What is it?
Common infection of the skin caused by a virus, and
can affect anywhere on the body.
How did I get it?
The virus is passed on through direct skin contact
or indirectly via clothing or towels, and can happen in people of
What are the symptoms?
It causes a small hard pearl like lump with a dimple
on top. They may sometimes become itchy.
What will it do to me?
They wont cause you any harm, but they are infectious.
Where can I go?
You can go to a Doctor, or if you have Molluscum on
the genitals go to your local GUM/Sexual Health Clinic.
Can it be treated?
Yes, usually with a liquid Nitrogen Spray. More than
one treatment may be necessary.
If you have this
infection your partner will also need to have a check up.
Always wearing a condom during sex will
reduce the risk of becoming infected.