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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 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.
Avatar n tn Doctor, I am a 23 year old Male in the service. I contracted Molluscum Contagiusum over two years ago on a tour to Japan. They always tell you to where a condom, well I did, but that didn't save me from M.C. I have had recurring outbreaks since my initial contraction. I have done everything I can to manage them. They are mainly on my groin area and my legs however I have had new ones appear on my face. Since I have had an outbreak on my face life has been rather difficult.
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 n tn I have had molluscum for almost 14 weeks now and it shows no signs of slowing or going away. Most people have 5-10 pustules but I have approx. 30 in my groin area. They are small in size but I am at wits end with this virus. Would it be worth getting them all frozen off? It just seems very tedious and I do not know if it is necessary. I have already been given Aldara with no results. I have also "waited it out" like my doctor has told me. I just want to be rid of it.
Avatar f tn My daughter is 6 and has very bad Molluscum behind her knees, a few on top of one of her knee caps and a few on her thighs. It started a year ago with one bump on her knee. I thought it was a wart...now I know differently. Within the past 4 months, they have exploded! She also has eczema, which I know can make it worse. We went to the pediatrician and she prescribed Aldara to apply 3 times a week, only on the bumps.
Avatar n tn How safe is Aldara? My 22 month old has molluscum right under her left eye. Dr. ordered Aldara.
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 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 My sympathies on the molluscum. It is true that this is not a "harmful" condition. But let me say that all three of my children have had it and I hate this condition with a passion. My son had it, roving all over his trunk and legs, for almost 2 years before it went away completely; he still has a few small dent-type scars on his torso. My daughter fared quite a bit better (hers came about while my son still had his).
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 n tn MCV (molluscum) can be contagious, but many times it is not, For instance, we see many children who have MCV all over and no one else around them has any. We see adults with MCV in the groin whose partners don't have it, or who have no partners. Where it comes from is not known much of the time, any more than you always know where you catch a cold from. Since MCV does not in any case lead to any complications in women, once you've treated it, I see no reason for you to avoid sex now.
Avatar m tn If you are in your 20s or younger and don't have HIV....Aldara will probably cure the virus within a few months (whether it's HPV or molluscum contagiousum) I doubt you have a skin tag on your penis. HPV is very common just use the meds and get rid of it while you still stand a chance. HPV turns into carcinoma (cancer). Yep. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Just use the meds.
Avatar m tn anyway, the doctor diagnosed these bumps as genital wart, he froze them, gave me aldara cream. I left using this cream after feeling itching, burning and redness between my scrotum and my thighs two sides (after using it for 1 month). After stopping using aldara these symptoms disappeared. Hiv and syphilis tests were negative , i have not tested HSV1 or 2. i got new 7 bumps (1 on my shaft just under the head, 3 same previous and 3 grouped on my butt).
Avatar n tn Molluscum contagiosum sounds like a possibility. MC usually appears as shiny pink bumps, often with a dimple in the center. A hard white core can be expressed (but not liquid pus), followed by brisk bleeding. Misdiagnosis as genital warts is pretty common. (This can be especially confusing since many of the treatments for warts -- e.g., freezing, podophyllin, imiquimod [Aldara] -- are effective against both conditions.) The timing also is right.
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.
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 I just don't see myself ever being married one day or ever having children for fear of them appearing and passing it on. I've read really scaries stories on the danger to newborns.