Author Archives: James Ragsdale

The Sunscreen’s Inconvenient Truth

If children who suffer just one blistering sunburn can more than double their chances of developing skin cancer later in life, it would make sense to bathe them in sunscreen before spending any time outside. But what if that sunscreen that promises to protect your children is doing more harm than good? Before buying the […]

Myths about Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is a very common virus, affecting approximately 500,000 people each year. But while the virus is mostly harmless, having skin lesions and bumps and worrying about spreading the virus can be incredibly stressful. Even worse, there are many myths and misinformation out there that can scare you even further or even delay your […]

Common Treatments for Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiosum is a virus. The infection is usually a mild skin disease characterized by lesions (bumps) that can appear anywhere on the body. Generally speaking, Molluscum Contagiosum can take from 6-12 months to go away if left untreated, however, in some cases it can take up to 4 years to heal (according to the […]

How to Stop Molluscum Contagiosum from Spreading to Other Parts of Your Body or to Family Members

The virus is extremely contagious and easily spread through contact and even sharing household items. Here are some ways to minimize the chances of spreading the virus to family members. We’ll discuss two of the most common scenarios: What to do if you’re a parent with Molluscum Contagiosum and you want to prevent your children […]

4 Treatments That Are Ineffective Against Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is a skin disorder that causes red lumps or lesions to appear on the skin.  It is caused by a poxvirus and is highly contagious and easily transmitted.  Although the symptoms are not overly harmful, they can be uncomfortable, and the bumps can easily become irritated and itchy.  In some cases, the lesions […]

Don’t Do These 10 Things If You Have Molluscum Contagiosum

What not to do do when you have molluscum

While molluscum contagiosum is not serious, it can be embarrassing and disruptive to your daily routine. It can be particularly difficult to manage in the summer; the red bumps and clusters can make you feel like you have to cover up, causing you discomfort in the heat. Moreover, because the virus is so contagious, you […]