Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: sasha | 2011-02-17

Q.

molluscum rash

Hi doc! The pictures I googled on the mollluscum rash were quite scary &  got my stomach in a knot. Nonetheless how is this rash caused &  how is it treated? I will be taking her to the doctor to get it checked properly.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Molluscum is a virus infection of the skin.Look up 'Molluscum contagiosum' on Google. There is a very good New Zealand site called dermnetNZ. See if you can find this site or otherwise the Mayo Clinic site contains good information.

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