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Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiousum is a common skin infection.  The lesions are small, skin colored, small wart-like bumps that are caused by a viral infection.  The virus is easily spread but it is not harmful. 

The painless bumps are round, often with a dimple in the center. They may appear alone or in groups. They most often appear on the trunk, face, eyelids, or genital area. The bumps may become inflamed and turn red as your body fights the virus.  This infection is seen most commonly in children, and especially those who suffer from atopic dermatitis or excessively dry skin. 

The virus commonly spreads through skin-to-skin contact. In adults, this can include sexual contact. The virus can spread from one part of the body to another, or it can spread to other people, such as amongst children at day care or school. Molluscum is contagious until the bumps are gone.

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Molluscum Contagiosum Symptoms

  • Groups of small, skin colored or pink bumps
  • Dome shaped lesions with a central dimple
  • May be seen with eczema

How our Dermatologists can Help you:

Our Dermatologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat Molluscum. Under a proper care and treatment plan you can begin to take control of these contagious and troublesome growths!   We will also evaluate and treat any co-existing eczema and identify any potential allergens which can make these conditions worse.  We use the latest topical and gentle methods to get rid of Molluscum once and for all!