Aldara 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 Molluscum contagiosum is a completely benign infection. There are no complications and it always goes away. I'm not saying to ignore it and I understand your concerns, but don't lose a lot of sleep. It is a trivial condition. There are uncertainties about genital area MC. It is seen pretty frequently in STD clinics, and most cases appear to be sexually acquired. On the other hand, dermatologists also see many cases, often in people in whom sexual transmission doesn't seem likely.
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 Aldara will only clear up small MC bumps, not large MC bumps, which will have to be treated with freezing and/or other removal methods. Although I do intend to keep freezing them, I reached an agreement with the dermatologist that I would use Aldara in between appointments as discussed. He gave me a prescription and I now have Aldara. When i was talking to him about what you had said in regards to MC in general, He said the following.
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 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 I had a PA-C in a dermatologists office look at them. 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 m tn hey im a 21 yr old male. i have been using aldara one two very small genital warts (applying as little as possible with a toothpick). anyways despite best efforts the cream has gotten on other parts of my skin near the warts and has almost bleached it white... I have decided to stop using it for this reason even though the warts are not completely gone (i hate aldara now).
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 wonder if I would have still had them if I had them removed instead of wasting months with the Aldara. I still needed to see my doctor after the Aldara didn't work on several. I am still being treated 9 months later. I'm not sure how I got them. I wish you luck.
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.