does anyone have any idea how to get rid of molluscum contagiosum

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My 2 year old has had molluscum contagiosum since she was one. It started off with one on her ear and now they have spread to under her chin.....The doctor says that they will go away and to do nothing but they are spreading , My 9 year old son now has two on his check....... Really would like some advice because I feel like it is getting out of control..

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Raychelle - posted on 05/22/2013

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My daughter who is 8 has been struggling with this mess for over a year. Doctors tell us it will go away on its own, but with the constant itching and embarrassment that she faces everyday, I decided to try some at home remedies and this one works!!!! Take the round cotton pads and soak them with apple cider vinegar, place the pads directly on top of the infected areas, cover with large band aids and leave over night. The pads must stay wet until morning so make sure they are soaked! I thought this would bother her but in fact she found immediate relief of the itching and had no problem sleeping with it on. Take them off in the morning. The molliscum will begin to form a head but do not pop it as this will cause spreading, repeat this process daily. The areas begin to look worse before better, they will form a head turn white then black, be red around the area and begin to scab over. This process took is about 5 days an now my daughter is molluscum free with no new outbreaks!!!this is an inexpensive definite success!

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Hi Narges,
My daughter is 3 years old and has been dealing with this for months!!! When you apply the thuja oil/ cream do you cover it after you apply the cream? Another question in the genital area what did you do for that? Did it go away on it's own? She has it in that area too! Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

Morag - posted on 05/26/2013

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My 7 year old daughter had this for nearly 3 years and like many of you tried many things but with no luck, until I read an article about Octenisan which is a bacterial soap used in hospitals. Luckily I had a nurse friend who managed to get me some and at last a remedy that actually worked. She had no new ones appear and within a fortnight most of them had all gone. I still washed her with this soap for ages afterwards just in case and bought more stocks from Amazon, you may be able to get it through your doctor but had to post this as she suffered terribly for so long and this really worked.

Emma - posted on 11/15/2012

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Hi all, My 8 year old daughter has been dealing with molluscum for a year now with no sign of it going. She is becoming more and more sore and uncomfortable by the day. My other two girls have now contracted the virus aswell. Like most mothers the advice I was given by the doctor was to wait and it will go away on its own. But that is very hard to do when your children are in pain and at school being teased not to mention the worry of spreading it to other children. So after having had enough I have researched foe endless hours trying to help my girls. I have tried Dr Wheatgrass, Zymaderm. tea tree oil, salt baths, doctor tried freezing them but they couldn't stand the pain. I felt like it was a lost cause until I found this thread http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/mollusc... Many mothers have tried it and had complete success so I thought why not try one more home remedy. Last night I tried the apple cider vinegar for the first time on all three of my girls and this morning most of the molluscum have turned white. So far it looks promising but I will update you on our progress but please give it a go for your children.



This is what to do:



1/ Use little bit of cotton wool or cut up makeup pads just big enough to cover each molluscum

2/ Soak the pads in 1/2 and 1/2 of water and acv squeeze out the excess

3/ Put vasaline around the molluscum to protect the healthy skin

4/ Place the pads on each molluscum and secure with a bandaid, leave on overnight

5/ Shower your child in the morning and remove the bandaids, repeat process until you see the molluscum have dies. They will scab over and heal.



Good luck

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Lina - posted 1 day ago

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My son had molluscum for several years that were't going away. Apple cider vinegar helped with some, but new ones kept reappearing, needless to say it left scars. Tee tree oil didn't help. Medicine didn't help either.

At one point I run into a post online about Dead Sea Salt and decided to give it a try. 2 cups of salt in a bath for 30 minites every day, and molluscum was gone in 2 weeks, after two years of ongoing battle. No scars. He had some molluscum on his face and I applied cotton ball soaked in Dead Sea Salt water overnight. I wish I had discovered Dead Sea Salt earlier.

When I got infected with it while helping my son, I just squeezed them all out. They reappeared for about a month, but then were gone completely. You have to make sure though that you disinfect the area well. I failed to disinfect once and got a boil instead. :( Took a while to get rid of that one.

Lina - posted 1 day ago

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My son had molluscum for several years that were't going away. Apple cider vinegar helped with some, but new ones kept reappearing, needless to say it left scars. Tee tree oil didn't help. Medicine didn't help either.

At one point I run into a post online about Dead Sea Salt and decided to give it a try. 2 cups of salt in a bath for 30 minites every day, and molluscum was gone in 2 weeks, after two years of ongoing battle. No scars. He had some molluscum on his face and I applied cotton ball soaked in Dead Sea Salt water overnight. I wish I had discovered Dead Sea Salt earlier.

