Molluscum Contagiosum

Pink bumps similar to warts caused by the pox virus.  Molluscum bumps are common in children, spread easily on the skin, and are contagious to others.
Multiple simple treatments are available, similar to wart treatments.

Warts

Warts are skin growths caused by viruses. HPV, or humanpapillomavirus, and its subtype are responsible for most warts.  You are more likely to get one of these viruses if you cut or damage your skin.  Wart viruses are contagious, but not dangerous.
The following treatments are available for children and adults:
  • Cryotherapy –  (freezing procedure)
  • “Painting” – a mild acid or a blistering agent on the wart
  • Topical creams -which augment the local immune response
For hard-to-treat warts, we can explore other treatment modalities.

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