Contagious molluscum infection in the skin is caused by a virus, resulting in lesions that resemble small navels: rounded dome-shaped spots with a dimple or cleft in the center. This infection occurs most often in people with problems in their immune system who can not fight the virus, but can also appear in healthy adults or children. In some cases, the lesions cause itching and irritation, although they may also not cause any discomfort. Injuries can heal on their own, although some severe cases require medical treatment. Always consult a doctor to confirm if you suffer from the contagious molluscum virus, to receive the appropriate treatment plan.
In adults, contagious molluscs often affect the genitals and spread through sexual contact. An adult who develops this infection should also be tested for other STDs. In children, close contacts such as sharing towels can spread the infection. You can spread the infection on your own skin by scratching the lesions; It is possible that new lesions develop along the marks.
In adults and healthy children, the body often fights the MC virus on its own without any additional treatment. Do not touch or scratch the injuries; This could spread the virus or cause a second bacterial infection. If the infection persists or worsens, it may be useful to cauterize lesions with liquid nitrogen administered by a dermatologist. It could also help the topical application of products that make the immune system recognize the infection and free you from it. These treatments are similar to those used to cure warts, but in general, contagious molluscs are easier to eliminate than persistent warts viruses. All these elements and treatments must be followed only with medical authorization, and can not be obtained for home use. Your dermatologist will recommend the best treatment for your needs. You can re-infect yourself if you suffer exposure to this virus again.