When I got infected with it while helping my son, I just squeezed them all out. They reappeared for about a month, but then were gone completely. You have to make sure though that you disinfect the area well. I failed to disinfect once and got a boil instead. :( Took a while to get rid of that one.

Lina - posted 1 day ago

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My son had molluscum for several years that were't going away. Apple cider vinegar helped with some, but new ones kept reappearing, needless to say it left scars. Tee tree oil didn't help. Medicine didn't help either.

At one point I run into a post online about Dead Sea Salt and decided to give it a try. 2 cups of salt in a bath for 30 minites every day, and molluscum was gone in 2 weeks, after two years of ongoing battle. No scars. He had some molluscum on his face and I applied cotton ball soaked in Dead Sea Salt water overnight. I wish I had discovered Dead Sea Salt earlier.

When I got infected with it while helping my son, I just squeezed them all out. They reappeared for about a month, but then were gone completely. You have to make sure though that you disinfect the area well. I failed to disinfect once and got a boil instead. :( Took a while to get rid of that one.

Melanie - posted 5 days ago

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I don't normally post anything online but I feel like I have to help other parents dealing with molluscum contagiosium. My son had a few of them and I took him to the doctor. He sent us to the dermatologist and they applied beetle juice. This did not solve the problem because those went away and a few more appeared. He had a few on his leg and one on his eyelid. We did not want to do the beetle juice again because it was very expensive and didn't even work. We got so sick of him having them so I went on the Internet and read article after article and blog after blog about this nasty skin condition. We were desperate and I decided to take matters into my own hands. First I tried applying tea tree oil and a bandage. That didn't work. Then I tried the apple cider vinegar route by applying it with a Q-tip and putting on a bandage. That didn't work either. Nothing was working, and the molluscum was itchy and annoying and we were afraid it would spread. He did not take ANY baths, only showers. I do not recommend baths at all, even with apple cider. At that point I decided to try duct tape therapy, which I had read about online. Every night I cut a small piece of duct tape, placed it over the molluscum, pressed on it with a tissue, and then pulled it off. I did this a few times. I cleaned it with tissue and rubbing alcohol (just dabbing once so as not to spread the infection). Then I cleaned it again. Then I sprayed the area with Bactine and let it dry. Now comes the important part. You must keep the molluscum covered, and regular bandages do not stay on, especially overnight. We began using waterproof bandages (Nexium are the best because they have pull tabs that make applying them easier). Then keep the bandage on for a couple of days. The waterproof bandages work really well and no water penetrates them when in the shower. After a couple of days, remove the bandage, being careful not to touch the area. Dispose of everything properly. Then dab it with a dry tissue because it may be a little wet, and repeat the duct tape therapy. We actually switched to black electrical tape which worked even better! I recommend the electrical tape over the duct tape. Continue this every few nights or every night and don't stop until the molluscum is gone, which can take over a month. You will see the molluscum go through stages, but don't worry. This is a normal process. The molluscum will begin to get really red around the edges and the white core will actually come to the top. Like I read on another blog, the molluscum will look very angry! This is normal. Keep using the electrical tape and it will get to the point that the core will start coming off with the tape, but this doesn't happen for a while. Don't get discouraged! Keep up the electrical tape therapy. The surrounding skin may get irritated and red due to the bandages and the tape but that is a small price to pay for getting rid of mollluscum contagiosum! Once it gets to the point that it comes to a head, keep using tape and cleaning it well. Sometimes I even applied tea tree oil and other times acne cream before applying the bandage, and that seemed to speed things up (especially the 10% benzoyl peroxide cream). The cream will irritate the skin but it helped a lot. The next stage is the white head will be gone but a bump will still be there, and it may still ooze and bleed a little. Still continue with taping until comes off and it completely gone. My son had one right under his eyebrow and we did nothing with that one until the other ones were gone. The reason for using the tape is to create an immune response so that the area is irritated and the body will recognize the molluscum as something to reject. The one above the eyelid was not going away but of course I never put acne cream or tea tree oil on that one. All I did was take a small piece of electrical tape and push it on the molluscum and then pull it off. We did this for several weeks. It worked! The molluscum went through all the normal phases. It became bright red and then the core came to a head. Every few days we used the tape and then one day the core came off. It was finally gone. A small scab formed and we left it alone. It fell off on its own and he is now molluscum-free. I hope this helps someone!

