Molluscum is a skin condition that’s caused by the virus Molluscum Contagiosum. It produces benign raised bumps, or lesions on, on the upper skin layers.
The small bumps are usually painless. They disappear on their own and they rarely leave scars when they’re left untreated. The length of time the virus lasts varies from one person to the other; however, the bumps can remain from two months to four years.
Molluscum is spread by direct contact with someone who currently has the disease or by touching an object that has the virus, such as a towel or a piece of clothing.
Medication and surgical treatments are available; however, treatment isn’t necessary in most cases. The virus can be a bit of a challenge to treat if your immune system is weak.