Treatment for Molluscum Contagiosum
Molluscum Contagiosum is usually self-limited, so treatment is not always necessary. However, individual lesions may be removed by scraping or freezing. Topical medications, such as those used to remove warts, may also be helpful in lesion removal. Your doctor will make that decision once accurate diagnosis is achieved.
Prevention of Molluscum Contagiosum
To prevent molluscum contagiosum, follow these tips:
- Avoid direct contact skin-to-skin with anyone who may have the condition.
- Treat underlying eczema in children.
- Remain sexually abstinent or have a monogamous sexual relationship with an uninfected individual.