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Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: bezoar on 01/09/2003 19:31:42
Have a grandson with molluscum, which I am told is a form of pox virus.  Currently, he's being treated with some caustic chemical by the dermatologist.  Is there any alternative treatment?  Any truth to the use of duct tape with warts, and would that help?

Bezoar
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: chris on 20/11/2003 22:30:57
That's right, molluscum contagiosum is a pox virus and hence a relative of smallpox as well as vaccinia, which is used as the smallpox vaccine.

Molluscum is acquired by close personal contact with another infectious individual, including sexually, and may occasionally be spread by fomites ('things' capable of conveying infection).

The lesions are about 5 mm across, are raised with a central depression, and have a coppery hue. They may be single or multiple. Seen in cross section they are cup-shaped and consist of huge overgrowth of the skin cells (initiated by the virus to make them more permissive for viral replication) which are crammed with infectious virus. The lesions are infectious, and prodding them can encourage the expression of a caseous virus-laden cell debris.

The lesions themselves are usually painless but may become secondarily infected by bacteria if they are traumatised (e.g. by picking), and can persist for anything from a few months to a few years.

There is no cure nor surefire way to prevent re-infection (excepting never touching another living sole). However, they may be treated with desquamative agents which push up skin turnover and essentially push the virus out. Cryotherapy (nitrogen freezing) is a common treatment. Duct tape probably works the same way, but I doubt there's much in the literature about that !

chris

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception"
 - Groucho Marx
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: bezoar on 30/11/2003 07:12:31
He's just about cleared now, but I guess I could try to duct tape on the few remaining lesions, just for the sake of science.  The dermatologist tells me that adults acquire an immunity to molluscum and it is rare in adults unless they are immunocompromised.


Bezoar
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: tweener on 01/12/2003 00:06:20
I don't know anything about molluscum, but duct tape on warts is very frustrating.  I've got a plantars wart on my foot that I've been trying to get rid of for two years.  I've had it frozen twice, used duct tape for a full year, and tried some of the salycilic acid otc treatments.  It gets smaller to a point, then just sits.

Any wart cures would be welcome!


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John
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: roberth on 01/12/2003 02:34:51
While I don't want to gross everyone out, my father told me many years ago that urine will cure warts. He learned it while in the army. I, of course, didn't believe him until I tried it on a couple of warts that I'd had for some time. Urine in healthy humans is sterile when delivered, easily accessable and readily available. Dab it on once or twice over a couple of days and the wart will fall off within a week. I prefer to use my own, but I guess it's up to the individual. It works!
Urine also helps reduce scarring when applied to a burn, and adds a whole new dimension to the phrase "I wouldn't p!ss on him if he was on fire".
Someone with more chemistry experience may be able to give the reasons for these properties, because I can't.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Donnah on 01/12/2003 19:46:47
Interesting to learn that urine works for warts.  The only other remedy I know of is to mix spirits of camphor with baking soda into a paste, apply and cover with bandage. Change morning and night.  Used it once and it worked, but urine is probably easier.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Quantumcat on 02/12/2003 13:33:44
I have a small wart on the middle knuckle of my left hand but there's no way I'm going to pee on my hand to get rid of it =)

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Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: chris on 02/12/2003 23:01:49
quote:
 The dermatologist tells me that adults acquire an immunity to molluscum and it is rare in adults unless they are immunocompromised.


I've seen quite a few adult cases in the GUM (genitourinary medicine) clinic.[:(]

chris

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception"
 - Groucho Marx
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: bezoar on 03/12/2003 01:19:28
Are those warts molluscum or condyloma?

Bezoar
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: tweener on 03/12/2003 02:36:22
Is urine really sterile?  I've heard that and never believed it.  I may try it on my foot - it doesn't gross me out, but I have to admit that I'm doubting if it will work.


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John
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: roberth on 03/12/2003 03:22:35
But when it does work, you will come back and tell all the doubters, won't you? And yes, urine is sterile. I guess it's to keep reproductive tracts clean, but the medicos may know a better reason.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: tweener on 03/12/2003 03:44:42
I will certainly tell the unbelievers!  

If it works.

I'm definitely going to try it, but if this wart falls off in a week, it'll make me walk funny 'cause about half my foot will be gone. [;)]


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John
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: chris on 03/12/2003 16:50:06
Urine is an ultrafiltrate of blood. As blood is forced through capillaries in the kidney some of the fluid is squeezed out, taking bodily waste products - like urea, acids, or alkali with it. The renal axis (kidney - ureter - bladder - urethra) is sterile except when you get an infection and if that is the case you usually know about it.

Thus, golden showers are usually not a threat to health, but coprophilic practices might get you into trouble if you are not careful !

Chris

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception"
 - Groucho Marx
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: tweener on 06/12/2003 05:39:31
I don't think trying to get rid of a wart qualifies as coprophilic.  But you never quite know, do you?

Thanks for the explanation Chris - it makes sense now.
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John
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: chris on 07/12/2003 20:51:03
No John - I was trying to reinforce the sterile message with urine by highlighting coprophilia as an example of 'non-sterile' congress for which other (additional) precautions are appropriate.

Peeing on a wart would not really class as fetish behaviour (and hence is not a golden shower) unless you were specifically turned on by the process and hence actively sought out warts to pee on (your own or those of others) to achieve sexual gratification ! Which I'm sure you don't. Do you ?

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception"
 - Groucho Marx
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Donnah on 08/12/2003 03:32:42
Ya John, do you?  Enquiring minds want to know.[:0][:I]
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: tweener on 14/12/2003 01:46:06
Never tried it, but you never know......

[:D]


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John
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: nightmare on 29/08/2004 23:09:21
Hi, i think i may have molluscum contagiosum.I dont want to see a doctor, is there any medicine i can take?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: vickie on 29/09/2004 18:54:57
my 7 year old daughter has molluscum contagiosum virus for a year and is spreading her friends wont play with her does anyone no any treatment for this

victoria mcintyre
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: vickie on 29/09/2004 18:56:32
anyone any ideas any home remedies for molluscum.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: neilep on 29/09/2004 19:46:40
quote:
Originally posted by vickie

my 7 year old daughter has molluscum contagiosum virus for a year and is spreading her friends wont play with her does anyone no any treatment for this

victoria mcintyre



I hope this link serves to help a little http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.asp?TopicID=311&AreaID=804&LinkID=407  when you click it, you'll see the introductyion and directly above links for, prevention and cure etc etc....good luck :-)...and try this one too http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/diseases/facts/molluscum.htm

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Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: vickie on 29/09/2004 22:46:58
quote:
Originally posted by bezoar

Have a grandson with molluscum, which I am told is a form of pox virus.  Currently, he's being treated with some caustic chemical by the dermatologist.  Is there any alternative treatment?  Any truth to the use of duct tape with warts, and would that help?

Bezoar



victoria mcintyre
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: vickie on 29/09/2004 22:48:38
quote:
Originally posted by bezoar

Have a grandson with molluscum, which I am told is a form of pox virus.  Currently, he's being treated with some caustic chemical by the dermatologist.  Is there any alternative treatment?  Any truth to the use of duct tape with warts, and would that help?

Bezoar

has your grandson got rid of molluscum yet and if so can you please tell me how as my daughter has had it ages.

victoria mcintyre
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: vickie on 29/09/2004 22:54:35
quote:
Originally posted by nightmare

Hi, i think i may have molluscum contagiosum.I dont want to see a doctor, is there any medicine i can take?

my daughter has had it a year no point going to a doctor as they give u nothing and tell you it will go away itself within 6 months to 4 years watch as it spreads very quickly everywhere on the body.

victoria mcintyre
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: July18thsparkler on 21/01/2005 05:50:37
To Vickie,

I feel I can really relate to you on this topic, I feel so bad about your daughter and that guy's grandson. Children are just so vulnerable to everything and I can only imagine how devestated you are that you can't seem to get any answers. My name is Amanda and I am 19 years old and was diognosed with Molluscum. Unlike the majority of the people my age I didn't contract this virus through sexual activity and permisquity. I was devasted when I found out that I had gotten this, because I pride myself of being a clean person - most of all i have no idea what to tell my fiance, how do you tell the man your about to marry that you have contracted an STI (sexually transmitted infection), but didn't get it by haveing sex. I've had this since september of 2004 and have done my homework on it. i have found that there are not many very good or easy treatments, although i did like the results of a treatment called cimetdine when i read about it. But that the thing there are treatments that physicians can do but they won't treat them, it's extremely frustrating for me because my doctor told me that there are treatment but she doesn't treat them, and i'm no acception. i am extremely outraged because the longer i have these lesions the greater the risk of me giving this to someone else, unintentionally of coarse, personally i don't wish this upon anyone. My doctor said it will go away, but it's getting worse and harder to control, i said to her, but that really didn't matter it seemed. i constantly live in fear of giving this to someone else. Why have treatments if no one will treat you. Are you having this problem in communication with your daughters physician.

sincerely,
Amanda

Amanda Neal
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: chris on 21/01/2005 18:45:14
mmm, it's a tough one. Molluscum is a pox virus (related to smallpox actually) and is very infectious. But it takes time for your body to mount an effective immune response and kick it out.

Viruses are hard to shift because they grow in our own cells. That makes it very hard for drugs to be made capable of telling the virus from a healthy cell. With bacteria it's easy because they are so different to our own cells so drugs can readily to targeted to attack just the bug not the host.

It will clear up, unless there is a specific immune problem that is making you susceptible, although if you are otherwise in very good health that sounds unlikely.

Best

Chris

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception"
 - Groucho Marx
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: rolans on 11/07/2005 15:34:19
Hi-

Urine cures molluscum!! My 2 year old son had molluscum. I treated it with his own urine. It worked very fast, within a week it started to clear up.
What happened was he somehow contracted this nasty little virus perhaps at his doctors? It started slow but over some weeks it got worse and he suffered. It would spread in its typical way up from his belly. It got to his neck and now I began to really panic. What if it got on his face? I did an extensive search for a cure and naturally I assumed there would be a simple over the counter remedy. Boy was I wrong, the more research I did the more I was shocked that no one had a real solution for molluscum and that so many people have and live with molluscum.
What I found was the usual wait till it goes away crap or get some sort of vague complex treatment that would traumatize my kid. My wife called her father in Mongolia and he suggested the urine for a cure. After my son would pee in his pamper we would rub him with the pee wet pamper. What I do remember is that while he had molluscum it would never spread below his pampers and I had feared that it would spread to his penis and rectum. It never did due to the fact that urine was the barrier. In Asia urine is used for curing many blood related illness. Chingis Khan Used forms of this treatment to stay healthy.  
Please try it for all ages.

Roland        
[:D][:D][:D][:D]
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: somanypickle on 16/07/2005 08:45:27
I sure hope you're right because I'm about to put my head between my legs!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: ashwynne on 29/10/2005 03:55:10
quote:
Originally posted by vickie

anyone any ideas any home remedies for molluscum.

My 16-month-old was diagnosed with molluscum two weeks ago.  He had the spots all over one arm, with a few on his legs and face.  The pediatrician said not to worry about them (yeah, right!).  Anyway, I read online about a study that showed that breast milk kills the papilloma virus in normal warts (in most cases, the warts disappeared after the second treatment).  Fortunately, my son is still nursing, and, even though it's a different virus, I decided to give it a try.  The spots were noticeably smaller after the first treatment (I covered them with Band-aids soaked in breast milk at first, and later just dabbed the milk on and left them uncovered).  Now they are almost all gone.  Of course, there's no way of knowing if they would have disappeared without treatment in the same time frame, and I know breast milk isn't terribly easy to come by if you're not breastfeeding, but if you're in a similar situation, it's definitely worth a try.  Hope it helps!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: cray on 05/12/2005 13:29:08
I seem to have molluscum contagiosum, although my dr diagnosed me with some sort of wart that kids get, she said just try using some wart acid treatment (yeh it works, but i have napalm burns now), i think Dr's know **** all now i ignore there advice. i still got one or 2 of them after 2 months of blizting them around my groin, pretty much in the path that i would scratch, its so embarressing as i am 25, and i have girls lining up to have sex with me, although i probably caught this from the swimming baths. Its odd though because my last girlfriend really ground on that area (for about 4 months) and never had them or got them, but i suppose she was immune or something.

Its so hard to get rid of though :( i might try the pee remedy
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: laurenm on 07/12/2005 04:32:04
quote:
Originally posted by July18thsparkler

To Vickie,

I feel I can really relate to you on this topic, I feel so bad about your daughter and that guy's grandson. Children are just so vulnerable to everything and I can only imagine how devestated you are that you can't seem to get any answers. My name is Amanda and I am 19 years old and was diognosed with Molluscum. Unlike the majority of the people my age I didn't contract this virus through sexual activity and permisquity. I was devasted when I found out that I had gotten this, because I pride myself of being a clean person - most of all i have no idea what to tell my fiance, how do you tell the man your about to marry that you have contracted an STI (sexually transmitted infection), but didn't get it by haveing sex. I've had this since september of 2004 and have done my homework on it. i have found that there are not many very good or easy treatments, although i did like the results of a treatment called cimetdine when i read about it. But that the thing there are treatments that physicians can do but they won't treat them, it's extremely frustrating for me because my doctor told me that there are treatment but she doesn't treat them, and i'm no acception. i am extremely outraged because the longer i have these lesions the greater the risk of me giving this to someone else, unintentionally of coarse, personally i don't wish this upon anyone. My doctor said it will go away, but it's getting worse and harder to control, i said to her, but that really didn't matter it seemed. i constantly live in fear of giving this to someone else. Why have treatments if no one will treat you. Are you having this problem in communication with your daughters physician.

sincerely,
Amanda

Amanda Neal

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: jimkat01 on 07/12/2005 15:17:28
My youngest battled this for most of the summer.  She has eczema and those pesky bumps would appear where she had her break outs.  
I took her to the dermatologist 1x month and he put this plant extract on.  Once this dried for 6 hours then I would bath her and they would become blisters and the contagious part would come out.  
She was a real trooper!  She did great.  This took about 5 times but now she is molluscum free. (knock on wood)
Good luck to you all!

