Molluscum Contagiosum Diagnosis & Treatment

Molluscum Contagiosum is a common type of childhood skin rash that is caused by a poxvirus.

Molluscum Contagiosum typically presents as small, round, painless lesions or bumps with a thin red halo on the edges and a dimple in the center. Even though most cases appear in children, on rare occasions this rash can also appear on adults. 

Molluscum typically resolves on its own if left alone for long enough; however, sometimes it can take weeks, months, or even years to fully heal. Molluscum can spread by physical contact to other parts of the body, including the face, and siblings, and other children.

Due to the concern of spread, many parents choose to treat this condition. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, your Dermatology Consultants of Frisco dermatologist will provide treatment options, which can require several treatments and can vary in length.

Are you worried that your child may have molluscum? Book an appointment today and one of our compassionate dermatologists will help devise an effective treatment plan for you or your child.