My daughter has little bumps on her butt, the Dr. says it is molluscum a viral infection. the cream, Aldara, he gave her does not seem to be working any suggestions?

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Michele - posted on 01/20/2009

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These are all wonderful ideas for a diaper rash, but Molluscum is something completely different. It is a viral infection in the skin, that is highly contagious. My daughter had this too. I swear by Silver Cure. I found in on line one the "official Molluscum site". No scares, no burning, and no years of waiting for it to go away. It was gone completly in ONE week.

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Look up pictures of atopic dermatitis. My daughter had a similar issue with her behind, first they said is was head foot mouth, then a fungal infection, then allergies. I looked up pictures of rashes online, and that was closest. I treated her behind with beadreaux's butt paste and it has gone away. Well, as long as I keep making sure that she gets it at least once a day. Also when you bathe her try to keep the water only luke-warm. If it's warm-hot it'lll dry out her skin.

Idalma - posted on 01/21/2009

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wow have you gotten a lot of advise!! well, heres just one more.. my girlfriends son had the same exact thing and after several months of trying everything, and investing a lot of money on creams and treatments, she found a blog online that suggested aloe vera and she said it actually did the trick. As others have said, you have to be VERY careful because it can spread, and apparently the virus is a little white substance (like a whitehead) you can squeeze out. Her son had it on his face and spread (sparingly) on his neck and chest, and she used gloves to squeeze that head out and then put the aloe vera ointment on each one and covered it up with a small bandaid. She said even the next day she saw major improvement. She said it was the least costly thing and thankfully the most effective. Doesnt hurt to try! good luck!

Ashley - posted on 01/15/2009

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My son has molluscum in the crease of his neck and at first I thought it was a skintag. Until there became more of them and they started seeming red/irritated. I took him to the doctor and he told me what it was and explained that its a very common viral infection that most people get at some point in their life. He also explained that they go away on their own. Although it may take months, they will indeed go away. He has had them for 3 months so far. The doctor said to wait it out three months and go from there. I'm a hopeful that he is right. My son says that they sometimes bother him, being itchy or just annoying. The doctor also said that it is common with kids, that they rub or scratch them off and that does them no harm. He said he could burn them off, but doesnt like doing so because it definately causes scarring. Sooo. I just wanted to reply to give you some hope that it will indeed go away. :o)

Erin - posted on 01/19/2009

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Both my kids had them too. The cream does not help but if you go to a dermatologist they will paint something on ( I can't remember what it is called) And they go away quite fast and this does not hurt them but it can take more than one treatment. Ask them before you go what they do. I took my son to one dermatologist and they dab them with something and later in the night they start to burn. You have to wash it off and they blister a little. But they are contageous so try to get rid of them.

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Julie - posted on 01/21/2009

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My son who is almost 4 had molluscums. First, we waited to see if they went away of their own. After more than a year, they didn't and only got worse. So, we treated them with Tagament (weird, I know to use an anti-reflux med) paired with the aldara. It is very important to make sure you put the aldara on all of the molluscums. It took a few weeks before they all went away.

Priscilla - posted on 01/21/2009

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My daughter Violet had molluscum. The cream did nothing for us as well. It has taken her 2 and a half years to get it under control. She still gets bumps every now and then. I believe it is something their bodies just need to work out on their own. Don't worry it is mildly contagious. None of my other children or I have been infected.

Michele - posted on 01/21/2009

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don't buy the whole set. Just buy the small bottle that looks like fingernail polish. I tried the silver cure salve first, and I didn't see to help very much. My daughter has cerebal palsey and was going in for surgery last Jan. She was going to have casts on her legs for 6 weeks, and I was scared the molluscum would spread. I swear they were gone in one week. Just to be safe I had the surgeon put it on (where they had been) and she has never had another one. Please feel free to contact me if you wish. Good luck

Valerie - posted on 01/21/2009

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Thank you all for your feed back. I think I may try the SilverCure if I can find it for a cheaper price. I have only found it for $176.95. There is the ointment for the unopened lesions that is $34.95 I may go with that.

