With the proper care there should be no reason why a child with molluscum cannot go to school or daycare. Keep these things in mind when sending the child to school or public. 1. If there are growths that will not be covered by clothing then they should be covered by a bandage. Bandages should […]
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The only real complication with the molluscum contagiosum infection is a secondary bacterial infection. This is usually caused by the attempted removal of the molluscum bumps by scratching, freezing or fluid removal.
Yes. Just because you have beat molluscum once does not mean that you will be immune in the future. You can still contract the virus over and over. Some people think that the virus lays dormant in the body and then comes back after some time but this is a myth. It is not like […]
As always you should consult a health care provider about treating your molluscum outbreak. Generally there is no treatment required since it will go away on its on in 6-12 months, although extreme cases can last up to 4 years. To prevent the spread of molluscum to others and other areas of the body you […]
The Molluscum virus only lives in the skin so once the nodules are gone the virus is gone. This also means that you cannot spread the virus onto others. Molluscum Contagiosum does not lay dormant in the body like other viruses (herpes). So unless you come in contact with molluscum again you should be clear […]
The best way to avoid spreading molluscum to others is to keep the infected area clean and covered. Most times this can be accomplished with clothing but for outbreaks on your arms or hands you should keep them bandaged. Remember that casual contact with the molluscum virus can cause it to spread to others areas […]