Molluscum contagiosum virus

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What is molluscum contagiosum virus?

Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection of the skin or occasionally of the mucous membranes. It is caused by a virus called the molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV).

Common symptoms reported by people with molluscum contagiosum virus

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with molluscum contagiosum virus

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tagamet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with molluscum contagiosum virus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with molluscum contagiosum virus

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
depressed mood excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tagamet)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
bipolar manic episodes
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with molluscum contagiosum virus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has molluscum contagiosum virus on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 0
40s 3
50s 1
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 5

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from molluscum contagiosum virus patients who have completed their condition history
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