... daycare provider. I have a few questions 1~if I have mine removed will they come back? 2~my boyfriend now has one and says it hurts, however this may be attributed to the location of his mc v.s. the location of mine but reguardless what can be done for his pain? 3~because its related to the pox virus once it runs its course will it come back ever? Thank you for taking the time to read if you have previous expierience in finding answers for this particular problem please help me
Hello missincredable -
From what I gathered, your boyfriend should have his checked out and perhaps removed to avoid them being spread back to you through sexual contact. Most times (from what I read) nothing need be done because it goes away on its own. So you mentioned you are having yours removed and that is a good thing because they can be spread to other parts of the body. I copied some information below for you just to give you some further insight as to how to treat this problem. It doesn't say though that once you have it that you can't get it again. I believe that is one of your concerns...
As for your boyfriend, are you saying that he has herpes??? You mentioned the pox virus but I am unsure what you meant. I think your boyfriend needs to see a doctor to determine how to treat the area. Again, the "mc" can be retransmitted to you while the bumps are visible, if that is what he has. Using condoms is highly recommended. But he should be checked separately to determine if that is what he has.
I hope this helps you and good luck with your doctor appointment:
"How does molluscum contagiosum spread?
The virus commonly spreads through skin-to-skin contact. This includes sexual contact or touching the bumps and then touching the skin. Touching an object that has the virus on it, such as a towel, also can spread the infection. The virus can spread from one part of the body to another. Or it can spread to other people, such as among children at day care or school. The infection is contagious until the bumps are gone.
The time from exposure to the virus until the bumps appear usually is 2 to 7 weeks, but it can take up to 6 months.
To prevent molluscum contagiosum from spreading:
Try not to scratch.
Put a piece of tape or a bandage over the bumps.
Do not share towels or washcloths.
If the bumps are on your face, don't shave.
If the bumps are in your genital area, avoid sexual contact.
How is it diagnosed?
Your doctor will do a physical exam and may take a sample of the bumps for testing. If you have bumps in your genital area, your doctor may check for other sexually transmitted diseases, such as genital herpes.
How is it treated?
Healthy people may not need treatment for molluscum contagiosum, because the bumps usually go away on their own in 2 to 4 months. Some people choose to remove the bumps because they don't like how the bumps look or they don't want to spread the virus to other people. Doctors usually recommend treatment for bumps in the genital area to prevent them from spreading.
If you need treatment, your choices may include:
Freezing the bumps, called cryotherapy or cryosurgery.
Scraping off the bumps, called curettage.
Putting a chemical on the bumps, like cantharidin or potassium
Using liquids or creams, such as those used to treat warts.
Children may not need treatment because molluscum contagiosum usually goes away on its own. But if your child needs treatment, talk to your child's doctor about how to prevent pain and scarring.
Who gets molluscum contagiosum?
Molluscum contagiosum is most common in children, especially those younger than age 12. In teens and young adults, it usually is a sexually transmitted disease. But wrestlers, swimmers, gymnasts, massage therapists, and people who use steam rooms and saunas also can get it.
Molluscum contagiosum is more common in warm, humid climates with crowded living conditions."
Sorry for the lengthy post but there was some good information available for "mc" so I thought I would share it with you and others who might be interested...
Many blessings and peace to you in your world. I hope you will let us know how you did and how your boyfriend is doing.
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