So you’ve been to your doctor and have been told that those scary red bumps on your gentials are molluscum. Now what? As we have discussed before, molluscum is considered an STD when it is transfered through sexual contact. Of all the STD’s molluscum may be the easiest to contract. All that is required is skin to skin contact. That’s where the contagiosum part of the name comes from, the virus is highly contagious. The little organisms that cause the disease can also be spread by blood, seman, or bodily fluids. It is even possible to contract the disease from people who seem perfectly healthy at the time of contact. They may not even be aware that they are infected. Tricky stuff this molluscum virus.
The ABC’s of Treating Molluscum on Adult Genitalia
A.) Prepare the infected area:
The first step is to prepare the area for treatment. The lesions found on the genital area will typically be covered by hair. In order to properly apply the treatment you will need to trim back this hair to better expose the lesions. To do this we recommend that you use scissors. When trimming back the hair, be very careful not to pierce or scrape the lesions. As this can lead to additional spreading, and you do not want that. Therefore, do not use clippers, razors and do not wax the area where the lesions are located.
B.) Application of the product:
Once you have properly prepped the area, now you are ready to apply the product.
The area should be washed and then completely dried. It is important that the surface where the lesions are located is very dry as this will allow the product to be applied most effectively.
Apply a drop to the area and rub in a circular motion to form a paste, then let dry. This will allow the product to activate. Once dried, the paste will form a clear seal, similar to a liquid bandage, over the lesions. That’s all there is to it. Be sure to try to keep the area as dry as possible.
C.) Recommended dosing:
When you treat molluscum on adult genitalia, consistency is the key. In order to achieve best results you must be diligent. The product should be applied 2-3 times per day. You should follow the instructions given in the tutorial video. The more frequently you apply the product the quicker the lesions will resolve.
D.) Timeliness of treatment:
Once you start treatment the lesions typically will respond in 5-7 days. What you will see is that the lesions will start to darken (turn darker red) and then scab over. This is what you are looking for. When you see this, you know the lesions are going away. We recommend you keep applying the product as directed until the skin returns to normal. This will ensure that no additional spreading takes place.
That’s how you treat molluscum on adult genitalia!