Molluscum and hives

What is molluscum and hives? Can they be related?

What Is Molluscum Contagiosum?

For most people, molluscum contagiosum is a minor skin rash. 

The rash looks like one or more small growths or wart-like bumps (called mollusca) that are usually pink, white, or skin-colored. The bumps typically are smooth and shiny or pearly-looking, and may have an indented center.

Molluscum contagiosum is a skin infection caused by a virus. The virus, called theMolluscum contagiosum virus, produces benign raised lesions, or bumps, on the upper layers of your skin. ... You can get molluscum contagiosum by touching the lesions on the skin of an infected person.

What is hives?

Hives is an outbreak of swollen, pale red bumps or plaques (wheals) on the skin that appear suddenly -- either as a result of the body's reaction to certain allergens, or for unknown reasons. Hives usually cause itching, but may also burn or sting.

Can hives and molluscum contagiosum be related?

Molluscum being a viral infection can trigger hives.