Are there alternative treatments for molluscum contagiosum?

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Alternative treatments for molluscum contagiosum include the use of liquid nitrogen to freeze the papules or laser therapy to destroy them. A needle or other object can also be used to remove the core of the bumps to help them go away. Because these methods can cause pain or scarring, treatment may be held off to see if the papules will go away on their own.

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Viral Infections

Viral Infections

Viral infections like herpes simplex, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), chicken pox and rotavirus are infections caused by a virus instead of a bacterium. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, but some specific viruses ...

like influenza A and B can be treated with certain antiviral medications. Most commonly, treatment for viral infections includes drinking lots of fluids, getting rest, eating well and letting the illness run its course.
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