Question by Pandagrrr: How do I get rid of Molluscum contagiosum?
I caught a case of Molluscum contagiosum on my thigh from my local gym in like Nov. My Dr has cut the lesions off. I’ve gone in twice for this. I have scars all over my thighs… and I still have new lesions. Does anyone have experience with getting rid of them for good?
Answer by ♥ Bethany ♥
How is it treated?
In healthy people, treatment for molluscum contagiosum may not be necessary because individual bumps usually go away on their own in 2 to 4 months, although it may take longer. Some people choose to remove the bumps because they are embarrassed by them, or to keep them from spreading to other people. Doctors usually recommend treating bumps located in the genital area to prevent them from spreading.
If needed, treatment choices include:
Removing the viral material in the center by scraping the center briskly (curettage).
Freezing the skin growth (cryotherapy).
Putting medicine on the skin (topical medicine).
Taking medicine by mouth (oral medicine).
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