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Molluscum contagiosum spreading to face??

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 3, 2009
  • 07:23 AM

Hi everyone. I am new here and this is my first post. Hope you guys can answer my question. For awhile I was noticing some weird bumps in my public region and a few on the shaft of my penis. Just recently getting nervous that I had contracted some form of "non-painful/non-itching herpes" I made a doctor appointment. Found out I have molluscum contagiosum. Anyway, I am curious if I itch or scratch down there and then touch my face can it spread to my face?

Also, at the doctor's office he used a tool to scrape a few of them off (painful!!). He then told me to apply retin-a and they should go away in time. I found this easy because I had a few sample tubes of it from awhile ago. Has anyone else found a good method for getting these 20 or so small white bumps to disappear?
Thanks!

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  • hi. my son is 6 years old. i am more than sure he caught MC from the public pool. the MC is on his right side of the lower ab area and spreading, slowly but surely. it seemed to always get worse each time he went swimming there. he first caught it this pass summer, and started with 10... we didn't know what it was... just let it be, and it disappeared. when he went back to the pool, i noticed it started to return. then he started itching...and noticed it got worse after the itch...... i finally made up my mind to do some "mommy" research, i found "MC" and read many stories of children contracting the virus from the pool. also, my son had a bad case of ezema when he was little. something else which makes him much more vulnurable to the virus. none of us ha contracted the virus, YET! anyway, i'm trying a mixture of freshly picked sea salt (i live near the ocean and gather salt from tidepools) and white vinegar soaked in vinegar and water. i sorta wahed the area with the vinegar wash, than pasted it with sea salt, let it sit, then went back and soaked the cotton in the vinegar wash, squeezed and bandaged it to the larger MC overnight. btw, i made a really thick sea salt paste and have applied it to each pimply dot. somehow this seems like a very logical, natural concoction. i'm on day two with this...and already the pimply dots are starting to swell and get red. it's a wee bit itchy at this stage, but i use caladryl when its super itchy and cover it with a HUGE age bandaged when he us sleeping. wish me and my son luck! thanks for reading.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 14, 2009
    • 08:12 AM
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  • Hi everyone. I am new here and this is my first post. Hope you guys can answer my question. For awhile I was noticing some weird bumps in my public region and a few on the shaft of my penis. Just recently getting nervous that I had contracted some form of "non-painful/non-itching herpes" I made a doctor appointment. Found out I have molluscum contagiosum. Anyway, I am curious if I itch or scratch down there and then touch my face can it spread to my face? Also, at the doctor's office he used a tool to scrape a few of them off (painful!!). He then told me to apply retin-a and they should go away in time. I found this easy because I had a few sample tubes of it from awhile ago. Has anyone else found a good method for getting these 20 or so small white bumps to disappear?Thanks! It can spread anywhere on the body except the soles of the feet and palms of your hands. Just be careful and wash you hands a lot and it should minimize spreading. I had a very severe case that I have finally conqured and would be willing to answer any questions you have!
    mustang1984 14 Replies
    • December 14, 2009
    • 01:46 PM
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  • It can spread anywhere on the body except the soles of the feet and palms of your hands. Just be careful and wash you hands a lot and it should minimize spreading. I had a very severe case that I have finally conqured and would be willing to answer any questions you have!How did you get rid of it Mustang?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 26, 2009
    • 05:19 AM
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  • How did you get rid of it Mustang? I used cryotherapy to get rid of the condition. If you have a minor case I would suggest this. I, however, had a very severe case of about 150 lesions and I am now left with nerve damage and scarring.
    mustang1984 14 Replies
    • December 28, 2009
    • 00:02 AM
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  • I used cryotherapy to get rid of the condition. If you have a minor case I would suggest this. I, however, had a very severe case of about 150 lesions and I am now left with nerve damage and scarring.What kind of nerve damage occured, Mustang? Also, do you have any immune-system problems?I'm pretty sure I have an almost-diagnosed (gonna call later this week for definitive results) case of these little buggers, damned annoying. My urologist said they were very contagious (hence the name) and that no one really knows exactly by which routes they spread (although they are certain direct contact with an active lesion is one route). This is a really annoying disease. I could have gotten it from a patient (I'm a medical student), a sexual partner, a mattress, the swimming pool, who knows! Supposedly our immune systems will take care of the whole problem within a few months-to-years (I'm holding out for the months option!), but its still damned annoying. I had a few of the more obscene looking bastards cauterized by my urologist, and now that I examine my genitals more closely, I find quite a few patches of tiny, barely-visible vesicles hiding out just above the surface of my epidermis (the most superficial layer of skin). Anyone know any good topicals that have been scientifically proven? I'll do some research.Cheers!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 14, 2011
    • 05:39 AM
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