How would I know if I have Molluscum Contagiosum?

Only a licensed health care provider should be trusted to diagnose a possible molluscum infection. If you get or have some type of skin irritation, rash or blisters that do not clear up after a few days you should definitely seek the care of a doctor. There are many viruses you could have molluscum is just one.

Molluscum will appear on your skin as small white, pink, or flesh-colored raised bumps with a dimple in the center. The nodules are usually smooth and rigid. They usually range in size from 1/8th of an inch to ¼ of an inch. In most cases the bumps are painless but can become sore and swollen do to scratching. The molluscum virus can be found anywhere on the body either alone or in groups.

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