• 3 week study to evaluate a topical cream
• Enrolling patients 18 and older
• Involves 3 short outpatient visits over 3 weeks
• Compensates $50/visit for time and travel
• Enrollment begins in October
You may be a candidate for this study if you:
2 Years of age or older
Topical Film Forming Solution
Additional entry criteria apply. Qualified participants will receive related medical examinations and study medication at no cost, and may be eligible for compensation for their time and travel.
What is molluscum contagiosum?
Molluscum contagiosum is a skin infection that causes small pearly or flesh-colored bumps. The bumps may be clear, and the center often is indented. The infection is caused by a virus. The virus is easily spread but is not harmful.
What are the symptoms?
The bumps are round with a dimple in the center. They are a little smaller in size than the eraser on the end of a pencil. The bumps don't cause pain. They may appear alone or in groups. They most often appear on the trunk, face, eyelids, or genital area. The bumps may become inflamed and turn red as your body fights the virus.
People who have a weakened immune system may have dozens of larger bumps. These may need special treatment.
How does molluscum contagiosum spread?
The virus commonly spreads through skin-to-skin contact. This includes sexual contact or touching the bumps and then touching the skin. Touching an object that has the virus on it, such as a towel, also can spread the infection. The virus can spread from one part of the body to another. Or it can spread to other people, such as among children at day care or school. The infection is contagious until the bumps are gone.
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