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Try Nystatin cream.  Here in Canada, you can get it by asking the pharmacist for it without a prescription.  I use it on my daughter whenever she gets a diaper rash.  She had a horrible diaper rash when she was 5 months old, and this cream took it away.  Spread it on thinly, and then put vaseline over.  It will turn "gunky" (sp?), but the vaseline prevents wetness from getting to the cream and making it ineffective.

Maria - posted on 01/19/2009

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how strange i left a comment on here a few days agothen yesterday my son ha got a pimple type spot on his nipple and they are now multiplying over his chest my gp says its molluscum contagioso, im a nurse and have looked this up and spoken to a lot of collegues and unfortunately it is as they say a viral illness in the skin very common in children which usually last around 18 months sometimes more the advice given is keep them clean and dry and leave them alone, if theydo start to itch give an anti-histamine such as piriton. goodluck xxx

Michele - posted on 01/18/2009

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silver cure, find it on google. $50 for a very small bottle, but they will be gone in a week. I don't usually go for the miracle cures, but this is the real deal

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Quoting Valerie:

My daughter has little bumps on her butt, the Dr. says it is molluscum a viral infection. the cream, Aldara, he gave her does not seem to be working any suggestions?




Hi



 My daughter had this when she was younger on her torso...it is completely harmless and just has to run its course.  I know that sometimes it can last for years...I would seriously just ignore it.



Michelle

Deb - posted on 01/17/2009

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I should know better than you try to write this late at night, but I will try ONE more time!  LOL!



After reading all the way to the bottom (!!) I saw that my previous post was not going to help, so I deleted it....I would try colloidal silver applied to the skin at each diaper change...or at least 3 times a day. Colloidal Silver can be bought in health food stores or on the internet....and is found in curad  bandages....great stuff! There. I'm going to bed now!



 

Kelly - posted on 01/17/2009

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I know this is not what you want to hear; they will go away on their own but it takes a long time. Both of my daughters had this, one on her back and side, the other on the inside of her upper thigh. They are unattractive and embarrassing. They started on my older daughter when she was about a year old and on my youngest when she was maybe nine months old. Both times they took probably a year an a half at least to go away completely, but my doctors didn't give me any medicine for either of them. They will sort of "pop", they white head will come out, and it will bleed quite a bit, and then it is done. But even after some of the spots were popping and going away, new ones were still forming, so as I said, just be preparted for it to be a long process. The good news is, they didn't leave any scars and we did eventually get through it. They don't seem to be painful either. Good luck!

Valerie - posted on 01/17/2009

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Her pediatrician did not do a biopsy of them. he told me they are molluscum. I trust his expertise. She has had them for about 2 years now. They do not seem to be going away she has gotten more on her bottom. There are 5 in a bunch on her bottom that are really inflammed due to being at her panty line. I started two days ago putting iodine on them to dry them up and it is working. Not sure if this would be a recommendation from her Dr. but I am desperate. She has so many.

The Aldara did not work and thank goodness I have insurance because that stuff is expensive. $500. for a little tube without insurance.



Thank you all for the suggestions.

Sarah - posted on 01/17/2009

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My little boy developed one "bump" when he was 7 months it took until he was 12 months to develop anymore but now he's almost 14 months and they seem to be multiplying every day...my doctor said to ignore them but it's hard when you can see these things enveloping your beautiful baby and the fear of scarring etc, it can take literally years to heal and 90% of feedback from people worldwide says nothing works. I have just ordered a homeopathic remedy from forces-of-nature called molluscum no more a solution and a soap will post once i have received and tried it! Obviously hygiene is an absolute must with this virus and no bath shares!! Apparently tho i read somewhere that it doesn't spread in salt water i.e. the sea?? One woman posted on another site that she pin pricked them with sterile needles from the doctor then bathed her daughter in VERY salty (table salt she said) bath water applied anti-septic cream and plasters individually to all bumps and she claims it has worked her daughter is now clear!!