Amanda - posted on 06/11/2016

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Wanted to add...this treatment once I started with the ACV took about a week! Wish I had started it from the beginning

Amanda - posted on 06/11/2016

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Wanted to share my experience in case it may help someone else. My baby (!) ended up having one molluscum on his shoulder. I of course was mortified. The dr said I can just ignore it and it will go away in 1-2 years. Im like, " oh sure, I'm cool with him having this his whole babyhood and also possibly having it spread all over him and also to the other family". The one thing she suggested was if I didn't want to wait I could get Zymaderm. So I did. I like that it doesn't hurt or have side effects. It didn't seem to change at all but at least it didn't spread or get bigger. Then my sister suggested braggs apple cider vinegar. Said to leave it overnight. So I put it on a cotton ball and attached it to his bump with medical tape. Sometimes I used water proof bandaids. I had to experiment because his surrounding skin kept getting so irritated. The actual ACV didn't seem to bother his skin so much. It was just the adhesives. I ended up doing ACV over nights and in the morning I would just take it off and give it a drop of Zymaderm. I kept it under a shirt or onsie all the time to keep it from touching his face. I'll try to attach pictures but basically once I started this treatment it got red, then turned black and finally the black must have fallen out (don't know where)!cause it was just a red pit. That's where we are now and I'm anxious to have that heal and make sure it's gone for good. Right now I'm just keeping it covered with clothes but that's it.

Angelica - posted on 06/08/2016

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I'm reading all different remedies for molluscum. What really worked? I read a lot of people used apple cider vinegar.

Breanna - posted on 06/04/2016

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Did this continue to help? Are they gone now? My daughter has had this for over a year now and she still has them. Wanting to find something that can work.

Gwendolyn - posted on 05/24/2016

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Rachel Perez, I have some questions about your nerium treatment...how did you apply it? At night, and wash it off in the morning? Or just put it on and leave it?

Gurleenbakshi19 - posted on 03/16/2016

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My child is 5 yrs old and he he is having molluscum on his face n its being 1 yr now bt its nt fading. Can any body suggest me the remedy of it.

Regina - posted on 03/13/2016

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My son is three and I've been using the apple cider vinegar treatment and he's screaming, crying, writhing in pain, and begging me to take the bandages off and my heart is breaking..

Rebecca - posted on 07/05/2015

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When they injected the few bumps at a time did it take care of all the areas without every single bump needing injections?

LOA - posted on 06/15/2015

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Really?! I wonder if that is safe to use on the skin of my 13 month old?
At this point im willing to try anything :/

Rachel - posted on 03/26/2015

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My son is nine and he has Molluscum. I tried EVERYTHING...EVEN Apple cider vinegar and clove oil. The apple cider vinegar irritated it and the clove helped a bit but didn't get rid of it. Finally I tried Nerium. It is an anti-aging serum. I don't sell it but I bought some from a friend a while back for myself and it helps when I get breakouts. So I thought....why not. To my surprise it is working GREAT!! It smells good and it doesn't burn the skin. You have to try this if you are looking for help with this :)

Scooley5 - posted on 03/10/2015

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My daughter suffered with these bumps on her stomach, butt, thighs and behind her knees for over a year. After lots of research and attempts to get rid of the bumps this is what I found worked as the bumps cleared with a month of doing this.

1. Use a new bath towel with every bath or shower.
2. Do not use a loofa or wash cloth. As soon as we stopped scrubbing her it helped.
3. Cover the bumps with duct tape. At first I tried little pieces of duct tape over each bump. But soon realized that just left the pieces all over my house and her bed. I started covering them at night in the patches. For example she had two large areas on her stomach and I used two pieces of duct tape to cover both of the areas at night after her bath.

Once we stopped scrubbing her during baths, using fresh towels every bath, and covering in duct tape at night they bumps were gone in a month.

Abby - posted on 12/02/2014

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Given the amount of research I did online trying to find a solution for our daugher's molluscum, I had to share the medical cure we finally found. Her case was extreme - the worst the pediatric dermatologist had ever seen with hundreds of bump everywhere but her face. We tried everything: vinegar baths, bleach baths, zymaderm, essential oils (clove, lemon myrtle, tea tree, etc. etc.), duck tape, potassium hydrochloride, tagamet, salicylic acid, and on and on. Nothing worked.

The dermatologist recommended immunotherapy since she had too many to freeze or scrape them off. She injected 3-4 of the bumps with the yeast candida in a specific region at a series of 3 appointments 3 weeks apart. First we injected 3 bumps on her back. The next appointment was 4 on her torso and bottom. And finally 4 on her arms and legs. The results were amazing, but mainly kicked in after the second appointment. They just started to disappear, no matter the developmental stage they were in. The ones she had scratched took longer to heal, but also went away. We are now focused on helping her skin be as healthy as possible so the scars can fade.

