Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin infection caused by the molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV). The virus causes small, raised spots that can be spread by skin-to-skin contact. It is more common in children, although it can affect people of any age.
Symptoms of molluscum contagiosumMolluscum is painless but can be itchy. When the spots appear they look like pimples. Over time they become round, pink or pearl-coloured lumps with a hard core and often a dimple in the centre. The spots are usually very small, but they can be as large as two centimetres.Treatment of molluscum contagiosum
Molluscum usually heal within months without any treatment, although people with impaired immune systems can have the spots for several years. Molluscum usually heal without leaving a scar, although aggressive treatment and scratching can leave a mark similar to a chickenpox scar.It is important to see your doctor for correct diagnosis of molluscum contagiosum. While no treatment is usually needed, your doctor might suggest irritating the spots with tape or solutions to cause an immune response or try cryotherapy to freeze them.Need help?Our specialised GPS at the AMPM DOCTORS HIGH ROAD can help you 9️⃣4️⃣5️⃣7️⃣9️⃣0️⃣4️⃣4️⃣ for an appointment. #itchy #skin #help #infection #open #daily #perth #wa #high #road #bulk #billed - 5 minutes ago