Your Private GP and Sexual Health Clinic in Canary Wharf

Molluscum in adults is usually sexually transmitted

Dr Wayne Cottrell:


  • It is a highly infectious viral infection, very common in children
  • In adults, it is considered an STI, as it’s passed through sexual contact
  • Can also be passed on through sharing towels/clothes
  • Its related to the virus that causes genital warts
  • Causes small, clear blisters, with a dimple in the middle
  • Will clear up on its own within 6-18 months
  • Cryotherapy is the preferred treatment option


  • Passed on through skin-to-skin contact, sexual contact
  • Also passed on through sharing of bed linen, towels and during close contact with family members
  • The main symptom is itching that starts about a week after contact
  • Usually starts about a week after the contact
  • Treatment is with medicated shampoo
  • Wash all clothes and bed linen at a very high temperature


  • Highly infectious parasitic infection transmitted through sexual and normal skin-to-skin contact
  • Causes Intense, all-over body itching
  • Usually starts 2-6 weeks post contact
  • Itchy rash with inflamed spots
  • Treatment is with medicated shampoo
  • Wash all clothes and linen at a very high temperature
Dr Wayne Cottrell will be back in the clinic from 18 October and the clinic will be open every weekday from that date

Canada Place Shopping Mall
34 North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
E14 5HX

0203 197 9100

Monday: 08:00-18:30
Tuesday: 08:00-18:30
Wednesday: 09:00-17:00
Thursday: 09:00-17:00
Friday: 09:00-17:00