The following study found that 5% KOH aqueous solution proved to be as effective
and less irritating when compared to the 10% KOH solution. This trial also
emphasizes the effectiveness of topical KOH in the treatment of molluscum contagiosum,
sparing affected children from more aggressive physical modalities of treatment.
Pediatr Dermatol 2000 Nov-Dec;17(6):495
Evaluation of the effectiveness of 5% potassium hydroxide for the treatment
of molluscum contagiosum.
Romiti R, Ribeiro AP, Romiti N.
Department of Dermatology, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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