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Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection of the skin that can be spread through skin to skin contact or through sexual contact to those with weak immune systems. It appears as small bumps on the skin that can commonly be confused with the appearance of warts.

The virus is part of the pox family and is much more common in children than in adults. Molluscum contagiosum can last months to years, but is most commonly resolved within six to nine months from the start of treatment.

Although not always necessary, treatment of molluscum contagiosum may involve surgical scraping (curettage), freezing with liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy), or removal through heat (cautery). It’s important to have a dermatologist look at your skin condition in order for it to accurately be diagnosed in order for you to be on the best possible treatment plan.

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