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removing molluscum contagiosum

with molluscum contagiosum which is the best way to have them removed  for the fastest results and the least painful and if there is a healing process how long does it take?
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563773 tn?1374250139
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,

Although many topical preparations have been tried like betadine, Australian lemon myrtle,tea tree oil , tretinoin and Methisazone but their use is limited and without full proof results.The best method of treatment of molluscum is excision,cautery,cryosurgery by liquid nitrogen and laser removal.cryosurgery and laser are painless and the lesions heal well in 2-3 weeks.

I sincerely advise you consult a dermatologist and get it excised.

Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts
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Hi,

Molluscum contagiosum is caused by the poxvirus. It is a benign superficial skin disease and is self-limited in healthy individuals.Treatment may be unnecessary. However, treatment options such as cryotherapy, curettage, and laser therapy may be done. Gradual removal of lesions may also be achieved by oral or topical therapy. Other options for topical therapy include iodine and salicylic acid, potassium hydroxide, tretinoin, cantharidin, and imiquimod and  must be prescribed by  your doctor. Keep the area clean and dry and try to avoid manipulating the lesion to prevent secondary infection. Discuss which treatment option is best suited for you with your doctor.

Take care and regards.
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