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What is Molluscum Contagiosum?
Molluscum Contagiosum is more of a skin infection rather than STD. Since it may occur on any part of your skin, it can sometimes be transmitted while having sex; this makes a condom powerless against this disease.
How is Molluscum Contagiosum spread?
Molluscum Contagiosum is spread by direct contact with an infected person or by touching any object with this virus on it such as a towel, or wallet. It is contagious if the infected person doesn’t practice good hygiene, so it is recommended to wash your hands frequently to prevent this skin infection. Another method is to keep the infection area covered with clothes or bandages.
What are the common symptoms of Molluscum Contagiosum?
The symptom of this skin infection involves getting small painless bumps on the skin. But its size may become bigger from two to five millimeters, and can become swollen or itchy. These bumps, however, can go away on their own within two months to four years, even without any treatment.
Is Molluscum Contagiosum curable?
It is curable using surgical means or laser therapy, but isn’t necessary in most cases, as it is painful to do so.