Molluscum contagiosum is a common viral infection of the skin that often affects children. Molluscum contagiosum results in small, round bumps called papules, that are painless. They will disappear within one year if you do not seek treatment. When the bumps are irritated or wounded, the infection can spread to the surrounding skin as well as other individuals. Adults who have Molluscum contagiosum around their genitals are considered to have an STD. This infection can be spread easily. Direct skin-to-skin contact and contact with contaminated objects can spread the infection. Treatment is recommended, especially for adults, because of how easily it spreads.
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- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Wart remover containing salicylic acid
Purchase an over-the-counter wart remover containing salicylic acid.
Apply the wart remover to the infection every day for several weeks.
Talk to your doctor about alternative methods to remove the Molluscum contagiosum. Many of the methods used to remove warts are also used to remove this infection. Consider some of these wart removing techniques: freezing, burning or laser removal.
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