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Author Topic: Molloscum scarring?  (Read 1046 times)

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Offline todd123

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Molloscum scarring?
« on: August 22, 2008, 03:17:23 PM »
Does anyone know of the best way to get rid of these nasty things with the least amount of scarring?
I'm read laser therapy, light therapy, scooping them out.
I know that once the immune system improves, they tend to just go away in some people.
Because I'm starting treatment with such low numbers, relying on HAART could tae a while.

Thoughts anyone?
Thanks,

Scott
Tested HIV+ July 28, 2008
CD4 16 VL over 400,000
Started Prezista/Norvir, Isentress and Intelence; Mepron
8/08   CD4 64    2%      VL 1500
9/08   CD4 135  6%      VL 371
11/08 CD4 104   9%     VL 156
12/08 CD4 161   9%     VL 400
01/09 CD4 109   7%     VL 351
02/09 CD4 218   8%     VL   98
03/09 CD4   80   5%     VL   98 at least that's the same
04/09 CD4 150   7%      VL 100
05/09 CD4 232   8%      VL   90

Offline Assurbanipal

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Re: Molloscum scarring?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2008, 04:08:23 PM »
Ummm... How about things that didn't work particularly well? 
1) It can take a long time for them to go away is my experience -- I have been doing the "wait it out mode" and while they are fewer (only a couple on the legs now) its been two years and they aren't gone, so I'm looking into different options.
2) Don't shave any on your face -- that makes them spread, although they haven't particularly scarred.

Good luck (and let us know what good things you find out)

Assurbanipal
5/06 VL 1M+, CD4 22, 5% , pneumonia, thrush -- O2 support 2 months, 6/06 +Kaletra/Truvada
9/06 VL 3959 CD4 297 13.5% 12/06 VL <400 CD4 350 15.2% +Pravachol
2007 VL<400, 70, 50 CD4 408-729 16.0% -19.7%
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02/09 VL 100 CD4 616 23.7% 03/09 VL 130 5/09 VL 100 CD4 540 28.4% +Actonel (osteoporosis) 7/09 VL 130
8/09  new regimen Isentress/Epzicom 9/09 VL UD CD4 621 32.7% 11/09 VL UD CD4 607 26.4% swap Isentress for Prezista/Norvir 12/09 (liver and muscle issues) VL 50
2010 VL UD CD4 573-680 26.1% - 30.9% 12/10 VL 20
2011 VL UD-20 CD4 568-673 24.7%-30.6%
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Offline Robert

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Re: Molloscum scarring?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2008, 05:13:25 PM »
Not sure just how low your numbers are but are you on bactrim?  Like Assurbanipal, I had to wait them out but it wasn't two years.  The bactrim helped a lot.

robert
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Offline todd123

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Re: Molloscum scarring?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2008, 07:06:08 PM »
Unfortunately, I'm not on the Bactrim because on allergy.
I have to use Mepron (so expensive) to prevent PCP.

My doc wants to do curtelage (sp?) which basically scoops them out.
I know it would scar, but just wonder how much.

Thanks
Tested HIV+ July 28, 2008
CD4 16 VL over 400,000
Started Prezista/Norvir, Isentress and Intelence; Mepron
8/08   CD4 64    2%      VL 1500
9/08   CD4 135  6%      VL 371
11/08 CD4 104   9%     VL 156
12/08 CD4 161   9%     VL 400
01/09 CD4 109   7%     VL 351
02/09 CD4 218   8%     VL   98
03/09 CD4   80   5%     VL   98 at least that's the same
04/09 CD4 150   7%      VL 100
05/09 CD4 232   8%      VL   90

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: Molloscum scarring?
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2008, 11:21:49 PM »
My doctor freezes them and cuts them off. Sometimes it has left a tiny scar, sometimes not.

 


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