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Molluscum contagiosum

Molluscum lesions are pink little growths, dome-shaped, that are caused by a virus.


Kids get them in the upper body. Adults sometimes get genital ones from sex. They can be scattered, or grow in clusters. They’re easy for your doctor to take off, but they tend to go away in a few months anyway. They don’t scar. Picking at them makes them spread. There won’t be any other symptoms. The infection is localised within the head of each mollusc. When they’re gone, the infection is gone.

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