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What's the best treatment for a child of 6 with molloscum?

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Hi what's the best treatment...
Hi what's the best treatment for a child of 6 with molloscum?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: Dr. Pravin, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago
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My name is***** and being a Skin, Hair and Nail specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I don't know if u got the picture or not.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I want to know if there is something I can apply to make this go away faster? She takes gym and dance and I'm afraid kids are going to catch it.
Dermatologist: Dr. Pravin, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago

Thank you very much for the photo.

I have received it. Will revert soon with a response

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok thanks.
Dermatologist: Dr. Pravin, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago

You would prefer a home treatment option or the fastest treatment that can be done at the Doctor/Dermatologists clinic?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I didn't receive a response.
Dermatologist: Dr. Pravin, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago

Have you got them cryofreezed anytime? The fastest method to get rid of them and to prevent them from spreading to others is to get them frozen at the doctors clinic with the liquid nitrogen freeze. This is the safest and least irritant and painful method.

The other methods to remove these is by application of chemical cautery , electro cautery or currettage. These methods would help remove them very fast but they would not be applicable as they would be painful in a child 6 years of age.

The other method is application of acidic lotions or creams like imiquimod but this can take months together and even are not safe for children below 12.

Also try over the counter Apple cider Vinegar to get rid of them faster.

Does your child have any other health issues?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
She has no other health issues. What are the dangers in fucibet? I've been reading that it works better than imiquimod. Is it safe for a 6 year old? Also, are they contagious when they look like they do in the pic I sent?
Dermatologist: Dr. Pravin, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago

Fucibet is a Steroid. It has no role in molluscum.

They are contagious as they are caused by a virus molluscum contagiosum virus.

Please do get back to me in case of any further queries.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
How long does the virus run it's course?
Dermatologist: Dr. Pravin, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago

It may vary from 6 weeks to 6 months

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