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Molluscum contagiosum

What is it?

It is a disease that occurs in children and adults, causing the appearance of small, round, firm bumps that do not cause any discomfort, but are highly contagious. In adults they commonly appear in the eyelids, neck area and anogenital region; In children they more frequently appear in the torso and upper extremities. Although it has no health consequences, this bumps can cause emotional problems due to their appearance, which is why it's important to carry a treatment that controls them, as they tend to reappear because of the contagious nature of the virus.

How do we treat it?

Although the removal of the molluscum contagiosum is not definitive, treatments can help control its emergence and the appearance of the affected area.

  • Curettage
  • Electrodissection
  • Laser ablation
  • Treatment with medication
  • Surgical intervention
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