Molluscum contagiosum is a form of skin disorder, which causes due to viral infections. It is contagious disease can be spread from one person to another by sharing stuff called towel, dress, footwear, etc. It is generally caused by local chronic infection and appears in a form of small bump holding water in it. It generally appears over the uppermost layer of the skin called epidermis. It appears in a form of pink round shape, smooth and pearly, ranging from 2 to 5 mm in diameter exactly pronounce by the name poxvirus. Molluscum contagiosum can spread through direct contact or by getting into contact with hygienic stuff or area. The bumps are commonly found painless and look very bizarre; it appears and get disappears by its own, but in severe cases one needs to go under treatment process. The bump may last for minimum 2 months and maximum 4 years. In most of the time, it gets disappears without treatment. Sometimes, an excessive heat inside the body becomes the reason for skin disorder. The virus turns more complicated, when a person holds week immune system. Since, the virus of Molluscum contagiosum found mild; one need not to fret about.
Occurrence facts of Molluscum contagiosum
Children are more likely to face this skin complication; since they prefer to play outdoor games and that’s with unhygienic way. An infected person can spread this virus while getting into direct contact with the person. It could also get transmittable sexually; hence, puberty too found at risk of Molluscum contagiosum. However, the virus of Molluscum contagiosum subsists over the outer surface of the skin, which directly gets spread through the physical contact. Sharing, dress, towel, helmets, foot wear, gloves, wrestling mats, etc. found secondary occurring source of molluscum contagiosum. Scratching the viral bumps and touching another body part by the same hand are likely to spread the virus. Since, the bumps found loaded with water, holding shiny and waxy looks, could get break by scratching and may get spread while getting into physical contact. It is a form of contagious dilemma, but could get mend or heal easily. In most of the cases Molluscum contagiosum found secondary skin illnesses; its constant appearance may comprise pain, soreness, swelling, itching, etc. Sometimes, eliminating the bump by scratching or by using the therapy such as cryotherapy or curettage may cause pain, irritation or build lasting scars over the skin. Its occurrence found very gradual and symptoms found to be secret.
People under risk
Well, anyone can get contact with this skin disorder, but the people who usually live in tropical climatic area, children who often play an outdoor games, people with unhealthy immune system occurs due to severe disease like HIV/AIDS and cancer; an individual suffering from atopic dermatitis (eczema comprising itching and scar marks), etc. are found more under the risk of Molluscum contagiosum.
Symptoms and diagnose process of Molluscum contagiosum
The bumps gradually start initiation in the form of shiny waxy and watery looks. The duration lasts for 2 to 12 months. It forms in a bunch over the skin with a painless effect. It almost occupies the whole body area, leaving the palms and the sole of the feet. Commonly occurs, over the face, stomach, arms, legs, inner thigh, genitals and several other parts of the skin.
Biopsy or skin abrading may aids confirming Molluscum contagiosum. Certain examination aids know the skin disorders and help for the exact treatment. Diagnosis process helps preventing the skin from precancerous causes.
Treatment procedure for Molluscum contagiosum
Treatment procedure works, when a person holds severe form of Molluscum contagiosum. If, in case you hold a normal immune system the treatment is not required. Most of the time the bumps get fades without any treatment. A prolonged appearance of Molluscum contagiosum found to be a case of treatment. People with serious concern of atopic dermatitis facing Molluscum contagiosum may need to go under treatment procedure.
Cryotherapy- a form of liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the appeared bumps.
Curettage- a kind of instrument is used to penetrate and scratch the skin of the bump to take it out.
Laser therapy- it’s a kind of therapy, which is used to raze each infectious bumps.
Topical therapy- it comprises a type of cream, which holds a hard chemicals that aids flaking the upper surface of the skin. This therapy might found painful and could cause a permanent scarring over the skin. The therapy may take several weeks to disappear the bumps. It might possible that you get treated the bump and the new bumps keeps on appearing besides. In such severe cases the doctor may advice you to intake various medication. This drug must be consumed according to the prescribed manner. Take the appropriate dosage guidance from the doctor. The virus mostly found affecting unhealthy immune holder, which becomes quite complicated for treating.
Some prevention guidance
Once treated it might possible for its reoccurrence. The treatment procedure reduces the risk of spreading. One must hold the hygienic habit; try to stay away from contaminated area. Keep your children neat and clean always. Avoid sharing the wearing stuff of yours to others. Try avoiding the physical contact with the sufferer of Molluscum contagiosum. Try to keep your body clean; take a bath after coming from outside. Avoid sharing towels, hair brush, soaps to others. Once it occurred do not make finger contact with the bumps every now and then; since, it tends to get spread throughout the body. Overall, Molluscum contagiosum is a contagious bacterial infection; try not to share your belongings with others. Following certain precautionary measure may help reduce the risk of its spreading.