Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is caused by a virus and is seen as small lumps with waxy, white centres. They are commonly found on the genital area, thighs or lower abdomen.
Molluscum contagiosum is spread by close bodily contact, and in adults this is usually sexual contact.


Molluscum contagiosum is usually painless but can sometimes cause itching. The condition usually resolves within 12 - 18 months.

Molluscum can be removed by freezing or burning or removing the central core of the lesion.

This page was last updated at 2:58PM on June 2, 2022.