Adult Molluscum Contagiosum and MolluDab

Do you have spots on or around your genitals that you or your GP can't identify?

It could be a viral skin condition called Molluscum contagiosum, commonly known as water warts. Many sufferers and health practitioners can confuse symptoms with genital warts because the rash caused by Molluscum contagiosum can look very similar.

As the name suggests, Molluscum contagiosum is highly contagious. You can catch it through sharing towels, clothes or bedding and through sexual contact in adults. Molluscum contagiosum is a common and relatively harmless infection of the skin, which appears as small, shiny, dome-like pimples. The spots are 2mm-6mm in diameter, often grouped together and often with a depressed or wrinkled centre. In adults, these spots are typically distributed over the pubic, groin and ano-genital areas.

The Molluscum contagiosum rash is not painful, but can be itchy, swollen or slightly sore. The affected skin may be of normal colour, but might appear slightly red or lighter, particularly on darker skins. If the ano-genital area is affected, refrain from sexual contact until you have seen a healthcare professional or the spots have been treated. You should also avoid shaving of the affected areas.

Molluscum contagiosum may resolve itself in 12 to 18 months, although it can take much longer, many GPs are keen for patients to sit it out and wait for the virus to clear on its own. However, you can make it go away far more quickly - in just 1 to 5 weeks - with MolluDab.

It's quick and easy to treat

MolluDab is a topical treatment which helps to kill the virus that causes Molluscum contagiosum and removes the rash far more quickly than leaving it to resolve by itself.

MolluDab contains 5% potassium hydroxide and should be dotted on the Molluscum contagiosum bumps twice daily. MolluDab should be applied to the outer genital skin area and not the mucous membranes (the moist, mucous producing part of the body. For men, this includes the head of the penis and the inner layer of the foreskin, and in women the clitoris and vagina).

Once it has cleared the virus, the skin will begin to heal and spots disappear after 1-5 weeks.

Patients can get MolluDab on prescription from their GP or buy it over the counter from their pharmacist or online.

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