Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
133 Doctors are Online

Suffering with hypothyroid, diabetes, sleep apnea, molluscus on arm spreading to chest. Will TCA kill the virus immediately?

i have severe case of molluscus. It started on my right arm . Within 3 months it spread to my chest, abdomen, back and thighs. I am also suffering from HypoThyroid , Diabetes Type 2, and Sleep Apnea . Two days ago my doctor has applied 50% TCA solution on the lesions. But some lesions are fully discolored black whereas some have small black dot on them. Why is it so? Should the entire lesion be covered with TCA? Also doea application of tca immediately kills the virus? Is it safe to touch the lesions now?
Asked On : Wed, 18 Jul 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  21
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Dermatologist 's  Response
Yes 50 percent TCA is the best treatment for molluscum.but in several cases the single application on the lesions cannot cure the condition.three to four applications are must.sometimes they will be burnt out by tca which inturn causes secondary such cases mupirocin ointment is to be applied.other options for treatment are koh application or electrocautery
Answered: Tue, 15 Oct 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor