Molluscum Contagiosum is a very common skin infection which can spread easily from one person to another. The infection mostly affects children under the age of 15 years. It can be identified by the formation of round, firm, painless bumps or papules on the skin. The papules so formed are completely itch free. This infection can affect any part of your body but is generally found on the arms, legs and the trunk.
Once a person is exposed to the virus that causes Molluscum Contagiosum, it may take at least 7 weeks to even a few months for the bumps to appear. The bumps so formed can be identified as small, firm, flesh-colored, dome-shaped, pearly, wart-like spots on the skin. They usually appear in a cluster on the top layer of the skin.
As discussed earlier, the infection is highly contagious and so can be transmitted sexually. If a person develops mollusca sexually, the bumps are most likely to appear on the genitalia, groin, inner thighs and lower abdomen. Once formed, the Mollusca can spread to other parts of the body. But, once the papules dry up, they are unlikely to reform.
Molluscum Contagiosum develops due to the presence of virus. The virus that causes the infection can spread easily through-
In order to prevent the virus from spreading, a person should-