Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is a skin infection caused by a virus. The virus, called the Molluscum contagiosum virus, produces benign raised lesions, or bumps, on the upper layers of your skin. The small bumps are usually painless, but can spread very quickly. Treatment is usually recommended as these lesions can cause discomfort and take a long time to resolve on their own. This condition is very common in children.