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COVID-19 UPDATE

For the safety of our staff, patients and the broader-community during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have shifted the way Sugar Land Dermatology is currently seeing most patients. The Government and Dermatology societies have indicated that many types of dermatology patient concerns can be addressed with TeleDermatology – where you and our doctor can connect over a direct video link.

Molluscum contagiosum

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Molluscum contagiosum: This common skin disease causes bumps on the skin and tends to be harmless.

Molluscum contagiosum: Overview

Molluscum (muh-luhs-kum) contagiosum (kən-tā-jē-ō-səm) is a common skin disease. It is caused by a virus. This virus easily spreads from person to person.

People can get molluscum by sharing towels and clothing. Wrestlers and gymnasts may get it from touching infected mats. Skin-to-skin contact also spreads the virus.

Often the only sign of molluscum is pink or flesh-colored bumps on the skin. These bumps can appear anywhere on the skin.

Most people get about 10 to 20 bumps on their skin. If a person has a weakened immune system, many bumps often appear. People who have AIDS can have 100 or more bumps.

Whenever you can see the bumps on the skin, molluscum contagiosum is contagious.


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