Thank you for the information.
We are dealing with 2 unrelated issues here.
1. Radiculopathy - related to pain.
2. Molluscum contagiosum - related to skin bumps.
I will explain one by one so that you can be well informed before your next consultation please.
This usually occurs due to pressure or force on the nerve anywhere along its tract by the adjacent tissues like - bone or tendon or inter-vertebral disc (commonly called a herniated disc). The discs that sit between the vertebrae have a tough outer shell and jelly-like center. The outer shell of the discs can sometimes break open, spilling the jelly material inside. This is what doctors call a herniated disc. Herniated discs can cause symptoms, because the jelly material that spills out of them can irritate nearby nerves. Plus, the disc itself can bulge and press on nerves.
There are tests that can check for a herniated disc, but most people do not need them. That's because many people who have symptoms of a herniated disc get better on their own, regardless of what that test shows.
Imaging tests, such as an MRI or a CT scan, can show what the tissues inside the back look like. These tests can find a herniated disc if one is there. But doctors do not usually offer this test until a person has had symptoms for at least 4 to 6 weeks. In most cases, it does not make sense to order the test sooner, because the treatment for herniated disc during those first few weeks is the same no matter what an imaging test might show.
Management includes -
●Pain medicines that you can get without a prescription. (If these do not work, doctors and nurses can prescribe stronger pain medicines.)
●Medicines to relax the muscles (called muscle relaxants)
●Injections of medicines that numb the back or reduce swelling
●Physical therapy to teach you special exercises and stretches
●Spinal manipulation, which is when someone like a physical therapist or a chiropractor moves or "adjusts" the joints of your back
●Acupuncture, which is when someone who knows traditional Chinese medicine inserts tiny needles into your body to block pain signals
If not better then surgery might be contemplated.
Molluscum contagiosum is the name of a virus that causes a skin infection of the same name. The infection is common and can develop in children and adults. The virus is spread by skin-to-skin contact or by contact with an object with the virus on it, such as a used towel or washcloth. Symptoms of molluscum include small, skin-colored growths on the skin - - which look like viral warts with an central umbilication or depression (like what we see here).
Molluscum contagiosum usually resolves on its own without complications after a number of months to up to a year or two. While treatment for molluscum is optional, it may be performed for cosmetic reasons and to prevent spread to new areas on the skin.
There are several treatment options -
●Freezing the growths (called cryotherapy)
●Scraping off the growths (called curettage)
●A treatment called Canthardin, which forms a blister and gets rid of the molluscum once the blister heals
●A medication called podophyllotoxin, which can be applied to the molluscum bumps.
Salicylic acid is a common topical medication for skin problems. It is available over the counter (OTC) or by prescription. However, the OTC version is not as strong as the one that doctors prescribe.
Apply twice weekly 12% Salicylic acid gel on the lesions till resolution or 6 months.
May I suggest you discuss these possibilities with your PCP and get yourself appropriately evaluated and managed please.
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