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Do you have unusual bumps on your skin? There are a plethora of skin ailments, so it can be difficult to pinpoint what is wrong. Molluscum contagiosum is an infection of the skin. As a chronic infection, molluscum contagiosum can last for months to years. However, most cases resolve within nine months. Keep reading to learn how you get this infection and its possible symptoms. Your doctor can diagnose and treat molluscum contagiosum.

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1. Causes

A virus of the same name causes molluscum contagiosum. It belongs to the same family as the chicken pox virus. It is more common for children to develop the skin infection. However, people of all ages, genders, and lifestyles can contract the molluscum contagiosum virus. It is contagious, as the name suggests.

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