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Molluscum Contagiosum

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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.

If you are interested in learning more about skin cancer treatments, skin cancer surgery, medical dermatology or cosmetic dermatology in the Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina metro area, click here to request an appointment with Dr. Timothy Woodall, Dr. Richard White, or Ms. Kristin Berka. Or you can call our office, The Palmetto Skin & Laser Center, at (803) 329-6030 to schedule your appointment.