The Bad News.
Molluscum contagiosum warts are caused by a virus and usually causes a mild skin disease. The virus affects only the outer (epithelial) layer of skin and does not circulate throughout the body in healthy people.
The virus causes small white, pink, or flesh-colored raised bumps or growths with a dimple or pit in the center. The bumps are usually smooth and firm. In most people, the growths range from about the size of a pinhead to as large as a pencil eraser (2 to 5 millimeters in diameter). The bumps may appear anywhere on the body, alone or in groups. They are usually painless, although they may be itchy, red, swollen and/or infected. Molluscum usually disappears within 6 to 12 months, but some growths may remain for up to 4 years. Although not limited to children, it is most common in children 1 to 10 years of age.
The Good News.
Dr. Guerra has developed a painless, scar-free, and effective treatment for your child's molluscum warts. During the last several years, he has helped many children overcome this unsightly and contagious type of skin disease with overwhelming success and no discomfort.
For more information, please call and make an appointment to see Dr. Guerra.
Molluscum contagiosum warts usually grown in "crops". They appear like small dome shaped lesions with a small depression n the center.
Julio C. Guerra, MD, FAAP
College Plaza Pediatrics
Pediatric Healthcare from Birth to 21 Years