-Kat
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: neilep on 07/12/2005 16:24:25
That is fantastic news Kat, and as you said..what a trooper your yongest was...well done !

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Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Parismaison on 15/12/2005 00:47:43
quote:
Originally posted by rolans

Hi-

Urine cures molluscum!! My 2 year old son had molluscum. I treated it with his own urine. It worked very fast, within a week it started to clear up.
What happened was he somehow contracted this nasty little virus perhaps at his doctors? It started slow but over some weeks it got worse and he suffered. It would spread in its typical way up from his belly. It got to his neck and now I began to really panic. What if it got on his face? I did an extensive search for a cure and naturally I assumed there would be a simple over the counter remedy. Boy was I wrong, the more research I did the more I was shocked that no one had a real solution for molluscum and that so many people have and live with molluscum.
What I found was the usual wait till it goes away crap or get some sort of vague complex treatment that would traumatize my kid. My wife called her father in Mongolia and he suggested the urine for a cure. After my son would pee in his pamper we would rub him with the pee wet pamper. What I do remember is that while he had molluscum it would never spread below his pampers and I had feared that it would spread to his penis and rectum. It never did due to the fact that urine was the barrier. In Asia urine is used for curing many blood related illness. Chingis Khan Used forms of this treatment to stay healthy.  
Please try it for all ages.

Roland        
[:D][:D][:D][:D]

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Parismaison on 15/12/2005 00:52:37
I've heard from many elderlies that urine stops bleeding from fresh cuts but I didn't know it can cure molluscum. I'll be sure to try it on my daughter when her results comes in and IS molluscum contagiosum.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: rikuk on 01/01/2006 13:28:00
I have molluscum, my doc diagnosed it as thrush first, cream for which cost a fortune, and didn't work.

I am curently getting treatment from my local GUM clinic,  freezing the individual spots with liquid nitrogen combined with salt baths, a bit painfull, but it seems to be working (thank god), but scaring too. my girlfriend has been incredably suportive considering the location of the infection.

Through my own research on the net i have found there are a number of places you can catch it from, like swimming, hot tubs, gym equipment, toilet seats... etc as well as sexually transmitted (we havent had sex for about 2 months now)

How the hell do I stop myself being infected again without giving myself an obsessive compulsive disorder? I bought some alcohol hand cleanser to keep with me, just incase I touch someone!

I'm gona try the urine too, although it does seem a little wierd. and also an old wifes tail, using the cooled water from boiling eggs (worked on a wart i had a few year ago)

Do some people have more chance of catching these? as i have had warts and verucas in the past.

My First Post :-)

Rik UK



You are what you eat...... i am a pizza
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Andrew K Fletcher on 01/01/2006 13:59:24
Hi

Try this, I am certain it will work, has been tried and tested in my family for many years now and does not fail.

clear nail varnish, use coloured nail varnish also if not in visible places. Paint over warts, let dry, then re coat. repeat as the warts shrink and the varnish becomes loosened, scrape off the old varnish and re apply.

about a week and they will be completely gone, will not leave a scar, and appear to stay away. this is with normal warts however, so I don't know for sure that it will address your own condition by maintaining protection for long periods, but then neither do you unless you try it.

Please come back and tell us how you get on with using nail varnish

Have a great new year[;)]

Andrew

"The explanation requiring the fewest assumptions is most likely to be correct."
K.I.S. "Keep it simple!"
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: rikuk on 02/01/2006 17:41:21
Due to the location, nail varnish would be very uncomfortable, tried the pee thing thou, and started using tea tree oil.

There was a marked improvement on day 1 !

pee and salt baths for me for a bit, 3 times a day and tea tree oil aplications :-) hope i don't smell like the old people on the bus!

Rik UK

You are what you eat...... i am a pizza
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: rikuk on 02/01/2006 17:43:38
quote:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Originally posted by ME :)

How the hell do I stop myself being infected again without giving myself an obsessive compulsive disorder? I bought some alcohol hand cleanser to keep with me, just incase I touch someone!
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You are what you eat...... i am a pizza
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Jstar on 04/01/2006 02:29:33
I believe i have MCV and am VERY stressed about it. What very little sexual activity i had has now ceased, im afraid of being around friends and in their homes, and i feel like i have to be covered at all times. I have sensative skin, and the itching of the MCV it hard to bear, thus some of my bumps are scratched open. My case has spread rather quickly in my trunk and stomach area, although it started on my arm - which leads me to believe that it wasnt sexually contracted since i know my partners very well. Im about to spread my own pee all over my body - is it safe if some of the lesions are open?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Theubiquitousmrslovegrove on 07/01/2006 23:51:57
I have been battling molluscum for almost a year now. I'm almost 100% sure that I didn't get it from sexual activity. Anyway, it is my understanding that once all of the lesions are gone the virus is supposed to be out of your body or that you'll at least never have another recurrence again. Well, I quit smoking and drinking about a month and a half ago and as far I could tell those damn things finally went away. So I decided to do a little experiment. For the past 3 days I've been drinking and smoking, losing sleep. The works. Got drunk 2 nights in a row. Took a night off then got WASTED last night. Had a little look-see at the genital region and lo and behold, new lesions. Does this mean that anytime my immune system becomes compromised in any way that I'll start breaking out with these things??? I mean, they're popping up in parts of the boxer shorts region that weren't affected at all before. I'm beginning to lose all hope that I'll ever be completely rid of this virus. I thought it was supposed to go away. Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated. I'm getting desperate.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: suze on 13/01/2006 22:37:24
Just passing on some possible treatments. Spent a long night last night panicking and desperately looking on the internet for something that would help me to treat my 7 year old daughter who is suffering from molluscum. She has had it since summer 2005 but it has now appeared on her face and neck and her schoolfriends have started to notice. Anyway, I am about to try her with a homeopathic remedy called molkosan which you put directly on the lumps and also I am giving her echinaforce to boost her immune system along with vitamin c and zinc. This has appeared to work on other children. I have also seen another homeopathic remedy mentioned called zymaderm and also something called thuja. You could also try condylox - I think you have to get this via a dermatologist and also the anti-histamine drug called cimetidine has worked for some. Funnily enough my daughter was taking cimetidine for an allergy up until the summer of last year and then she came off it - this is when the molluscum appeared but I didn't connect the two and I am wondering now if the cimetidine was holdong back the appearance of the molluscum? Anyway, hope this helps,
Good luck
Suze
[:)]
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: TOPOLINOGIGI on 18/01/2006 09:26:22
MOLLUSCUM I TREATED MY DAUGHTER 4 YEARS OF AGE.
SHE HAD A LOT ON HER KNEES ANYWAYS WE TRIED THE FREEZING BUT DIN'T WORK DID A LOT OF RESEARCH AND FINALLY I USED THE DUOFILM PACTHES I BOUGHT AT LONGS DRUGS I PUT THE DISCS OVER THE WART AND THEN THE BANDAGE LEAVE ON 3 DAYS OR MORE AND THEN TAKE OFF IT SHOULD LOOK LIKE A BLISTER THEN DIP A Q TIP WITH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE AND APPLY TO WART REALLY GOOD AIMING FOR THE CENTER WHERE THE WHITE PIMPLE IS AND POP IT. SHOULD GO AWAY WITHIN A WEEK
BE CAREFULL AND ASK DOCTOR IF IT IS OKAY MANY KIDS /PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT SKIN AND REACTIONS.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: LightWarrior on 19/01/2006 23:23:35
I have four children and 3 of them got a molluscum contagiosum. The recommended treatment included "burning" them using a biological acid. I decided to try a different approach an gave them colloidal silver, both orally and topically. As many other viruses, bacteria and fungii related diseases, it completely dissapeared
in a couple weeks. Since then (a couple years ago) we are all taking a teaspoon as a preventive. We don't even remember what a cold is!. The generator we used can be found at http://www.
Good luck to all of you who want to try it!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: nwlady on 21/01/2006 04:29:10

My 3 year old has molluscum on his chest .  I just got the herbal remedy mentioned below in the mail.  After one application, his bumps are turning red and look to be drying.  He complained that it hurt when I put in on the second time (I think it burns a bit).  Anyway, I'm seeing quicker results than with the Retin-A given to me by our doctor.  Check out this website (forces of nature) -- the testimonials seem rather convincing.  I can't wait to see if this stuff works.



Re: Treating Molluscum Contagiosum with Retin-A

Posted By: SHARON S. WALLACE
Date: Tuesday, 6 September 2005, at 9:58 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Treating Molluscum Contagiosum with Retin-Ai (Lisa)

> HELP, my 2 year old daughter has had molluscum for 5 months now. She Is
> also a sufferer of excema. How do we get rid of these bumps? She has 50 of
> them at least all over her belly, armpit, and groin areas. They get red,
> infected and itch her at times. Dr said she is too young to treat them in
> other ways, so we are to let them run their course. They are awful and I
> am desperate to find out what works. Does retin-a. Please let me know any
> success stories of this med. I will ask the Dr for it if it works. Help

http://www.forces-of-nature.net/molluscum/testimonials.htm

Read our testimony about our son. He is 8 and they were on his face and this molluscum no more all natural was the only thing that worked. The 2nd day i noticed that thery were very red and then the 4th day day started to scab and fall off. I am probably the happiest mom ever. They were so ugly and even though its strong(medicine) it worked. We also tried comfrey and that was slow working, We applied(molluscum no more) 3 times daily with a Q tip.
hope this helps.
Sharon
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: girl on 31/01/2006 21:48:06
hi everyone
I am 19 years old and i have no idea how i got this ****ty virus.  one night last february i drank a lot and the last thing i remember is clearing off my bed to go to sleep, the next morning my underwear and sheets were on my roommates chair and my bra was on backwards.  since i go to college its kind of hard to figure out who came into my room and what happened.  well, sure enough a couple weeks later i saw them.  i have tried everything.  compound w, freezing, tricholoacetic acid, aldara, URINE.... nothing works...  i am currently trying zymaderm.  ive been using it for about a week now and i havent really noticed any changes but ill keep you posted.  i ordered it off amazon.com and the company that makes it guarentees you a refund if it doesnt work in 90 days, way too long but whatever.  also if it doesnt work in 60 theyll send you a bodywash to try and boost it.  it was like $40 and smells kinda herbally but its harmless and painless.  ill keep you posted on what happens but if anyone has any words of wisdom i'd appreciate it.

helpless
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: ionntag on 01/03/2006 17:54:24
^has your molluscum been affected by the zymaderm any by this point?

I has recently contracted the molluscum virus.  I have not been sexually active since the summer of 2005, so I am at a lost where the virus cam from.  Are there any users who has used the remedies provided in this thread successfully??
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: girl on 01/03/2006 17:58:28
quote:
Originally posted by ionntag

^has your molluscum been affected by the zymaderm any by this point?

I has recently contracted the molluscum virus.  I have not been sexually active since the summer of 2005, so I am at a lost where the virus cam from.  Are there any users who has used the remedies provided in this thread successfully??




no i dont think it's working... this sucks so much, i havent been able to be sexually active for over a year now and i dont know how this is going to go away
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: ionntag on 01/03/2006 19:25:00
I just ordered the ZymaDerm and am praying that it works. I hope yours clears up soon!

 On the subject of warts in general, when i was 16, I had a very large plantars wart on my food.  I was told to get the juice of milkweed, place it on there and let it dry.  After a month of that, I kid you not, the wart vanished and never returned.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: darkbone on 12/03/2006 22:34:41
I had a brutal case of molluscum on my genitals.  I had over 200 lesions and they were extremely painful.  I tried going to the dermatologist and they were useless.  They didn't even treat them.  I then tried Aldara, which just turned the bad ones into open sores.  I tried Zymaderm, which I am quite convinced is a huge scam and then, in desperation after 3 months, I tried the Phillips Molluscum System.  Within 3 weeks of using this machine, I am molluscum free.  I can't believe it, but it worked.  I treated the lesions very aggressively.  I was on a 3 times per day regiment.  Don't believe the scammers on the Zymaderm website talking about how this system won't work.  It will!  I wish that I had gotten it as soon as I was diagnosed.  If you are affected emotionally and physically like I was, get this machine!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: carrie on 26/03/2006 22:42:39
My 14 year old son was diagnosed with molluscum a few weeks ago - his upper thighs, elbows and arms were absolutely covered with the spots - and they were constantly itching and became infected. Our GP was sympathetic, but could only offer fucidin to stop the itching.  I enquired at our local health food store, run by an ex GP, who suggested Chelidonium, by Bioforce.  It can only be ordered via an independent pharmacy and must be painted on the spots twice daily.  In two weeks of using the product, most of the spots have dried up.  There are still a few left, but we are delighted with the results.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Proteus on 27/03/2006 00:20:56
My dermatologist confirmed molluscum in the groin area after some tropical travels and commenced to freeze them off at regular intervals with no apparent overall progress.  I did my own research and started using thuja.  Within three weeks all lesions were gone.  Subsequently I encountered someone else with a similar case of diagnosed molluscum and recommended thuja.  She had the same success that I did.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: nicky on 27/05/2006 16:10:11
I have read all you comments and relate to them all my lovely daughter has Molluscum Contagiosum all over her private parts and at the back of her legs and I'm interested in Zymaderm it seems to work for some of you and wondered if any of you would know whether you can by it over here in the UK.

My first posting[:I][:D]

Thanks
Nicky(Glad 2 know I'm not the only mum who worries about these things)
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: manwithmolluscum on 10/06/2006 05:48:20
Some questions that I am shure everyone is thinking about.

