Molluscum Contagiosum

This is a common skin infection that frequently occurs in children. Molluscum are small, pink or flesh-colored bumps, sometimes with a central dell, and can be quite contagious. Often a child presents to the office with multiple molluscum bumps. Patients with eczema have an increased tendency to develop molluscum. There are a variety of treatments available to treat these, including topical Cantharone, light freezing, and topical retinoids. The technique chosen by our providers depends upon the age of the patient and the location of the infection.