Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiosum (MC) is a common viral infection of the skin that causes painless, small flesh-colored bumps & can spread easily through skin-to-skin contact.


Symptoms can appear 1 to 6 weeks after contact with the virus.

  • Small, pink or skin colored bumps on skin
  • Bumps may itch
  • Round in dome with a sunken center
  • Bumps can form alone or in groups or clusters


molluscum contagiosum on the back of the arm.


Treatment depends on your symptoms, age, and general health.  In most cases, the bumps will heal without treatment over 2 to 12 months. Treatment options include:

  • Removal of the bumps
  • Topical therapy

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Molluscum contagiosum on child's cheek.
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