Spot Symptoms of Molluscum Contagiosum
Molluscum Contagiosum is caused by a virus that affects the outermost layer of a person’s skin and usually is associated with a mild to moderate skin rash or irritation. It is most often seen in humid areas with dense populations. It is a fairly common virus and affects children and adults, but as with most viruses, those with weakened immune systems are more at risk.
1. Look for new skin irritations like a rash or small bumps that might look like blisters that last for more than 1 to 2 days. Molluscum Contagiosum can appear just about anywhere on the body or face. This includes torso, arms, legs and genitals. It can appear in one or more of these areas with varying degrees of severity. Molluscum Contagiosum is very rarely found on the bottoms of your feet or the palms of your hands.
2. Notice the bumps can be whitish, pinkish or flesh colored and can vary in size from that of a pinpoint up to the size of a pencil eraser. Usually they are unsightly, but usually painless. In some cases the rash does get itchy and red.
3. See a doctor for treatment if you believe you have Molluscum Contagiosum.