As a mom, you always seem to find random bumps and rashes on your children. When this happens, the first thing you likely do is google the symptoms or a description of what the bump looks like. While scrolling through different images and websites, you stumble across something called molluscum and wonder what it could be.
In this blog, we will tell you about how your child can get molluscum and how it is spread.
Molluscum is a skin virus that is part of the pox family and is quite common in children, but adults can catch the virus too. Here are some of the ways that molluscum spreads:
- Skin-to-skin. You can get molluscum by touching the lesions of someone who has the virus. Children can get the virus during normal play with other children.
- Clothing, towels, bedding and toys. Molluscum can survive on surfaces that have been touched by the skin of an infected person. It is a good idea to avoid touching these things if someone you know with molluscum has
touched them. If your child has molluscum, be sure to wipe down all of their toys before they are shared with other children.
- Contact sports and gym equipment. Sharing sports or gym equipment that someone’s bare skin has touched can also cause the transfer of this virus. The virus can be left on the equipment and passed to the next person. This includes items such as baseball gloves, wrestling mats, and football helmets.
- In adults, this is the most common way that molluscum is contracted. If your partner has lesions, it is possible for you to contract the virus.
If you have molluscum, you can avoid spreading it to other parts of your body or to others by taking some precautions:
- Don’t touch, scratch, or rub lesions.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water.
- Do not shave over areas that have bumps. If a bump is nicked with a razor, the white waxy center can spread and cause more lesions.
- Avoid letting others use towels that you have used.
- If you are using MolluscumRx to resolve your lesions, keep them covered with the medicine.
As long as you follow these precautions until all of the bumps are gone, you can still go to school, work and play sports. You can even swim in swimming pools. The best way to get rid of molluscum is to use a pain-free, organic remedy that is available as an over the counter treatment such as our product, MolluscumRx.