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Precautions to avoid recurrence of molluscum contagiosum - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you?
User :   Hello Doc. am i speaking to Dr Bharat?
User :   chatting I mean sorry
Doctor :   Dr bharath is not available now.. You can proceed with your query?
User :   Doc, I need a clarification.
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   I was suffering from Molluscum contagiosum and I first noticed it in the month of April 09. I approached my doctor and it got cured in august. I have got myself checked for HIV for nine times since august. Is there any possibility of it appearing back. its been three months since I got cured. My doc says it will not come back again.
User :   HIV is negative. I did not mention that
Doctor :   There are chances of it coming back.

User :   after three months?
Doctor :   You must be knowing it is an infection caused by virus.. This infection xan some times be recurrent,.
User :   if yes, what should I do to stop it from appearing?
Doctor :   What kind of treatment did you recieve in the past?
Doctor :   This candition is a asymptomatic condition the only symptom most often are cosmetic disfigerations.
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They spread by touch.
User :   i appeated salex lotion on the bumps
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   and also i have read that the go away on their own untreated
Doctor :   Yes it goes away.
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If they do not occur for next two or three years it may not recurr.
User :   oh no. two to three years?
User :   so what do u suggest me to do?
Doctor :   Since you have been tested negative for hiv, the chances of recurrence is low.
Doctor :   SO do not worry on these.
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Follow these advoses.
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1. follow a healthy diet.
Doctor :   Poor nutrition can lead to decreased immunity and this can cause flaring of the lesions.
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If by chance similar lesions occur, avoid physically touching it with bare hands.
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Use the cream that has helped you on the past., i mean the salex solution immediately as they will avoid the lesions to spread to other areas
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3. Avoid stressors on the whole, this again may cause flaring of those lesions.
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And as such there are no medical treatment that are available to preventing the recurrence
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Multivitamins should help
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They can increase the immunity status.
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4. You can use one tablet of multivitamins a day.
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Have you followed.
User :   but there are no lesions now
User :   it completely gone
User :   I will surely take multivitamins
Doctor :   Lastly apply oil to your body,
Doctor :   This will prevent inflammations if any.
Doctor :   These things are to prevent it from happening.
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Keep your body both physically and mentally in ahealthy state.
Doctor :   Then the chances of it recurring is low.
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The measures suggested are those in helping you keep healthy.
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Thats it..
User :   but , why did this come, I was not sexually active or sexually exposed. ?. I heard that even children get it
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No special medications requires.
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These are not sexually transmitted disease.
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They spread manly by contact.
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You must have got it through some body else by physical contact.
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This is the only means of spread.
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Have you followed?
User :   or sharing towels or cammods?
User :   yes I have followed
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Yes, any means of contact.
User :   ok
Doctor :   It mainly spreads through physically touch.
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As the virus is not known to spread by any physical objects.
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They cahnces that the nfection got spread through towels or cammods is low.
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Have you followed?
User :   ok, lets assume a kid has this virus and I touch the area from my hand, does it affect my hand or it can come any where?
Doctor :   Yes.
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This is how this virus is known to spread.
User :   ok. and last question is, once exposed, how many months does it take to show up?
Doctor :   From the hand it spreads to other parts of the body when you touch them with the affected hand.
Doctor :   The exact incubation period of this illness is not known
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But it can take any time from 5 to 10 weeks
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or it can take few months.
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the exact period depends of the immune condition of the patient.
User :   for example, I had sex with my wife when i did not know that it was MC, after that I prevented myself. its been six months since then and she has not got it
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SO if the immmunity is good it takes long time for the lesions to appear.
Doctor :   It is hard to guess if she has the infection or not , has the diagnosis can only be made if the lesions occur.
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as the virus is located only in the areas of the lesion and of she had not touched those parts, then she might not have the infection at all.
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So it is hard to guess that.
User :   oh
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Have you followed?
User :   yes
User :   so, does she need any test?
Doctor :   Since she has no lesions then, no test is required specificaly.
Doctor :   But you can get her HIV test done on her too.
User :   when I have not got it, why does she need it?
Doctor :   HIV has other modes of spread too, not only sexual.
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   yea, but I feel she never had any injections taken also.
Doctor :   I shall leave that to you.. You can take the decision on that.
User :   can u please tell me, what possibility can there be apart from sex
User :   so that I can get her tested
Doctor :   I had asked the test not suspecting that there is a possibility that she has the infection.
Doctor :   HIV testing will let us know the immunity status of her.
User :   about 15months back i gave blood in a rural area and the nurse there used the same syringe . so that I can call exposure. but since then i have got myself tested so many times and its been double the window period .
User :   ok I got it
Doctor :   I am sorry if that has hurt ny any means.
User :   but what u say makes sense medically or clinically, but practically I think there is no possiblity, unless i infect her. But I am clean i guess
Doctor :   That is fine then.
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What i meant to say was that there are no other test required on her.
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Do you have any other query?
User :   I inderstand. I thank u very much and I am getting to hate all these viruses and hope medical feternity find a a complete cure to this including HIV.
User :   ur name doctor?
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We are all hoping for this.. May be we shall find one soon.'
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User :   thanks dr AAAAAAA
User :   good night
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You do not worry on your problem.
Doctor :   Please fill the feed back form too..
User :   sure
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