Aldara for molluscum contagiosum in children

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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 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 n tn In most cases, molluscum is not contagiosum. Yes, that's right. I see cases every week, in both adults and children. Rarely does anyone else in the vicinity have them. I know what the books say, but I stand by my observation, which is repeated almost daily. I think there is no need for your doctor to use anything more drastic than liquid nitrogen. A few treatment are often needed, but not more. Nitrogen is gentle, safe, and doesn't scar.
Avatar n tn But if your doct thinks the lesions were likely herpes, you should be tested for herpes simplex virus (HSV) by culture of the ulcers, if they are still fresh, and/or by blood testing for HSV-2 antibody. To date the research in imiquimod for MC is almost entirely limited to children.
Avatar n tn Hi, Thanks for writing in. Molluscum contagiosum is a common condition where small warty bumps (mollusca) appear on the skin. It is caused by a virus that can be passed on by skin contact or from contaminated towels, flannels, soft toys, etc. It is not serious and usually clears within 12-18 months without any treatment. What is your age? Is it causing any other symptoms like itching, oozing? Mollusca are not usually itchy, painful, or serious.
Avatar f tn You can get her treated for molluscum and then start with the treatment of eczema. In the meantime just keep her skin moisturized because eczema can be aggravated by dryness of skin. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar m tn Our 7 year old has just come down with a severe case of Molluscum Contagiosum. We've discussed cryotherapy, Aldara, and a few other potential treatment options. What are the best options for the quickest and least painful results. I recognize after doing some online homework that this could be a long term malady. I just wanted to get some answers from other doctors.
Avatar n tn Hi, How are you? Molluscum contagiosum is a common condition where small warty bumps (mollusca) appear on the skin. It is caused by a virus that can be passed on by skin contact or from contaminated towels, flannels, soft toys, etc. It is not serious and usually clears within 12-18 months without any treatment. It is caused by a virus which can be passed on by skin-to-skin contact. You can also be infected by touching things that have been contaminated by the virus.
Avatar m tn Hello, It can be molluscum contagiosum as it is the commonest cause of bumps in school age children. Molluscum contagiosum is a common, benign, self limiting viral infection of the skin. It generally affects children and typically occurs in the 2-5 age group. Treatment includes physical destruction or manual extrusion of the lesions, cryotherapy, and curettage.
Avatar n tn Less is known about molluscum contagiosum than about herpes or HPV. MC is virtually never serious--that is, it's an inconvenience, not a serious health threat, so there hasn't been much research. Some basic facts: MC virus infection is among toddlers, among whom it is transmitted through saliva, with lesions occurring mostly on the face. Infected kids then become immune, so they can't get it again. Children who don't catch MC grow up as adults who have never been exposed and are not immune.
Avatar n tn I hope that other readers of this post and you, doctor, have learned something new about Molluscum here(given my dermatologist a is not a quack- I think-and hope- he is not)-namely, that there can be hair involved in molluscum. He said that he sees molluscum in children about daily, and sees it in adults about weekly. He then gave me several options for what to do then and there.
Avatar m tn can the bumps in HSV last for more than 4 weeks?
Avatar n tn 1. Could herpes have been in my system for 1 year without symptoms? And if so why are they coming about right now? 2. How could I have tested negative for them before but have them now? 3. If they are warts am i spreading them by poping them? 4. Should I even be concerned in the first place? Anyway I was diagnosed not to long ago with GAD, (mild) OCD and panic disorder, and I feel as though these are making me worry excessively to the point I'm on here! Thanks again.
Avatar n tn You provide a wonderful description of molluscum contagiosum. I could print out your question and use it to teach medical students. I can't guarantee that's what you have, of course, but it sounds pretty good. I suspect you will agree that the lesions are pinkish and somewhat shiny, and that some have a dimple in the center, especially if they have been there for a while. MC lesions have a hard white core and tend to bleed briskly when the core is expressed or the lesion is scaped open.
Avatar n tn Sounds like you might have molluscum contagiosum. The location is typical. When expressed, there usually isn't pus, but a solid white core, followed by bleeding. If you look closely (e.g. with a magnifying glass) and you see that some of the lesions are pink, a little shiny, or have a dimpled center, that's for sure what it is. MC is primarily an infection of young children, who get lesions mostly of the face, transmitted by contact with other kids' saliva, e.g. in day care.