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Molluscum Contagiosum Treatment

At MJR Dermatology, we specialize in treating Molluscum Contagiosum, a stubborn skin infection commonly affecting children. Under the expert guidance of Dr. Matthew Reschly and his team of professional skin care experts, we offer comprehensive care, focusing on effective treatments, understanding the condition, and clarifying common misconceptions.

Understanding Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiosum is a viral skin infection characterized by small, painless bumps on the skin. These bumps, or lesions, are typically flesh-colored and have a dimple in the center. While the condition is primarily seen in children, it can affect individuals of all ages, especially those with weakened immune systems.

Symptoms and Causes of Molluscum in Kids

The primary symptom of Molluscum Contagiosum is the appearance of small, dome-shaped bumps on the skin. These lesions can develop anywhere on the body but are most commonly found on the trunk, limbs, and face. The virus that causes these lesions is part of the poxvirus family and is spread through direct skin-to-skin contact or by touching contaminated objects.

Dispelling Myths About Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiosum is often surrounded by myths and misconceptions. One common myth is that it can only affect children, but in reality, it can occur in individuals of any age. Another misconception is that it’s always a sign of poor hygiene; however, the virus can spread in various environments, regardless of cleanliness levels.

Treatment Options at MJR Dermatology

Our approach to treating Molluscum Contagiosum is tailored to the individual needs of each patient. While in some cases, the lesions may resolve on their own, treatment can help prevent spreading and alleviate any associated symptoms. Treatment options include:

  • Topical Therapies: Applications to help stimulate the immune system or directly remove the lesions.
  • Cryotherapy: Freezing the lesions with liquid nitrogen, a common and effective method.
  • Curettage: Physically removing the lesions with a small tool, suitable in specific cases.

Dr. Reschly and his team carefully consider the best treatment approach for each patient, focusing on minimizing discomfort and maximizing effectiveness. Our commitment extends beyond immediate treatment. We provide ongoing support and advice to manage the condition and prevent its spread. This includes guidance on skincare, avoiding direct contact with lesions, and proper hygiene practices.

Why Trust MJR Dermatology for Your Care

  • Expertise of Dr. Reschly: With extensive experience in dermatology, Dr. Reschly is well-equipped to handle complex skin conditions like Molluscum Contagiosum.
  • Individualized Care: Understanding that each case is unique, we offer personalized treatment plans.
  • Myth-Busting Approach: We believe in educating our patients and dispelling myths about skin conditions, empowering them with accurate information.
  • Comprehensive Dermatological Services: Our clinic is equipped with the latest in dermatological technology and treatments.

Schedule Treatment for Your Child’s Molluscum Contagiosum in Lawrenceville

If you or your child are dealing with Molluscum Contagiosum, MJR Dermatology in Lawrenceville, GA, is here to help. Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Reschly and his team. We are dedicated to providing effective treatment and comprehensive care for both our pediatric and adult patients.

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Matthew J. Reschly, M.D., PC


2000 Riverside Pkwy, Suite 100
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
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