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Molluscum contagiosum is a common childhood skin infection caused by a virus. It causes small, red or flesh-coloured bumps and spots on children’s skin including face.
Molluscum contagiosum is caused by the pox virus, which infects the skin. It’s common in children and spreads through direct skin contact with an infected source. This source could be another child, infected face washers, heated pool water and so on.
The incubation period for the virus can be up to two months. Molluscum contagiosum shows up as clusters of small, red, pink or pearly raised spots, sometimes with a pit in the centre. The spots are usually 1-3 mm across, but they can get as big as 2 cm.
Molluscum contagiosum spots usually come up on the face, neck, inner thighs or buttocks, but they can come up anywhere. Although molluscum contagiosum spots usually don’t cause any other symptoms, they can be itchy, especially if they come up on top of areas of eczema, which often develops in the surrounding skin.
Molluscum contagiosum spots aren’t painful. They don’t scar unless they get infected with bacteria.
Molluscum contagiosum usually clears up by itself somewhere between three months and three years. But during this time it can spread to other places on your child’s body or to other people, including siblings, parents and babysitters.
If you think your child might have molluscum contagiosum, it’s a good idea to see your GP to talk about treatment before the spots spread.