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

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Hi what's the best treatment for a child of 6 with molloscum?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.


Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

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.

Please note that my Goal is to provide you with an Excellent Service .

Before I answer your question I would like to get some more information:

Could you send me a photo of the condition at your convenience?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't know if u got the picture or not.
Customer: replied 1 year 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.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you very much for the photo.

I have received it. Will revert soon with a response

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thanks.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

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

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I didn't receive a response.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year 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?

Customer: replied 1 year 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?
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year 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.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How long does the virus run it's course?
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 1 year ago.

It may vary from 6 weeks to 6 months