How do I manage my molluscum contagiosum on a daily basis?

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Managing molluscum contagiosum involves not spreading the virus. You can do that by using clean bandages to cover any exposed papules. Wash your hands before touching other people, do not engage in sexual activity until the bumps go away, and do not share personal belongings. Also, do not scratch or rub the bumps. Doing so can cause them to become inflamed and can spread the virus to other parts of the body.

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