Molluscum contagiosum is highly contagious and can be spread from person to person when infected skin touches healthy skin.
Routinely disinfect shared toys and equipment. The molluscum contagiosum virus is not particularly difficult to kill and usual sanitation procedures should be sufficient.
Do not let kids share towels/loofas/bath sponges, toys or sports equipment while the bumps are present. Take extra precautions at swimming pools to avoid contact between kids and items such as noodles, kickboards, and even chairs or benches, as spreading the virus has been linked to spending time at the pool.
Moms share the various things they do to try to reduce the chance of spreading molluscum.
When managing molluscum contagiosum you might consider speaking to a dermatologist to determine the best course of action for your family and child.
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