Re: HPV and moscullum. Have some confusion and so many questions!!
A friend of mine had molluscum when we were little. Rest assured that molluscum and HPV are separate viral conditions entirely. Molluscum is a poxvirus, while HPV is a papilloma virus. The lesions your husband is experiencing are not warts, rather they are a lesion unique to poxvirus conditions. Unfortunately with molluscum, it can be transmitted through objects, such as the incident with the loofah. My friend got it from sharing a life vest during a fishing trip. HPV, on the other hand, generally only transmits through direct skin to skin contact. I would also like to add that there are over a hundred known types of HPV, as the virus tends to infect a specific part of the body. HPV that causes warts on the hands will not cause warts to form on the genitals or feet. Cervical HPV (high risk types 16 and 18) is also unique to the genital tract in men and women. Molluscum is different in that it is indiscriminate and can effect any part of the body. Any skin patch is suitable, which is what makes it so very infectious.
In time your little boy should clear up his condition. It is good that he is so young and has a strong immune system, as well as rapidly reproducing cells (hooray youth!). With the proper nutrition and treatment, he should be able to clear the infection in a few months. If I learn anything else, I will share the information with you. Keep on asking questions and more people will come out of the woodwork.
Last edited by Switch96; 06-26-2011 at 12:44 PM.
Reason: additional information on hpv varieties