Helped Over 500,000 patients with 98%+ satisfaction.
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

MOLLUSCOM CONTAGIOSUM with spreading lesions in thigh.

Resolved Question:

Good evening, Dr. I am a 23 year old female who was recently diagnosed with molluscom contagiosum. The lesions seem to just stay on my inner thighs with exception of a few on the back of my thighs and one on my abdomen. I have seen dermatology about two weeks a go to have them freeze them, however they have not gone away and today, I felt a tingling/itching sensation on my right inner thigh. I dropped my sweatpants to check and one of the lesions appeared to have gotten bigger. But my concern is with the spreading of these lesions I have never experienced any tingling or itching prior to the lesions forming. And so it makes me fearful because even as I'm writing it's happening. My friend was recently diagnosed with herpes simplex 2. I have had no sexual contact with her partners or anyone for that matter and certainly not unprotected. But I'm still freaking out. Is what I am experiencing normal? I have anxiety disorder too, which doesn't help that I have whatever this seems to be lol so I am up all night worried. Any advice?

Category: Dermatologist

Ask Your Own Question

Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar is online now

Expert:  Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar replied 4 Days.


Thanks for posting your query at

I can understand your concern.

I checked the picture. You have an inflamed lesion of molluscum which is causing the tingling. That can happen after freezing. You need to apply an antibiotic cream over it twice a day like mupirocin cream and the tingling and inflammation should settle down.

This doesn't look like herpes. Please do not worry.

Please let me know if you have any queries.

Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

Make informed and better medical decisions.

We believe that getting medical questions answered and getting qualified opinions from certified Doctors should be easier.

Specialists from
UK, US, Ind,
Aus & NZ

48000+ consults
in 2015

98.1% Satisfied

100% Satisfaction

How it works

  • Submit question, upload files, if any
  • Consult is assigned to a specialist
  • Doctor replies, Mean response time: 2 hours
  • Intimation by email, ask follow-ups

Recommendations based on


Doctor Spring is a novel online Doctor consultation platform where you can get your medical questions answered by leading Doctors. Just Submit your question and rest assured that you will consult a Doctor easily. Once you submit the question, the Doctor from the concerned specialty will reply within hours. You can always ask more questions or add details with follow-up question options and make it an online doctor chat. You may use this service to consult a specialty or for getting medical second opinion. All paid services come with a MEDNET quality assurance and 100% money back guarantee.

DoctorSpring in News


Make informed and better medical decisions.

Close x

Your account has been deleted.

PS: You can unsubscribe from emails from DoctorSpring, by going to
Unsubscribe link provided in them.