A skin disease caused by a virus, somewhat similar to warts

Small, flesh-colored bumps on the skin, often with a tiny, hard, indented, seedlike center


To prevent spread, try to address skin disruption from scratching. Fingernails should be kept short. To reduce scratching at school or at home, use cold compresses (a small plastic bag of ice wrapped in a towel).

Adapted from Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide.

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