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Molluscum contagiosum – a bundle of light pink color with a depression in the center, similar to a human navel. It is localized on the skin, rarely affects the mucous parts of the body, but never affects the internal organs. Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection caused by one of the smallpox viruses. Most often observed in children from 1 to 10 years. This is a hot topic for many parents, as the virus is transmitted through bodily contact. Accordingly, the child can get the virus on the street, in kindergarten, school. Let’s see how the disease can be treated, and how it is not worth it, and whether treatment is necessary at all.
Signs of molluscum contagiosum
First, make sure that it is definitely a molluscum contagiosum. Its sizes are from 1 to 5 mm, sometimes it can reach 15 mm. Sometimes the diameter can be within 1 centimeter. They have a semicircular shape, and the color can be pale pink or flesh. Nodules protrude slightly above the surface of the skin. At first they are dense and flat, but eventually become softer and become spherical. In the center, you can notice not only a characteristic dimple, but also an accumulation of white fluid that comes out if pressed. The incubation period lasts from 2 weeks to several months. On the body, you can find one formation, and maybe 2, up to 10 pieces. Continue reading
When a chest hurts for no apparent reason, a lot of assumptions may arise in a woman’s head, what causes it. If the discussion involves the help of forums and unauthorized medical portals, this can cause panic and fear. But chest pain is not always dangerous and pathological. Today we look at the main causes of chest pain.
Why breast hurts: 5 reasons
Any chest pain that lasts more than 14 days is an occasion to visit a doctor.
A very common cause of chest pain in women is a change in the levels of two hormones – estrogen and progesterone. This occurs not only during pregnancy, but also with PMS, lactation, menopause, and also during puberty. Such pain goes away by itself when the hormonal level returns to normal. However, in some cases, such as breastfeeding, it is important to rule out other problems that can also cause chest pain. With a blocked duct, an infection can occur that leads to mastitis. Therefore, you should consult a doctor to exclude a possible pathology. Continue reading