Molluscum is a common virus that generally inflicts children, parents and relatives of infected children, spreading fast. Molluscum is a skin virus not a blood virus and can enter the body through scratches, tiny breaks in the skin or via hair follicles by direct contact with an infected person or indirectly via, for example, toys, towels or clothing.
Commonly transmitted at schools and public swimming pools and child care centres. Many people have a resistance to Molluscum and therefore may not get the bumps like others – we see this in families where some of the members get the infection and others do not. If someone in your home has molluscum don’t share bedding, toys or towels / clothing.
Molluscum can present as tiny pin sized white bumps often in clusters of several up to hundreds. They are difficult to see initially.