Molluscum is a common type of skin rash that typically presents with small white bumps with a thin red halo at the edge. Molluscum are caused by a virus and are most common in childhood, but can appear in adults in rare situations.
Molluscum are considered self-limiting, meaning that they typically resolve on their own if left alone for long enough. However, sometimes it can take weeks, months, or even years for this occur and meanwhile, it can spread by physical contact to other parts of the body, including the face, and to other siblings, friends or other children. Due to this concern, many parents would still like to treat this condition. Treatments exist for all age groups. Come see your dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis and to make sure it isn’t one of the other hundreds of other rashes out there.
Once diagnosed, your dermatologist can provide treatment options, all of which usually require several treatments and can vary in length, to resolve the molluscum faster before they spread further.
Dermatology is the specialty that knows your skin the best. Don’t wait, call your dermatologist today.