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What's Going Around? Molluscum Contagiosum

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What Is Molluscum Contagiosum?

-Small, dome-shaped bumps with a dimple in the center

-The bumps are the size of a pinhead to pencil eraser (2 to 5 millimeters).

-Most people have a group or line of bumps together

-usually white, pink, or flesh-colored.

-Can become itchy, sore, red and/or swollen

Home Remedies

-cover the lesions with clothing or bandage

-avoid touching the lesions

-avoid sharing towels, razors, or personal sports equipment

-lesions typically disappear within 6-12 months without scarring

When to Go the Doctor

-when lesions appear in face or groin

-when lesions appear infected

-if lesions appear to be multiplying

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