You notice some pink, raised bumps on your child’s skin. The doctor diagnoses molluscum contagiosum, a common viral infection of the skin that is highly contagious.
Molluscum is transmitted not only by direct contact with the bumps, but also by touching an object that has come in contact with the bumps.
The virus can also spread to other parts of the body.
Having a child with molluscum contagiosum may create some very real and very difficult challenges in your day-to-day life. Make yourself aware of some of the unfun ways in which molluscum may impact how you live.
A helpful overview of molluscum contagiosum.
Hear what molluscum looked like to this mom.
One mom shares what it was like to learn just how common molluscum actually is.
Sometimes a dermatologist can be helpful when managing molluscum.
There may be options that can better help you manage the disease, reduce the risk of spreading the virus as well as assist you in navigating the various ways molluscum may negatively affect your life.
When managing molluscum contagiosum, you might consider speaking to a dermatologist to determine the best course of action for your family and child. During this current COVID-19 pandemic, please note that many dermatologists are practicing telemedicine, and you can always make an appointment for a future date.
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