Katz Dermatology, An affiliate of Anne Arundel Dermatology, Rockville, MD

Katz Dermatology on Molluscum Contagiosum

What is Molluscum Contagiosum?

General dermatologists define Molluscum Contagiosum, medically abbreviated as MC and commonly referred to as water warts, as a skin infection which causes the skin to have small pearly, dome-shaped, flesh-colored bumps caused by a virus under the poxveridae family.

Molluscum Contagiosum is a contagious skin infection which could be pass from person to person by having contact to the affected part of the skin, such as by hand towels, clothing or toys, for children. The skin condition could also be spreaded through sexual activity.

The most common patients having this skin condition are children, sexually active adults and those who have a weak immune system.

What is the cure for Molluscum Contagiosum?

According to Dr. Matthew Katz, molluscum contagiosum could clear up the without treatment after 12 to 18 months. There are general dermatology and surgical dermatology services available for treating the skin condition, though dermatologists would not offer treatment if they feel that it would cause the patient unnecessary pain and difficulty, so treatments are more advisable to adults rather than children. There are also cosmetic dermatology products such as creams and lotions that helps treating molluscum Contagiosum.

If you have any more question or concern regarding Molluscum Contagiosum, we advise you to consult your most trusted dermatologists to further understand your condition and have the appropriate dermatological services and treatment necessary for your condition. If you are near Maryland area, you could schedule an appointment or contact us. You could drop by to Katz Dermatology Clinic in Rockville, Maryland (MD).