At Azeal Dermatology Institute in the heart of Boulder, CO, we’re incredibly fortunate to have talented dermatologists who are well-versed in a variety of skin disorders, one of them being molluscum. If you suffer from molluscum, it’s important you understand how you get it, how you treat it, and who can treat it.

What is molluscum?

Molluscum is classified as a skin disorder that shows up as small, but painless, bumps which may cause itching. Once scratched, the bumps are likely to spread to surrounding skin. It tends to affect all ranges of individuals. It doesn’t matter your age, gender or ethnicity. Molluscum only cares about attacking healthy skin cells.

How do you get molluscum?

Molluscum is mostly commonly contracted from skin to skin contact or by touching a contaminated object. Beware, if you have the condition, it’s important you are aware and stay cautious, as this infection spreads very easily.

How is it treated?

There are a few different ways our dermatologists can treat molluscum. There are medical procedures, such as freezing and tissue scraping; and, medications, such as topical and anti-tumor medications. Our dermatologist can provide you the best treatment depending on your specific symptoms.

What are the symptoms of molluscum?

The symptoms are easy to spot. Small bumps that may be irritating and itchy, however, they’re painless. Molluscum is also know to spread after scratching.

Contact us today!

To learn more about molluscum, or if you think you have the skin disorder, we highly recommend you give us a call as soon as possible.