Molluscum Contagiosum Pictures

Article by Giancarlo Masseratto

Molluscum Contagiosum is a virus that infects human beings and causes molluscum contagiosum warts to appear on their skin.

The warts are completely harmless to people as such, but carrying molescum can be psychologically and emotionally damaging to the individual.

Mollescum warts are unsightly and furthermore, extremely contagious.

Molluscum contagiosum pictures will show you clearly that the lesions look basically like little pimples with white heads.

The only difference is that they stay around for a very long time if not treated or extracted.

However, molescum contagiosum pictures do not reveal the fact that using an infected hand towel or kissing somebody with molescum or otherwise coming into contact with any infected materials can result in transmission of the virus to others. The virus is especially contagious in the presence of water.

Molluscum contagiosum pictures demonstrate that mollescum typically occurs either is individual lesions or as groups in a patch.

Molescum autoinnoculates, which means that it spreads itself to surrounding, healthy skin with no help from the host.

For this reason alone, not to mention its highly transmissible nature, it ought to be treated immediately upon diagnosis.

It’s a good idea to get several opinions as molluscum can be mistaken for other skin conditions on the basis of its appearance.

Look at some molluscum contagiosum pictures to get a good feel for the way it can look in various parts of the body and compare them to your own warts.

After all, YOU are more interested in your own health than a doctor and are more likely to pay heavy attention to subtleties if you are actually looking.

Molluscum contagiosum pictures give you no indication, however, about how to treat this virus.

There are a variety of treatment methods including but not limited to cryotherapy (freezing the warts off), astringents, australian lemon myrtle, benzoyl peroxide, cantharidin, tea tree oil, imiquimod, surgery and laser treatment.

Depending upon the location of the mollescum lesions, surgery is usually the quickest, best option.

Molluscum contagiosum pictures show infected individuals with lesions lasting up to a year, and nobody wants to carry the virus for that long.

Surgery is very non-invasive and basically involves cutting out the little white waxy ball, which is where the virus resides, from the top of the skin.

This infrequently causes scarring.

Topical treatments are decidedly less effective, if at all, and come with their own risks as they are, in fact, chemicals, themselves.

To prevent embarrassment and more importantly, transfer to others, molluscum contagiosum pictures should be taken and presented to a qualified doctor and then treated accordingly.

About the Author

Giancarlo is an informed patient who writes about ways to prevent, treat and cure the mollescum virus, also known as molescum Contagiosum.

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