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Hello My 19 month old child seems to have molluscom

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My 19 month old child seems to have molluscom on his buttox. Do you suggested we put an ointment of salicylic acid / lactic acid on the bumps? Any other treatment?
Posted Thu, 23 Nov 2017 in Child Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Please upload images

Detailed Answer:
Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic. Skin conditions are best diagnosed and treated only after seeing directly. I suggest you to upload photographs of the same on this website, so that I can guide you scientifically.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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Follow-up: Hello My 19 month old child seems to have molluscom 3 days later
I have attached pictures. I had Molluscum 2 months ago on my upper arm which my doctor treated with nitrogen but I don't remember touching my son on his behind and I was very careful. My wife usually changes his diaper. I'm not sure if they are molluscum or it could be allergy or rash or eczema?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please attach pictures - I did not get any pictures

Detailed Answer:
Hi... Please attach pictures - I did not get any pictures.

Skin conditions are best diagnosed after directly seeing them.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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Follow-up: Hello My 19 month old child seems to have molluscom 6 hours later
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
I did not get any images please

Detailed Answer:
Hi...I did not get any images please.

If you are unable to upload, please send the images to YYYY@YYYY with subject as Attn: Dr Sumanth.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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Follow-up: Hello My 19 month old child seems to have molluscom 33 minutes later
I have attached again. I will also send to the link you provided. Thank you.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 9 hours later
Brief Answer:
It is molluscum contagiosum - please approach your pediatric dermatologist

Detailed Answer:
Hi... I have just seen the images. This is molluscum contagiosum only. I suggest your available pediatric dermatologist regarding this.

Please do not apply the cream you suggested as this is a prescription drug and it requires a doctor's prescription for this.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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Follow-up: Hello My 19 month old child seems to have molluscom 42 minutes later
We will be seeing our doctor in 3 days. In the meantime we are putting manuka honey on the bumps as I have heard this may help. What do you recommend as treatment for a child?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 49 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I recommend Podophyllotoxin

Detailed Answer:
Hi.... I recommend, topically applied Podophyllotoxin 0.5% cream, applied twice a day for 3 weeks.

This is what I do for my patients with molluscum contagiosum.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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