Urine - When you apply urine, do you take a shower, then aplly pee with something soaked with urine on your entire penis/vagina? And if so, once applied do you stay naked for a couple of hours to let the urine do its magic or do you just get dressed with dry pee on genitalia and just go about your business? Also, can you apply urine without even taking a shower, its sterile anyway...

Duct tape - Do you apply small patches of tape on the warts, or do you just tape the entire area of skin, just one big patch of tape over a whole area? Do you shower first? How long do you keep the tape on there? Ive read for a couple of days, does that mean you can shower with this tape on, or do you switch tape after each shower shower?

Ive goten molluscum after a sexual encounter. I had only one wart, but I shaved over not knowing what it was and spread it all over my penis now. Still, I only have about 20 warts. And they seem to be spreading, I am pretty positive about getting rid of it...but, for the love of all that is holly, people help me get rid of this **** before it spreads all over, my penis is gold to me. A male is in his sexual prime from 18-25, I am only 24 and have plenty off lady friends. I have gone about two months without sex...if I have to do two years, especially since that will void my prime, I will go mad. So yeah, please throw me a bone on the questions above. I am a really nice guy and do not wish to spread this to any girls.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: thehalex on 18/06/2006 17:00:53
grrr, had molluscum for about 3 years now, and they have been getting progressively worse. at first i thought possibly they where zits as wen squeezed, excreted a white pus. i know for a fact it wasnt sexually transmitted, because i had got it already long before i had had sexual contact with anyone. i have several hundred, ranging from large to small all over my genitals. too shy to take it to a GP, hoped they would go away on their own, my personal hygiene is good, and yet now im overwhelmed. im going on holiday in a month time, and decided i want them gone beofre i go, i wud lyk to have sexual relations on this holiday, and yet with all these spots there will be embarassing. i do not trust the NHS atall to deal with it, as them have recently done an operation on my chest which went wrong. it seems that anything that a teenager is unlikely to have, i have got!grrr!!! i had to have the mamotome operation (i think that is what its called) to get some fatty infected tissue removed from my chest, they only removed half of it, and it grew back to twice the original size, then they gave me a date for an operation to have it all removed, and then as the time approaches, they cancel it and move it foward two months, so now i have to go on holiday with all the lads with molluscum, and a huge lump on my chest! not very appealing to the ladies if u ask me :(

why me?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: ukmicky on 18/06/2006 17:14:53
THE HALEX
Can i just say from the bottom top and middle of my heart i feel for you, i really do , i hope for you and all the ladies that you meet that somehow someone will come up with some advice to help.Good luck and i hope you have a good holiday

PS a bit of sun and swim in the sea can do wonders for the odd skin complaint.

Michael
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mjboone79 on 28/06/2006 20:57:28
wow, its good to see other people dealing with the same thing. my girlfriend was diagnosed with molluscum a few weeks ago. we have been together for 7 months and i havent shown any signs so the first thing i thought was that she cheated on me (due to the area that it was on). to be honest ive still been struggling with that idea even though there have been no other signs. anyway, after some research i realized i had had it about 2 years ago. in my reading of web forums there seem to be alot of people whos partners are unaffected by this virus, therefore supporting the idea of immunity and general ease of tramsmission. however, this also supports the idea that the virus never truely goes away and can still be transmitted. on another forum i found a doctor who insists that it cannot be transmitted by towels and such and is only transmitted sexually when amongst adults. his theory is that it would be all over all of us if it were transmitted so easily. my theory on this is that children have much softer and more sensitive skin. adult skin is alot tougher, except for areas like the genitals which dont see much wear and tear and almost never get seen by the sun. any thoughts on that??
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mjboone79 on 28/06/2006 20:57:28
wow, its good to see other people dealing with the same thing. my girlfriend was diagnosed with molluscum a few weeks ago. we have been together for 7 months and i havent shown any signs so the first thing i thought was that she cheated on me (due to the area that it was on). to be honest ive still been struggling with that idea even though there have been no other signs. anyway, after some research i realized i had had it about 2 years ago. in my reading of web forums there seem to be alot of people whos partners are unaffected by this virus, therefore supporting the idea of immunity and general ease of tramsmission. however, this also supports the idea that the virus never truely goes away and can still be transmitted. on another forum i found a doctor who insists that it cannot be transmitted by towels and such and is only transmitted sexually when amongst adults. his theory is that it would be all over all of us if it were transmitted so easily. my theory on this is that children have much softer and more sensitive skin. adult skin is alot tougher, except for areas like the genitals which dont see much wear and tear and almost never get seen by the sun. any thoughts on that??
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Lee Bisset on 05/07/2006 13:54:19
quote:
Originally posted by bezoar

Have a grandson with molluscum, which I am told is a form of pox virus.  Currently, he's being treated with some caustic chemical by the dermatologist.  Is there any alternative treatment?  Any truth to the use of duct tape with warts, and would that help?

Bezoar


You may be inetersted in website call forces-of-nature.org -all natural remedies, my 3 year old daughter is suffering terribly from molluscum all over her face and hands and I have just ordered their herbal remedy - will let you know how I get on with it - but do take a look at their website!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: sarahb on 10/07/2006 14:49:52
my one year old had one on his face....it grew and grew until it was really ugly so I just put some wart medicine on it finally and it fell off (leaving a scar unfortunatley)
NOW he got like 8 of them and they're on his EYELIDS and the corners of his eyes?!
Can I use his urine diaper on his eyes or is that dangerous and what else can I do to prevent them? How can try and boost his imune system...he's only one?
Did anyone have any othe remedies that worked???
Thanks
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: cronus2533 on 11/07/2006 20:43:17
Hello All.

I have been reading hundreds of posts on the internet regarding molluscum and wanted to share my experience with you.

I noticed the first lesion about 2 months ago.Not knowing what it was tried to pop it and irritated it. It wasn't long before I had about 100 of these things. I did lie everyone else adn went to the doctor to be told there was nothing they could do, but wait it out. In my line of work that is an unacceptable answer, and definately so when it comes to me personally. I set out of the past month to find a way to rid myself of this stuff. I make no claims as to any particular thing causing them to heal but here is what I have done, and now am down to two stubborn lesions, but they are dimenishing by the day.

After searching for days for something to purchase I decided to by the Zymaderm. While I was waiting for it to arrive, I done a little more investigating and founf that it was a mixture of iodine and tea tree oil, along woth some other things. I figured I have iodine and tea tree oils so I will start applying that until it arrives. I would put the tea tree oil on first, just as it was drying I would apply iodine. After the second day these things were really starting to dry up and flake away. The Zymaderm came and they continue to deminish. I would treat myself in the moring after a shower, and again at night after a shower. Along with this, I have began to use tea tree soap as well to help minimize speading. Also, use a clean towel for each shower. To take it a little further, boost the imune system. I started taking Lysine in the morning, adn colostrum in the evening. any good health food store will carry products to boost your imune system. finally, I have made sure to get plenty of rest.

I also noticed that these things will prosper in hot/warm moist environments, so on my golf days I would use a powder, something to try and keep dry. Personally I noticed they would swell in size on days I would go to the lake and be in the water and sun all day. That was what got me to thinking, baths, and hot tubs might not be such a good idea right now.

I am sure everyone is different, and has different results, but if there are enough success stories out there then maybe everyone can find something that works for them.

For anyone wandering, the Zymaderm does have a bit of a smell. I was very aggressive wit the tea tree oild and iodine, so by the time I got it, I was use to the strong smells. If the lesions are irritated then all topical treatments I mentioned will burn a little. I had scrubbed in the shower one night, adn when I applied the tea tree oil and iodine, I was in a bit of pain. Just so you know.

Good luck to everyone in your endeavors to rid yourself of this terrible disease.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: smarteyez on 12/07/2006 11:38:22
hi all, IM A 23 YEAR OLD FEMALE FROM LONDON
I have been diagnosed with molluscum around my bikini line and on my inner thigh. my gynecologist has treated them with liquid nitrogen, but i am not really happy with this treatment. I was wondering if anyone can give some recommendation of herbal remedies etc that are available to buy in England....[:(] [:(] [:(] [:(] [:(]

THANK YOU [:)] [:)] [:)]


Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: COMtnGrl on 05/08/2006 05:25:58
www.Molluscum.com
USA - telephone #: 304-725-2202
e-mail - info@molluscum.com

The Premier site for molluscum information and treatment alternatives. Updated daily.

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Pacderm on 09/08/2006 19:04:02
Molluscum acts differently than common warts.  Molluscum can be treated in young or old by pricking with pin or needle to traumatize the lesion. A tiny bit of blood must be seen. This turns on the immune system itself to take care of the virus, which usually takes about 1-2 weeks.  As new ones develop, ***** as needed.  Occasionally the old ones may need to be re-pricked.  This is much less traumatic to youngsters than liquid nitrogen and some other wart treatments.  People with atopic dermatitis or eczema tend to be more susceptible to molluscum because of tiny breaks in the skin which allows the virus to invade or spread.  Good skin hydration is of utmost importance to keep skin in a healthy state to decrease reinfection.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: any on 14/08/2006 15:25:29
Been battling with these irritable pointy, hard, red spots with a white core for 6 months (various sizes under 5mm in diameter).  They would quickly spread around on the skin as clothing was rubbed on them and would itch sometimes. Tried for weeks with the ridiculously expensive oil bottle and gel (not naming names) mail order products and they did nothing except just seemed to change size of spots but not the number of them.  One day I decided to abandon the medication and just put cream to avoid chapped skin in cold weather.  The spots stopped spreading and started getting smaller.  So I decided to PASTE the entire area with oil daily or twice daily (I used nut oil but presumably you can use any type) - it leaves no strong smell, leaves your skin looking slightly shiny for a few hours (nobody notices since it is transparent) and is fairly cheap to get hold of. Using this caused most of the small spots to disappear within 5 days.  After 2 weeks the larger ones had erupted and burst leaking the fluid/gel contained within them (this may cause a little bleeding in some of the larger spots as the core falls off and if the bleeding happens it will be a bit itchy).  What are left are small areas of white circles within a darker outer ring where the spots used to be but this is disappearing slowly and not nearly as noticeable as the spots.  Where the spots were there are no craters/protrusions and the skin feels as smooth as where there are no spots.  If you have not tried oil it is quite cheap and you can buy fairly large bottles, I think it is supposed to be good for your skin as well and the change in some of the spots that I saw was quite noticeable in only 6 hours - 1 day.  I don't think that this is a cure but I think reapplication of the oil daily or weekly is required for maintenance of healthy skin to stop you drying out.  Hope this remedy works for others as well.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: swmbkerun on 21/08/2006 03:29:39
Just to let everyone know molluscum.com is a scam.  You will get the Silver Cure product but it doesn't work and pretty much looks like some dark colored petroleum jelly, and I'm pretty sure that's all it really is.  The ReBuilder Medical company offers a money back guarantee so after it clearly didn't work we sent it back.  No response for weeks of course.  We call and they say they will send a check out the next business day.  Two weeks later still no check.  We follow up with some emails and we get a letter from an Attorney (or a letter that looks like and attorney) that says they are about to enter bankruptcy court and encourages us to accept the attached check for $6.  Otherwise we will have to see what happens in court.  I doubt this company is going into bankruptcy but I know if I hold out I would never get the full refund as promised.  

Buyer beware.  This stuff is a complete scam and fraud.  Do not believe these posts from their company employees poising as members that are on this site.  The stuff doesn't work.  Wouldn't you think a dermatologist would use it if it worked.  We told our daughters we tried it and he laughed.  Now we just feel foolish.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: jdd on 22/08/2006 15:53:44
I know alot of people got this infection without knowing where they got it.  From what I've read and been told, it can pass on anything moist, such as shared towels, or someone not wiping the sweat off a seat in a gym.  Either way, the groin area seems the perfect spot for these little buggers.  Here's how I got it and have dealt with it.
  My girlfriend got it some how, and because of her diabetes and her preference to taking baths, has it on her head, neck, chest, and legs.  Once she was diagnosed with it, she stopped the baths, but by that point the damage was done. She's been battling it for two years now.  The dermatologist has tried freezing, scraping, blueU treatments, and is about to try a chemical peel.  Its very frusting, especially since she naturally has acne and is very fare skined.  This makes it very difficult to diagnose bumps and probably the biggest reason why I was infected.
   For the two years she's known to have had it, we made every effort to ensure she didn't pass it onto me, however, I ended up being infected twice.  When she was first diagnosed with it, they had only found it on her legs.  We ended up necking one night, and a few weeks later I had a breakout on the left side of my chin.  After three months of freezing, they were gone.  At least from this, the doctors determined she had it on her neck.
   The second infection came a year later.  At this time the doctor said she was cured.  He looked over her body and any bumps he found he said were acne.  Even though we knew we should have waited a few months after the 'cured' verdict, she and I started having sex.  Now granted, we are both adults, and especially in this day and age TV makes it sound like you have to bump uglies after three dates, we had some pent up desires.  Well, you can guess what happened next.  I found a nice colony in my groin area one day while I was showering.  I went from thinking I'd never get a STD, to dealing with one.
   With this infection I could fully comprehend what my girlfriend was going thru.  I had to change the type of underwear I wore.  I couldn't work out at all in fear of spreading it further down my legs and/or giving it to someone at the gym. Heck, I started using those paper things on toilets.  So I've spent several months getting scraps and freezing at the dermatologist's office.  Towards the end, we'd argue about what I thought was molluscum and what he thought was clogged pours on my penis.  I,like my girlfriend, have very fair skin and acne. A couple of months ago he declared I was cured, but I believe I still have them.  If I break out again, I'll probably try to Zymaderm stuff.
   So from having to deal with this twice now, here's my advice (which maybe should have been stated at the beginning of all of this.)  
1.) Be patient.  It takes awhile (even with treatment) for it to go away.  
2.) Check the infected area and surrounding and touching areas every day.
3.) No baths! Ever.  This is how my girlfriend got it all over her body.  Showers are better for you and the environment.  Wash suspect areas last.  And always use a fresh towel every time you clean.
4.) If given the choice, I'd suggest having them scrapped off. That was the fastest way I found to get them removed. I was petrified at first, but with local anesthetic, its pretty painless procedure with some minor discomfort later. Its the only way I know where you're guarranteed to prevent existing cores from infecting other areas.  But I may change my mind if the zymaderm actually works.
5.) Please don't have sex if you have it.  Even if you only have it on your elbow, the last place you want it on yourself or others is on the groin.  And if you've been given the all clear, wait a few months.  Its easy to miss even one of them.

