Molluscum Contagiosum (Arm)



What is Molluscum Contagiosum ?

This is a skin infection caused by a pox virus.

It is a common infection in children.

It is transmitted by skin contact with an infected person.



What are the signs of Molluscum Contagiosum ?

The infection presents as small discrete, round, pearly-white growths on the skin, with central umbilication.

There may be single or multiple growths on the skin. These growths are usually symptomless.

Common sites of infection are the:

  • -eyelids
  • -neck
  • -trunk
  • -anogenital area.





How can the infection be eradicated ?

They are best treated by your doctor with:

  • -Trichloroacetic acid applications
  • -Liquid nitrogen applications
  • -Light electrosurgery



However, the lesions tend to come back.