Have you cured your child's mollescum?

Lauren - posted on 04/20/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I am pretty angry that my GP's first answer was to freeze off the large ones, in doing so, he damaged a lot of the surrounding skin. I'm trying not to obsess about treatments as we are trying a homeopathic remedy and have seen some results. The 1st time the pox were brought to my attention, they were already spreading and this poor child's body is growing more covered with what look like new ones forming as old ones go away. It is so frustrating to have to deal with something that you know is harmless but difficult to explain to adults and children who've never dealt with it and it makes her very self conscious :-( If anyone has had results with out causing scarring or trauma of any sort... I'd love to hear your story...

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Lauren - posted on 05/31/2012

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I think it was a matter of causing enough trauma to them to kickstart an immune reaction because the worst part is that her body didn't know there was anything there to fight off until the outbreak got much worse... but I had heard that from others... it always gets worse before it gets better! I treated any that had the white core with compound W, once a week and rinsed with peroxide or bactine, then covered them until they were dry (no more ooziness). even the little ones I wasn't treating (waiting for them to get bigger) have disappeared and all that's left, at this point, is discoloured spots... which I hear will take a while but go away, hopefully w/out leaving scars :-)

Lauren - posted on 05/29/2012

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I am happy to report that after constantly checking on them (keeping any "weepy" pox covered with band-aids) and treating them once a week... we have no new outbreaks and the 30-ish we were treating look really good! I am hopeful that this summer will not be uncomfortable or embarrassing for her :-) thanks for the tips ladies :-)

Katherine - posted on 04/30/2012

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I'm surprised she drinks the apple cider vinegar! I drink it and have to literally choke it down.

Lauren - posted on 04/30/2012

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When we went back 2 weeks after freezing, he said we should just put compound w on them once a week and cover with bandaids, wash the next day, wait another week... so frustrated :-( I have her drink ACV but she doesn't mind that. Putting it right on them seems like the next step, I guess.

Katherine - posted on 04/21/2012

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Have you tried the apple cider vinegar like was suggested? If so did it work?





ETA: Freezing them is painful and CAN cause more damage. Sorry to hear that.

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