The Molluscum Contagiosum Diagnostic Tool for Parents (MCDTP)

The key features of Molluscum Contagiosum

Small raised smooth spot on the skin.

  • Usually with a little dimple in the centre.
  • Usually the same colour as the skin.

A child can have just one spot, a few, or many.

  • Multiple spots will normally appear in just one area.
  • Most commonly on the tummy, back arms, legs, or face.
  • The spots are usually painless.
  • In some children they can be itchy.
  • If the spots are scratched they may look red and sore.


Does your child have Molluscum Cotagiosum? 

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