Wed, 5/08/2013 1:48 PM
Molluscum Contagiosm is a skin virus that's a lot more common than most parents would think. This pesky skin rash is harmless, but when it pops up on your child you are certain to have many questions. We talked to Dr. Sandy Arnold, infectious disease physician at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. Here's what she had to say about the virus:
What causes the virus?
Is it contagious?
How does it spread?
How long does it typically last?
What are any home remedies and do they work?
Does it hurt or itch?
Can it be spread from child to child in a family unit?
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