Sometimes the lesions can become irritated, inflamed, and infected by bacteria. If this occurs, consult a doctor to discuss the need for antibiotics.
Lesions involving the eyelids may be associated with conjunctivitis (pink eye) and require special treatment.
It is not necessary to keep children who are infected with molluscum contagiosum out of school, although physical contact and sharing of clothes and towels should be discouraged.
Good personal hygiene is a key factor in avoiding transmission of this disease.
The overall prognosis is excellent. Spontaneous cure is the rule in people who have intact immune systems, but the process may take months or even years.
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