My son has Mollescum...Any ideas on how to cure..Please help!

Jody - posted on 12/15/2008 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi Everyone, My son recently got Mollescum. I am not sure when this happened, just started noticing the bumps on his belly around August. I thought it was a skin tag and then started noticing more bumps. Our pediatrician immediately said he had Mollescum! I was freaked out. We have seen the dermo over and over again and he has gotten med put on the bumps. The Mollescum bumps seem to spread like wild fire. He has done very well with everything, but it is just not clearing up. I hate to see my 4yr old go thru this, the med can cause alot of pain and it is heart breaking. Does Anyone have any suggestions on how to cure Mollescum? I have seen many articles on the internet, but who knows if they really work and we have spent enough money and he's been thru enough pain.



Would love suggestions on how to cure or treat Mollescum. You can reply here or email me directly @ jody_kmetz@yahoo.com



Thank you,

Jody

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Jen - posted on 02/13/2011

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I have been dealing with Mollescum bumps with my oldest son for about 4 years. He is 7 now and rarely gets them but we are dealing with an angry one right now so I am treating it aggressively. I squeezed out the head and then cleaned with salicylic acid, applied Zymaderm and Bacroban and covered with wart remover pad. Should look much better in the morning. By the way, I researched Mollescum with The American Public Health Association's publication: Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, 19th Edition.

http://www.apha.org/publications/booksto...

Best of luck!

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Jen - posted on 02/13/2011

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Salicylic acid helps and is the main ingredient in acne cleansing pads. I use those, a product call Zymaderm (can get in homeopathic or health food stores), Bactroban (anti-infective by Rx only) and Dr. Scholl's Clear Away wart remover pads (to cover like a band-aid after cleaning and applying Bacroban and Zymaderm). The wart remover pads also contain salicylic acid. I researched Mollescum quite a bit and am an RN. So far this clears the Mollescum bumps up. Hope this helps!

Jen - posted on 02/13/2011

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Salicylic acid helps and is the main ingredient in acne cleansing pads. I use those, a product call Zymaderm (can get in homeopathic or health food stores), Bactroban (anti-infective by Rx only) and Dr. Scholl's Clear Away wart remover pads (to cover like a band-aid after cleaning and applying Bacroban and Zymaderm). The wart remover pads also contain salicylic acid. I researched Mollescum quite a bit and am an RN. So far this clears the Mollescum bumps up. Hope this helps!

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