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                                                                                           What is molluscum contagiosum?                                   

    Molluscum contagiosum is a skin infection that causes small pearly or flesh-colored bumps. The bumps may be clear, and the center often is indented. The infection is caused by a virus. The virus is easily spread but is not harmful.

    What are the symptoms?

    The bumps are round with a dimple in the center. They are a little smaller in size than the eraser on the end of a pencil. The bumps don't cause pain. They may appear alone or in groups. They most often appear on the trunk, face and  eyelids, The bumps may become inflamed and turn red as your body fights the virus.

    How does molluscum contagiosum spread?

    The virus commonly spreads through skin-to-skin contact. This includes touching the bumps and then touching the skin. Touching an object that has the virus on it, such as a towel, also can spread the infection. The virus can spread from one part of the body to another. Or it can spread to other children and adults. The infection  is contagious until the bumps are gone. The time from exposure to the virus until the bumps appear usually is 2 to 7 weeks, but it can take up to 6 months.1To prevent this rash from spreading:put a piece of tape or a bandage over the bumps, ,do not share towels or washcloths and try not to scratch