Molluscum contagiosum

Brief description of the disease

 The child was infected molluscum contagiosum

As is known, the child's body is much weaker resists the invasion of various bacteria and viruses than the body healthy adult. This means that modern medicine knows many diseases that affect mostly children. One of them is called "molluscum contagiosum".

Under the molluscum contagiosum virus refers to the defeat of the epidermis, which is the response of the skin on exposure to the causative agent. As a rule, the virus is found in children, but the coincidence of adverse factors (transferred serious illness, weakened immunity), he is quite able to develop on the body of an adult.

Molluscum contagiosum in children is transmitted after direct contact with an infected person or by sharing common hygiene items and toys. If you do not take timely preventive measures, molluscum contagiosum in children may lead to the beginning of the epidemic in kindergartens and schools. In the case with older transmission process proceeds slightly differently. For personal hygiene as the main reasons for the onset of the disease, the person added to existing HIV and sexually promiscuous, as in middle-aged and older virus enters the body it during intercourse.

What happens when the infection molluscum contagiosum?

Elementary calf clam penetrate into the surface layers of the skin, after which they increase in size, form more massive colony, and gradually move to healthy areas of the skin. Accumulations of pathogens in the affected area look like nodules filled with granular mass. Conglomerates mollusks have an area of ​​up to 2-3 cm in diameter and are placed in groups. When the diagnosis of molluscum contagiosum treatment should begin as soon as possible. This is due to the fact that slowly but surely the colony of pathogens spread throughout the skin.

Symptoms for molluscum contagiosum

The incubation period of the virus ranges from 2 weeks to several months. Terms symptoms of molluscum contagiosum depend on the patient's age and general condition of his body.

One of the most characteristic symptoms of molluscum contagiosum is a skin rash. They have the form of single and multiple nodules oval or hemispherical shape. Nodules do not hurt to have a normal skin color. Often they shine much less - surrounded by an inflammatory rim. Even more rarely, molluscum contagiosum in children affects not only the skin but also the mucous membranes.

The infection can progress for several years, but this is an extreme scenario. In most cases, the nodules disappear by themselves within six months. At the same time any specific removal of molluscum contagiosum is usually not required, but experts still resort to some of the procedures in order to speed up the destruction of the virus pathogens.

Note also that the nodules - clusters of pathogens have a characteristic appearance, did not look like warts or any other skin diseases and therefore easily diagnosed by a detailed examination of the patient. However, they can be confused with benign tumors, but it is a question of the competence of a specialist who will conduct inspection.

Molluscum contagiosum - treatment of the disease

 Treatment of molluscum contagiosum with liquid nitrogen

All measures to remove the pathogens are reduced to molluscum contagiosum nodules sparing dissection and subsequent lubrication wounds alcoholic solution of iodine. To speed up the process of removal of molluscum contagiosum made using cold (liquid nitrogen), the electric current (diatermokoangulyatsiya) or surgery (scraping content using special tools). To comply with sterility during the procedure in hospitals for decoration   Now use special medical panel with antibacterial coating. In that case, doctors diagnosed an extensive molluscum contagiosum in children and a large area of ​​skin lesions, patients prescribed UV irradiation and antiviral ointment. The body's defenses are strengthened by the appointment of restorative procedures.

It is not necessary to self-medicate any disease. There was an exception to the rule, and molluscum contagiosum. As we said above, the bundles can be easily confused with benign tumors. Accordingly, forcing education without consulting your doctor, you can injure hitherto benign entity which then go into a malignant form.

For a quick and painless recovery would be useful to conduct disinfection of children's clothes, personal hygiene items and baby toys. Adult patients are advised to give up sex until the end of treatment as non-compliance with quarantine measures pathogen can penetrate into the body of the partner of an infected person.

Prevention of molluscum contagiosum

Prevention of molluscum contagiosum is early detection of infection and personal hygiene. In addition, great importance is the activation of protective forces of the body, strengthening the immune system. Child must be tempered, do not forget the gym, hydrotherapy, exercise and games in the fresh air.