Molluscum Contagiosum (Water Warts)

Molluscum Contagiosum(Water warts)

Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiosum (MC) is a generally a harmless condition caused by a viral infection that affects the skin. 

It is a cluster of small, firm, raised papules (spots) on the skin with a characteristic small dimple in the middle. 

The spots are not painful but can be itchy. 

The lumps (mollusca) are pearly-white or slightly pink, each looks like a small swelling on the skin and is round, firm and about 2-5 mm across. 

They can be spread across different parts of the body, but most often found in the armpit, behind the knees or on the groin.

Causes of Molluscum Contagiosum

It is caused by a virus which can be passed on by skin-to-skin contact. 

Around 9 out of 10 cases happen in children, however, it can occur at any age. 

It can be passed on by skin contact or from contaminated towels, flannels, soft toys, etc.

Treatment with CryoPen

During the treatment, a mild white frost should form evenly over the lesion. A successful endpoint is indicated by a mild, white raised blister covering the entire lesion. 

Immediately after the treatment, the tissue turns red-ish coloured and has the aspect of a zone of inflammation due to interstitial bleeding.

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