I hope this helps others fighting this horrible virus. Please ask for a derm referral and that they do the candida injections. It does an amazing job of stimulating the child's immune system to fight it off. Good luck!

Angelina - posted on 10/27/2014

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after I got rid of them in a couple weeks they have not came back. Its been 3 years now :)

Emily - posted on 07/11/2014

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Moms - I was freaked out like all of you when my 9 yo son contracted a couple dozen in between his legs, bottom of buttocks and a couple other spots just 8 weeks before sleepaway camp. They probably wouldn't have let him come to camp with these. So I researched dozens of sites and ideas, talked to my father a pediatrician (who said do nothing - argh), a dermatologist who burned a couple off with cantharidin (beetle juice) but it didn't work perfectly/scarred. So we tried lots of things at home including 2x daily tea tree oil, ACV spot treatments (which burned/hurt skin), ACV baths, etc. For 2 - 3 weeks, these things didn't seem to kill any of the spots but may have slightly dried them or kept them from getting bigger. Finally I was at wits end and just decided to get rid of them. My father prescribed EMLA cream which numbs the skin after 30 minutes - this was key to making this approach tolerable to my son who is a drama king, as it would hurt quite a bit without numbing. Then we put on latex gloves, sterilized tweezers in alcohol, and squeezed the molluscum at the very bottom, sometimes having to hold the skin together with the other hand to get a good angle/hold on it. Once we squeezed the molluscum really hard, in most cases the white core popped out/became quite visible. At that point we grabbed the base of the white core in the tweezer as strongly as we could and pulled/yanked it out. If it started bleeding a lot we knew we had gotten the whole core out. If not, we cleaned the spot with alcohol and tried again or left it alone to try again another day. After getting the whole core out, we then cleaned the spot with alcohol (only dab once on the spot itself and then hold the cotton ball or pad on the spot for a minute, then take the cotton off and put a small round bandaid so it isn't exposed to other skin. The cores we wiped on tissues and threw away or flushed immediately. Then we re-sterilized the tweezer, new gloves if needed, and moved on to the next one. In a couple of cases I used a sterilized pin to poke a small hole in the top of the molluscum (and move it around a bit to open it up) before the squeezing, where the squeezing wasn't working well on its own. Overall this process took a few days to get all of them, but it worked like a charm. All of the molluscum basically went away and we had little to no scarring. I also felt that this process invigorated his immune system to fight the virus and to shrink or get rid of some of the spots as well. I also had my son taking one regular dose 200 mg Tagamet daily before he left for camp in order to shore up his immune system and try to keep them from coming back at all. Now he's away at camp and I have fingers crossed that it hasn't re-emerged. I know this sounds fairly extreme but we were very pressed for time and in the end, it got rid of it pretty darn quick. Wishing everyone good luck with this nasty condition and know that it can be solved!!

Jennifer - posted on 06/30/2014

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Hi. I came on here to be sure I let others know that there is a cure. A cheap and quick one.
1) Get Apple Cider Vinegar, cotton balls, and those little circle bandaids for shots.
2) Pull little pieces of cotton off the cotton balls to make little small cotton balls and dunk them in the vinegar.
3) Place a soaked ball of cotton on each and every molluscum growth, cover ALL NIGHT with a bandaid.

THEY WILL DRY UP, SCAB UP and FALL OFF within three days.

I tried EVERYTHING with my daughter (including a visit to the dermatologist) and this is the only thing that worked.

Jennifer - posted on 06/30/2014

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Hi. I came on here to be sure I let others know that there is a cure. A cheap and quick one.
1) Get Apple Cider Vinegar, cotton balls, and those little circle bandaids for shots.
2) Pull little pieces of cotton off the cotton balls to make little small cotton balls and dunk them in the vinegar.
3) Place a soaked ball of cotton on each and every molluscum growth, cover ALL NIGHT with a bandaid.

THEY WILL DRY UP, SCAB UP and FALL OFF within three days.

I tried EVERYTHING with my daughter (including a visit to the dermatologist) and this is the only thing that worked.

Jennifer - posted on 06/19/2014

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My daughter is 4 and has had molluscum since September. The doctor tried many different creams, and the dermatologist tried a cream that was supposed to make it worse so her body would fight it however that didn't work either. I tried pure thuja extract, not the oil and that didn't work either. I am currently on day 4 of the apple cider vinegar treatment. She is infected on her bottom so I don't want to sit her in a ACV bath or it will spread. I have been using the ACV treatment on one side only to see if it works first. She cries that it burns and itches but I keep promising her that it will only get better (bribing her with a trip to the toy store when it's all gone). Today I noticed some of them starting to scab a little, none have turned black yet like everyone says it's supposed to. I'm hoping this works! Fingers crossed!! I'll update again soon!

