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Any suggestion for having molluscum contagiosum on penis?

I'm pretty sure i have molluscum contagiosum on my penis. i've started to use salicylic acid on it as of yesterday. to early to tell if it is working but i have noticed that around the papules my skin is darkening where the salicylic acid was applied. will this dissapear after i am done using it?
Mon, 13 Nov 2017
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molluscum contagiosum a common, benign, usually self-limited viral disease of the skin marked by the formation of firm, rounded, translucent, crateriform papules containing caseous matter and intracytoplasmic inclusions (molluscum bodies), which contain replicating virions.

The disease is spread by contact and is common in young children. In adults, lesions in the pubic area indicate sexual transmission.

This infection is fade out on its own, but you developed allergic reactions to salisilate cream so avoid it. Consult your doctor he will advice other topical agents like imiquimod, canthradin or tretinoin cream.
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Any suggestion for having molluscum contagiosum on penis?

Hello Thank you for trusting HCM molluscum contagiosum a common, benign, usually self-limited viral disease of the skin marked by the formation of firm, rounded, translucent, crateriform papules containing caseous matter and intracytoplasmic inclusions (molluscum bodies), which contain replicating virions. The disease is spread by contact and is common in young children. In adults, lesions in the pubic area indicate sexual transmission. This infection is fade out on its own, but you developed allergic reactions to salisilate cream so avoid it. Consult your doctor he will advice other topical agents like imiquimod, canthradin or tretinoin cream.