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Molluscum Contagiosum Prevention Key

Feb 11, 2008
We would like to live in a healthy world, without ever visiting doctors, without ever taking pills. However, when we are very healthy we sometimes forget about rules, sometimes about elementary rules governing our sexual life. This is the main reason of sexually transmitted diseases occurrence.

Molluscum Contagiosum is one of them. As the Latin name of the infection may give you a hint, this is contagious. The disease is a kin infection, common among humankind, and it is usually benign. The categories of the people who can be contaminated are the children as well as sexually active adults, and immune-depressed patients.

It is caused by a molluscipox virus. This stereotype of virus is different from the others in its family by the fact that it causes spontaneous lesions; they look like small tumors of the skin rather than papules. The eruption takes place at the skin level as well as at the mucous level. It was first described by Bateman at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The manifestations at the skin level of this infection are various.

It is presented as small prominences of different sizes. They can have the dimensions of a top of a pin up to the size of a pepper seed. The shape of the lump can be round or hemispherical. The color of the lumps is the same color as the skin. When touched, they feel relatively hard. The number of the lesions caused by exposure to the virus varies from one to dozens. If they are pressed, they eliminate a semi-liquid paste somewhat whitish.

This particular action is not recommended because it encourages the spread of the virus on the next areas of the skin. Such common affection can emerge in the case of children who use public swimming pools. It also affects kids with low levels of immunity system. Even though it is a self-limited affection, you should not let it untreated.

Immune-depressed individuals could have a hard time in dealing with it, because the rupture of the lumps can lead to the spreading of the virus. On the other hand, there are institutions such as kinder gardens or schools, which do not accept pupils, which present lesions caused by this virus, at the skin level.

There are several ways to treat this affection. It can be treated with special medication, or it can be surgically removed. Not being a serious disease, it can go away by itself in a few months, but it can also last up to several years, depending on the immune system of the contaminated individual.

You must be aware when using other people's towels, or when you decide to go swimming, pay attention to the location and the conditions of the public pool you intend to use. This disease spreads through direct contact, as well as through sexual contact with an infected person. Basic rules of hygiene as well as more attention paid to the places you visit or the objects you use or your sex partners can prevent an unpleasant affection.
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