What is Molluscum Contagiosum?
Molluscum contagiosum (MC), also called water, is a skin that results in the formation of groups of small, bulb-like warts. It is caused by a DNA poxvirus called Molluscum contagiosum. The good news is that this is generally harmless, but it can be unsightly and many people will do anything to treat the condition and avoid spreading it to loved ones and friends.
The M. contagiosum virus is spread by touching the affected area of the skin from other people or perhaps wiping your face with a or other virus-containing surface.
The symptoms of molluscum contagiosum are bumps on the skin, but here’s what you should be looking out for:
- Tiny, dome-shaped warts
- Smooth and waxy texture
- Look like flesh-colored or pink
- Dimpled in the center, the dimple may contain a waxy substance
- Usually but may itch
- Sometimes turn red
- Spread on or