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What is Molluscum Contagiosum?
Molluscum contagiosum consists of small, harmless skin growths caused by a virus. They resemble pimples at first. Later, when they enlarge, they often have a waxy, pinkish look and a small central pit.

Molluscum contagiosum can be spread from person to person by direct skin contact. It is harmless and never turns cancerous.

There is no single perfect treatment of molluscum contagiosum, because we are unable to kill the virus. Individual lesions can be destroyed by a blistering agent, by liquid nitrogen, or by superficial surgical removal.

Sometimes, new lesions will form while existing ones are being destroyed. New growths should be treated when they become large enough to be seen.

Molluscum lesions may become red and sore when the body tries to reject the virus. Sometimes, a rash appears around the growths. These symptoms can be treated with topical medications for comfort and relief of irritation.

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Petaluma Office
165 Lynch Creek Way
Petaluma, CA 94954
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500 Alfred Nobel Dr., Ste. 245
Hercules, CA 94547
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At Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area, our board-certified dermatologists serve patients at our Petaluma and Hercules offices. We are committed to the highest standards, and we offer a full range of cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology procedures, as well as quality skin care products.

Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area
165 Lynch Creek Way | Petaluma, California 94954 | Phone: (707) 762-5531 | Fax: (707) 762-5976
500 Alfred Nobel Drive, Suite 245 | Hercules, California 94547 | Phone: (510) 741-7418 | Fax: (510) 741-7456