-jdd
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: drq100 on 25/08/2006 06:22:32
quote:
Originally posted by rolans

Hi-

Urine cures molluscum!! My 2 year old son had molluscum. I treated it with his own urine. It worked very fast, within a week it started to clear up.
What happened was he somehow contracted this nasty little virus perhaps at his doctors? It started slow but over some weeks it got worse and he suffered. It would spread in its typical way up from his belly. It got to his neck and now I began to really panic. What if it got on his face? I did an extensive search for a cure and naturally I assumed there would be a simple over the counter remedy. Boy was I wrong, the more research I did the more I was shocked that no one had a real solution for molluscum and that so many people have and live with molluscum.
What I found was the usual wait till it goes away crap or get some sort of vague complex treatment that would traumatize my kid. My wife called her father in Mongolia and he suggested the urine for a cure. After my son would pee in his pamper we would rub him with the pee wet pamper. What I do remember is that while he had molluscum it would never spread below his pampers and I had feared that it would spread to his penis and rectum. It never did due to the fact that urine was the barrier. In Asia urine is used for curing many blood related illness. Chingis Khan Used forms of this treatment to stay healthy.  
Please try it for all ages.

Roland        
[:D][:D][:D][:D]

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: drq100 on 25/08/2006 06:31:31
My son had molluscum all over his legs and we couldn't decide whether to try the silver thing or ZymaDerm so we got both and put silver on 1 leg and zymaderm on the other. The silver did nothing!! Absolute squat. The zymaderm dried them up and they are almost gone now after 3 weeks. Some of them got a little red but the customer service people were really nice when we called and reassured us that it was nothing to worry about. We returned the silver stuff to molluscum.com and we also got some bullsh_t letter back about bankruptcy. What a total dirt bag site!!!

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: drq100 on 25/08/2006 06:34:39
Sorry for the double post. The one about urine is not me. I hit the wrong button and somehow got my name posted to his letter! Sorry everyone.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Bow on 30/08/2006 14:19:09
My friend daughter has been on Thuja 30c and using tea tree on the spots. Also she has done everything homeopathic to boost her daughters immune system. Fingers crossed it's working! This company with the silver thing ought to be ashamed of themselves. Praying on desperate people. Oh and IF you are posting on their behalf "May you suffer with facial and Genital warts for the rest of your lives". You disgust me!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Bow on 30/08/2006 14:19:09
My friend daughter has been on Thuja 30c and using tea tree on the spots. Also she has done everything homeopathic to boost her daughters immune system. Fingers crossed it's working! This company with the silver thing ought to be ashamed of themselves. Praying on desperate people. Oh and IF you are posting on their behalf "May you suffer with facial and Genital warts for the rest of your lives". You disgust me!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: heardm on 11/09/2006 10:24:08
Wow, i thought my little girl was the only one with molluscum! It's reassuring (in a round-about kinda way) that we're not alone.
She's had molluscum for coming up to a year, and they are in all the usual areas - thighs, legs, stomach, arms.
She's due to start pre-school nursery soon so we're desperate to get rid of them, and am also fed-up with the usual 'they'll go away on their own' medical fob off.
We're currently trying Zymaderm which to be honest, i'm not sure if it's making any difference. I've just ordered a small pot of Silver-stuff to give that ago too. I'm not convinced about this either. To compound things there's mixed responses on this forum! I'll update once i've tried the Silver-stuff, but would appreciate any advice anyone has![:)]

Cheers

Mike ; )
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: ibprentice on 11/09/2006 18:39:18
Dear All,

re: Molluscum

Both my children have the virus and it is aweful. Doctors do not pay a great deal of attention to this virus.

It spreads rapidly and it looks terrble and it terrifies parents!

I was fortunate to have my mother who knows a World renown Dernatologist from Essex England.

Here is what you do:-

Squeeze out the white spots. Make sure you clean them out one by one and DO NOT spread them around the area.

Apply Betandine or and iodine solution with 10%povidone-iodine

see link:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betadine

it is a good idea to take a plaster and cover every spot.

This does two things, viz:-

Helps heal the area and
More importantly stops your child spreading the virus by itching.

Once the spot is removed and you have been applying the iodine use some Neosporin to help heal the area.

Molluscum is contageous.
Molluscum will go away in 6 months on average.

Some doctors prescribe Aldara cream. This is effective and will create a redness and the spots will scab over. Perservere with the treatment and combine all of the above to reduce the time this virus goes away.

I have spent days researching this and I hope that it helps anyome out there who is experiencing this trauma.

You can email me at ibprentice@comcast.net if you need any further help.

All the other lotions and miracle creams like silvercure are just a scam. The Zymaderm is just iodine based and may help.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: ibprentice on 11/09/2006 18:41:29
Dear All,

re: Molluscum

Both my children have the virus and it is aweful. Doctors do not pay a great deal of attention to this virus.

It spreads rapidly and it looks terrble and it terrifies parents!

I was fortunate to have my mother who knows a World renown Dernatologist from Essex England.

Here is what you do:-

Squeeze out the white spots. Make sure you clean them out one by one and DO NOT spread them around the area.

Apply Betandine or and iodine solution with 10%povidone-iodine

see link:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betadine

it is a good idea to take a plaster and cover every spot.

This does two things, viz:-

Helps heal the area and
More importantly stops your child spreading the virus by itching.

Once the spot is removed and you have been applying the iodine use some Neosporin to help heal the area.

Molluscum is contageous.
Molluscum will go away in 6 months on average.

Some doctors prescribe Aldara cream. This is effective and will create a redness and the spots will scab over. Perservere with the treatment and combine all of the above to reduce the time this virus goes away.

I have spent days researching this and I hope that it helps anyome out there who is experiencing this trauma.

You can email me at ibprentice@comcast.net if you need any further help.

All the other lotions and miracle creams like silvercure are just a scam. The Zymaderm is just iodine based and may help.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: heardm on 15/09/2006 16:29:24
Well the Silver Stuff pot has arrived, and if it's half as efficient as Fed-ex we're onto a winner (though looking at the statements on this thread i'm thinking wishfully)!!
I'm going to trial the Zymaderm on one leg and the Silver Stuff on the other. I may or may not also pee on her body (not literally!) to see how that goes too.
I have looked online at the Aldara Cream as mentioned in Iain's (ibprentice) thread, and this looks promising. I'm wondering though if GP's are reluctant to prescribe this because of the cost £57 for 12 sachets. Am i being too cynical of the NHS? This cream is an immunomodulator and basically gets the body to target each individual wart to fight it. Though isn't recommended for children, so i may be scuppered there.
I'll update after a few days - hopefully with some posisitve news!


Cheers

Mike ; )
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: any on 18/09/2006 12:54:45
Rub a lot of oil (your choice of which type you use – I prefer nut oil) to the affected skin and leave it for a few hours to be absorbed.  It does not matter if you cover the area with clothing or not since there is a lot of oil still on the skin and can still be absorbed.  I imagine thicker oils take longer to be absorbed.  Do this at least twice a day and you should see the spots either starting to burst (larger ones) or pulled back into the skin (smaller ones) within a week.  I think oil based moisturising creams (according what agrees with your skin) works as well but slower.  Total removal with no reoccurrence with some faint scarring may take two weeks but not nearly as noticeable as the spots themselves.  Note this is not a cure but maintenance.  After all the spots on the affected area have gone you can drop the application down to once a week or less if you want.

Don’t use the silver cream from molluscum.com since it does nothing fast and just leaves your skin shiny around the spots emphasising their visibility.  However I did notice that the numbers stopped increasing for a while but the spots did not go away.

You can try the natural oils from the two main websites but it will be very obvious to others that you are using it by the smell.  These oils are very expensive, got to keep up with treatment and then it gets frustrating when more spots appear despite your best efforts, very easy to rub off by clothing or objects once since it is only applied to the top of the protruding spots and not the surrounding area.  I have found that Heal Warts does not do much after the first 2 weeks of use and by the 8th week you end up getting frustrated because the number of spots did not decrease they just got bigger and more itchy.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: any on 18/09/2006 12:54:45
Rub a lot of oil (your choice of which type you use – I prefer nut oil) to the affected skin and leave it for a few hours to be absorbed.  It does not matter if you cover the area with clothing or not since there is a lot of oil still on the skin and can still be absorbed.  I imagine thicker oils take longer to be absorbed.  Do this at least twice a day and you should see the spots either starting to burst (larger ones) or pulled back into the skin (smaller ones) within a week.  I think oil based moisturising creams (according what agrees with your skin) works as well but slower.  Total removal with no reoccurrence with some faint scarring may take two weeks but not nearly as noticeable as the spots themselves.  Note this is not a cure but maintenance.  After all the spots on the affected area have gone you can drop the application down to once a week or less if you want.

Don’t use the silver cream from molluscum.com since it does nothing fast and just leaves your skin shiny around the spots emphasising their visibility.  However I did notice that the numbers stopped increasing for a while but the spots did not go away.

You can try the natural oils from the two main websites but it will be very obvious to others that you are using it by the smell.  These oils are very expensive, got to keep up with treatment and then it gets frustrating when more spots appear despite your best efforts, very easy to rub off by clothing or objects once since it is only applied to the top of the protruding spots and not the surrounding area.  I have found that Heal Warts does not do much after the first 2 weeks of use and by the 8th week you end up getting frustrated because the number of spots did not decrease they just got bigger and more itchy.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mum on 24/09/2006 03:08:06
My 2 sons have MC and They are quickly spreading.  We started using the Aldara cream ~2 months ago.  ($500. for a 3 month supply) It has cleared a couple of the bigger spots by causing them to erupt.  It does look like it may scar, time will tell.  We were using the cream 3 times a week and recently switched to nightly use.  
I am interested in trying the tea tree oil idea.  If we ahe success, will let all know.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mumof2 on 24/09/2006 03:13:49
My 2 sons have MC and They are quickly spreading.  We started using the Aldara cream ~2 months ago.  ($500. for a 3 month supply) It has cleared a couple of the bigger spots by causing them to erupt.  It does look like it may scar, time will tell.  We were using the cream 3 times a week and recently switched to nightly use.  
I am interested in trying the tea tree oil idea.  If we ahe success, will let all know.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mumof2 on 24/09/2006 03:14:40
My 2 sons have MC and They are quickly spreading.  We started using the Aldara cream ~2 months ago.  ($500. for a 3 month supply) It has cleared a couple of the bigger spots by causing them to erupt.  It does look like it may scar, time will tell.  We were using the cream 3 times a week and recently switched to nightly use.  
I am interested in trying the tea tree oil idea.  If we ahe success, will let all know.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: warty on 24/09/2006 15:43:28
Hi,
I have not been sexually active for a whole year[:(]partly because I got a very severe but temporary virus that kept me in bed for 3 months, ect.  I stayed for a month at my sister's. My sister had caught molluscum about 9 months before and was unsure if she caught if from her (soon to be ex)husband or not, as he finally admitted some unfaithfulness. She also is with kids a lot, so...
But I had never heard of this illness before and now, after the average 7 week incubation period, I first got a big bunch of itchy bumps on vulva and now they are going to arms, legs,shoulders,etc as had no idea what it was at first and didn't pay close attention to washing hands ect.  So, unless incubation is a year, it is definitely possible to get them without getting sexually transmitted.  At my sister's I didn't pay close attention either as i neither knew she still had it, not that is was contagious (here is where the doctors make a big mistake saying it's almost always sexually transmitted!!! [:(!]First went to gynocologist who didn't know what it was cause when she's seen it before it was individual bumps and not a cluster like mine[:(!]. She sent me to dermatologist who confirmed that is very probably molluscum and offered to burn them off by acid.  I'm going to try the urine, cause i have heard of several people who used urine for other skin ailments, successfully. I have not ever wanted to try it, but then never had a skin ailment before since chicken pox at 5!  Here i read a few people have used it very successfully, so not too expensive, just a little wierd, especially if it doesnt work!
Well anyways, I can say that you can rest assured that there is no proof that you're girlfriend has had relations with someone else for a long time.  If she tends to be very honest about everything, she probably is. that's my experience anyways.
good luck!!

quote:
Originally posted by mjboone79

wow, its good to see other people dealing with the same thing. my girlfriend was diagnosed with molluscum a few weeks ago. we have been together for 7 months and i havent shown any signs so the first thing i thought was that she cheated on me (due to the area that it was on). to be honest ive still been struggling with that idea even though there have been no other signs. anyway, after some research i realized i had had it about 2 years ago. in my reading of web forums there seem to be alot of people whos partners are unaffected by this virus, therefore supporting the idea of immunity and general ease of tramsmission. however, this also supports the idea that the virus never truely goes away and can still be transmitted. on another forum i found a doctor who insists that it cannot be transmitted by towels and such and is only transmitted sexually when amongst adults. his theory is that it would be all over all of us if it were transmitted so easily. my theory on this is that children have much softer and more sensitive skin. adult skin is alot tougher, except for areas like the genitals which dont see much wear and tear and almost never get seen by the sun. any thoughts on that??

