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Molluscum Contagiosum Treatment (Pictures)
Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection of the skin. It appears as small, pearl-shaped spots which are pink in color. It may occur at any age but is typically found in children.
Causes of Molluscum contagiosum
Signs and symptoms of Molluscum contagiosum
The symptoms of molluscum contagiosum infection include flesh-colored, pea-sized or smaller bumps (called lesions ) with dimpled center that may itch, become irritated, tender or painful. In about 10% of the cases, eczema develops around the lesions. The skin lesion commonly has the following qualities:
In most patients, however, these wart -like lesions do not have noticeable symptoms. These lesions are prone to secondary bacterial infections, which may obscure or complicate the original condition.
Diagnosis is based on the appearance of the lesion and can be confirmed by a skin biopsy .
Treatment for Molluscum contagiosum
There is no single perfect treatment of molluscum contagiosum since we are currently unable to kill the virus. The soft white core can be squeezed out of individual lesions. In many cases no specific treatment is necessary. For mild cases, over-the-counter wart medicines, such as salicylic acid may shorten infection duration. A person can also use acne treatments, such as a mild or soft scrub when showering, or application of tretinoin cream (vitamin A acid). Medical treatments for this condition includes :-
Tips on preventing and treating Molluscum contagiosum
To help prevent the spread of the virus:
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