Living with Molluscum Contagiosum

Living with Molluscum Contagiosum is usually not very difficult because the bumps caused by this infection are not life threatening and do not pose any significant health risks. In healthy individuals, the bumps may not remain on the skin for a long time. They usually disappear on their own without any scarring or complications. However, in case you have a weakened immune system, your body will not be able to suppress the virus naturally and the bumps may grow on the skin very rapidly, forming clusters. This is still not a threat to your health, but they can be rather unsightly. If the bumps appear on skin where they are clearly visible, they can be a source of embarrassment for the patient.

Cosmetic surgery today, does offer new ways to remove such unsightly lesions and bumps on the skin and you can keep discussing the various treatment alternatives with your medical practitioner. Keeping yourself informed is one of the simplest things you can do. With the help of cosmetic surgery, you may be able to get rid of the bumps permanently. However, in case the bumps are only temporary, you do not need to worry about them much as they will disappear on their own.

  1. Stephen K Tyring, Molluscum contagiosum: the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Volume 189, Issue 3, Supplement, September 2003, Pages S12-S16, ISSN 0002-9378, 10.1067/S0002-9378(03)00793-2.