Molluscum Contagiosum in Children

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Overview

Molluscum contagiosum is a viral disease that causes small pink or skin-colored bumps on your child's skin. As the disease progresses, the bumps tend to have small sunken centers.

  • Molluscum contagiosum is not harmful and usually does not have any other symptoms.
  • The virus is inside the bumps and is mildly contagious over an extended period of time.
  • In most cases, the lesions will heal without treatment over a period of six to nine months.
  • Molluscum contagiosum is most common in children and adolescents, although it can affect adults.
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