Jun 28, 2013
Can you get molluscum contagium from a toilet seat on genitals?
| Response from Dr. Hightow-Weidman
Hello- The virus that causes molluscum is spread from person to person by touching the affected skin. The virus may also be spread by touching a surface with the virus on it, such as a towel, clothing, toys, or a toilet seat as you mention). Once someone has the virus, the bumps can spread to other parts of their body by touching or scratching a bump and then touching another part of the body. Molluscum can also be spread from one person to another by sexual contact. Take care, LHW
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