How is molluscum contagiosum prevented?

Updated: Aug 09, 2018
  • Author: Ashish C Bhatia, MD, FAAD, FACMS; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Most cases in adolescents and adults are secondary to sexual contact. Abstinence and careful selection of sexual partners are important. Whether condoms are effective in preventing spread is unclear. Good personal hygiene is important in limiting transmission. Autoinoculation may result from trauma, such as shaving or the manipulation of lesions by the patient.


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