Title: Pediatric Molluscum: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment | 212SKIN Dermatology
Pediatric Molluscum: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
What is Pediatric Molluscum?
Pediatric Molluscum is a common viral skin infection that causes small, raised, pearl-like bumps on the skin. The condition is caused by the molluscum contagiosum virus and is most commonly seen in children, but can also affect adults.
What are the Symptoms of Pediatric Molluscum?
The most common symptoms of Pediatric Molluscum include:
- Small, raised, pearl-like bumps on the skin
- Bumps with a central indentation or white, waxy core
- Itching or soreness around the bumps
What Causes Pediatric Molluscum?
Pediatric Molluscum is caused by the molluscum contagiosum virus, which is highly contagious and can be spread by direct skin-to-skin contact, as well as through contact with contaminated objects or surfaces.
How is Pediatric Molluscum Treated?
While Pediatric Molluscum can sometimes go away on its own, treatment is often recommended to prevent the spread of the virus and to minimize the risk of scarring. Treatment options include:
- Topical medications
- Laser therapy
If your child is showing symptoms of Pediatric Molluscum, schedule a consultation with Dr. Avshalumova, a leading pediatric dermatologist in NYC. Dr. Avshalumova can provide a comprehensive evaluation and recommend the best treatment options to help clear your child’s skin.
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