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Archive of: April, 2015

  • Molluscum contagiosum by Dr Sarah Brewer

    Molluscum contagiosum by Dr Sarah Brewer

    Molluscum contagiosum is far less harmful than it sounds. Essentially, this tongue-twister is a viral skin condition – a bit like warts - that forms round, firm, blister-like lumps with a characteristic central dimple, or white head. These vary in size from two to five millimetres in diameter (a pinhead to a petit pois pea) and are usually pink or whitish in colour. Sometimes, only a single lump is present, but usually they form in clusters of up to 20 (occasionally more). They can appear on the face, neck, hands and arms. They particularly like the warm, cosy environment of the armpits where I’ve found them lurking, unexpectedly, during routine check-ups.

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