The molluscum virus enters the body through hair follicles, scratches/cuts, and tiny breaks in the skin resulting in localised infection.
Molluscum is a skin virus. After infection molluscum bumps will begin to grow after an incubation period of two to eight weeks. Molluscum begins as tiny pin-sized white/pearly bumps often in clusters of several up to hundreds. They are difficult to see in this initial stage.