Molluscum Contagiosum

About Molluscum Contagiosum

molluscum contagiosumMolluscum contagiosum is a common skin disease which is caused by a virus. The virus spreads from person to person very easily. Skin-to-skin contact spreads the virus. It can be spread by simply touching the diseased area on another person and it is often spread sexually, particularly common with teenagers.. You  can also get molluscum if you share clothes or towels with an infected person.

Molluscum contagiosum manifests itself as pink or flesh-coloured bumps on the skin. These bumps can appear anywhere on the body. An average outbreak is 10 to 20 bumps. If a person has a weakened immune system (for example people with AIDS), they may have 100 or more bumps.

Whenever you can see the bumps on the skin, molluscum contagiosum is contagious. It is important that you do not pick the bumps as you risk spreading them to other parts of the body.

Who gets Molluscum contagiosum?

Children and people living in humid hot or tropical locations are most likely to get Molluscum Contagiosum. Certain types of eczema such as atopic dermatitis can predispose someone to catching it.

Molluscum Contagiosum Removal

Molluscum Contagiosum will usually go away without treatment, however you may want to be free of the unsightly bumps it causes in which case we can remove these for you at the Skin Evolutions Clinic in Winchester using advanced cosmetic procedures. Click here to find out more about Advanced Cosmetic Procedures>>

We are located in Winchester. You can find us just off the High Street giving in a central yet discrete location.  Call us today on 01962 809937 for a consultation.

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