Molluscum contagiosum is caused by a poxvirus. Also referred to as “water warts” they most commonly affect children but can also affect adults. As the name suggests they are very contagious. There are four closely related types of poxvirus (MCV-1 to MCV-4) and some variants that lead to molluscum bumps. MCV-1 is the most common cause in children and the most common worldwide. These bumps are easily passed around from kid to kid at school and playgrounds.

Understanding Your Skin

Treatment And Care

Why S. Albertson Is Different

Here at S. Albertson Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center we specialize in the treatment of molluscum contagiosum. We love helping kids and parents get rid of these annoying bumps. If left untreated they will continue to spread throughout the skin. Treatment options include creams, liquid nitrogen, cantharidin, and removal. We tailor each treatment to each individual patient. It may take multiple treatments to get them gone but we will work diligently with you to make it happen.

Molluscum contagiosum dermatologic treatment in Idaho Falls

Types of Molluscum

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Molluscum dermatologic treatment in Idaho Falls

Molluscum bumps can present on any part of the body but tend to favor the trunk and extremities. They are commonly passed during skin to skin contact. Clinically they present as small 1-5mm smooth shiny bumps with a central depression. With irritation they can become red and tender to touch.

How We Can Help

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Here at S. Albertson Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center we won’t rest until your molluscum are gone. Molluscum are a real nuisance and can be an issue for kids at school. We will do our best to ensure that your molluscum are treated as quickly and efficiently as possible. With multiple treatment options available we will find what works best for you. Whether you are a kid or an adult we can treat your molluscum.