Can I get molluscum from my child?

07/07/2019 Off By admin

Can I get molluscum from my child?

Molluscum contagiosum doesn’t spread easily from person to person and outbreaks are rare. It can spread by direct (skin-to-skin) contact with bumps, or indirect contact (e.g., bedding contaminated with material from the bumps, sharing of towels).

Should you put bandaids on molluscum?

It is important to keep the area with molluscum lesions clean and covered with clothing or a bandage so that others do not touch the lesions and become infected. Do remember to keep the affected skin clean and dry.

Can you catch molluscum twice?

Once the bumps are gone, the molluscum contagiosum virus is totally gone from your body — it won’t come back later. But you can get bumps again if you get another molluscum contagiosum infection in the future.

Why does my son keep getting molluscum contagiosum?

The molluscum virus spreads easily from skin touching skin that has bumps. Kids also can get it by touching things that have the virus on them, such as toys, clothing, towels, and bedding. Sexually active teens and adults with bumps in the groin or inner thighs can spread them to partners.

What should I do if I have molluscum on my Skin?

When your dermatologist uses cantharidin (beetle juice) to treat molluscum, you need to wash it off at home with soap and water to prevent a serious skin irritation. When applied by a dermatologist, this is a safe and effective treatment for molluscum. It’s often a treatment for young children because it is painless when applied.

How to treat molluscum contagiosum and skin warts?

Treated with Cantharidin (blistering solution) Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin growth caused by a viral infection in the top layers of the skin. They are similar to warts, but are caused by a different virus. This virus can be easily spread by skin contact.

When to see a dermatologist for molluscum contagiosum?

If you or your child could have molluscum contagiosum, seeing a dermatologist has benefits. First, you’ll find out whether it’s molluscum or something else. To the untrained eye, many skin conditions can look like molluscum. If you have molluscum, your dermatologist can tell you whether treatment is recommended.

How is a curette used for molluscum contagiosum?

Curettage: During this treatment, your dermatologist uses a medical device called a curette to remove the molluscum bumps from the skin. In skilled hands, this is a simple and effective treatment that causes little or no bleeding. Because your dermatologist cuts into the skin, this treatment can be frightening for young children.