Staey - posted on 06/16/2014

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I took in my 5 years old son to his doctor 0n 5/2014and was told their is no cream that I apply to help get rid of the Molluscum Contagiosum. We were give a print out from the pediatric advisor web that talks about what is molluscum contagiosum. We were referred to a dermatologist. A week later we visited my parents and my dad rub some plant(herbal plant) all over his the molluscum. I continue using for another week and now all of his molluscum are all clearing up. I took him for his yearly physical check up three weeks later and his doctor asked what I used and just explained to him what my dad did. I don't know the plant name. So glad I found something that worked for my son.

Sharon - posted on 05/27/2014

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I am writing to try to prevent any unnecessary suffering I can by sharing what worked for me to get rid of the god-awful molluscum that has been plaguing me—in A WEEK.

Yep!!

The short answer is this: bathing in Dead Sea Salts/Epsom salts each night (2 cups of salt, soak for at least 30 minutes) and then slathering my body in coconut oil infused with clove oil. I’ve been suffering from molluscum for 7 months—and spending hours each day for the past 3 months applying bandages soaked in ACV—and the bathing/coconut oil has ridded me of dozens of spots within four days!! So PLEASE try it—it won’t hurt or sting like ACV, it won’t scar (it’s in fact really GOOD for your skin), the coconut oil soothes itching, and your suffering will finally be OVER.

I read about the sea salts and coconut oil on: http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2011/06/2...

(Note: I only used tepid—not hot-- water to bathe in because I was terrified it would spread the virus. I bathed my leg in tepid water for a week to make sure it wouldn’t spread before soaking my whole body in the tub. I was also scared that the coconut oil would spread the infection. Neither, thank God, did. I CAN’T SPEAK TO WHETHER BATHING IN HOT WATER WOULD SPREAD IT, THOUGH).

Coconut oil has lauric acid in it which is anti-viral. One study showed it was effective: https://www.vmvhypoallergenics.com/skintelligencenter/published-studies/42-published-studies/76-coconut-oil-extract-2-monolaurin-cream-in-the-treatment-of-molluscum-contagiosum

I bought Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and added 10 drops of clove oil for each tablespoon of coconut oil (had to warm it in the microwave to make it spreadable). You can dab the clove oil directly on spots and they will often scab in a few hours (thought the spots will sting). I also added 10 drops of something called “Thieves Oil” which has clove oil, cinnamon oil, lemon oil, and eucalyptus; this smelled great and the cinnamon oil seemed to improve the circulation.

Meanwhile, internally, take Tagamet (Cimetidine), which will enhance T-Lymphocytic activity. I took 400mg 3 times a day!! It definitely didn't make my spots disappear, but it did keep them from reaching mature size. By the time I found the sea salt and coconut oil/clove oil treatment, I had dozens of small spots. (My derm froze the first set of spots—which were twice as big as pimples—and left scars. I don’t know why, but after she treated them, I found new spots popping up all over my body. But the Cimetidine seemed to keep them small; few ever developed a visible white core. I think the sea salt and coconut oil /clove oil worked so quickly because the Cimetidine kept the spots so small.)

Also, Colostrum (or Lactoferrin) will enhance your immune system. I also took 10,000 IU Vitamin D, Zinc, Vitamin C, Oregano Oil (which has anti-viral activity) and Holy Basil; who knows whether they did anything.

I have heard that there are four different strains of molluscum and that they look different and likely respond to different treatments. My mature molluscum (the first round) looked like really large pimples, not dimpled warts. This sea salt bath and coconut oil/clove oil moisturizing treatment worked wonders for these spots—and SO FAST!! I hope you try it because I want to spare you the months of misery I went through before I discovered this.

Karen - posted on 02/18/2014

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My daughter also has them. I saw a specialist and he gave me a treatment. I'm scared to use it because it will burn her skin. A friend of a friend used the sap from a fig tree and said within two weeks they were gone. I'm going to buy a fig tree and try this before I use what the specialist gave me. If anyone try's this u need to put it on every night, then cover it and remove cover in the morning. So this every day for two weeks.

