What is it?
Molluscum Contagiosum is a harmless virus infection.
How do I get it?
Molluscum is transmitted through skin to skin including sexual contact.
The infection causes small, pearly, fluid filled bumps with a central dimple on the skin surface. Usually the papules are painless but they may itch sometimes.
A clinician will be able to do a physical examination of the papules to identify if it is MC.
The papules if left untreated generally disappear within nine to twelve months. Treatment can be used in adults to resolve the symptoms more quickly.
The treatment involves freezing the papule with liquid nitrogen. It may be necessary to treat the papules more than once.
Using a condom while having sex can reduce the risk of passing on MC during sexual contact.