++AVOIDING TRANSMISSION++

UNFUN FACT:

Molluscum can spread by touching an object contaminated with the virus.

AVOID CONTACT WITH THE ACTIVE INFECTION.

Molluscum contagiosum is highly contagious and can be spread from person to person when infected skin touches healthy skin.

DISINFECT SURFACES AND LOCATIONS IN THE HOME.

Routinely disinfect shared toys and equipment. The molluscum contagiosum virus is not particularly difficult to kill and usual sanitation procedures should be sufficient.

aVOID cONTAMINATED iTEMS.

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.

AVOIDING TRANSMISSION

Moms share the various things they do to try to reduce the chance of spreading molluscum.

FIND A DERMATOLOGIST

When managing molluscum contagiosum you might consider speaking to a dermatologist to determine the best course of action for your family and child.

Join Our Email List

Get the latest updates about molluscum related topics on both our site and our monthy blog.

By signing up, you consent to our storing your email address and receiving periodic email updates, and you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

You are about to leave the About Molluscum website.  This link solely provides additional information that may help you located and identify other internet resources that may be of interest.