Molluscum contagiosum is a common viral skin conditions caused by the Molluscum contagiosum poxvirus. It presents as small, raised, dome-shaped bumps that might be pink, white, or skin-colored, and often with a central “core” or umbilication. It can show up as one bump or as multiple bumps scattered throughout the body.
Direct skin-to-skin contact with an infected person or the sharing of personal things like towels or clothing are the two main ways that molluscum contagiosum is transmitted. Although anyone can be affected by the illness, children are more frequently affected than adults.
Topical or oral antiviral drugs, cryotherapy (freezing the lesions with liquid nitrogen), curettage (scraping the lesions off), cantharidin treatment, and laser therapy are all possible treatments for molluscum contagiosum. The lesions may occasionally disappear on their own over time without any medical intervention.
It's crucial to keep in mind that molluscum contagiosum can present differently in everyone, and outcomes may differ based on the severity of the problem, the patient's skin type, and other aspects of their lifestyle and general health. To assist you in achieving your cosmetic objectives, a dermatologist can help you assess your unique needs and provide a treatment plan that is suitable for you. In order to stop the infection from spreading, people with molluscum contagiosum should refrain from skin-to-skin contact with others and from sharing personal things.