Does anyone know about molluscum? I brought my daughter to the doc. and they say she has this

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Emily - posted on 11/08/2009

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Thank you to everyone for all of this useful info. I am going to bring her to the dermatologist to see what they can do for this

Karen - posted on 11/05/2009

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My son got it while at a wrestling camp. His spots were removed by freezing with nitroglycerin by a dermatologist. The spots did not come back & it wasn't painful to remove - he was 16 at the time. It is highly contagious - but not serious. Check out webmd.com. The website gives you a lot of info. I suggest you check out webmd & either take your daughter to a dermatologist or call you doctor for a better explanation of what it is & what to do for your daughter. Don't know how old your daughter is - my kids are older now - but - remember the docs work for you!!!! Ask questions!
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Danielle - posted on 11/05/2009

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My 3 year old daughter was diagnosed with it 6 months ago. It was on her arms and right arm pit. My ped. referred me to a dermatologist and they applied beetlejuice to all the bumps. It sounds weird but it worked. After 1-2 days the bumps blistered from the beetlejuice and they got a lot bigger. The doc. said its normal, its the virus bubbling out into a blister. Once the blisters healed the bumps were gone. It took from day 1 when beetlejuice was applied to time they were gone was 2 weeks. It sounds worse than it really is. Its all worth it in the end.

Normillah - posted on 11/05/2009

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Its viral infection of the skin. Got it from Wikipedia...The picture looks like big pox to me..if it itch badly try not to scratch it, will worsen the infection. I used Pinetersoll (for bathing-it will reduce the itchiness on his body) and calamol lotion for my daughter...but pls seek doctor's advice first...

Kryss - posted on 11/05/2009

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is a viral infection of the skin or occasionally of the mucous membranes. MC has no animal reservoir, infecting only humans, as did smallpox. However, there are different pox viruses that infect many other mammals. The infecting human MC virus is a DNA poxvirus called the molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV). There are four types of MCV, MCV-1 to -4; MCV-1 is the most prevalent and MCV-2 is seen usually in adults and often sexually transmitted. About one in six young people are infected at some time with MC.[citation needed] The infection is most common in children aged one to ten years old.[1] MC can affect any area of the skin but is most common on the body, arms, and legs. It is spread through direct contact or shared items such as clothing or towels.

It is said it goes away but if your child wasin daycare it could be why....didnt your childs doc explain any it to you?



Also you can try...In a small randomized controlled trial twice daily application of 10% benzoyl peroxide cream for 4 weeks was found to be more effective than tretinoin 0.05% cream; after 6 weeks 92% of the benzoyl peroxide group were lesion-free, compared with 45% of the tretinoin group (p = 0.02)[14][15]

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