Question by Rania M: My sister had molluscum contagiosum and was given some antibiotic,it worked for sometime then it appeared?
It’s on around her vagina (moslty where the hair is and she told me she gets it around the vagina too) and some on her butts too, she is very much concerned what to do???
Answer by Joseph
There is a lot of information on the net, I copied one but I will give you shortcuts to other sites:
How do dermatologists treat molluscum?
Molluscum are treated in similar ways that warts are treated. They can be frozen with liquid nitrogen, destroyed with various acids or blistering solutions, treated with an electric needle (electrocautery), scraped off with a sharp instrument (curette), treated daily with a home application of a topical retinoid cream or gel, a topical immune modifier, or other topical antiviral medications. Laser therapy has also been found to be effective in treating molluscum. Some discomfort is associated with freezing, scraping, using the electric needle, and laser therapy. If there are many growths, multiple treatment sessions may be needed every 3 to 6 weeks until the growths are gone. An option, especially with young children, is not to treat molluscum and wait for the growths to go away.
What if the molluscum comes back after treatment?
It is always possible for a person’s skin to get infected again with the molluscum virus. The condition may be easier to control if treatment is started when there are only a few growths.
Is there any research going on about molluscum?
New drugs are being developed to treat viral infections. The molluscum infection has improved in some patients with AIDS who were taking certain antiviral drugs. If new and effective antiviral drugs can be developed in a topical form, perhaps they may be of benefit in the treatment of molluscum in the future.
To learn more about molluscum contagiosum, call toll free (888) 462-DERM (3376) to find a dermatologist in your area.
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