The following was posted at CureMolluscum.org recently (www.curemolluscum.org):
A variety of molluscum contagiosum treatments may be prescribed when an outbreak of the lesions is diagnosed. These growths on the skin are, in many ways, treated with the same methods used for warts. This includes freezing with liquid nitrogen, scraping, applying various acids, undergoing electrocautery, and using various topical applications including retinoic acid or imiquimod, both of which are expensive and neither of which is FDA approved for treatment of mollsucum. Laser therapy has joined the ranks of popular treatments for molluscum contagiosum.
Unfortunately, the majority of traditional molluscum contagiosum treatments are accompanied by a great deal of discomfort. In addition, it is common for an outbreak to include many growths, and that may require multiple treatment sessions to completely eradicate the lesions. Molluscum contagiosum is a condition that is highly contagious via skin-to-skin contact. For this reason, it is important to treat the disease and eliminate the spread of molluscum contagiosum.