypopigmentation scarring.
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 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 ive only been with one partner for almost a year now and hadnt had sex for 3 months or any sexual contact due to our long distance relationship. ive read that you can get it from dirty towels and i did re-use a towel multiple times over a long period of time. i also am a hockey player and dont was my equipment very often is it possible i got it from the bacteria from either of those?
Avatar n tn 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.