Warts and Molluscum Contagiosum are benign epidermal eruptions resulting from viral infections of the skin

Warts are small lumps that develop on the skin, either singularly or in clusters. Commonly occurring on the hands and feet, warts are non-cancerous and non-harmful but can be embarrassing and unsightly. Warts are caused by an infection of the human papilloma virus, or HPV. This causes an excess of keratin, a hard protein that occurs naturally in the skin, resulting in the appearance of warts. The infection can be transmitted skin to skin contact or contact with contaminated surfaces.

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:

  • Abdomen
  • Legs
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • 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.

Can you remove Molluscum Contagiosum lesions?

Yes, you can easily remove molluscum contagiosum lesions at a dermatologist clinic. The most effective treatments for molluscum contagiosum are performed by a doctor.

At Dermasurge Clinic, Dr Hiba Injibar removes such lesions by a procedure called Cryotherapy. During this procedure, the doctor freezes each bump with liquid nitrogen.

In a few minutes, using local numbing cream, the lump can be easily and immediately removed.

In this video, Dr Hiba Injibar performs a surgical molluscum removal.

How to avoid spreading molluscum to others?

Check out these tips to avoid spreading molluscum Contagiosum:

While molluscum bumps are usually harmless, they can often spread to other parts of the body and are easily spread to others. That is why it is important to make sure that you don’t spread it.

To avoid spreading molluscum contagiosum, follow the tips in this video

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