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: warty on 24/09/2006 15:44:43
Hi,
I have not been sexually active for a whole year[:(]partly because I got a very severe but temporary virus that kept me in bed for 3 months, ect.  I stayed for a month at my sister's. My sister had caught molluscum about 9 months before and was unsure if she caught if from her (soon to be ex)husband or not, as he finally admitted some unfaithfulness. She also is with kids a lot, so...
But I had never heard of this illness before and now, after the average 7 week incubation period, I first got a big bunch of itchy bumps on vulva and now they are going to arms, legs,shoulders,etc as had no idea what it was at first and didn't pay close attention to washing hands ect.  So, unless incubation is a year, it is definitely possible to get them without getting sexually transmitted.  At my sister's I didn't pay close attention either as i neither knew she still had it, not that is was contagious (here is where the doctors make a big mistake saying it's almost always sexually transmitted!!! [:(!]First went to gynocologist who didn't know what it was cause when she's seen it before it was individual bumps and not a cluster like mine[:(!]. She sent me to dermatologist who confirmed that is very probably molluscum and offered to burn them off by acid.  I'm going to try the urine, cause i have heard of several people who used urine for other skin ailments, successfully. I have not ever wanted to try it, but then never had a skin ailment before since chicken pox at 5!  Here i read a few people have used it very successfully, so not too expensive, just a little wierd, especially if it doesnt work!
Well anyways, I can say that you can rest assured that there is no proof that you're girlfriend has had relations with someone else for a long time.  If she tends to be very honest about everything, she probably is. that's my experience anyways.
good luck!!

quote:
Originally posted by mjboone79

wow, its good to see other people dealing with the same thing. my girlfriend was diagnosed with molluscum a few weeks ago. we have been together for 7 months and i havent shown any signs so the first thing i thought was that she cheated on me (due to the area that it was on). to be honest ive still been struggling with that idea even though there have been no other signs. anyway, after some research i realized i had had it about 2 years ago. in my reading of web forums there seem to be alot of people whos partners are unaffected by this virus, therefore supporting the idea of immunity and general ease of tramsmission. however, this also supports the idea that the virus never truely goes away and can still be transmitted. on another forum i found a doctor who insists that it cannot be transmitted by towels and such and is only transmitted sexually when amongst adults. his theory is that it would be all over all of us if it were transmitted so easily. my theory on this is that children have much softer and more sensitive skin. adult skin is alot tougher, except for areas like the genitals which dont see much wear and tear and almost never get seen by the sun. any thoughts on that??

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: johnnyam on 25/09/2006 22:33:24
Well, I have bad news for you guys. I had MC 13 years ago. After repeated visits to the dermatologist, they finally stopped coming back about 11 years ago......until I found 10 on my stomach last week. I never had them on my stomach before.
Well, he froze the areas with liquid Nitrogen. Now they are all the size of bright red dimes. That should take care of them, but I'm sure that new ones will pop up. they always seem to. My doc said that once you get MC you should never get it again. Well....I managed to get it somehow. I haven't had any new sexual contact with anyone as I've been with the same person for 8 years! -And they don't have any MC either.
I have purchased the SilverCure and will use it if any new bumps come up. I'll report back here if is see any result either way. Good luck to you all.

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: warty on 03/10/2006 22:49:26
Hi,
I feel pretty upset! I had about 60 warts, spreading out from a mass of them on my vulva and down to my knees and eaking up towards my belly.  i started using urine a bit and also betadine(iodine solution) tea tree oil and vitamin e, as well as starting to take vitamin C and echinecia.  a couple of days later i had an appointment with the dermatolist who looked through a sort of magnifying glass and confirmed that it was definitly molluscum. he said it's very contagious and must be treated right away, by burning them. i made an appointment with him for the next day.  I called him back that afternoon to ask if it would scar. He said only a little at first and then that would go away completely. That was about a week ago. Now I have noticable sores all up my thighs and on my vulva. Before, only the mass on the vulva was really noticable as the color was quite close to skin color, not this reddish-dark brown sores all over. And some of them look deep enough that i have a very hard time believing that they're going to disappear any time soon.  i've hence looked this up on the web and see that is says that this burning method very often does scar. i'm really angry that this guy would say that it doesn't, just to get more patients.  Also molluscum continues to spread a bit. This also corresponds to what ive read, that this burning treatment is not known to be highly efficient.  i'm usually much more prudent about research on treatment. But since he said it was a rush and i was pretty dismayed to have this big lump on my vulva, and also because he was recommended by an accupuncturist who seems quite competant, i bought into it. Now i think i may have scars for life. I'm supposed to go back next week, but i don't know!

anybody have any experience with this burning with electricity. i'd love to hear that it didn't cause scars.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: M.I.A. on 04/10/2006 21:10:50
I don't know if this will help, but here is my story. I have had molluscum for 6 months now only on the shaft of my genitalia.

I began first with curettage of the lesions on my first trip to the doc. Then on my second trip the Doc was off and saw a different doc who froze them. Then on my third trip they gave me a prescription for Aldara. I researched and just read horror stories about this cream, so I decided to do more investigating.

I emailed with someone what they did to get rid of them. She told me she had them frozen every 3 weeks and took echinachia. She also said that she had them for 4 months and has not had any in a year. This was about 5 months ago.

I scrapped my regular doc because I just didn't like their approach and started seeing a derm. He told me the best thing is freezing. I saw him 3 times in six weeks because the lesions would get frozen one day and I would have 3-4 new ones the very next. After the lesions healed and were gone there were some areas that have been left with the loss of pigmentation. I decided I did not want this, so i looked to alternative treatments. I bought Zymaderm and have been using it off and on as prescribed for 3 months.

This liquid seemed to work rather quickly on the larger ones, but the smaller ones seem to be more difficult to get rid of. Also the lesions as of the last two months don't seem to come as frequent. The longest I have gone without a noticble lesion was 2 weeks.

I have alo removed the core of some of the larger lesions and this seems to be the best treatment. You have to wait for the lesion's core to be noticble and after a hot shower pluck it out or grab it out with a tissue so that it does not spread. I have not had any scarring with this method. I have also covered the lesions with the sticky part of band-aids until the core comes out. This does seem to help pull them out and possibly the spread to other areas.

I also tried Thuja, but it did nothing, but I don't know if the place I got it from is very reputable.

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: IwishIknew on 05/10/2006 19:25:56
I got this disease (Molluscum) 2 months ago.  I first noticed it when I found a strange bump on my superpubic area when I was about to shave again.  Concerned; I cut the thing off (I don't think that one came back), later I thought I found another, so I shaved my area and several more appeared shortly after on the opposite side of where the first appeared and on the side of my genetalia.  I self-diagnosed and went to the dermatologist to confirm it.  He swears up and down I got it from sex.  If I did, it was 6 months prior to the first legion appearing and she didn't have any visible on her.  I tend to notice those things.

I've scoured the web looking for a good information resource on this disease but I've only gotten 3 kinds of websites.  (1) Typical Dermatologist Brochure (2) Medicial Documentation (Jargon) (3) Cure it all my remedy works best.

I trust the Medical Documentation but often it doesn't answer all the questions people have, and the Demratologist handout types of sites are vastly outdated and frustrating when trying to find new information.

I'm going to post the period of time this takes me to "cure", the treatments I am using and the effectiveness of each.  I want to collaborate and make a useful resource for people who happen to get this disease and need help coping/curing it.  I'm also going to ask questions to you guys since you all may have the knowledge I seek.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~WHAT I AM DOING ABOUT IT~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Currently I am doing Cryosurgery with my Dermotologist every 2-3 weeks on the legions visible.  This will be my 3rd visit today.  It visably seems to be reacting to treatment.  After both Treatments only a couple of the more stubborn legions remained, the others seemed to go away.

Cryo 1st Visit:  13 Legions
Cryo 2nd Visit:  7 Legions
Cryo 3rd Visit:  (Later today)

I'm cleaning the whole area with Alcohol 4-6 times a day as perscribed after Cryosurgery as well as using a topical (Will post the name of it later) for Foliculitis which the Demro said would also help with this disease.

I'm also started using Ozonated Oil for awhile and it seemed to have an effect on the legions, but I did not use it all the time due to the smell of it.  I'd hate to be at work or out with friends spelling like rancid oil.  --The effect I noticed it having was instead of being red the legions turned to a more fleshtone color and seemed to be going down.  I'm going to be testing it once per day at night starting today since the couple times I used it, it seemed to have a positive effect.    I have an oriental medicine doctor friend of our family that turned me on to the stuff.

For me, the only sensable way I can go about dealing with this disease is borderline paranoia.  As soon as I realized I had it I had all my sheets washed immediately and I've been sleeping fully clothed as well as refraining from working up a sweat or anything that could possibly allow the legions to rub all over other Healthy skin.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~MY MAJOR QUESTION~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Is there any good firm Resource for the period it takes an infected area of the body to appear?

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The only resource I found said infected areas would appear anywhere from 1 week to 6 months.  I want to confirm if that is crediable or if someone else has a better resource.

Because like those of you concerened who have it or have had it, I don't want ANYONE else to have this worthless, waste of time disease.

What bothers me is the fact it SEEMS like you could have no visable legions and still pass this disease to someone else.

I'd really feel more comfortable knowing after period of time X that if I did not see any legions appear it would be safe for me to touch another human being.

It is a particularly frustrating feeling to feel like I am not able to touch any area of skin on my own body let alone someone elses.

If there is any other valuable research on this disease going on, I'd appreciate someone posting it.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: M.I.A. on 05/10/2006 20:17:26
Here we go IwishIknew,

Most websites say it can last from a few months to a few years.

The answer to knowing when to touch someone, is that no one knows. I did see one website that said it is not like herpes and my dermatologist told me the same thing in the sense that when it is gone you no longer have it. However, I bought a maginfying glass to get an up close look. It may look like you don't have them anymore with the naked eye, but upclose you can see some very small red pencil tipped size lesions. look for one or two in an area about the size of a dime.

Everything that I have read on incubation says the same thing up tp about 6 months. I have emailed with several people that have had it gotten rid of it and moved on to having unprotected sexual relations with their partner who has never gotten it.

If you want to excercise, Cover the areas with bandages. If the lesions have been frozen make sure they have the padded part of the bandage on them, the tape will rip the skin right off and definatley leave a scar or loss of pigmentation.

To avoid spreading them, don't shave the infected area or take baths.

Most of the current research is being done on HIV patients and usually invoves a whole cocktail of treatments together such as Cryosurgery and immune boosting creams such as Cidofivir.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: IwishIknew on 06/10/2006 02:15:05
Well.

Appointment 3:  All of the legions are gone, now it is just tissue healing.

"The answer to knowing when to touch someone, is that no one knows."

-I asked the dermatologist how long would I have to wait with no legions to be clear of this virus.  He told me after the 4 week check that I am going back for, if there are none then to not even worry about it anymore.  (He has 34 years experience)

So my Dermatologist seems to think 1 full month without new legions appearing -> You're ok.

"If you want to excercise, Cover the areas with bandages. If the lesions have been frozen make sure they have the padded part of the bandage on them, the tape will rip the skin right off and definatley leave a scar or loss of pigmentation."

-It isn't worth that much effort to me, I'd rather wait it out then have to worry about it.

Thanks for the response M.I.A. !
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: warty on 06/10/2006 23:59:24
DONT USE ELECTRICAL REMOVAL

I untypically accepted the dermatoligist's order to remove them immediately with electrosurgery. I called him back the evening before to ask if that would cause scarring. He said no, just a little red spot that will disappear.  I have hence read on almost all sites that there is risk of scarring. I had  a few-inches patch on my inner thigh that he treated and now, 8 days later, it is still all reddish and burnt looking area, like a healed mild 2nd degree burn. This may take a year to heal or may not heal at all. A week ago I had nice soft skin, now i'm all scarred up, red and blotchy!

I'm not sure if I can sue him as he lied to me about the results. I really dont want to go to the bother of suing him, but this is worse than the molluscum, unnatural and looks like it'll be longer lasting. I still have to use other treatments, cause it continues to spread. There's no way i'm going to let him roast my skin again!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: warty on 10/10/2006 20:07:54
Am still dealing with this. Am using betadine (iodine based product)2 x a day, changing towels twice a day (bought some new ones), using vitamin e and tea tree oil in the morning and have on and off used peepee therapy. Taking a bath seems to foster lots of molluscum. The other things mentioned above seem to keep it from spreading to quickly. My immunity is low after having contracted a temporary but serious illness last spring.   I'm taking echinicea and vitamin c, not eating sugar and doing my best to eat healthily.
Any other suggestions? I am still getting mini-spots appearing, but the treatment seems to keep most of them at bay or even make them disappear (? time will tell).  But then one pops up someplace i hadn't been treating. Wish me luck and send advice if you can.
Thanks!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Jenn899 on 13/10/2006 07:01:33
My boyfriend had some on his elbow and somehow i started getting some on various parts of my body and then the genitals, since i didn't know what it was at the time i wasn't too careful. I read somewhere about the duct tape so i tried that, worked for a bit but what really worked was after the tape and once you are clean, i read that you can apply a sort of acid which you can find in face cleansers such as "Clearasil" and it worked!!! i applied it everytime i got out of the shower and i dont get them anymore...so try it!




quote:
Originally posted by bezoar

Have a grandson with molluscum, which I am told is a form of pox virus.  Currently, he's being treated with some caustic chemical by the dermatologist.  Is there any alternative treatment?  Any truth to the use of duct tape with warts, and would that help?

Bezoar

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Jenn899 on 13/10/2006 07:06:02
I had some on my genitals and read somewhere that a certain acid that you find in face cleansers can help...such as "Clearasil" pads...it worked, i don't have them anymore.


quote:
Originally posted by bezoar

Have a grandson with molluscum, which I am told is a form of pox virus.  Currently, he's being treated with some caustic chemical by the dermatologist.  Is there any alternative treatment?  Any truth to the use of duct tape with warts, and would that help?

