Molluscum Contagiosum- what’s the best way to treat it?

Question by H2Oskier: Molluscum Contagiosum- what’s the best way to treat it?
Cutting is not an option, as I’ve tried it and it spread!

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Answer by thesekeys
possibly try running this search in google:

“Molluscum Contagiosum” more:condition_treatment

For people with a normal immune system, molluscum contagiosum resolves without treatment within six to 18 months. It may take longer for children whose immune systems aren’t fully developed.

Because molluscum spreads easily, doctors often recommend medical treatment, especially for adults. Treatment may include removal of the papules by:

Scraping or curettage
Surgical removal
Freezing (cryotherapy)
Laser therapy
Medications used to remove warts also may be helpful in removing the papules.

Although molluscum contagiosum typically doesn’t cause itching, some people develop dermatitis or eczema around the papules. Treatment for itching caused by dermatitis may include over-the-counter 1 percent hydrocortisone creams or ointments, or prescription topical steroids. However, these medications should be applied only to the areas of dermatitis and not the molluscum papules.

The disorder may be progressive and more extensive for people with certain skin disorders such as atopic eczema or for those with weakened immune systems, such as those with AIDS. People with weakened immune systems should seek professional treatment for molluscum contagiosum.

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