How long can molluscum live on Clothes?
Molluscum is a skin condition characterized by raised, pearl-like bumps which can affect almost any area of the body. It is caused by a virus and can spread from person to person. The question is, how long can molluscum live on clothes?
Molluscum can survive for several hours on clothes and other soft surfaces, such as upholstery and carpets. This means that it is possible for molluscum to be transmitted from person to person through contact with contaminated clothing. In addition, molluscum that has already been present on a person’s skin for some time can be spread to others through contact with contaminated clothing.
Wash and dry
The best way to prevent the spread of molluscum on clothes from person to person is to regularly wash and dry all clothing, bedding, towels and other items that come into contact with the infected skin.
Here are some tips to help minimize the spread of molluscum:
- Wash hands regularly. Wash your hands thoroughly after coming into contact with any molluscum-infected areas.
- Cover infected areas. Keep any molluscum-infected areas covered with clothing to prevent the spread of the virus.
- Avoid sharing clothing. Avoid sharing clothing, towels, and bedding with anyone with molluscum.
- Wash clothes regularly. Wash any clothes that come into contact with molluscum-infected areas as soon as possible.
By following these hygiene measures, you will be able to reduce the risk of spreading molluscum and decrease the amount of time it can survive on clothes.