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Molluscum contagiosum Symptoms

Molluscum contagiosum results in raised, round, flesh-colored bumps (papules) on the skin. You would find several symptoms below in you.

* The papules are small, typically under about a quarter inch. It’s 2 to 5 milimeters in diameter.
* Characteristically the papules have a small indendtation or dot at the top.
* It can become red and inflamed
* It can easily be removed by scratching or rubbing, which can spread the virus to adjacent skin

In children, the papules typically appear on the face, neck, armpits, hands and arms. In adults, molluscum contagiosum may be a sexually transmitted disease (STD) and is usually seen on the genitals, lower abdomen, inner upper thighs and buttocks.

The disorder doesn’t lead to serious illness and isn’t related to genital warts, which are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). However, adults with genital molluscum contagiosum should be screened for other STDs.

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