Molluscum Contagiosum

This is a common skin infection that particular occurs in children. They are small, pink bumps, sometimes with a central dell, and can be quite contagious. Often a child presents to the office with multiple molluscum involving trunk, armpit, groin, and rarely on the face.  Patients with a history of hay fever, asthma, and allergies may have an increased tendency to develop molluscum. There are a variety of treatments available to treat these, including topical Cantharone, light freezing, topical imiquimod (Aldara), as well as scraping. The technique chosen by our providers depends upon the age of the patient and the location of the infection. The molluscum may also occur in adults, particularly in the genital region, and are considered to be sexually transmitted.