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Molluscum Contagiosum (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

  • See your health-care professional if you develop a rash suggestive of molluscum contagiosum in order to confirm the diagnosis and to discuss treatment options, if deemed necessary.
  • Sometimes the lesions can become irritated, inflamed, and secondarily infected by bacteria. If this occurs, consult a health-care professional to discuss the need for antibiotics.
  • Lesions involving the eyelids may be associated with conjunctivitis (pinkeye) and require special treatment.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/9/2013

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