Bezoar

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: crazed121 on 18/10/2006 10:52:21
Hi,

Just wanted to post about my experience with genital molluscum. I've had it now for about 5 months, to everyone who currently has it don't let it get to you, you'll get rid of it with time & patience. I tried so many things to get rid of them as quickly as possible. The only thing I think worked was popping each of them, no matter how small they were. My dermatologist showed me how-to do it properly. I was trying to pop them like a pimple but the way to do it is take your thumbnails, get as far under one of the bumps as far as you can, close them together tightly and pull up still pinching your thumbnails together until the white core comes out. The only way you'll know if it's been popped correctly is if bleeding occurs. It's a little painfull and messy but a day or two later their completely gone.

I've had the odd one or two come back but I popped them as soon as i saw them and they were gone too. Same as a pimple, you pop it, white stuff comes out, day or two later it's gone. Don't waste your money on those Aldara creams like I did. Get in the shower, practice on one of them and the rest is easy.

Good Luck!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Chrets on 23/10/2006 06:21:01
I've been diagnosed with Molluscum a couple of weeks ago. I've been doing a lot of research on the subject since I was going crazy looking at those bumps on my pubis. Yeah, I must have caught it during sexual intercourse...damn alchool. So I went to my doc 2 wweks ago; he burned the bumps with liquid azote. I read a lot about tea tree oil, and i've been using it on the lesions, and it seems to help the healing process of the burned ones. But i don't think it is doing anything to the new ones...[:(]
I'm fraking out, and i have a couple of questions. I read a lot about cases were subjects were stuck with this **** for years...are those exceptionnal cases? Does anybody heard of other people geting rid of molluscum within months?
I'm also getting paranoid. For instance, is washing hands with ordinary soap and water enough to prevent molluscum to grow elsewhere on your body, while you shower for instance? I always wash the infected area last, i never take baths, and I'm using tea tree oil on the lesions...is there something important i'm missing? From now on, the moment i see a bump on my body, i'm freaking out...does mollusucum spread that easily? In my case, the lesions appearded about 4-5 months after the intercourse...does that mean that in 5 months, molluscum can appear anywhere on my body I touched when i wasn't aware of the problem before I noticed the bumps?
Damn...i'm going nuts about this. Thanks to all of you to share your experience with other people...helps me a lot. [:)]

(I apologize for the crappy english...i'm french canadian [:D] )
Nick
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: johnnyam on 26/10/2006 07:03:21
Well, I can report back that the Silvercure does indeed work on me. Since my trip to the dermatologist a month ago. I still am pink from the cryo freezing process. BUT, I have had 6 or 7 new ones pop up. I applied the Silvercure twice a day and after 3 or 4 days the new ones dissappear. After a week, they are practically gone and it's hard to apply as you can't find where they were. Seriuosly, One morning I found my first new bump after my first freezing trip to the dermatologist. I was upset obviously. I was going to be out of the house all day for a sporting event so I applied Silvercure to the bump and tried to forget about it. I had a few too many beers that day and forgot to apply it that night. I awoke the next morning dreading checking out the bump.  When I examined it, it was smaller and much less red than it was the day before. After 5 days it was completely gone. I was pleased....but, I still wasn't convinced as it could have perhaps been something other than a molluscum. So, I just kept a watchfull eye. As time progressed, there have been several confirmed molluscums that went away quickly with the Silvercure in less than a week.

My advice is try it. If it doesn't work, well, you're only out $30 and they say that they have a money back guarantee.

P.S. One of the ones that was frozen came back. None of the ones treated by Silvercure have reappeared....yet. I'll let you guys know. I've only been treating the "reappeared one" for a couple of days with the silvercure. the bump is smaller, but still there.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: heardm on 26/10/2006 13:04:57
Well Hoorah at last!! My daughter's molluscum seem to be on the mend! I'm dubious whether this is attributable to either the Silver cream (stuff!) or the Zymaderm, and tend to think it must have been her immune system finally kicking in. She has got a few red marks where some of the spots have been, which will hopefull fade in time. I read somewhere that Molluscum is going to be the new chicken-pox due to it's potentially contagious nature. I just hope she doesn't have a recurrence.
Good luck to all those suffering, time will sort it, but patience is required.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: heardm on 27/10/2006 16:46:14
I've been diagnosed with Molluscum a couple of weeks ago. I've been doing a lot of research on the subject since I was going crazy looking at those bumps on my pubis. Yeah, I must have caught it during sexual intercourse...damn alchool. So I went to my doc 2 wweks ago; he burned the bumps with liquid azote. I read a lot about tea tree oil, and i've been using it on the lesions, and it seems to help the healing process of the burned ones. But i don't think it is doing anything to the new ones...[:(]
I'm fraking out, and i have a couple of questions. I read a lot about cases were subjects were stuck with this **** for years...are those exceptionnal cases? Does anybody heard of other people geting rid of molluscum within months?
I'm also getting paranoid. For instance, is washing hands with ordinary soap and water enough to prevent molluscum to grow elsewhere on your body, while you shower for instance? I always wash the infected area last, i never take baths, and I'm using tea tree oil on the lesions...is there something important i'm missing? From now on, the moment i see a bump on my body, i'm freaking out...does mollusucum spread that easily? In my case, the lesions appearded about 4-5 months after the intercourse...does that mean that in 5 months, molluscum can appear anywhere on my body I touched when i wasn't aware of the problem before I noticed the bumps?
Damn...i'm going nuts about this. Thanks to all of you to share your experience with other people...helps me a lot. [:)]

(I apologize for the crappy english...i'm french canadian [:D] )
Nick

Nick

From what i understand the molluscum become contagious when they appear to open up (revealing a white core). Potentially when this is the case you can transfer them and spread them around. My daughter had them only around her thighs but through contact they spread to her belly and arms.
If things are bad ask you Doctor for Aldara cream. This is reputed to help as it allows your body to target the molluscum more vigorously.

Good Luck

Mike
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: crayola110 on 01/11/2006 23:23:17
crazed121 :
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Hi,

Just wanted to post about my experience with genital molluscum. I've had it now for about 5 months, to everyone who currently has it don't let it get to you, you'll get rid of it with time & patience. I tried so many things to get rid of them as quickly as possible. The only thing I think worked was popping each of them, no matter how small they were. My dermatologist showed me how-to do it properly. I was trying to pop them like a pimple but the way to do it is take your thumbnails, get as far under one of the bumps as far as you can, close them together tightly and pull up still pinching your thumbnails together until the white core comes out. The only way you'll know if it's been popped correctly is if bleeding occurs. It's a little painfull and messy but a day or two later their completely gone.

I've had the odd one or two come back but I popped them as soon as i saw them and they were gone too. Same as a pimple, you pop it, white stuff comes out, day or two later it's gone. Don't waste your money on those Aldara creams like I did. Get in the shower, practice on one of them and the rest is easy.

Good Luck!


I just tried your advice on my molluscum. 

Background. I'm 25 and I was diagnosed as having molluscum a yr ago probably due to sexual intercorse about a year ago.  Back then it went away with a freezing and some retin-A after about 2 months.  Well about 2 months ago it came back after being gone for a year. I think it came back due to sexual intercorse again.

This time i tried the same treatment (freezing done twice over 3 wks, and applying retin A[retinol]) This time it didnt work as well.  I would freeze them then they'd shrink and turn black.  Then the tips would scab off only to show smaller clusters beneath which would regrow into larger clusters, greyish in color.  So since this hasn't seemed to work i tried the above remedy (popping them)

Surprizingly they  come off quite easy just pinching them off and getting the insides squeezed out.  I just tried this on 4 of my 16 molluscum lesions.  They came off quite easily w/ a fair amount of blood and a liitle pain.

Although i just tried this it looks like i'm getting good results as the whole wart just gets picked off.  After a couple days healing (& applying alcohol to clean and some neosporin) i will start picking off the rest of these nasty boogers. Its surprizing how easy and effective just squeezing these things out is...  (i should have just done this wks ago as i'm avoiding sex which has been quite an annoyance... [:(!])


I'll report back here in  a couple days as to how it develops  If this little experiment works then i'd suggest everyone just try it on at least one lesion and if it works on that one then try it on the rest...
 [O8)]
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: crayola110 on 01/11/2006 23:30:04
I got this disease (Molluscum) 2 months ago.  I first noticed it when I found a strange bump on my superpubic area when I was about to shave again.  Concerned; I cut the thing off (I don't think that one came back),

How did you "cut it off"  You also say that it never came back, so maybe doing it yourself is a fast possible way to get rid of this.  Right now after 30 min where i pinched off the warts, it looks fine, just a little scab that will probably heal in a couple days...
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: locke4444 on 03/11/2006 19:08:31
Hi all,
       This was the first and best forum that I have found to help me treat and deal with my molluscum. I came here about 2 months ago to get advice and this is my first post. A quick history, I found the first bumps on my stomach, about belly button level (a little lower) and to the left. I though maybe they were just zits as I had dealt with cysts and zits in my pubic region before. I have eczema and psoriasis and have had a very difficult time over the years with conditions that can be instigated, aggrivated, and created by endless scratching and itching. I finally realized that the cause of my cystic acne was from poor moisturization on my back and neck, but it did take going on a very powerful anti-inflamatory medication [amnesteem] to get calm the flair ups. Just as things were going well with one skin condition (no new cysts in almost 3 weeks!) I noticed the the molluscum. My Derm was on vacation so I had to wait almost 2 months before I got in to see him and ask him about the bumps that ended up being molluscum.


     When I started I had atleast 40 bumps. They were all hidden in my pubic hair, and so I only noticed the ones on my stomach without realizing that there were many, many more. I still think the ones on my stomach were the first as those were definately bigger then the other ones I discovered, but not for long. I first did the freezing method, and obviously didn't like it for many of the reasons stated by others, some of the bumps dissappeared some came back. A month later I did some sort of plant extract that causes a chemical blister. This seems to have a better affect on the bumps, but some how it also spread on to my genitalia and the next day I had blisters all over my testes and penis (very F-ing painful). In the meantime I've been taking thuja occidentals, silicea and calc carb (all homeopathic, but I'm not sure if they're helping at all). Furthermore, I have been taking multivitamens to boost my immune system, and using tea tree oil and iodine over the area. When i first started I had no bumps on my penis, now it seems that there may be one or two right on the base of it. Yesterday I finally tried the squeezing method, extracting the core by myself from the 20 or so lesions that were still left after the last blistering treatment, this has been the method that I am the most happy with at this point.

Its hard to tell at this point how many lesions I may still have. I'm not sure if the blistered ones will come back as a few did after freezing and I'm not sure if the squeezed ones will heal fully either, furthermore I'm quit certain that I will keep finding new ones coming up. However, at this point I have gone from about 40 active molluscum bumps to about 7, with another 25 I'm waiting on to see how they heal. If 90% of those heal and I'm down to a managable 10-12 in 2 weeks I'll be happy.

I think the key to this is to try and reduce the spreading as much as possible (so that you can concentrate on healing the ones you have and not worry about new ones coming up), which seems very difficult. I will continue to allow the derm to treat the molluscum, as well as doing my at home treatments. I trust my treatments more, but would feel foolish not trying what seems to be the generally "accepted" medical practices. I am also going to ask about the aldara cream. I'm afraid that the cystic acne medication i'm taking is reducing my body's own ability to fight the virus and infection of molluscum, and I certainly wonder if the onset of molluscum is related to starting the other treatment. I only have a month left of the acne treatments so I'm not going quit now, but it will be interesting to see how the molluscum reacts when that treatment ends.

One side note, I've noticed that many people have talked about having a severe illness, virus, sickness, ect in the spring wich rocked their immune systems prior to finding molluscum. It might be coincidence but I had a very similar thing occur to me. The doctors at my school clinic tried to treat my cysts with an anti-biotic  last spring, however they gave me a penicillin derivitive (and I'm allergic to penicillin, which they knew, but "forgot" I suppose), so I ended up in the hospital. Then my derm gave me another anti-biotic which landed me in the hospital two more times. Then when i was finally healthy i started my most recent treatment which has helped the cysts, but essentially coincided with the molluscum.

Otherwise, I'm a very healthy "athlete" type individual. I run during the warm months and lift weights during the cold. I eat very very health, though I do smoke and drink (you have to allow some vices in life). I have continued to lift weights, though only at home and not to the point of causing a sweat (just so I can still feel healthy and somewhat active). I have tried to avoid the paranoia some people have felt. I have dealt with many skin conditions, and often times wish I could trade mine in for someone elses. It is very difficult to deal with this especially since I'm supposed to see my long distance gf in about a month and probably will not be able to touch her, although I wonder if I got it from her this summer anyway.

Well I'm not sure if that helps anyone, but it sure felt good to write it all out. Anyone who has questions feel free to email me at locke4444@hotmial.com. I'll post back about what my derm says about the aldara cream, and how my "home treated" bumps respond as compared to my clinically treated bumps.

-Matt
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: crayola110 on 06/11/2006 07:04:08

I just tried your advice on my molluscum. 

Background. I'm 25 and I was diagnosed as having molluscum a yr ago probably due to sexual intercorse about a year ago.  Back then it went away with a freezing and some retin-A after about 2 months.  Well about 2 months ago it came back after being gone for a year. I think it came back due to sexual intercorse again.

This time i tried the same treatment (freezing done twice over 3 wks, and applying retin A[retinol]) This time it didnt work as well.  I would freeze them then they'd shrink and turn black.  Then the tips would scab off only to show smaller clusters beneath which would regrow into larger clusters, greyish in color.  So since this hasn't seemed to work i tried the above remedy (popping them)

Surprizingly they  come off quite easy just pinching them off and getting the insides squeezed out.  I just tried this on 4 of my 16 molluscum lesions.  They came off quite easily w/ a fair amount of blood and a liitle pain.

Although i just tried this it looks like i'm getting good results as the whole wart just gets picked off.  After a couple days healing (& applying alcohol to clean and some neosporin) i will start picking off the rest of these nasty boogers. Its surprizing how easy and effective just squeezing these things out is...  (i should have just done this wks ago as i'm avoiding sex which has been quite an annoyance... [:(!])


