Because major risk factors for infection include skin-to- skin contact with athletes who have active skin infections and share equipment, kids may find themselves not being able to participate in certain close contact sports.
Having to tell a child who is infected with molluscum to avoid contact between kids and items such as noodles, kickboards, and even chairs or benches, may make them feel like they don’t belong.
Even a sibling that doesn’t have molluscum can suffer when family trips to the town pool may be put on hold because of a brother or sister who does have molluscum.
One mom shares what it was like trying to manage going to the pool with 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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