Table 2.

Treatments prescribed during a patient’s consultation for molluscum contagiosum (where prescribed in >1% of cases)

BNF sub-section headingFrequencyPercentage
Emollient and barrier preparations14 64520.5
Topical corticosteroids14 49620.3
Anti-infective skin preparations13 07518.3
Antibacterial drugs10 64714.9
Antihistamines, hyposensitive and allergic emergencies30974.3
Preparations for warts and calluses17272.4
Skin cleansers, antiseptics, and wound prep14122.0
Anti-infective eye preparations9381.3
Topical anaesthetics and antipruritic preparations7501.1
  • BNF = British National Formulary.