What are Molluscum Contagiosum?
Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is sometimes called water warts. It is a viral infection of the skin that results in small raised pink lesions with a dimple in the middle. These lesions can become sore and itchy. They are also known to either appear on their own or in groups.
MCs can appear in any area of the skin such as:
- Genital areas
- Face (which is one of the most common areas MCs appear.)
People will usually notice the lesions after around seven weeks after infection.
Molluscum contagiosum will usually go away on their own within a year. However, on some occasions, these lesions can last for serval years on the skin.
MCs are more common in children than in adults. They spread by skin to skin contact or through sharing clothes and towels.