molluscum contagiosum is a form of contagious viral warts that usually affect children. The treatment and management of molluscum contagiosum typically focus on eliminating the lesions, relieving symptoms, and preventing the spread of the virus.
In many cases, molluscum contagiosum lesions will resolve on their own without treatment. However, if treatment is desired or necessary, options include cryotherapy (freezing the lesions with liquid nitrogen), curettage (scraping off the lesions), or topical medications such as imiquimod or tretinoin.
It’s important to avoid scratching or picking at the lesions to prevent further spread. Additionally, practicing good hygiene, avoiding direct skin-to-skin contact, and refraining from sharing personal items can help prevent the transmission of molluscum contagiosum. Regular follow-ups with a healthcare professional are recommended to monitor progress and ensure appropriate management.
It is important to avoid scratching or unnecessary contact with the lesions to prevent further spread. In addition, maintaining hygiene, avoiding direct skin-to-skin contact and avoiding sharing personal items can help prevent the transmission of molluscum to other areas of the body or from person to person.
Regular follow-ups with a dermatologist are recommended to monitor progress and ensure appropriate management of the lesions.
If you have located a suspicious lesion on the skin, especially if it is unusual, new or recently changed, contact a dermatologist as soon as possible in order to diagnose the lesion and decide on further treatment.
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