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Question: Moloscum Contagiosum?


 JohnCraiger - Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:28 pm

Hello, I am 20 and in good shape/health. I recently got 2-3 tiny hard bumps on my penis. I searched alot and found it to look exactly like Moloscum Contagiosum. It has progressivly spread and made other smaller bumps (hardly visable). I used Apple Cider Viniger and it seemed to help but dried out my skin to much.

I have not consulted a doctor yet. Is this curable? I have no idea where I could have got it.

Thank you
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:48 am

User avatar Hello,Molluscum contagiosum is caused by a pox virus and spreads by skin to skin contact.Very common in children but occurs in adults as an STI and there is mostly a history of exposure.They are quite common at genialia,lower abdomen and groin.They are papules with dome shape and a central umbilication.They are generally multiple.HIV individuals present with giant mollucums.Treatment consists of removal or cautery,or cryotherapy.Imiquimod applied externally as prescribed by physician helps in cure.Ok?

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