Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiosum

It is defined as the viral infection of skin due to which round firm painless bumps formed on skin size ranging from small to pinhead of pencil eraser. Infection spread from person to person or contaminated objects.


Signs and symptoms of molluscum contagiosum include:Molluscum Contagiosum symptoms treatment

  • Itching
  • Raised and round in shape
  • Flesh color
  • Small about ¼ inch diameter
  • Removing from scratching
  • Appear on face, neck armpits or arms and tops

The main cause of molluscum contagiosum is viral infection following things cause the spread of infection:

  • Contact with infected skin
  • Contact with contaminated objects
  • Scratching the bumps
  • Sexual contact with infected person

Molluscum contagious can be diagnosis by your doctor by looking at the skin bumps. For detailed examination your doctor might recommend the microscopic examination of skin bump


Treatment options include:

  • Remove the skin lesion by scrapping
  • Freezing by cryotherapy
  • Medicine to form blisters which lift off the bumps
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