Anybody know about Mollescum

Jennifer - posted on 09/13/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Has anybody had a child break out with mollescum? It's a virus that manifests itself with wart-like bumps on the skin. My 3-year-old has had it for several months and it won't go away!

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Vrivera1108 - posted on 03/28/2013

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My son is five and has had these wart like bumps since last year, at first the pediatric told me its a pox virus and will eventually go away. The bumps have progressed I've even tried popping them but they hurt my poor boy too much. I brought it to the drs attention again and was told its common not to worry so I've decided to do my own research and this is what I've come up with. Is this treatable? Does he need to see a dermatologist or can the dr do something in the office?

Stephanie - posted on 09/29/2012

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My 8 year old daughter got one on her knee when she was five now she's eight and they seem. To have worsened and now she has them all over her body several on her back, legs, and stomach some look painful and uncomfortable and now my seven year old has them also

Joelle - posted on 09/14/2012

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Update 1/29/14 Bumps have been gone now for a few months. We didn't do anything special. But as the Dr said, they will go away but may take awhile to do so.

I noticed these bumps on my son at the beginning of age 3. Started with 3 bumps on one knee. Dr said it'll clear up but could take awhile to do so. I went back to Dr a year later with several more and was told the same thing. I am making an appointment with a dermatologist since my son is now almost 5 and they are spreading to his feet and looks really uncomfortable and itchy.

User - posted on 06/21/2012

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My son had it several years ago and I found zymaderm online. It took about a week or so but they all went away and never returned. I asked the doctor before I bought it and she said that it may or may not work but it was worth a shot. I am glad I took the chance. It definitely worked!!

Whittany - posted on 06/19/2012

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my 2 and a half year old daughter recently got this... we were told by our pediactric that it was skin tags.... well needles to say she started with 15and now has probably over 50!!! i took her today to the dermatologist and they put a liquid form medicine on them,, 7hours later they are al blistered up and bursting...the fluid from inside the mollescum is highly contagious....but they say that once they burst and drain the mollescum will be gone! WISH US LUCK!!!!

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Ree - posted on 01/04/2013

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my 4 yr old had a skin tag on her ear when born..looked like a 2nd ear lobe..now over the last 2 yrs she has developed wart like spots all over her front of body...doctor gave me a name, when I googled it...STI..come on here...I am actually thinking of taking her out of pre-school.. and small minded mums wont let their children play with my daughter

Rachel - posted on 01/01/2012

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I found a couple things that work, but they take vigilance and consistency. Couple different tactics - salt water dries them out, and helps pull them to the surface, so a long soak in saltwater can clear shallow ones. Second tactic, you can irritate them to activate the bodies immune system against them. Doctors offices use a concentrated sacylic acid. I use lemon juice. Third tactic, starve them. Covering them with super glue seems to accomplish this. And of course, minimizes their spread as well. Keep clean with tea tree oil, and utilize these tools, and you should be able to keep a lid on it until it clears up.

Amy - posted on 10/14/2011

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my 5 year old has it. i first noticed it over the summer but the pediatrician said it was nothing to worry about. but, she didn't tell me that it was contagious. it was limited to the calf area and had i known it could spread, i would have kept it covered. anyway.... it ended up spreading. i took him to the dermatologist and he gave me retina-a. most of the lesions have responded, except for the original ones on the calf. its been 2 months now and all i can say is the retin-a is very caustic to the surrounding skin. i have also started to see new ones pop up but this time, they are more clustery than before. i don't know how to get rid of these once and for all. it's very frustrating!! but from what everyone says, they just need to run their course. also, i'm afraid that my almost 2 year old will get it.

Katherine - posted on 09/13/2011

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Several molluscum contagiosum treatment options are available including having the individual lesions removed with a scalpel-like instrument.

Other treatment options vary between topical creams, freezing the warts off and even using the fluid from a particular beetle species to eliminate the virus!

In the case of one or two isolated pimples, it’s easy enough to carefully, and in a sterile fashion, remove the pimples, making sure that the entire waxy ball (the virus) is taken out and the area is treated with antiseptic.

If done carefully, this usually resolves the problem with no scarring or other complications.

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