2. The progress of the spots
Part of the process of recognizing the signs of Molluscum Contagiosum involves having an understanding of the progress of the clusters of the spots.
Starting out at about the size of a pinhead, each spot is very small in the early stages, almost unable to be seen by those with poorer short distance eyesight. Over the course of several miserable weeks, the spots grow and develop into bumps that can be anywhere from the size of a pea, up to the size of a small egg.
Obviously, the larger the spots are, the more unpleasant they are for a person to deal with, especially as the amount of pus on the inside is greater with a larger bump.
Eventually, a tiny dimple or an indentation develops on the top of each Molluscum, and this usually signals that the spots are on their way out. It can be an unpleasant experience to see through, but the end is in sight at this point.