Molluscum Contagiosum

Shelby Owens

Molluscum Contagiosum is caused by a virus that usually causes a mild skin disease.

The transmission of the disease is caused by touching of the affected skin or anything with the virus on it.

It is very easily spread from person to person.

Some symptoms are small pink, white, or skin colored bumps on the skin. They can become itchy, red, sore, swollen, and infected if they are irritated.

The virus is usually diagnosed by just looking at the affected area, but sometimes doctors will take a biopsy of the bumps.

Usually it goes away on its own in about two to three months. Sometimes doctors will freeze the bumps, scrape them off with a sharp tool, or give you oral drugs.

Treatment is always successful. In cases of children burning, scarring, pain, blisters, and discolor.

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