Category Archives: About Molluscum

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 […]

5 Skin Diseases Commonly Confused with Molluscum Contagiosum

Many skin diseases are extremely common, affecting millions of Americans each year. Despite how prevalent skin disorders are, many people don’t know what their infection is or what to do to treat it when they find a rash or bump. Skin disorders can range from harmless and easily treated to serious, requiring intensive medical intervention. […]