Suite G, 117A Harley Street, Marylebone London W1G 6AT


020 71833648 BOOK NOW

Molluscum Contagiosum: Signs And Symptoms

The only sign that you can use to know if someone has molluscum contagiosum is the bumps on their skin. In most cases, these bumps become visible after like seven weeks of being exposed to that virus, causing molluscum contagiosum. Sometimes, one might not see the bumps for several months.

Anytime the bumps are visible on the skin, they normally:

  • Start as a firm, small, dome-shaped growths.
  • Have a surface which feels waxy, pearly, or smooth.
  • Are pink or flesh-coloured.
  • Have a dimple in the middle. This dimple will likely be filled with a white, thick substance which is waxy or cheesy.
  • Are painless, though a few humid itches.
  • It becomes red as the immune system of an individual battle the virus.
  • Shows on other parts of the skin after an individual picks or scratches the bumps. The virus can be spread by picking or scratching.

The bumps mostly become visible on the neck, face, hands, arms, and armpits in adults. Some other places where the bumps appear commonly are the abdomen, inner thighs, and genitals. Sexual contact is one of the most common ways adult get molluscum contagiosum.

If an individual has an immune system weakening disease like AIDS, the size of the bump can be very large. An individual can have as much as one hundred or more bumps on just their face.

OUR PATIENTS REVIEW

Quotes

ReviewsI was suffering from terrible allergies. Over the counter medications didn't help much and life was going from bad to worse. I started spending more time browsing the web for a solution. Then, a colleague recommended me the Clear skin Clinic. I went for the first consultation without much expectation. But the moment I arrived, all my worries were put to rest. I underwent the pinprick allergy testing to learn that I was allergic to dust mites. Since then, I bought cleaning products and vacuums as suggested by these people and that helped. I suffer seldom now, thanks to Clear skin Clinic.

Paul Blackwell (Patient Review)

Paul Blackwell

5 months ago

Quotes

ReviewsMy eczema had been a constant problem since I was young and I had treatment of different sorts with mixed results. It was a colleague who suggested that I go to Clear Skin Clinic and see if they could help. I was so impressed by the staff at the clinic all of whom were kind and efficient. I have started treatment now and my skin is looking so much better.

Shirley Miller (Patient Review)

Shirley Miller

11 months ago