What Is Molluscum Contagiosum?

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2. Skin-To-Skin Contact

Molluscum contagiosum is named after the virus that causes the condition. It causes lumps to appear on the patient’s skin, and these lumps are very contagious. All it takes for another person to become infected is for them to come into skin to skin contact with an infected person.

The virus can also rub off onto items like towels and clothing. Even surfaces that have been in contact with an infected person can pass on the virus if another person’s bare skin comes into contact with them. One of the reasons it is common in children is that children are more likely to be in close contact with other children.

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