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What is molluscum and how is it contracted and can it be cured?

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Answered 2006-08-11 10:58:34

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When contracted and cured can the disease be re-contracted?

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How does molluscum look when healing?

Molluscum if it is allowed to go its course or is cured with a natural product like apple cider vinegar or clove oil often shows post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (darker spots) where the molluscum lesions grew. This hyperpigmentation will fade with time. If on the other hand the molluscum is cut out then it can scar.

Can molluscum cause pain?

Molluscum are usually painless unless they become irritated or inflamed. Some people have a little itching from molluscum.

How are smallpox virus and molluscum contagiosum related?

Both smallpox and molluscum are caused by pox viruses. Smallpox is lifethreatening, while molluscum is benign.

What STDs can be cured with antibiotics?

Bacterial and parasitic infections can be cured with an antibiotic. These include chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, NGU, and trichomoniasis. Viral STDs cannot be managed with antivirals, but not cured with antibiotics. The viral STDs include hepatitis, molluscum, HPV, HIV and herpes.Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and trich.

Does acyclovir cover molluscum contagiosum?

Acyclovir is not an effective treatment for molluscum contagiosum.

Can you get molluscum contaiosum from touching frogs?

This disease is contracted through skin to skin contacts or when there are lesions involved. They can be transmitted when an infected person touches an inanimate object which eventually touches another person.

Can you spread molluscum pox virus to your infant?

Molluscum is spread by skin-to-skin contact. Keep your molluscum lesions covered to avoid spreading it to others.

Is molluscum dangerous?

Molluscum is not dangerous. It causes no long-term consequences.

How do you know if you have Molluscum Contagiosum or genital warts?

There is no test for people without symptoms to see if they have warts or molluscum. If you have a bump, get it checked out. That's how genital warts and molluscum are diagnosed.

How do you get oral molluscum?

Oral molluscum is rare in immunocompetent adults. It is spread by skin-to-skin contact.

Where can I find out about treatment for molluscum?

The government site have treatment options for people with molluscum. If you have it go to for information about treatments.

Where can I find a diet for molluscum contagiosum?

The following site will provide good information on a diet for molluscum contagiosum at the following ... skin az list molluscum contagiosum index

What causes molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum is caused by a pox virus. It's spread by skin-to-skin contact.

How do you get molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection spread by skin to skin contact with someone who is infected.

Does herpes cause molluscum contagiosum?

Herpes and molluscum are caused by different viruses. One does not cause the other.

Are Viral STDs treatable?

Most viral STDs can be treated, though not all of them can be cured. Herpes, hepatitis, and HIV can be treated with anti-viral drugs to make the infection less problematic, but they are lifelong conditions. Molluscum and genital warts can be treated, but the virus can't be cured (although the body may clear the virus).

Can you get genital warts if you have molluscum and wipe yourself?

Molluscum does not cause warts. They are separate diseases caused by separate viruses.

How do children get molluscum?

Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection that's spread by skin-to-skin contact with someone who is infected.

Can you go swimming if you have molluscum contagiosum?

Yes, you can go swimming if you have molluscum. Doing so poses no danger to you or others.

What are the most common treatments for molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum Contagiosum is treatable by freezing, creams. viable information can be found on the NHS website also any pharmasist should be able to perscibe a cream for Molluscum Contagiosum.

Can you get molluscum in your mouth?

Oral molluscum is rare in immunocompetent people. See your health care provider if you believe you have bumps in your mouth.

Can Molluscum Contagiosum be spread in the swimmiing pool?

Molluscum is spread by skin-to-skin contact. It won't be spread by swimming pool water.

How do you do Laundry to prevent spreading of Molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum is spread by skin-to-skin contact. Normal laundering is plenty to kill the virus.

Is molluscum contagiosum a STD?

Molluscum contagiosum is an infection that may be spread by sex or by other skin-to-skin contact. In adults with genital infection, transmission is sexual. In school-aged children, who usually have molluscum on the trunk, transmission is not sexual.