The small bumps are usually painless. They disappear on their own and rarely leave scars when they’re left untreated.
You can get molluscum at any age, but it’s most common in children who are 1 to 10 years old and who have atopic dermatitis (often called eczema) tend to get it more easily.
Molluscum Contagiosum is spread by direct contact with someone who has it or by touching an object contaminated with the virus, such as a towel or a piece of clothing.
The most effective treatments for Molluscum Contagiosum are:
Cryotherapy: Cryotherapy is highly effective and the most commonly used procedure to eradicate molluscum lesions. In this procedure, liquid nitrogen is applied to the molluscum lesions to destroy the affected skin that harvests the virus as well as stimulate the immune system to attack the virus. Some discomfort can occur during the treatment due to the extremely cold temperature of liquid nitrogen.
Laser Therapy: Laser treatments are performed to eradicate molluscum lesions. It causes some discomfort during the treatment, but provides good results.
Topical Therapy: In this procedure creams containing acid or chemical is applied on the bumps to induce peeling of the top layers of the skin.