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Observing Molluscum Contagiosum

One common treatment for molluscum is no treatment at all.

Often times after a visit to the pediatrician, one of the recommendations is that no treatment is necessary and that the molluscum will eventually resolve on their own.  This in fact is true as spontaneous resolution in almost certain in an otherwise healthy individual.

Individual lesions tend to last from 2 to 4 months each and the duration of the infection as a whole may last 2 years.  Two years can be a long time to wait, particulary if there a lot of bumps present however and it may be beneficial to pursue one of the other molluscum treatments.

One big advantage of observation is that it avoids any of the potential scarring (both physical and emotional) that may results from more aggressive therapy.

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