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What are the symptoms and treatment of molluscum contagiosum?

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Any ideas of what these white bumps could be
Posted Fri, 21 Mar 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 2 hours later
Brief Answer: molluscum contagiosum Detailed Answer: Hello Thank for the query. These bumps are looking like molluscum contagiosum. It is a viral infection. I would like to know few additional points to come to a closer diagnosis. 1. Since when you have these lesions ? 2. Is there pain or any other symptoms in these lesions? 3. Do you have similar lesions anywhere else on body. Please answer the above so I could help you better. Thank you
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Follow-up: What are the symptoms and treatment of molluscum contagiosum? 1 hour later
About 10 days. No there is no pain or any other symptoms associated with them. No other signs of them on the body I thought that molluscum has dimples in the bumps. Does it look like herpes or some other bumps?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 9 hours later
Brief Answer: Not herpes Detailed Answer: Hello Herpes manifests with water filled lesions. The lesions hardly stay for a day and rupture. There is also associated itching. Molluscum usually presents with dimpled lesions, but it can also present as a whitish bump. The most probable diagnosis is molloscum. Please meet a dermatologist and get them removed. Thank you
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Follow-up: What are the symptoms and treatment of molluscum contagiosum? 5 hours later
Does this picture change your opinion .
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 17 hours later
Brief Answer: Tzank test to be done Detailed Answer: Hello Even the second picture is suggestive of molluscum. A simple microscopic examination of material obtained from one of the lesions can confirm the diagnosis. It is called as Tzank smear. Please meet a dermatologist and get it done. Thank you
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Follow-up: What are the symptoms and treatment of molluscum contagiosum? 3 hours later
A doctor gave a quick look 2 weeks ago and said maybe herpes so he gave me herpes medication to take for a week but it did not do anything so is that a sign that it cant be herpes if antiviral medication did nothing
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 35 hours later
Brief Answer: not herpes Detailed Answer: Hello Its not herpes. Lesions of herpes are water filled and remain intact just for a day, later they rupture and may develop ulcers. Also there is always itch or pain in herpes lesions. Thank you
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