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Forum Name: Other infections

Question: Molluscum Contagiosum


 ajip - Fri Oct 10, 2003 10:36 pm

Hi Everyone

I was hoping that someone may be able to help me with my query.

My two year old nephew had molluscum contagiosum and has given it to my seven year old daughter which my sister has said probably happened when we bathed them together about six months ago - whether this is correct or not I do not know.

As we live in a hot country, my daughter wants to go swimming in our pool. So my query is can she swim in the pool with this MC on her body or not.

Thanks very much for your help and I look forward to some replies.

Amanda
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sat Oct 11, 2003 6:32 pm

User avatar Actually the infectivity (chances of spread) of molluscum contagiosum is very low. I think there would be no problem for her to swim.

Best wishes.

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