Nargesabdi - posted on 02/03/2014

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FOUND THE TREATMENT! My daughter is 2 and has had it since she was 6 months old. I have taken her to several dermatologists and they all said it disappears on its own! but I couldn't wait and see it spreading from her back to genitals to her face!!! our pediatrician had mention applying "Thuja oil" before and I had started it but I was never consistent with it! I guess I wanted to see result in couple of days! I started using it again about a month ago since I had given up on every dermatologist !!! AND IT WORKS! 5 of the bumps disappeared after applying for 2 weeks only and the rest are just going away so fast!!!! THUJA OIL WORKS! you can buy it from amazon, I even went ahead and ordered the cream after I saw results, the cream is easier to apply and it doesn't run down like the oil!I am applying both now couple of times a day and I am soooo relieved! It is a very effective and natural treatment and I really really suggest you try it. just search for Thuja essential oil and try it. you will see the result as long as you are consistent with it. apply it every day, couple of times a day. I tried it on her genital area but she felt an itching or burning sensation so I stopped applying it there, I think the skin is more irritated there due to mild diaper rash and so on . but i'm putting it on the rest of her body and she doesn't even feel it.even after a week or so when some of the bigger spots kind of open up and get a dry skin on top before they completely go away, I thought it might bother her in that stage but didn't at all!!! she actually asks me to put her medicine on! the oil in green color but doesn't stain clothing, comes off easy when you do laundry and doesn't need stain removing treatment! remember the key: BE CONSISTENT and don't give up. you will see results!

Jen - posted on 11/19/2013

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We battled MC for quite awhile. I tried tea tree oil followed by betadine with limited success. Tried time in the sand at the beach (nature's salt scrub). In the end, we made the switch to showering from bathing. We had already cut baths to a minimum time and only every few days to no avail. At 3 I had to get in with her and we kept it to every 3 days no washcloth ever near the rash! It seemed to work a little, so we went for broke: 5 to 6 days between showers. The rash began clearing immediately. After a few weeks of only weekly showering the MC was gone. Total time from diagnosis to cure was under 4 months.

Dawn - posted on 11/06/2013

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three out of my four boys had this. My oldest son had it on his eye lids. After a lot of frustration I did the following. I am not a Doctor but this worked for all of my boys.

Get an extraction tool for black heads (zits)like this one http://www.skin1.com/twblrewila.html?utm...

Molluscum is contagious so wear gloves and sterilize their skin and the extraction tool. The Molluscum have a seed like object in the head of the wart. If you can use the extraction tool to remove the top layer of skin and the seed at the same time. There will be blood. Have a bandage ready and wipe the spot with alcohol and cover for a few days with a bandage. Move on to the next wart until you or your child has had enough. Continue until all the warts are gone. Once they are gone you will be happy and all my three boys handled he treatment well.

Now with the eyelid. I did not use the extraction tool on the eyelid. I waited patiently each afternoon and evening for my child to fall fast asleep. I used a sterilized needle to pick at the wart until I opened it and it bleed. Clean the area of blood and let the molluscum heal on it's own. It will scab over (it look kind of like a small tree trunk growing out of the skin) let it fall off on it's own. this might take a few weeks but you will be happy with the results.

My oldest son had a lot he is now clear of any molluscum
My middle son had one and I took it off right AWAY and he is also clear
his twin brother had five I removed and he is now clear.

Ask me any questions My oldest son had this for over a year and it was unsightly. I am happy to help anyone in this situation. Make sure you let the child rest a lot during the healing process as this is a virus they will need a strong immune system to fight it internally as a well.

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Update: My daughter will be turning four in november and she has not had any of the Molluscum contagiosum for Over 9 months. It is all gone!! Thank you all. It seems my pedi was right that it would go away on its own!

Angelina - posted on 08/14/2013

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I got rid of it in two weeks.. I read how some people had it up to six months to four years !! I said no way I'm not living with this for that long . So I did something about it! First off doctors will not help all they say is to leave it alone and in time it will go away not true!! Freezing them them is extremely painful and could scar you creams will not work because m.c thrive in moisture !so I treated them like ace since that's what my doctor compared it to and chicken pox . So I went to Walgreens this is what I got , 1,cotton swabs 2,cotton balls 3,bandaids 4,alcohol 5,peroxide water 6,neutrogena ACNE GEL 7,immune system supplements 8,antibacterial soap. Now the virus is the white stuff inside the bump it has to come out or you will not get rid of it people!. So I popped them it will bleed pretty bad but its really not painful i put the white ball of puss on some tissue and flushed it. for god sake don't let the white stuff touch another part of your skin ! I then cleaned the area with alcohol using cotton ball or swab then peroxide I then put the acne gel on the popped bump and I cut the bandaid in to pieces and covered every bump after wash your hands like you have OCD with antibacterial soap and use it when you shower to clean the area check the bumps after two days and do the prosses all over again.you will see it will start to dry up change the bandaid when it gets wet or if it comes off . eat healthy wash your clothes with hot water or anything that touched the bumps so that it won't spread .Two weeks people that's all it took It became my obsession until I got rid of them and thank you sweet Jesus it worked!

