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What is this on my sons Nose. He is 5.

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What is this on my sons Nose. He is 5.
Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 11 months ago
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Hello I'm Dr Chip

It's called molluscum contagiosa and it's caused by a virus

We see these all the time in kids

Nothing serious and usually it goes away in a few days or weeks

It doesn't need any treatment

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
It is flesh colored. It isn't changed. Or gone away with any creams. It isn't itchy. It appears to have a dimple in the center in some photos but hard to see when I look closely with a light.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Ok. I sent another message with another photo. Sometimes I see a dimple. Sometimes I can't tell if there's one.
Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 11 months ago

It's definitely molluscum

But it can be easily removed either with liquid nitrogen freezing or with a cold CO2 laser by a dermatologist

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Ok. Here's one more photo. Sometimes I can't see the dimple so I worry it isn't that.
Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 11 months ago

Absolutely molluscum

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