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Elisa - posted on 03/02/2009
I never take any medication or give anything to my children that I haven't researched first. I don't rely on a doctor's knowledge of a specific drug either. I hope that my doctor does his research before he purchases drugs from his pharmaceutical reps but I can't be 100% sure. This is just one opinion on Aldara http://www.zeusinfoservice.com/Reports/5...
and there is a lot out there. It is a good place to start and there are links to other websites here. For me if there is any risk at all it's not worth it, especially when I can get rid of it at home with no drugs. I've even heard duct tape can do the trick. Literally the bumps are just like pimples. They have a head in them and when you get rid of the head you get rid of the virus. I encourage you to google it, Aldara, molluscum treatments, everything you can think of and you will find the answers you are looking for. How bad is her case? Are there just a few or a lot?
Elisa - posted on 02/27/2009
My son had molluscum for two years. We went to the dermatologist to get rid of it and they treated my son with beetle juice. It's just a topical treatment kind of like freezing warts. The dctr said that the molluscum virus lives in the head of the bump. If you remove the head you get rid of the virus. The trick is to not contaminate another part of the skin with the virus. My son had a mild case of it mostly on his underarm and stomach on one side of his body. The beetle juice causes a blister to form on the bump itself and then it scabs over and goes away. My problem is that it would hurt my son and be sore while the blister was there. My dctr told me I could remove them myself if I wanted at home. I tried one night and basically you pop them like a pimple. The head came out and it scabbed over and was gone the next day. I treated the rest of them the same way and when I got rid of all of them they never came back. Like I said, you have to be careful not to contaminate the rest of the skin and you have to swab the skin afterward with rubbing alcohol. I wore rubber gloves and used q-tips to remove the heads. You have to be careful too not to let anyone else in the house share towels or baths with your daughter. My son spread it to my daughter. It's very contagious. Hope this helps. I understand your frustration but I did a lot of research when my son got it and I did not want to use creams. They have very bad chemicals in them that are very harmful to children and after reading that I got scared and wanted to go another route with the treatment. Let me know if you have any other questions. I feel like an expert after all we had to deal with!!!!