Lois - posted on 01/16/2009

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Work on keeping the immune system up,stay away from sugars use Xylitol or Trehalose for your sugars. Use fruit as the treats Try the MannaBears loaded with fruits and veggies. ask me for more info. all things can be helped by good nutrition. Hope you got my info on the Miracle Mist. acebrown54@hotmail.com

Lois - posted on 01/16/2009

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You  need to work to keep up the immune system,I have a chewable gummy like vitamin,14 friuts and veggies and no sugar. coated with dehydrated Pomegrant juice . It's kept my 2 1/2 yr old grandaughter well and she heads for them first thing in the house. M y 97 year old mother is the first one she gives one to. Great as a snack for those of us who like gummy candy and only 15 cal. they even come in packets of 4 great to put in the lunch box or purse for church help. No sugar ladened cereal.Check them out on my website www.mannapages.com/loisbrown

Lois - posted on 01/16/2009

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You  need to work to keep up the immune system,I have a chewable gummy like vitamin,14 friuts and veggies and no sugar. coated with dehydrated Pomegrant juice . It's kept my 2 1/2 yr old grandaughter well and she heads for them first thing in the house. M y 97 year old mother is the first one she gives one to. Great as a snack for those of us who like gummy candy and only 15 cal. they even come in packets of 4 great to put in the lunch box or purse for church help. No sugar ladened cereal.Check them out on my website www.mannapages.com/loisbrown

Lois - posted on 01/16/2009

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I hope this gives you some hope. Miracle Mist is what we use for all skin problems. It is available at Healthy Life and Times 1-800-217-6677. I have one friend in her 30's who wants to do a  video testimonial on it because of all the ways it has helped her. Healing after surgery, using it in the hosp to heal needle pokes, on her husbands elbow that was infected, a dog nail gouge in the back of a leg, rash on her skin,and sunburn. Right now they have a special buy 2 get 1 free . tell then I referred you and they send me one free as a thank you. Fast too. The Dr. inventor whom I have met. Created this for pressure wounds that would not heal  up on a wheelchair person. They will send you a bunch of info if you ask,and of course it comes with instructions. I could tell you more . Call 1-605-332-0289 Have a great day. I always keep an extra bottle on hand. Great for ecxema too and acne.

Lois - posted on 01/16/2009

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I hope this gives you some hope. Miracle Mist is what we use for all skin problems. It is available at Healthy Life and Times 1-800-217-6677. I have one friend in her 30's who wants to do a  video testimonial on it because of all the ways it has helped her. Healing after surgery, using it in the hosp to heal needle pokes, on her husbands elbow that was infected, a dog nail gouge in the back of a leg, rash on her skin,and sunburn. Right now they have a special buy 2 get 1 free . tell then I referred you and they send me one free as a thank you. Fast too. The Dr. inventor whom I have met. Created this for pressure wounds that would not heal  up on a wheelchair person. They will send you a bunch of info if you ask,and of course it comes with instructions. I could tell you more . Call 1-605-332-0289 Have a great day. I always keep an extra bottle on hand. Great for ecxema too and acne.

Lois - posted on 01/16/2009

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I hope this gives you some hope. Miracle Mist is what we use for all skin problems. It is available at Healthy Life and Times 1-800-217-6677. I have one friend in her 30's who wants to do a  video testimonial on it because of all the ways it has helped her. Healing after surgery, using it in the hosp to heal needle pokes, on her husbands elbow that was infected, a dog nail gouge in the back of a leg, rash on her skin,and sunburn. Right now they have a special buy 2 get 1 free . tell then I referred you and they send me one free as a thank you. Fast too. The Dr. inventor whom I have met. Created this for pressure wounds that would not heal  up on a wheelchair person. They will send you a bunch of info if you ask,and of course it comes with instructions. I could tell you more . Call 1-605-332-0289 Have a great day. I always keep an extra bottle on hand. Great for ecxema too and acne.

