Symptoms of Molluscom Warts and Its Permanent Treatments

There are people who are prone to wart formation. It is also well-known that warts can easily spread to other parts of the body. However, there are different types of warts and one type is considered very contagious. An individual who has no warts or has no history of warts formation can become infected with this type of warts.

Molluscum Warts

  • This refers to a viral infection of the skin.

  • The disease is caused by MCV or molluscum contagiosum virus, a virus which only infects humans.

  • There are four strains or types of the MCV virus with MCV-1 being the most common and MCV-2 often sexually-transmitted affecting only adults.

  • The virus can affect children, adults who are sexually active as well as people who are immunodeficient.

  • In children, ages 1 to 10 years old are commonly affected.

  • The disease is often spread through skin to skin contact or through sharing of clothes or towels.

  • The disease manifests as wart formations that can appear for up to 6 months until they disappear.

  • The warts are considered contagious until it disappears.

  • The virus has an average incubation period of 2 to 7 weeks.

  • The disease is diagnosed through clinical appearance and through excisional biopsy.

  • The disease may or may not be treated because the warts eventually disappears on its own and does not leave any scars.

  • People often insist or decide on treatment because it can take up to 6 months to five years for the lesions or warts to disappear.

  • Even with treatment, there is still a risk for the warts to recur.

  • Wart recurrence often lessens with preventive treatment such as:

    • Avoiding skin to skin contact with infected individuals.

    • Avoid sharing of clothing and other materials from an infected person.

    • Avoid sexual contact with an infected individual.

    • Thoroughly clean infected clothing or material with bleach.

    • Throw away or properly dispose of infected materials such as razors.

Molluscum Warts Symptoms

  • Warts that are flesh or pink-colored.

  • Warts that is usually small in size.

  • Warts that is dome-like in shape.

  • The warts often appear shiny with a small indentation in the middle.

  • These warts can grow on any part of the body.

  • For people who are immunocompromised, the warts appear larger and are many in number.

Molluscum Warts Treatment

This type of warts may not be treated as it can go away on its own. If treatment is contemplated, this usually includes:

  • Frozen with liquid nitrogen and then removed.

  • Destroyed with blistering or acid solutions.

  • Scraped off using a sharp instrument.

  • Treated using an electric needle.

  • Daily treatment with topical cream or gel such as retinoid, immune modifier, or antiviral medications.

  • Laser therapy

Successful treatment usually requires multiple sessions.

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