++ Pre-diagnosis tool ++


Sometimes it can be hard to tell if it's
mollUscum or something else.

Molluscum Contagiosum

Pre-diagnosis tool for caregivers

Dermatologists and other certified healthcare professionals are the only people who should diagnose molluscum. Here are some key features of molluscum. 

If your child exhibits any of these, you should consider contacting a dermatologist or certified health professional to obtain a formal diagnosis and discuss treatment options.

What molluscum looks like.

Small raised smooth bump on the skin, typically with a little dimple in the center.

The color of the bump is usually the same color of the skin.

Where and How Many.

A child may just have one bump, a few, or many.

Multiple bumps will normally appear in just one area, typically on the tummy, back, arms, legs, or face.

What molluscum Feels Like.

The bumps are usually painless, but they can be itchy for some children. If the bumps are scratched or itched, they may look red and feel painful.

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If your child’s bumps look similar to the photos, you may want to contact a dermatologist

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