Molluscum warts are caused by a different HPV virus strain than is an underlying reason of most others warts. They look like skin-colored bumps of the size ranging from one to six millimeters in diameter. They may appear virtually anywhere on the skin – from upper thighs and abdomen to face, usually in clusters.
The bad thing about molluscum warts is that they are much more contagious than other warts. Infection is caused by a repeated contact with the part of the skin containing warts. It commonly causes re-infections, making this particular kind of wart much more resistant totreatment.
The Treatment For These Nasty Things
Fortunately, molluscum warts are usually painless, causing only occasional itching. Even if there are several dozens of them, they are usually only a cosmetic nuisance with no other negative effects.
There is no ”wonder” treatment for molluscum warts. In fact they are often left alone – even with no treatment, molluscum warts often just disappear in about a year since their first appearance. However if they are causing pain or if they are a nuisance because of cosmetic reasons, they may be treated the same way as other warts.
Unfortunately the treatment is much more difficult than in case of other warts. The problems are caused by the fact that the warts often appear in several places at the same time and they sometimes can re-infect the cleared areas. Unless you are in pain, leaving molluscum warts untreated is often the best alternative.