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Hey Laura I am Also facing the same problem with my seven year old daughter.Some people advice me Apple Cider Vinegar And it really works. It suppresses the bumps. Its take time but really effective.

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I asked around with some of my medic friends and one of them said to get those little round bandaids to put on the more severe ones. She had said her daughter had it until she was old enough to keep her dang hands off her face.

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Yea I have been doing some research about it.. It seems my ped. does not want to treat because it is a common thing and he thinks she will just get it again. Plus he said the treatment is can annoy kids around her age. My son go treatment on the two on his face...They seem to be getting better.It is just annoying because it spreads by just touching it and where she is two she really can not help touching her face......We do put her hair up and wash her hands like 100 times a day..Was wondering if anyone out there has any other suggustions to get rid of them? Anything that has worked for them...I am not going to put anything on her without talking to her doctor but anything that we can try to get rid of them would be great. I know some one said tea tree oil but that stuff smells really bad and I am not going to put that on a 2 year old.

Thanks for your help !

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Molluscum contagiosum
Molluscum contagiosum — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this common skin infection.
Definition
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Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin infection that results in raised, round, flesh-colored bumps (papules) on the skin. The papules can become red and inflamed.
Molluscum contagiosumMolluscum contagiosum (mo-LUS-kum kun-tay-jee-OH-sum) is a relatively common viral infection of the skin that most often affects children. It results in firm bumps (papules) that are painless and usually disappear within a year without treatment. If the papules are scratched or injured, the infection can spread to surrounding skin.

Though common in children, molluscum contagiosum may affect adults as well. In adults, molluscum contagiosum involving the genitals is considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD). The disorder may also be seen in adults with an altered immune system.

Molluscum contagiosum spreads through direct person-to-person contact and through contact with contaminated objects. Because it spreads easily, doctors often recommend medical treatment, especially for adults.

Symptoms
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Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin infection that results in raised, round, flesh-colored bumps (papules) on the skin. The papules can become red and inflamed.
Molluscum contagiosumMolluscum contagiosum results in raised, round, flesh-colored bumps (papules) on the skin. The papules:

Are small — typically under about a quarter inch (approximately 2 to 5 millimeters) in diameter
Characteristically have a small indentation or dot at the top
Can become red and inflamed
Can be easily removed by scratching or rubbing, which can spread the virus to adjacent skin
In children, the papules typically appear on the face, neck, armpits, hands and arms. In adults, molluscum contagiosum may be a sexually transmitted disease (STD) and is usually seen on the genitals, lower abdomen, inner upper thighs and buttocks.

The disorder doesn't lead to serious illness and isn't related to genital warts, which are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). However, adults with genital molluscum contagiosum should be screened for other STDs.

When to see a doctor
If you suspect you or your child has molluscum contagiosum, consult your family doctor or a dermatologist. He or she can diagnose the infection by examining the characteristic papules.

Causes
Molluscum contagiosum results from an infection by the molluscum contagiosum virus — a member of the poxvirus family.

This virus spreads easily through:

Direct skin-to-skin contact
Contact with contaminated objects, such as toys, doorknobs and faucet handles
Sexual contact with an affected partner
Scratching or rubbing the papules spreads the virus to nearby skin, as can shaving.

Risk factors
Because molluscum contagiosum is spread by skin-to-skin contact, noninfected people can be at risk of contracting the virus through activities that put them in contact with infected individuals or contaminated objects.

People with weakened immune systems are at risk of developing more-severe lesions from the molluscum contagiosum virus.

Complications
The papules and the skin around them may become red and inflamed, a condition termed molluscum dermatitis. This is thought to be an immune response to the infection.

Sometimes the lesions may be itchy and, if scratched, can become infected. If lesions appear on the eyelids, conjunctivitis can develop.

Preparing for your appointment
You're likely to start by first seeing your family doctor or a general practitioner. However, in some cases when you call to set up an appointment, you may be referred immediately to a specialist, such as a dermatologist.

Because appointments can be brief, and because there's often a lot of ground to cover, it's a good idea to be well prepared for your appointment. Here's some information to help you get ready for your appointment, and what to expect from your doctor.

