Your Questions Answered: Is Molluscum Contagiosum an STD?

03.09.2012 (20 Comments)

Is Molluscum Contagiosum an STD

Sexually transmitted diseases are a common affliction among adults, and can be dangerous if left untreated. Among STDs, molluscum contagiosum is one of the less severe; however, treatment is still essential.

Molluscum contagiosum (MCV) is an STD caused by a poxvirus, a family of viruses that date back hundreds of years. MCV is spread through skin-to-skin contact, and is therefore easily transmitted through sexual intercourse.

Is molluscum contagiosum an STD?

Molluscum contagiosum is considered an STD and should be treated. Here are some key facts that you should know about MCV and how it can affect you:

  • Molluscum contagiosum is a highly-contagious STD - Although more common in children, MCV can be transmitted between adults, and is most often transmitted in adults through sexual intercourse. If you or your partner has MCV lesions, then you are at risk of contracting the virus.
  • MCV is relatively painless - Unlike other STDs, molluscum contagiosum typically does not cause any pain. The lesions can; however, become infected if left untreated.
  • Without treatment, molluscum contagiosum will go a few years - If you’re thinking about letting MCV “run its course,” think again. Lesions can take up to four years to heal on their own, and you are highly contagious as long as you have lesions on your skin (view images of Molluscum Contagiosum).
  • Molluscum contagiosum is an external STD - This means that MCV lesions will only appear on the skin - outside your body. If you have symptoms that are not on the skin, you should consult your doctor, as these are likely caused by another source.
  • MCV is rarely seen in healthy adults - While adults can contract molluscum contagiosum through sexual activity, it is rarely seen in adults who are healthy. Instead, MCV is typically found in adults with compromised immune systems (from cancer, HIV/AIDS or other medical afflictions).
  • Molluscum contagiosum can be spotted - If you believe you may have MCV, you should see your doctor. You can identify them fairly well from home; however, by looking for rounded, pink-to-skin colored bumps or lesions that have a small indention in the middle. Identifying these lesions, which are typically 2 to 5mm in diameter, is often an indicator of molluscum contagiosum.
  • Several treatment options are available - Traditional treatments include cutting, freezing or burning lesions with acid; however, there are natural remedies for molluscum contagiosum available that offer a painless, more discreet method for treating MCV.

Looking for a safe and natural treatment for molluscum contagiosum?

MolluscumRx is an all-natural, pain-free treatment for MCV across the body, including the genitals. Learn more about molluscum contagiosum in adults or order your treatment today.

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Comment by Anna Morton (September 7th, 2012)

Hi I am 31 weeks pregnant and have molloscum around the lower buttock area is your product safe to use during pregnancy?



The product should be safe to use. We have not experienced any problems with pregnant women using the product.

Feel free to call our office if you would like to discuss further.



Comment by john (September 16th, 2012)

Comment by Ad (May 10th, 2014)

My grandchildren have molluscum contagiousm. I care for them. Am I at risk of getting this? I am 65 yrs old and had shingles a year ago?

I would not worry about contracting the disease from your grandchildren, your risk is minimal. The reason children are so susceptible to molluscum is due to the fact that their immune systems are not fully developed.

In all the time we have been selling our product, I have never heard of a report of a parent getting the disease while treating a child.

Comment by Amanda crane (February 18th, 2015)

Hi, I have started seeing someone with MCV.. what is the best way to protect myself to lessen my chances of contracting MCV?

It's very simple. Just do not come in contact with the lesions (direct body contact). Also, avoid surfaces where the lesions have touched ( towels, clothes, sheets).

Many people live with someone who has molluscum and they do not get the virus. Just use some precautions and you should be fine.

In the meantime, get them some MolluscumRx so they can get rid of that stuff.

Comment by Jose (May 21st, 2015)

Hi, I believe I got this through a recent sexual encounter. So are you saying people with healthy immune systems don't normally contract this even if his sex partner currently has MCV?

Not necessarily. The molluscum virus is a very unpredictable thing. The same exposure to various people can and will result in different outcomes.

So it is not unusual for an adult with a healthy immune system to contract the virus thru sexual contact.

When one partner has molluscum, it is advisable to refrain for sexual contact until the molluscum lesions are gone.

Comment by Alyssa (June 29th, 2015)

Can this be used on a one year old?

Yes, it is safe to use MolluscumRx on a 1 year old. Please call us at any time if you have questions - (407) 850-5599.

Comment by steven (July 22nd, 2015)

Im on immune supressors will I still be able to have molluscum go away?

Absolutely. We have treated many adults on immune suppressors.

Remember, consistency is the key. Apply the product at least twice a day and do not miss applications.

The MolluscumRx will take care of the rest.

Comment by Tom (September 3rd, 2015)

Is the disease gone once the bumps are gone? Are you cured?
I have heard other stds stay with you and are in your blood.

Yes, the disease will be gone once the bumps are no longer there. Unless you come in contact with someone else who has molluscum, you will be fine.

Comment by Karen (September 16th, 2015)

What if my partner and I didn't have other sexual partners how could we have gotten this?

There are several ways. Gyms and saunas are key places. Any environments where it is easy to come into contact with other people body fluids will most likely be the culprit.

Comment by Tony (September 23rd, 2015)


Similar question to the post above. My partner and I have been together for 8 months and have had no other sexual partners during that time period. Is it possible that I could of had this before I met her and not known?


Probably not. 8 months is a long time for the virus to be dormant on our skin.

As stated before, there are other ways to contract molluscum besides through sexual contact. Gyms, yoga classes, saunas etc, any place where you could come into contact with surfaces where others with the virus may have been.

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