Molluscum Contagiosum Treatments
Molluscum Contagiosum Virus – Molluscum Contagiosum Treatments
Should you be able to work if you have molluscum contagiosum?
If you are an employee who comes in physical contact with clients regularly (e.g. health care provider, beautician, hairdresser, massage therapist, day care provider) and have been diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum treatments, no special precautions are required.
However, it would be reasonable for your employer to require you to cover visible lesions with a watertight dressing while at work.
What precautions can be taken to avoid the spread of molluscum contagiosum in the workplace?
The first thing for employers to think about when drawing up guidelines and regulations regarding employees with molluscum contagiosum is that the disease is regarded as benign, with rare exceptions, such as individuals who are significantly immune system compromised. It is much easier for a person to catch a flu virus or the common cold virus than it is to catch molluscum contagiosum.
Molluscum contagiosum cannot be spread by sneezing or coughing as the molluscum contagiosum virus remains in the skin and does not circulate throughout the body. So, the disease can only be spread with direct skin contact with infected persons or objects contaminated by the virus.
Several precautions can prevent or reduce spread of molluscum contagiosum to other people:
- Frequent and correct hand hygiene practices.
- Covering all visible lesions with a watertight bandage or dressing.
- Routinely disinfecting shared equipment. The molluscum contagiosum symptoms is not particularly difficult to kill and usual sanitation procedures should be sufficient.