Clear Lake Dermatologists Serve Patients Requiring Molluscum Contagiosum Treatment in Webster, League City, Friendswood and Houston, TX
Clear Lake Dermatology can treat patients with molluscum contagiosum in Houston, League City, and the surrounding Bay Area. Molluscum contagiosum is an infection of the skin caused by a common virus and is contagious, so immediate treatment is recommended
Children can acquire molluscum contagiosum after coming in contact with other children who have this condition, which can also be spread through commonly used items such as toys. Because it can be transmitted between adults during sexual contact, molluscum contagiosum is considered a sexually transmitted disease when located on or near the genitals.
This disease is characterized by small bumps with a slight indention on the top. These bumps are often bright red and may become inflamed or irritated, making the skin itchy. These bumps tend to be removed whenever they are scratched, which is one of the primary ways this condition is spread.
Molluscum Contagiosum Treatment
Molluscum contagiosum will subside on its own after a period of about six to twelve months. Even so, those who are affected by this condition should seek treatment right away so that it will not be spread to others. All household members who show signs of this infection should be treated at the same time to avoid contracting this disorder again.
Our doctors can normally diagnose molluscum contagiosum by visually inspecting a rash, but in some cases skin scrapings might be necessary for positive confirmation. In the early stages, this disease can typically be treated with topical ointments. More advanced conditions could require minor surgery to remove the lesions. This surgery is normally performed under local anesthesia by either scraping the bumps or using a laser to remove them.