Imiquimod molluscum contagiosum

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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 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 with molluscum contagiosum which is the best way to have them removed for the fastest results and the least painful and if there is a healing process how long does it take?
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 took a look at the small bumps I have and I was told it was Molluscum Contagiosum and was prescribed Imiquimod. The other woman I have seen has not shown any symptoms of anything that I am aware of or at least she has not told me anything. I am just a little intrigued and curious to know if there is any link between the two viruses and should I be concerned about any other STD.
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 What is the best way to treat molluscum contagiosum over the counter or are their any kind of ointments to get rid of it.
Avatar n tn I've been to two doctors since then and they said it was Molluscum Contagiosum. I'm about 3.5 weeks in from my outbreak. Had flu like symptoms about the 3 week mark, which I think is from imiquimod. Also did 2 sessions to try to freeze the bumps. I did some STD tests, one during the first outbreak and came out negative for HIV, HSV-2, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia. Just did another one yesterday (3.5 weeks) to ensure against false negatives.
Avatar n tn Hi, Molluscum contagiosum is a harmless virus that may persist for months or occasionally for a couple of years. It can spread from person to person by direct skin contact or if present in the genitals, through sexual transmission.It will eventually go away on it’s own without leaving a scar. It may take from 6 months up to 5 years for all of the molluscum to go away Diagnosis is usually through pjysical examination of the lesions.
Avatar m tn Dear DB681, Thanks for posting your query. Molluscum contagiosum is caused by mollusum contagiosum virus. It can spread by sexual as well as casual skin to skin contact. I assume that you tested negative for all other STDs including HIV. In your case, Molluscum contagiosum can be treated by either cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen. A liquid nitrogen gas will be applied on the lesions weekly for 6 -8 weeks or till the lesions resolve. Usually 8 sittings are sufficient.
Avatar m tn No research has directly compared the various treatment methods for molluscum contagiosum. If there are only a few lesions, I personally favor physical removal -- currettage (scraping by a trained professional) pricking the top and expressing the core. (Brisk bleeding afterward is evidence the entire core has been expressed and that healing can be expected.) With larger numbers, freezing with liquid nitrogen is my second choice, and is often used in my STD clinic.
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 com/health/molluscum-contagiosum/DS00672 Let us know if you need any further information. It would be advisable to consult a skin specialist for the symptoms and a proper clinical examination. Let us know if you need any other information and post us on how she is doing. Regards.
Avatar f tn Welcome to the forum. Molluscum contagiosum is a minor problem -- although cosmetically unpleasant and inconvenient, never a serious health risk. Because it is rather minor, there hasn't been much research; most of what we know is based on clinicinans' personal experience and a few non-rigorous studies. Here is a thread that goes into detail about what is known about sexual transmission:
1295255 tn?1273121552 Hello, From the picture it looks more like molluscum contagiosum. It presents as multiple, small, dome-shaped papules, often with a central depression or plug. In adults, molluscum infections are often sexually transmitted and can transmit from one site to other skin sites by autoinoculation. Treatment includes physical destruction or manual extrusion of the lesions, cryotherapy, and curettage.
Avatar n tn 1) Your description sounds like molluscum contagiosum is a good possibility, but I cannot speculate with any more certainty. 2) Your description is not at all like herpes. 3) This doesn't sound like any STD other than MC. 4) If you have MC, you are infectious as long as you have lesions and if the lesions come into contact with another person's skin. The virus may also involve skin areas that look visually normal, so any sexual contact risks transmission.
Avatar f tn The doctor told me that the bumps were 100% not herpes and that they were Mollscum Contagiosum. She prescribed me Imiquimod cream to apply three times a week. I lost the cream and was frankly just too impatient to use it, I wanted the molluscum to be frozen off with cryotherapy. They were frozen off and successfully healed but even the day of the therapy I noticed that she missed one of the mollscum bumps and I still currently have it to this day.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with genital warts and molluscum contagiosum at the beginning of this past February. Since then I've gone to a clinic every other week to receive liquid nitrogen treatment. Since beginning treatment my warts have been reduced significantly but there is an area on my foreskin where the wart begins to grow back instantly after it is removed with liquid nitrogen.
Avatar n tn The limits are there to be fair to all who use the site and to keep individuals from dominating it. On to your questions, briefly. The utility of imiquimod (Aldara) for molluscum is marginal. Instead of wasting time, I would suggest you just bite the bullet and get them frozen. All need to be frozen in order to cure you and then to reduce the likelihood of you infecting your GF, your concerns about oral sex, etc. Just go on and get it done.
Avatar n tn Imiquimod (Aldara) a topical immune response cream can be applied to the affected area . Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a viral infection of the skin or occasionally of the mucous membranes.Many health professionals recommend treating bumps located in the genital area to prevent them from spreading. Molluscum contagiosum lesions are flesh-colored, dome-shaped, and pearly in appearance. Daily topical application of tretinoin cream ("Retin-A 0.025%") may also trigger resolution.
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 Hi, I've noticed in the past few months that I have Molluscum Contagiosum (or so I think) on the shaft of my penis and pubic area (although I have no idea how I got it) and since developped some skin sloughing on the shaft of my penis. This sloughing is nowhere near the lesions. The skin is cracked and 'chapped'. It is not hot to the touch or infected. I have had this for about a month and it hasn't changed. I have tried applying plain lotion with no improvement.
Avatar f tn Hello, From the symptoms it can be molluscum contagiosum which presents as multiple, small, dome-shaped papules, often with a central depression or plug. 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 daughter i think has these same blister like bumps. My doctor tells me it is MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSM. He said to leave it unless it starts to spead, as it can spead to the face and that can be unattactive. In this case to treat the wart like things with a perscribed chemical IMIQUIMOD. Hope this helps. I havn't started treatment yet but I think I will as they seem to be spreading.
Avatar m tn I got tested for everything to HPV to HIV to Herpes, it was full panel test. Someone told me it could possible be Molluscum Contagiosum? Any thoughts? And whats the best way to get rid of this? My doctor gave my Imiquimod Cream but it seems to be making it worse Thanks.
Avatar m tn I went for the first time to see a Nurse Practitioner, and told her I thought it was Molluscum Contagiosum... and then... she visually diagnosed me with molluscum. But im having second thoughts now, apparently dimples in the center of the bumps are a tell-tale sign they are Molluscum, but I dont see any dimples. These bumps are really small, 1-2mm?. I left a message with the nurse this evening, asking for a referral to see a Urologist or Dermatologist.
Avatar f tn Molluscum Contagiosum? In my research this seems like the most likely cause. We like to scratch each-others backs, and this condition appeared after we did that. The only question is how the virus came into our environment. We are monogamous. Its odd 30% hydrogen peroxide is not mentioned as a treatment as it is much more precise and less damaging to surrounding skin compared to scraping or burning. Is there a reason the medical community totally ignores H2O2 for treating skin conditions?