What is Molluscum Contagiosum?
Molluscum Contagiosum are common, warts caused by a virus. The lesions are small skin-colored or pink bumps, which sometimes have a central white indentation.The characteristic lesions are sometimes called “water warts” because they resemble fluid filled blisters. The bumps can appear on any area of the body including inside the mouth and in the groin area. Molluscum mainly affect children, but adults commonly get this virus.
The virus is spread from person to person usually through close skin contact including intimate contact in adults. By touching or scratching lesions, people spread the virus on themselves and develop more molluscum. The lesions usually do not cause any symptoms, but at times they may itch.
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