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Molluscum Contagiosum - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Molluscum Contagiosum in Urdu

یہ جلد کا ایک عام وائرل انفیکشن ہے۔یہ نفرادی رابطے اور آلودہ اشیاء کے ذریعے پھیل سکتا ہے. سگرچہ یہ انفیکشن بچوں کو زیادہ متاثر کرتا ہے لیکن  بڑے بھی اس سے متاثر ہو سکتے ہیں خاص طورر پر وہ افراد جن کی قوت مدافعت کمزور ہو۔

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Summary about Molluscum Contagiosum in English

Molluscum contagiosum is a relatively common skin viral infection that produces round, firm and painless protrusions is the size of a pencil to eraser size. If the lumps are scratched or injured, the infection may spread to the surrounding skin. Molluscum contagiosum is also spread through individual contact and infected objects. Although molluscum contagiosum is most prevalent in children, adults may also be affected, especially those with weakened immune systems. In adults with a normal immune system, Molluscum contagiosum, which affects the genitals, is considered a sexually transmitted infection. The bumps associated with molluscum contagiosum usually disappear within a year without treatment, but a physician-assisted removal is also an option.

Symptoms of Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiosum can appear in the form of bumps. These bumps are:

Appear on face, arms, torso, genitals and abdomen etc.

Small and smooth

Shaped like a dome with dent in the middle

Filled with waxy material

In the size of head of pin

Causes of Molluscum Contagiosum

Here are some of the causes:

Touching the lesions on the skin of a person having Molluscum contagiosum infection.

Through direct contact with infected person

Through sexual contact

By rubbing the bumps

During playing and other similar activities.

Preventive Measures of Molluscum Contagiosum

The most common treatments performed by doctors are cryotherapy, curettage, laser therapy, and topical therapy. The doctor freezes each bump with liquid nitrogen while proceeding the cryotherapy. In curettage procedure, the doctor penetrates the bump and scrapes it off the skin with a small tool.

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