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2. Causes (Continued)

This skin infection can be spread by touching something infected with the virus. For example, if you touch a towel, shower mat, clothes, or toys that are contaminated then you can also contract the virus.

Besides touch an infected surface or object, skin-to-skin contact also spreads the infection. Participating in sports such as wrestling might increase your risk of molluscum contagiosum. Sexual contact with an infected person will also spread the skin ailment. You can spread the infection across your own body by scratching and rubbing the skin.

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