Molluscum, also known as Molluscumcontagiosum, is a skin infection caused by virus. It produces benign raised bumps, or lesions, on the upper layers of your skin. It is usually painless and harmless, and can go away after several months or few years. Although by scratching or rubbing, it might spread on other parts of the skin as well. Person affected by molluscum has to maintain hygiene because of its contagious nature.
Molluscum looks like a small (1–5 mm) pink, white, or skin-colored, smooth, dome-shaped bumps. They are often like a tiny dot or depression. The patients, who suffer from defective immune system, might have comparatively larger bumps.
It has a tendency of recurrence, as it sows seeds, which is not visible by the naked eye. The best way to get rid is to get it removed or treated immediately.