This is a common viral skin infection and it can affect infants, children and adults
They present in clusters of ‘bumps’ especially in moist areas of the body. They can differ in size and present as brown, white or pink ‘bumps’/papules
They often have a central pit. This condition can be surrounded by inflamed crusted or scaly skin. This is a harmless virus, but it can be present for a few months or years
This can be spread from person to person. It can occur as a sexually transmitted disease too
Molluscum Contagiosum can also occur in atopic dermatitis, HIV and at sites of injury
There is no cure for this virus but your dermatologist or GP can discuss treatment options with you.
This is an inflammatory skin condition
It affects both sexes equally and can present in early infancy. It can also present in the teenage or adult years
This condition usually disappears in late childhood
There is a genetic predisposition to this condition and it can be associated with asthma and allergic rhinitis
This is not a contractible disease
As mentioned earlier this is a known fact. If one or both the parents suffer from hay fever or asthma then the child may suffer from the above too
This condition can itch.
It can be present on any part of the skin but most common site is the bends of the knees and elbows.
The skin will look dry and itchy. Water blisters may be present. It can also look wet and weepy.
The skin may also thicken, this is a condition called lichenification
It can be made worse by being unwell i.e. having an infection in the body elsewhere
There is no cure for this skin condition but it can be managed by your general practioner or dermatologist.
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