This condition is common and it is contagious (usually by sharing towels etc.), but it is fairly harmless. It is a virus infection that ccreates very unsightly skin lesions that usually persist for anything from 12-24 months, whereafter it disappears spontaneously. It frequently affects one child after the other within a family. We are only concerned if thse lesions become infected or if it involves the area surrounding the eyes.
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