Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiosum is a common viral infection of the skin that causes small flesh-colored bumps that are painless. The virus is not harmful however can be easily spread among children through skin-to-skin contact. Most often appear on the trunk, face, arms and genital area with potentially a rash that is red, scaly, dry or itchy around the bumps.

Treatment Options: Molluscum Contagiosum is often treated with medicated chemicals, freezing or scraping treatments for the skin. This often leads to blisters and sores that need to be soothed with topical or oral medications. If left untreated, these bumps will eventually go away over time, but will continue to spread and be contagious.

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