++ANATOMY AND SYMPTOMS++

UNFUN FACT:

MOLLUSCUM IS ITCHY, PAINFUL AND HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS. AND TO BE HONEST, GROSS.

LOTS OF KIDS GET IT

Molluscum Contagiosum is a highly contagious viral skin infection that affects an estimated 6 million people in the United States, primarily impacting children under the age of 16.

Learning more about Molluscum and what causes this skin infection is the best starting point for treating and managing it.

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Molluscum Looks Like This

• Bumps with a dent in the middle Flesh-colored, white, pink, or red in color.

• Bumps may have a white, waxy core bumps range in size from a pinhead to a pencil eraser.

• Most people have 10-30 bumps, but some children may have as many as 100.

And it feels like this

• Itchy

• Painful

• Eczema may occur around the  bumps, which may add to your child’s discomfort

Most Common Areas Of Infection

• The Trunk

• Axillae (the armpit)

• Arms and Legs

• They can even appear on the face

Never Dig Out The Core

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What you can do

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.

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