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Molluscum Contagiosum Treatment

Hello!  A few weeks ago my bf noticed some bumps in his pubic area.  He went to the dermatologist and was diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum, which is thankfully not that big of a deal!  He got his treated with cryotherapy.  Around this time I noticed a few bumps and because of the area they were in, went to an OBGYN for treatment so my bf and I don't keep spreading it to each other.  The OBGYN agreed that they were also MC bumps and lightly scraped each one, then applied an acid treatment.  That was a few days ago and while the bumps are mostly gone, the skin surrounding each one is dark and almost looks like a scab in color.  Is this normal post acid treatment?  Thanks!
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I hope this helps even two months later. I had molluscum contagiosum 5 years ago, and I freaked. On the bright side, they did not hurt, and there were not many of them (2 at the time). The cryo treatment does work because the virus only lives within the sores. BUT... It is painful and will leave a faded colored scar - almost like a birthmark type color. Acid, also, should cause this. Think about it: the acid is literally burning your skin.

You can take my advice with a grain of salt if you still have a sore or two: I got fed up with going to the doctor and realized, OK, if the virus only lives within the sore, this can be easily taken care of. I took a sterile needle, sterilized the area with the sore, pricked the sore, and applied alcohol/iodine to the sore. I have not had one in 5 years (after I did this treatment to myself). I hope this helps and hope you don't even have to do this!
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