I was diagnosed with molluscum approximately 8 months ago, confined to my genital region. I was treated by a dermatologist who removed the lesions and prescribed aldara. By around 5 months ago I was symptom free. Recently I seem to have had a relapse only now the lesions cover a much larger percentage of my body. (Perhaps coincidentally, the relapse seemed to have started the exact same time I had a particularly nasty bout of food poisoning, could these be related?)
Is it normal for molluscum to reoccur after such a long period of being asymptomatic and can I expect this pattern to repeat? Is it possible this is really something else? Also, am I contagious during these long periods when I have no symptoms?