Molluscum contagiosum is a common painless and usually harmless viral infection of the skin. It usually goes away after several months or few years. Molluscum can spread to surrounding skin by scratching or rubbing and can spread to others by skin-to-skin contact or handling contaminated objects such as towels, toys, and clothing. Poor hygiene and warm, moist climates encourage the spread of molluscum. Use of public or school swimming pools is associated with childhood infections.
Adults are more often infected by molluscum through sexual contact and tend to have genital lesions. Children are most commonly affected with lesions appearing on the face, neck, arms, armpits, and hands. Patients with eczema and defective immunity like HIV infection may be more severely affected by molluscum.
One or more small (1–5 mm) pink, white, or skin-colored, smooth, dome-shaped bumps, often with a tiny dot or depression in the center, occur in clusters and sometimes in a straight line from scratching and self-inoculation. In patients with a defective immune system, bumps can be larger.
The following preventive measures to be followed:
Molluscum contagiosum may be a harmless virus, however if left untreated or if not treated with appropriate medications, it may worsen and last for months or even years.
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