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Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is a viral skin infection caused by the virus Molluscum contagiosum. It causes groups of painless bumps, which can affect any body part except the soles of the feet and palm of the hands. This virus can be transmitted from person to another by touching the skin lesions.

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Please suggest a treatment for molluscum other than liquid nitrogen freezing.

Query: Hi doctor, I have recently been diagnosed with Molluscum contagiosum in the genital region and was sprayed with liquid nitrogen at the dermatologist's office to treat it. I first noticed the spots a few weeks before my visit to the dermatologist. I have been with my current girlfriend for about five...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to At times in females the lesions go unnoticed. No, there is no need to check for molluscum. But, you get tested for HIV because of recurrent genital molluscum contagiosum and HIV are associated. Avoid sexual contact until and unless all your lesions are treated and ther...  Read Full »

Cryotherapy for Molluscum contagiosum. How to eliminate it?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 28 years old female who has been battling with molluscum contagiosum for two years. It comes and goes but my dermatologist has only used cryotherapy as treatment. I want to know is there any way to to completely kill the virus off? I asked my dermatologist she said not really. I am ve...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your first query consult is on us! I have gone through your query. I think, generally young adults should be evaluated for concomitant sexually transmitted disease and their partners have to get treated to prevent reinfection, which is one of the causing factors of ...  Read Full »

I have bumps in my genital area. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. I have bumps recently appeared on my genital area about two weeks ago. I am not taking any medication till now, and there are black spots in that area. But I am not sure.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These white bumps are molluscum contagiosum. It is a viral infection. It is contagious and spreads from person to person through contact. It is treated with various modalities like elec...  Read Full »

I have hard bumps on my penis shaft. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have hard bumps on the shaft of my penis, which gets itchy only if touched. I think the cause was masturbation. I have had them for about two months and take Finasteride for it. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I have checked the picture (attachments removed to protect patient privacy), which shows two fluid-filled boils. Are there only two boils or are there more on the other side? Is it increasing in size or numbers? If there i...  Read Full »

I have small bumps on my penis shaft. What could they be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a few small bumps or pimples on my penis shaft for the past two weeks. A few bumps are clustered together and two to three around it. They are shiny, round, painless and have a white spot in the center of them. They are not itchy and are skin colored when erect and white when t...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is molluscum contagiosum, which is a viral disease and spread by contact (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Contact can be sexual or nonsexual. But, in your case it is sexual as the molluscum is present in the genital area. It is STD (sexually tra...  Read Full »

I have red bumps on my thigh and labia. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have itchy red bumps on my thighs and labia and some of which have whiteheads. I was not sure what it was. It seems to get worse when I am stressed and I am irritated with certain fabrics. Also, I have tested for herpes, but it came negative as it is too early to test. I am attachin...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems that you are having molluscum contagiosum and a few of them are secondarily infected. Molluscum contagiosum virus will cause multiple or single raised skin lesion....  Read Full »

I have moles that are growing larger. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have many mole types of bumps joining up together. They have a waxy look and sometimes there is a yellow keratin-like fluid coming out of them. It is above my lip and no it is not cold sores. It has been growing over the last year. How can I remove it as it is getting big? They are b...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed the clinical photographs attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The differential diagnoses are: Closed comedones. Molluscum contagiosum. Milia. The treatment for all the above is needling and curettage. In the case of moll...  Read Full »

How is furuncle on the penis treated?

Query: Hi, I have a problem. I am a 24 year old caucasian male. Past history: 1 and a half years ago a boil - carbuncle formed on my penis, popped after 4 days. I used Framykoin for a week and it went away. A month later molluscum contagosium formed right above penis, stayed like that for 2 weeks, then doc...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Coming to the differential diagnosis and treatment: Chances of it being furuncle is less as it is a progressive condition and would have certainly popped out by pressing. Carbuncle is the collection of furuncle, so chances of it again is very less. Since you have a...  Read Full »

I had pimples on my penis a week ago. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor,I had pimples on my penis a week ago. I had a doctor's examination but did not see it as anything serious, although I went to a sexual health clinic, and the doctor said there was a 75 % chance it was molluscum. Two other doctors told me that it may be folliculitis. These photographs uploa...  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. I reviewed your case history and the attachments (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). My diagnosis would be folliculitis and Fordyce spots. Regardless, neither of them is sexually contagious. It does not look like a molluscu...  Read Full »

Why do I have tiny smooth painless bumps on my butt?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. About a month ago, I realized I had tiny smooth painless bumps on the inside of my butt cheek. They do not have pus, itch, or hurt. I have had unprotected sex, so I went to a clinic. That doctor said it was not herpes and she did not think it was warts because there ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I saw your clinical pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I am very sorry the pictures are bit blurry, but it looks like molluscum. You will have to meet dermatologist because you are saying that they are spreading. Molluscum is also sexually transm...  Read Full »

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