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Anyone know if safe to be exposed to molloscum contagiosum?

post #1 of 4
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It's a viral disease and I can't seem to find anything that indicates it's bad during pregnancy but thought I had better ask.  Thinking of calling my midwife but don't want to seem overzealous.  

 

thanks,

andrea

post #2 of 4
I don't think making a call is being over zealous. Sorry I can't help. I have never heard of it.
post #3 of 4

I know a little about this...it's safe for your unborn child, but not safe for you.  It's more of a skin problem. Depending on the person it can cause boils, lesions, and take anywhere from 3 months to 12 months to clear up.  It is really embarrassing and there are no treatments for it.  Some people have them burned or frozen off, but that can cause scarring.  They can also come and go while your body fights it, like herpies does sometimes.  It develops mostly in moist areas like between legs, inside part of arms, feet, etc.

 

My son developed open sores on his bottom, and since this was my first child, and I was new to cloth diapering I figured it was the diapers.  Testing proved otherwise ( and it took three tests to get a positive).  It's was awful!  My doctor said that he had to come in contact with someone who had it, or someplace (like a changing table?).  It took 12months to clear up, and we kept him naked as much as possible.  I had to thoroughly clean my hands after every change and make sure people to took care of him were aware of the situation.

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Originally Posted by Watergirl's World View Post

I know a little about this...it's safe for your unborn child, but not safe for you.  It's more of a skin problem. Depending on the person it can cause boils, lesions, and take anywhere from 3 months to 12 months to clear up.  It is really embarrassing and there are no treatments for it.  Some people have them burned or frozen off, but that can cause scarring.  They can also come and go while your body fights it, like herpies does sometimes.  It develops mostly in moist areas like between legs, inside part of arms, feet, etc.

 

My son developed open sores on his bottom, and since this was my first child, and I was new to cloth diapering I figured it was the diapers.  Testing proved otherwise ( and it took three tests to get a positive).  It's was awful!  My doctor said that he had to come in contact with someone who had it, or someplace (like a changing table?).  It took 12months to clear up, and we kept him naked as much as possible.  I had to thoroughly clean my hands after every change and make sure people to took care of him were aware of the situation.

Ugh.  Well, I washed my hands immediately afterwards so hopefully OK.  Biggest concern was baby so glad to hear he/she is okay.  I didn't tough the sores themselves but I'll keep an eye out. Thanks!

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