I'll report back here in  a couple days as to how it develops  If this little experiment works then i'd suggest everyone just try it on at least one lesion and if it works on that one then try it on the rest...
 [O8)]


Alright guys it's been just 5 days since I picked my molluscum off as i described above.  It is 95% gone.   I had it in the pubic region, about 15 nasty bumps.  They got nastier after i froze them. I think the freezing made them greyish and lumpy and they just needed to be picked off after that. 

I wish i had just picked them off myself a few wks ago because i'm loving the results i'm getting (i had 2 bad outbreaks over the past year and could have avoided this if i just did this earlier). Now there are just a few small scabs where they used to be and the scabs are healing very well.

good luck everyone! i'm very happy!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: manwithmolluscum on 11/02/2007 07:47:07
Well, I dont know about the rest of you but I just cant shake molluscum. At first I was really positive about it and I went to the dermatologist. I did some research before I went and found that cantharidin is the best...I searched the dermatologists in my area for the one that does use cantharidin and went to see him. He did crysurgery + podophilox because he said that cantharidin was to strong for the shaft of the penis which is where most of my molluscum were. Just as I suspected this barelly worked taking away only about a single molluscum each visit. He also gave me aldara which cleared most of the ones that werent on shaft. I knew he wasnt scaming me because he said that after the third time I probably wouldnt even need to visit him and to just keep applying aldara.

Well aldara was having a really hard time taking care of the ones on the shaft so I decided to use the plucking with fingers method after showers. I started taking echinacea pills with vitamin C and zinc included. I would come out of the shower, pluck it, use betadine solution to clean up blood and then apply neosporin. I did this for two months and I did have a clear area or I do for about a week or so before a new one appears. I can also kind of tell when a new one is about to appear because I feel this tingling on the skin of the shaft before a new one appears. I can almost perfectly time it too, my penis tingles for about three days and then BAM, a new one appears, which of course I pluck out as soon as I see.

So, I am shure some of you might be thinking, well whats the problem, you pluck it each time and you go on with your life. Yes, but the thing is that the girls I talk to are great people and I dont want to pass this on to them. I am not shure why it keeps coming back. I did notice burning in my thigh which comes and goes. I got tested for stds twice since I got molluscum and both times Ive been told that I have nothing except this molluscum which "I shouldnt worry about, because it will go away".

One thing as well is that I was told I have heart problems after having done an EKG because of chest pains and tingling that I keep feeling. I was suposed to go to a cardiologist but I lost my inshurance before I got a chance.

So I am wondering if there is anyone else out there whose bumps keep coming back after plucking as well. Or if anyone knows if heart problems are associated with them coming back.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: manwithmolluscum on 22/02/2007 23:37:35
More info...well now I am not so shure that the spots I see are molluscum. Because these spots are different in that they are flat and white and not really shiny. I started to use aldara on them again and after two weeks of use, more of these white spots started apearing. I started to do some research on aldara and I came across some shocking sh1t...http://www.newstarget.com/019906.html
I am not shure what these white spots are, perhaps irritated hair follicles or just pigment that messed up? anyway...maybe someone has had same problems with aldara?

anyway, I am so parranoid I cant even figure out whats molluscum and what a follicle on my penis anymore...
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: meghanpotpie on 07/03/2007 13:36:14
I've had this stupid molluscum for 3 months now and it's so frustrating.  I have no desire to have them burned off or scraped out just for them to come back [:-\].  What has worked for me is applying tea tree oil to the papules 4 times a day, using an herbal detox kit to boost my immune system, drinking lots of water, taking thuja, and echinacea pills.  I know it sounds like a lot but it seems to be shortening the life of these little monsters.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: crayola110 on 24/04/2007 09:21:36
hey manwithmolluscum... if you look above i had a post where i was happy with my picking...

well after picking for a month or so they went away... then they returned in december 06... i've been picking them off once  a week now and like you describe they just pop back up in the same spots... i use bentadine etc as i state above. it obviously isn't working as well as i once thought.  tomorrow i'm actually going to the dermatologist and will have him freeze it again

if anyone wants more info email me    juanalvy @ yahoo dot com
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: suzi on 09/05/2007 20:34:59
Try AUSTRALIN LEMON MYRTLE. Both my daughters have had molluscum (at separate times). My eldest has been left with a lot of scars on her legs and stomach from this.  When my youngest was 4 the doctors again showed no interest in the fact she had it and said it would go, but cause my eldest had had it for 2 years I knew I had to do something. My friend is a beauty therapist so she asked the company who she orders her oils from(Essentially Oil Ltd tel 01608 659544) if they had an answer.  They suggested Australian Lemon Mertyl. I mixed this 3 parts Olive oil 1 part lemon myrtle   I dabbed this on all her spots (she had around 150) at bed time and within 2 weeks they had all gone.  At least give it a try cause it only cost a couple of pound. I got a couple of spots on my arms but squeezed these out which was gross!!  I have now been trying this on there warts and veruccas for 1 week but nothing seems to be happening yet.  It makes the room smell nice though!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: kdlynn on 21/05/2007 07:32:37
here i go sounding dumb again! what are these things? i've never heard of this before. how do you get it?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: monderma on 04/06/2007 05:43:44
Try the following method. It's almost painless and superficial.
Use a CLEAN needle to laterally nick and flip the very top stratum corneum, then apply 2% iodine Tincture to kill the virus and prevent infection. The lesion should go away. Make sure you deal with each lesion until there is no more coming out.
This helped lots of patient in my homeland and hopefully it's also useful to you.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Steveyett on 14/06/2007 13:05:50
My 10 year old has had MC for about 2/3 months.  We tried the usual oils /  creams, thuja, tea tree etc and nothing seemed to work.  2 weeks ago we started giving garlic in tablet form, and now the MC have shrunk and disappeared. Could just be coincidence I suppose.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: dentstudent on 14/06/2007 13:20:09
Hi Steveyett - welcome to TNS! I hope you find all you need here!

A laymans view - An active ingredient from garlic - allicin - has been used to get rid of Molluscum contagiosum, but only as an on-skin remedy. I've not seen anything about ingestion of allicin and remedial influences of Molluscum contagiosum. However, Molluscum contagiosum is active for 2-3 months anyway, before (usually) clearing, so as you say, perhaps coincidence?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: unknown? on 21/06/2007 02:33:29
Hi,

I am 15 years old and worried that I may have Molluscum but im afraid to tell my parents or anyone for that matter but it really freaks me out. They formed on my testicles about a month or two ago and I was wondering what I should do? I'm not a 100% sure but i've done research on it and its the only thing that appears like it could be what I have. I also am worried about it spreading because out of nowhere i've been getting things that appear to be bug bites on me but they don't quite look like them and they itch bad and on the big ones theres a little dot in the center... Someone please help me. Is there anything that i can find in my cabinets and descretely use?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mrsturn on 29/06/2007 20:41:11
Hi,
Can I say thanks to Suzi who recommended AUSTRALIAN LEMON MYRTLE higher up the thread!!!  [;D]  My daughter had molluscum on her stomach for months. I tried tea tree and betadine (iodine), thuja and echinacea to no avail. When I read Suzi's message I thought I'd give the lemon myrtle a go.  I have been applying it mixed with olive oil as described. I applied it for about 2 weeks. The spots all got massive (you know - how they go before they go on their own), they all developed 'heads' and then went really red around them. At this point they looked worse I must say!! However, knowing that my daughters molluscum spots looked like this before they go I knew it was OK. It seemed like her body had finally realised they were there and started to react to them.  At this point I stopped the lemon myrtle and left them - it would have stung if I'd put it on I'm sure.  Within another week or so they all took it in turns to bleed and scab up.  Now they are very nearly gone. Literally there are a couple of scabs to fall off. Another one came upon her bottom and that has also scabbed up without any treatment straight away. There are no signs of any more popping up. 

I had to register to the site so I could post this!!! Thanks again Suzi - hope you read this.  TRY IT. I got it from the company mentioned by Suzi and it was £6 for a larger size bottle. Just rang them and they posted it.

Also I'm sure that picking them works too - but only for that individual spot? My son had some on the back of his head!! He is only one so couldn't ban me from picking them like my daughter did. I was not allowed to touch hers - only to apply whatever stuff I was trying at the time! I got a sterile needle and pricked my sons spots as soom as they were big enough. He never felt a thing! They then bled a lot and went within a few days. One came back so I repeated the procedure and that one went.  So far no more have appeared.  If they do, it will be lemon myrtle for him too!!

Hope this helps someone..............Good luck. Molluscum is vile isn't it!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mc on 23/07/2007 04:27:42
yes, molluscum is vile, i´ve had it for a short two months and i do say short cause i´ve read how long many people have had it and how it keeps coming back. Im terrified, i already ordered dermisil, has anyone tried it? I just finished using aldara for six days but i´ve read some stuff about it and decided to stop using it. Any comments?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mc on 23/07/2007 04:30:11
also i´m thinking of going on vacation but am afraid it might make it worse with the humidity and heat.. please comment
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mc on 23/07/2007 15:47:57
well, had a terrible night, couldn´t sleep  and i´m worried sick about this. How come nobody has posted anything since last month? And what has been the improvement on all the people who wrote before? I´m off smoking (anything) cause i know it diminishes your immune system and i´ll begin taking garlic and other available substances. Oh  and a message to all the false testimonials from vendors: You obviously know how bad it is what you´re doing so if i were you, i´d refrain from praying on people with health problems, it´s gonna catch up with you.
To everyone else: please get back to writing your reports and so on. It makes a huge difference for people like myself. And by the way.. i´m wearing duct tape and i feel weird, does it really work for anything?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: fed.up. on 25/07/2007 19:49:28
Hi everyone,
Well, I have had MC for 6 - 7 months, and was diagnosed around the time I found out I was pregnant...great!
The GUM clinic froze most of them about 5 months ago and you know what I would definitely not recommend this method. Ok, -it has its pros & cons. The ones that she froze don't seem to have returned, but about 20 more have so you will probably need to make numerous trips to the clinic. For about 2 weeks after they had been frozen they looked DISGUSTING - purple, huge. Once they had settled (and this is the reason I decided not to go back for more freezing) they left a bright purple scar, 5 months later the scars are brown & less noticeable but are still pretty visible. So imagine if you have to keep going back your going to end up with a groin covered in loads of nasty spotty scars for a long time! - if your in a relationship & your partner knows about your prob not so bad, but not great in other circumstances!

What definitely made them worse was origionally shaving. And waxing...that is a BIG no no and is the cause of my current vicious outbreak.

So, I have been using 'THUJA' topically for 2 weeks. This definitly worked on some but seemed to do nothing for the others, so I would say to anyone give it a try because there is no scarring with it. Thuja is supposed to work with your immune system so you would imagine it would be a better bet in the long run because freezing/picking etc doesn't deal with the cause of the problem I assume.Anyway the bottle has run out so I'm moving on tho the next experiment!

I'm going to give the 'popping' & 'pee' method a go, and stop having baths but showers instead and I will update on my progress soon.

Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: rickyd on 25/07/2007 20:10:37
Thought I would add this, hope I am on to something that will be helpful to others. None of what I am posting is new either, but I think it gets lost in the myriad of desperate remedies out there. I'm hoping to offer this and hopefully people can share their progress with it. For the sake of reference, I'll call it the "silver immune booster remedy".

History: My daughter had this twice. First time about 2 years ago (13 yo) and the last a month ago. The first time my daughter got it it was under her arm and I didn't find out she had it for about 8 weeks. Then my wife told me about it because she had my daughter diagnosed and they were getting worried. I was concerned about the treatments I read because of the possibility of scarring and duration of the outbreaks. I decided to research online and read numerous posts about remedies. After all my reading I created this "recipe".

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1. Ultra Colloidal Silver 10ppm (Only 4 dropper fulls a day, less than they recommend. Too much silver intake can cause a condition known as argyria. Read about it if you are concerned. It is the essential ingredient IMO though)
2. B-Complex
3. Multi-vitamin
4. Immune system booster (this is open, this time I used an expensive one that listed many various immune boosting ingredients like echinacea)
5. Thuja Occidentalis (Optional - we didn't use this the second time - worked without it, but we did the first time.)
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Within two weeks of trying these supplements, my daugher's MC completely cleared up. This latest time, my daughter started the supplements within 10 days of her first outbreaks and two weeks later she has no new outbreaks and looks clean.

No expensive treatments, no painful, scarring procedures. Just about $50 - $70 worth of herbal remedies. The one name brand I would recommend is Source Naturals for the colloidal silver because I think the silver is key to the treatment and we used that brand both times. Aside from that, buy what ever brand you want. We also split it up so my daughter took the silver and multi-vitamin at night, and the rest in the morning.

Some other notes about MC, just my opinion and some are well known insights:
* Lower immune system makes you more susceptible
* Like cold sores, some people just seem to be more prone to get them. I have 3 daughters and only one has gotten them.
* If you get them once you will probably get them again.
* The medical community sees it as a nuisance only, so not much research on it.
* Many medical treatments only address the symptoms (caustic creams, scraping) and do not halt more outbreaks. I think these should be strongly avoided if possible, IMHO.

Anyway, if you try this, please post back with your experience. I can't guarantee success, as it seems different people respond differently. Also, I offer this only as advice and much of my information is anecdotal. If you have adverse reactions to any of the supplements I mentioned stop using them immediately. It would be nice to get some feedback if this works effectively on a consistent basis though.

Good luck to everyone.

