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Molluscum Contagiosum (cont.)

Self-Care at Home

In healthy individuals, molluscum contagiosum is a benign, self-limiting condition that will typically resolve spontaneously on its own with expectant management after several months. Once the diagnosis of molluscum contagiosum is made, initial treatment measures at home should be directed at preventing the spread of the virus to other individuals. Also, scratching the lesions should be avoided to prevent the spread of the virus to other parts of the body and to prevent potential secondary bacterial skin infections.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/9/2013

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