Child care

What Is Molluscum Contagiosum?

Molloscum Contagiosum is a chronic infection which causes multiple, raised, pearl bumps on the skin. It is a viral skin infection. This virus is more common in children and it is also contagious.

This virus can be spread to people who have a weak immune system and through sexual contact. . It can also be spread through scratching or rubbing.

Symptoms Of Mollusum Contagiosum In Children:-

  • In children you can find the raised pearl-like bumps usually on the face, neck and limbs. And in adults, you can find it on the genitals and inner thigh.
  • Itching
  • The center of the bump is not hard, it has a dimple.
  • The bumps are very small, soft and become red
  • The bumps look like a soft, reddish mole

Mollusum Contagiosum Natural Treatment:-

  • Rub betadine scrub on the infected area for 5 minutes, gently. Do this regularly.
  • Take vinegar, soak a cotton ball in it. Place the cotton balls on the infected area.

Medical Treatments For Mollousum Contagiosum:-

Consult your doctor first before applying the following medications.

  • Trichloroacetic acid, a skin peel can be applied
  • Creams such as topical podophyllotoxin or Cantharidin.
  • Imiquimod is a prescription only topical cream that boosts the immune system. Cimetidine

Preventing Infection From Molluscum Contagiosum:-

  • Maintain good personal hygiene
  • Avoid skin to skin contact with people who are infected
  • Make sure your child uses his or her own towel
  • Avoid sexual contact with people who are infected with mollusum contagiosum. Condoms are not proven effective in preventing infection from mollusum contagiosum.

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