How is molluscum contagiosum treated in a child?
Treatment will depend on your child's symptoms, age, and general health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is.
In most cases, the bumps will heal without treatment over a period of 6 to 12 months. The virus can last up to 4 years and leave scars. Additional treatment choices may include:
- Removing the bumps by freezing them, using lasers, or cutting them out with a special instrument
- Using medicines on the skin to help the bumps go away faster