Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is a viral skin infection caused by the virus Molluscum contagiosum. It causes groups of painless bumps, which can affect any body part except the soles of the feet and palm of the hands. This virus can be transmitted from person to another by touching the skin lesions.

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I have little bumps on my genital area. Is it a genital wart?

Query: Hello doctor, I have little bumps on my genital area that could be genital warts. How do I know for sure, and what do I do to remove them and prevent infection?  Read Full »

Dr. Charu Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query. I have seen the attached photograph also (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As per details, these are the following possibilities for your symptoms: Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection caused by Molluscum contagiosum virus...  Read Full »

Is my 1 year old's blisters due to molluscum or chickenpox?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 1 year and three months. She was diagnosed by her pediatrician to have molluscum virus. Initially, there were 23 blisters (watery substance) started from 15th. The doctor advised applying Caladryl lotion on blisters and nothing else. No cream/powder, nothing. She was adv...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If it is molluscum, nothing to be worried about but if it is chicken pox, you need to start Acyclovir therapy for faster relief. Are the blisters causing some marks after they fade? Please discuss with your pediatrician about the probability of chicken pox. You can ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the white pimples in the vagina?

Query: Hello doctor,I have white pimples in my vagina with a burning sensation when using water. I have been on my periods for four days, and it is almost over; the white pimples do not seem to disappear. I have never gotten such pimples before. I am not under any medications and have not gotten a blood te...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand it. The white pimples could be folliculitis (inflammation of the pockets from which the hair grows) or a possible fungal infection, which could be treated with antibiotics or antifungals; it could even be a viral infection like ...  Read Full »

What is the soft, white, non-itchy lump in my penile shaft?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years sexually active gay male with one partner. Four weeks ago, I got a soft white color lump in my penile shaft, which was not itchy or painful. Three days ago, I got another one with the same features. I am worried about warts. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I saw the picture. It looks like a flat genital wart (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Usually, the wart will have a rough surface with multiple finger-like projections. Sometimes it is difficult to appreciate finer details in pictures, making dermoscopy...  Read Full »

What causes clusters of bumps in the pubic region?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having these hard clusters of bumps show up in the pubic region. The bumps are not razor burn. They are not filled with fluid. They can be cut off, but I want to get to the source to remove them. They do not itch, nor do they hurt. Any help would be appreciated.  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It could be molluscum contagiosum or folliculitis. A skin biopsy would help to diagnose. Do you have a history of unprotected sexual exposure? Do not touch or prick it. It can lead to a secondary infection. Revert with more information to a dermatologist online --...  Read Full »

I have 12 warts on my scrotum that have darkened over time. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have about 12 warts on my scrotum that have not gone away for three years. Because of the length of time they have been there, it seems that they could only be molluscum or HPV. They vary in size from small dots to clusters of slightly larger dots. They have darkened over time, do no...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have noted your concern. I request you to upload a few clear images of the affected area so that I can have a look and guide you further.   Read Full »

What could these small bumps on my penis be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and I have these small bumps on my penile shaft. I know they are not STDs or anything like that but I have read that it might be hair follicles. Any recommendations or products that I could use? Also, there will occasionally be red pearly rashes that will appear every...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I request you to kindly upload a few images of the affected area so that I am able to have a look and guide you better.   Read Full »

My 11-year-old son has a painless, dome-shaped, dark gray mole on his forearm. What could be the probable diagnosis?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is 11 years old, and I recently noticed a dome-shaped mole on his forearm. It is painless and dark gray in color. I am a little worried about this. Kindly help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. As per the image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and history provided, your child may be having molluscum contagiosum. It is a viral infection most common among children and appears as round, dome-...  Read Full »

I have small skin-colored bumps on my pubic area and stomach. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor,I have these small skin-colored bumps on my pubic area and on my stomach, but now most of them have gone away. There is no itching, burning sensation, or complications, but they have been there for five months now. There are only about five to six small bumps, the biggest being the size of...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. A better assessment can be done if you can reply to the following questions; 1) Do you have any history of using old razors? 2) Do you have any recurrent folliculitis or boils? 3) Are you maintaining proper genit...  Read Full »

My newborn baby has bump-like blisters on the pubic area. What are those?

Query: Hi doctor, There are some bumps present in my newborn baby's pubic region. They appear to be blisters. I would like to know what these are.   Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I looked over the image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The newborn baby may have molluscum contagiosum based on this. It is a viral infection that most commonly affects children but can also affect newborn babies a...  Read Full »

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