By Dr Rinky Kapoor
MBBS, MD Dermatology, DDV Dermatology, Fellowship in Dermatosurgery and Lasers, Visiting Fellow in Dermatosurgery and Lasers, Certificate course in Lasers
Good personal hygiene is a key factor in avoiding transmission of this disease.
1) MC is spread by close personal contact with infected people. Avoid skin-to-skin contact with others in order to prevent transmission.
2) Transmission has been shown to occur in children from swimming pools and in the sharing of baths, towels, gym equipment, and benches.
3) Because the rash can spread by autoinoculation (spread from one part of the body to another by touching the lesions), avoid scratching the lesions.
4) Because sexual transmission is common in adults, avoid sexual contact with infected people. It is unclear whether condoms are effective in preventing this disease.
Most cases go away by themselves in 6 to 12 months.