Kyra - posted on 01/15/2009

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My Daughter had this and it went on for 3 years.  Hers were on the backs of her legs.  Her Pediatrican just keep saying she woulg grow out of it. I took her to a Dermatologist and he gave her a cream (sorry can't remeber the name) and they were gone with in a few months. I still had to squeez the seeds out of them but they went away and did not return.

User - posted on 01/15/2009

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Definitely, do not pop them and try not to let her scratch at them.  The little pimple-like pearl in the center is an active virus that spreads with contact.  My son had molluscum all over his legs when he was 3...took him to the pediatric dermatologist at Children's Hospital, and they applied a drop of serum (called it beetlejuice-made from an asian beetle) to each bump...after 2 visits they were all gone.   If you haven't seen improvement in a month or two, i'd definitely see a peds dermatologist...if you haven't already.  He's never had it since.  And without any treatment it can take 6-12 months to go away.

Emily - posted on 01/15/2009

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My daughter is currently battling a yeast infection.  Her Pediatrician suggested Lotrimen cream 4 times a day for about a week.....You could try this and see if it helps....we saw improvement after about 48 hours.

Angela - posted on 01/15/2009

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My son had molluscum on his neck a few years ago. It took a few (2-3) months to go away after we got the cream. Don't let her pop or scratch the bumps- they will spread rapidly. Just be patient. Good luck!

Sarah - posted on 01/15/2009

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This particular virus is a pox virus. Just like Chicken Pox, you do have to wait it out. I know some people say it doesn't hurt to get them removed, but even picking at them you can get little scars. Thankfully, they are just on her bottom. Keeping them clean and using as little of the Aldara is about all you can do. That and keeping your doctor updated if they change at all. Did they do a skin biopsy to confirm it?

Jana - posted on 01/15/2009

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We had it...saw a dermatologist and she gently scraped them off...not painful to have them removed and my children do not have any scars...we got them from our cousins...they are contagious and are immediately remedied with removal! 

Jennifer - posted on 01/15/2009

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I am sorry to hear this, mine had it, the cream doesnt work. Only time does. Hannah had it on her face, chest, and arms. She got it by bathing with her cousin when they were little and it took two years to go away. No worries, but try not to spread it around. They say if you pull out the little white core with tweezers it goes away, but I couldnt do that so we just waited it out.--

Mandy - posted on 01/15/2009

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Try putting on Lotramin. It could be a yeast infection. If it has red little bumps, then that is what we put on. In a day or two it will be gone.

Christina - posted on 01/15/2009

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Do the bumps look like little pimples? My daughter seems to get those on her bottom quite frequently and I have yet to find a solution. I had never heard of molluscum before.

Jennie - posted on 01/15/2009

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This was such a nuisance for my family. I have 8 children. Five of them had it. I tried Aldara with no success. Tried to wait it out. Even paid $300 for some internet remedy. My 3 year old was just covered in them. A nurse practitioner prescribed Tagamet. It worked. It takes a good month before they start to diminish and fade away.

Angelique - posted on 01/15/2009

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Hi, both my children had these when they were little and it takes a long time for them to go away.  We never got any creams for them because we were told they wouldn't work.  It's a matter of waiting, you might find she will get more before they disapear.  Just watch out she doesn't pick at them and if you see one that gets infected you might like to show the doctor in case it needs treatment.  I think they had them for about a year before they started to go.  Hope this helps

Maria - posted on 01/15/2009

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I s she unwell, are they itchy, is the skin broken, if not then i would say leave them alone if they are not bothering her and they are not painfell then leave well alone just make sure tjey are cleaned and dried properly and gofrom there.xxx

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