What is the most effective treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
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Although some treatment methods lead to more prompt resolution of molluscum contagiosum (MC), there is no single intervention that has proven most effective for treatment of the lesions. Effective methods include watchful waiting, physical destruction with cryotherapy, and application of topical agents (imiquimod, benzoyl peroxide, tretinoin, KOH, lemon myrtle oil, or tea tree oil with iodine). When determining therapy type, it is important to consider factors such as patient preference, pain tolerance, office limitations for procedures, and ability to arrange follow-up.
Evidence Based Practice 16(9): 06.