What you can do

Be aware of any pre-appointment restrictions. At the time you make the appointment, be sure to ask if there's anything you need to do in advance, such as restrict your diet.
Write down any symptoms you're experiencing, including any that may seem unrelated to the reason for which you scheduled the appointment.
Write down key personal information.
Make a list of all medications, as well as any vitamins or supplements, that you're taking.
Take a family member or friend along, if possible. Sometimes it can be difficult to soak up all the information provided to you during an appointment. Someone who accompanies you may remember something that you missed or forgot.
Write down questions to ask your doctor.
Your time with your doctor is limited, so preparing a list of questions will help you make the most of your time together. List your questions from most important to least important in case time runs out. For molluscum contagiosum, some basic questions to ask your doctor include:

What is likely causing my symptoms or condition?
Are there other possible causes for my symptoms or condition?
What kinds of tests do I need?
Is my condition likely temporary or chronic?
What is the best course of action?
What are the alternatives to the primary approach that you're suggesting?
I have these other health conditions. How can I best manage them together?
Are there any restrictions that I need to follow?
Should I see a specialist? What will that cost, and will my insurance cover seeing a specialist?
Is there a generic alternative to the medicine you're prescribing me?
Are there any brochures or other printed material that I can take home with me? What Web sites do you recommend visiting?
In addition to the questions that you've prepared to ask your doctor, don't hesitate to ask questions during your appointment at any time that you don't understand something.

What to expect from your doctor
Your doctor is likely to ask you a number of questions. Being ready to answer them may reserve time to go over any points you want to spend more time on. Your doctor may ask:

When did you first begin experiencing symptoms?
Have your symptoms been continuous or occasional?
Have you had similar lesions in the past?
Has anyone close to you had similar lesions?
What, if anything, seems to improve your symptoms?
What, if anything, appears to worsen your symptoms?
Tests and diagnosis
Molluscum contagiosum is usually diagnosed by the appearance of characteristic pearly or flesh-colored bumps on the affected area of skin. If there's any doubt, your doctor may take skin scrapings from the infected area and view them under a microscope. The infection can occur anywhere on the body except the palms of your hands or the soles of your feet. In children, infections commonly appear on the face, body, and arms and legs. In adults, infections can also show up in the genital area. In these cases the infection is considered an STD.

Treatments and drugs
For people with a normal immune system, molluscum contagiosum resolves without treatment within six to 12 months, though it can sometimes take years to disappear completely. It may take longer for the condition to disappear in children whose immune systems aren't fully developed and in adults with compromised immune systems.

Because molluscum contagiosum spreads easily, doctors often recommend medical treatment, especially for adults. Treatment for molluscum contagiosum may include removal of the papules by:

Scraping (curettage)
Freezing (cryotherapy)
Laser therapy
These treatments can be painful, so a topical anesthetic can be prescribed before these procedures to lessen discomfort.

Topical medications that are used to remove warts and to treat acne and psoriasis also may be helpful in removing the papules. Sometimes a combination of these treatments may be used.

Treating associated dermatitis
Although molluscum contagiosum typically doesn't cause itching, some people develop dermatitis or eczema around the papules. Treatment for itching caused by dermatitis may include over-the-counter 1 percent hydrocortisone creams or ointments, or prescription topical steroids. However, these medications should be applied only to the areas of dermatitis and not to the molluscum contagiosum papules.

Treatment for people with a weak immune system
The disorder may be progressive and more extensive for people with certain skin disorders, such as atopic eczema, or for those with weakened immune systems, such as those with HIV or AIDS. People with weakened immune systems should seek professional treatment for molluscum contagiosum.

Alternative medicine
Some treatments available on the Internet claim to quickly clear molluscum contagiosum infections; however, no medications studied in rigorous clinical trials have been shown to be consistently effective in clearing the virus, so these products may not be effective.

Additionally, check with your doctor before using any dietary supplements or skin treatments — especially if you have eczema — to make sure they won't interact with any other medications or treatments you're using.

Prevention
To help prevent the spread of the virus:

Wash your hands. Keeping your hands clean can help prevent spreading the virus.
Avoid touching, rubbing or scratching the papules. Shaving over the infected areas also can spread the virus.
Don't let other people use your personal items. This includes clothing, towels, hairbrushes or other personal items. Refrain from borrowing these items from others as well.
Avoid sexual contact until the papules are treated and have completely resolved.
Cover the papules if there is a possibility that another person may come in contact with infected skin.
Precautions at swimming facilities
It's not clear if the molluscum contagiosum virus can spread in the chlorinated water found in swimming pools. Experts suspect that it's more likely that swimmers transmit the virus through shared use of towels; equipment, such as kickboards; or direct skin contact. To help prevent the spread of molluscum contagiosum, cover the papules with watertight bandages before swimming and don't share towels, water toys or kickboards.

If you have molluscum contagiosum, avoid playing contact sports such as wrestling because the virus can spread this way.


See this article at MayoClinic.com.


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