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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Molluscum Contagiosum
Answer: This is usually spread by contact, my son got his from wearing used hockey pads. This is caused by a poxvirus and there really is no specific treatment. The usual method is to irritate the skin and "turn on" the immune system. This can be done with any of several agents, tretinoin cream, OTC wart cream, salicylate cream(available OTC) etc. Also, ensure that he is no in contact with the causal agent.(Bodies, clothes, equipment etc.) To prevent reinfection.
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