Molluscum Contagiosum (cont.)

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How do I prevent molluscum contagiosum?

Prevention efforts include

  • practicing good skin hygiene,
  • avoiding skin contact with infected individuals,
  • avoiding unsanitary hot tubs and public pools, and
  • not sharing razors, towels, or clothing with others.

REFERENCES:

Lee, Robert, and Robert A. Schwartz. "Pediatric Molluscum Contagiosum: Reflections on the Last Challenging Poxvirus Infection, Part 1." Pediatric Dermatology 86 Nov. 2010: 230-236.

Lee, Robert, and Robert A. Schwartz. "Pediatric Molluscum Contagiosum: Reflections on the Last Challenging Poxvirus Infection, Part 2." Pediatric Dermatology 86 Nov. 2010: 287-292.


Last Editorial Review: 6/4/2012


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