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5 Ways to Identify Molluscum Contagiosum

5 Ways to Identify Molluscum Contagiosum
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While other rashes may appear red and irritated, molluscum contagiosum papules are flesh-colored. Ranging between 2 and 5 millimeters wide, you may notice that the bumps are shinier than the rest of your skin. If you believe you've contracted the virus, look carefully at the papules to see if they have a depression in the center, where the viral umbilicus grows.

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