How is molluscum contagiosum treated?
The condition is usually self-limited, so treatment is not always necessary. Individual lesions may be removed by scraping or freezing the lesion. The surgical removal of individual lesions may result in scarring. Medications applied on the skin (topical), such as those used to remove warts, may be helpful in removal of lesions. Some of these medications may be applied in the doctor's office or at home.