Is Molluscum Contagious?

Is It Contagious?

The answer to this question is a definite yes just as its name suggests.

It is highly contagious and can be passed on easily, usually from another infected person, who may or may not show symptoms.

Another word you may come across in your research is communicable.

Thankfully, most humans have a resistance to the virus and do not develop molluscum contagiosum virus even if they have come into contact with it…

impact on life

Impact On Quality Of Life

According to a recent survey on health care provision to patients with molluscum contagiosum, one of the most common pieces of advice given by health care providers was : “Don’t be concerned. This will go away”. According to the World Heath Organisation, the definition of quality of life  is : “the individuals’ perception of their position […]

molluscum complications

Molluscum Contagiosum Complications

Just like every condition that may affect us as humans, there will always be cases where complications may arise.

So, this section will give a brief outline of the more usual ones…


Conventional Treatments

The starting point for most doctors is to do nothing and advise a sufferer to wait for molluscum contagiosum to go away. The expert view is that a molluscum contagiosum infection usually clears up eventually on its own without leaving marks or scarring on the skin Quick Facts conventional advice is to let the molluscum contagiosum […]

Molluscum Contagiosum Signs and Symptoms

Molluscum Contagiosum Symptoms

So, what are some of the molluscum contagiosum symptoms of this most common skin infection which is estimated to affect between millions of people around the world?

Symptoms are what a sufferer feels and reports.

Signs can be seen by the sufferer and also seen or detected by other people, such as a doctor.

Molluscum Contagiosum

What Is Molluscum Contagiosum?

Molluscum …now that is one unusual word.

Same thing with contagiosum.

Put them together and they don’t exactly trip off the tongue, do they?

Molluscum contagiosum ( mo-LUS-kum-kun-tay-jee-OH-sum) sounds strange and maybe downright terrifying…but you are now struggling to find out all you can about this medical condition if you, your child or a loved one has been diagnosed, or you have suspicions about what those strange body bumps really are and you are doing your homework.