 
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mc on 26/07/2007 02:53:47
thanks to the people who are back in the forum (rickyd & fed.up.), we all need the support from others suffering this. Specially parents and the feedback we're giving eachother is better than most visits to the doctor, i'm now taking echinacea, garlic every other day and started ..yes, picking the small ones coming up. It's still too early to say, specially since my pubic hair grew back but i think it's actually working. I'm also applying a thuja based oil, other times i'm using my own urine. I'm not a drinker but smoking is definetely off my list now. And i'm duct taping all the visible ones and the ones i've picked. So here's ashort list of what i'm doing to get rid of this:
-Aldara when i go to bed whenever i have it (it's really expensive).
-Thuja oil (dermisil, sorry for the advertisement, will let you know if it works though) day and night. NO ALDARA ON OPEN WOUNDS
-Urine which even though i don't use when i'm around people, it's surprisingly not that smelly.
-picking after showers, only now that i'm down to a few. Later applying iodine and NO ALDARA ON OPEN WOUNDS.
-Duct tape on the active ones or the ones recently picked
-Echinacea pills for the immune system along with
-Pure garlic. I either eat it or as an ointment with olive oil and iodine.
and last but not least.. try to be happy, go watch a funny movie or something, your body is healthier when you're happy or at least having a few laughs.
I know NO sex is a hard one for a lot of us but sh**** that's how i got it i'm pretty sure, someone that had it thought it was ok to have sex after a long period of quarantine but i guess it wasn't enough or i wouldn't have the pleasure of getting to know all you beatiful people. God bless and best of luck.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mc on 28/07/2007 05:38:14
hi chris.. anyone? I'm getting really scared.. i've done so many things to controll and fight this but now i think it's actually spreading faster. Not big ones like the ones i first got but small ones all over my body, i'm ready for anything, oral drugs and the works. I asked about griseofulvin in my country but it seems they've never heard of it. I got some five free aldara sachets and bought another six but at the rate it is increasing i don't know what to do anymore..  please, someone help.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: rickyd on 30/07/2007 23:46:15
mc,

Did you try the remedy I listed a few posts above? Please try it. The first time my daughter tried it she had been battling the recurring bumps/rash for 8 weeks and within 2 weeks everything was gone. The second time she started taking it it cleared up right away. The colloidal silver is a key element, I can't stress my belief of that enough, but also use the B-Complex and an immune booster. Maybe my daughter just responded well to it, or maybe she was lucky, but at least try it. All the items only cost $40 or $50 if you skip the Thuja and we never messed with anything other than what I listed (no picking, duct tape, oil, etc).
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: rickyd on 30/07/2007 23:48:21
mc,

Also, the thuja we tried the first time was not an oil, it was taken orally (a liquid I believe). But again, we didn't use it the second time and she still cleared up.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mc on 02/08/2007 05:25:24
Thanks so much. Just came back from three days guiding clients up a mountain, which means no shower, etc. And i'm dead worried 'cause i'm leaving for a surfing beach tomorrow and none of those ingredients will be available but i will try your advice.. thank you so much for responding. Be well
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: moragtoerag on 03/08/2007 21:39:03
Try AUSTRALIN LEMON MYRTLE. Both my daughters have had molluscum (at separate times). My eldest has been left with a lot of scars on her legs and stomach from this.  When my youngest was 4 the doctors again showed no interest in the fact she had it and said it would go, but cause my eldest had had it for 2 years I knew I had to do something. My friend is a beauty therapist so she asked the company who she orders her oils from(Essentially Oil Ltd tel 01608 659544) if they had an answer.  They suggested Australian Lemon Mertyl. I mixed this 3 parts Olive oil 1 part lemon myrtle   I dabbed this on all her spots (she had around 150) at bed time and within 2 weeks they had all gone.  At least give it a try cause it only cost a couple of pound. I got a couple of spots on my arms but squeezed these out which was gross!!  I have now been trying this on there warts and veruccas for 1 week but nothing seems to be happening yet.  It makes the room smell nice though!

My daughter aged nearly 4 has molluscum under her arm, spreading to her side and I am completely bamboozled by all the different suggestions, but this sounds promising, especially since I just looked up Aussie Lemon Myrtle on Wikipedia and it was cited as being an alternative cure for molluscum, and as having been used as a cure by Australian aborigines since time immemorial. I feel more comfortable using something like this than some quack silver remedy for which you pay megabucks...
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: moragtoerag on 03/08/2007 21:54:32
Again on the topic of Australian Lemon Myrtle, I have found another article which seems very positive: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6VKN-4BRT3RB-1&_user=10&_coverDate=05%2F31%2F2004&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=9411cab238d307011c1c4ef47bea5c67  hope this link works, it's to another forum which again seems to give credence to this stuff.  I'm going to try and buy some on Monday, will let  you know how it goes. Thanks again to Suzy, whom I got the idea from originally.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mrsturn on 10/08/2007 20:52:27
Hi,
just to update following my previous post (on page 5 I think). I posted to say how Australian Lemon Myrtle was clearing my daughters molluscum up which she had had for months. Well about a week after my last post it had completely gone. Now, a few weeks later still all gone and not a scar to be seen. I think it has done the trick. It is so cheap and easy to use I would really  recommend that people do give it a go. I am now using the remainder of my bottle as a room fragrance!!!!!! [;D]
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: rickyd on 13/08/2007 04:13:21
mrsturn, glad the lemon myrtle is another tool in our arsenal we can try. moragtoerag, hope you weren't referring to my post when you said quack silver treatment. All the herbal supplements I mentioned cost less than $60 or 70 combined. And if you don't buy the Thuja it's probably less than $40. I really think it works, it's been 100% effective for us - very quick, reliable, and pain-free. I would recommend people at least try it and if possible post results back here. The more experiences with treatments all of us share the better.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: notf on 15/08/2007 01:12:40
Ok, I signed up just to post on this thread.  I've had molluscum for nearly a year.  I am an otherwise healthy adult male, 28 years old.  I got it from my girlfriend who never really showed any signs of it, all I can think is that she had it briefly and then her body developed the immunity shortly thereafter and she is clean.

I have tried everything.  Literally everything.  I've tried the silvercure, no change.  I've tried zymaderm, no change.  Comfrey ointment, no change.  Salycic acid, no change.  Benzoyl peroxide, no change.  I've popped them and cleaned the area with iodine and neosporin.  I've used witch hazel, aloe vera, honey, tea tree oil, etc.  I use fresh towels, change my boxers 3 times a day.  Every time when I think its starting to disappear, I'll find 7-8 more spots, all small, but very evident.  I've been to the dermatologists, I've tried aldara and condylox. 

Orally I've taken aloe vera, milk thistle, thuja, sulpher, lysine, zinc, histamine blockers, vitamins, echinacea, various immune system pills, colloidal silver, burdock root, various green teas, and the list goes on. 

I've done research on lemon myrtle and have like 200 dollars in products on order because at this point I will do anything.  I don't understand this at all.  Its as though no research is being done.  I have become a hermit, I have no self esteem, I'm depressed, and its become an obsession.  You can't even live your life. 
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: twolaver on 15/08/2007 02:32:06
Australian Lemon Myrtle - Any recommendations where I can buy the Australian Lemon Myrtle in the US.  Either a store or online?

Also, any suggestions on how to apply it?  Thanks, Tony
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: notf on 15/08/2007 04:58:48
http://www.libertynatural.com   - you can order online, or you even can call and order.  They are out of Oregon, and are actually much cheaper than anyplace else. 

http://www.sasa.com - You can order various lemon myrtle lotions, soaps, etc.  They are stationed out of Hong Kong, but they ship internationally and after a certain dollar amount, ship free.  Much quicker and cheaper than ordering from Australia, where 99% of the world's market for lemon myrtle resides.

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: moragtoerag on 17/08/2007 23:37:59
I ordered the Lemon Myrtle oil, but while waiting for it to arrive in the post decided to buy some Teatree oil as it was also mentioned in this forum. (I had got to that stage where you have to do something, anything, straight away!!) I have been dabbing it on my 4 year old's armpits and stomach with a cotton bud for three weeks now, and within a week the difference was astounding. The spots that were really red and angry-looking are now barely visible. However, three new tiny warts have appeared near the first large wart on her belly, it's almost as if the virus has given up the fight in the armpit and is moving on to new pastures.  Having said that, I am really pleased with the teatree oil, so much that I haven't even got round to using the lemon myrtle yet.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mrsturn on 18/08/2007 21:13:40
Hi Moragtoerag!

I think that the red angry molluscum are the ones that are about to go away naturally anyway. They seem to have to get really big and nasty before they go (well all my daughters did anyway). They seem to just sit there for a few weeks not doing anything, before they get nasty and go. I always thought they looked worse before they went. Once they are red and big they seem to go quickly. In my experience the Lemon Myrtle (diluted with olive oil -  1 part lemon to 3 parts olive oil) seemed to make them all big and red.In fact they seemed to take it in turns to bleed and then scab up - then go. It didn't take long to work either. Good luck anyway. We are still molluscum free......

Notf - it will go away  - really. I didn't have it myself but my daughter had it for months. She is too little to be embarrassed but I was a bit - especially when other people saw them. I'm sure it is terrible to have as an adult. You sound so fed up - I hope all the lemon myrtle stuff you have ordered works for you. I only go the one bottle of the oil and that did it.  Fingers crossed. x
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mc on 19/08/2007 11:32:41
It almost sounds as if every product has been flooding websites where people look up info onthis disease.. you people will ALL get what you deserve, even if you don't believe in god..  having trouble sleeping already knowing that you are basically sh*t ?!?  Don't worry you will.
And to everybody out there who is suffering,  truly: Best of luck, good wishes to you all.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mc on 19/08/2007 11:44:52
notf, i don't know what to say.. try to juice up everything else about your life that is good. And just keep your guard up, make it a normal reflex to take all precautions but at the same time don't let it become an obsession. Life is still out there and it's good, i know it sounds like an easy thing to say but trust me.. mine just got way worse, i know what your going through. Chin up an'kep fighting ''IT''. Not yourself  GOD BLESS
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: fed.up. on 23/08/2007 19:06:56
well, RE my post on page 5 about trying pee & colloidal silver - I gave up on that quite quick.
> I had so many I seemed to be smothering my groin in pee which just seemed naff.
> I was dowsing the area with colloidal silver aswell...then the itching began. I don't know what caused it, I was washing daily. But anyway this intense itch all over the area began so I stopped using both, that was like three weeks ago - & ITS STILL ITCHING!!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: fed.up. on 23/08/2007 19:10:39
...Maybe I'm not a good guinie pig due to being pregnant & as I keep being told "the immune system does strange things during this time". I went back to thuja cream but for some reason they itch like never before. Some did go, once again some new ones came. But I definitely agree with the others who say they swell up before they dissapear...so maybe they're doing that but just taking extra long with the swelling process!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: fed.up. on 23/08/2007 19:12:16
Well, I guess I'll just have to take a back seat with the fight until the sprog arrives then go into full blown battle mode. Only 4 weeks to go!!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mc on 25/08/2007 01:37:25
hi fed up.. don't give up girl, i just finished my three hours minimum a day of studying and researching on this disease and i have so much to tell every body but it's so much information.. by the way congrats on the upcoming beautiful baby you're about to have! And about pee and the silver: Well silver is claimed to work but is somewhat dangerous, i'm sure your body, allthough it can't defend itself from MC yet, it did react to all topical remedies. About the urine, it does seem to work a little on decreasing spread and soothing itch, plus it's sterile and it comes from your body. So i wouldn't worry about that one. But i'd stop using any strong remedies such as silver specially since you are pregnant and silver is known to be a little harsh on the human body. Do your own research, u don't have to take my word for it. Also there seems to be some itching from the spread of the virus because of the alterations it provokes on your skin. Thuja although maybe not a miracle cure, is at least natural but in the high concentrations that we use it, may cause some irritation. In my case i used thuja oil and it had a "nice" burning sensation but i ran out, was too expensive and some of the flaking off of my skin may have been due to that.  In conclusion; never too much of a good thing. Don't think that having tons of different products is going to work faster. I'm going to try lemon myrtle not because of the testimonials, which you and i know half (and im not talking about any speciffic) are just out there to make you spend money  but because there is way more scientific studies been conducted in a methodic way that have shown that it is working. Mind you it's not a miracle cure but at least it's safer. Same studies have been performed to determine just how toxic Backhousia citridoria aka lemon myrtle is on human skin and it turns out it is quite toxic if not dilluted. But once you mix it with olive oil down t at least 10% Aussie LMyrtle there are no adverse effects and again, proper scientific studies proved it works. Check out the modern day library(internet)and try to read only serious
non-advertisement medical articles.   Nuff said, take care and be happy, during my study hours i come upon sh*t that makes you re-think feeling unlucky for having this. Remember smallpox? Have you seen pictures of the babies? I did and i felt like an idiot for having the "why me" complaint. molluscum goes away even if it takes five years and it doesnt kill you or anybody around you. Don't get me wrong, i hate it with all my guts but sh*t allways happens, it's how you react to it that really matters. It spread all over my body after going mountain climbing which is my job (kiss that goodbye) and couldn't take a shower in three days and combined sweat with below freezzing temps. Add a three week surftrip on rain polluted beaches and you have a body full of spread lesions when actually before that ordeal i was down to a handful. Was it worthy it? F*ck  yeah i had a summer to remember and all i'm missing out on is sex and no other human being was involved in my disease. I can't go climbing anymore at least until i bring it down to a handful or zero lesions again but the message here is go on with your life and just do what it takes without hurting yourself or others. Oh and aldara kills people too. So does silver and most stuff that's out there and even the natural remedies if you overdo it, take care everyone. good luck and lots of love
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: darnmollusc on 26/08/2007 00:32:51
hi, new here, molluscum all over my hand.  IT sucks because in a situations where I have to shake someones hand, I have to offer my left, which always throws them off, probably annoys them too.  Anyways, I was looking into lemon myrtle and came upon a site that mentioned that zymaderm was created by the same people that did the lemon myrtle study.  Is this true?  I've read mixed reviews on that stuff.
thanks!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: darnmollusc on 26/08/2007 00:37:04
oh yeah, I've had this for about a month or two. I've been using everything from retin-a, to anti-fungal cream, to grape seed extract.  I've noticed the anti fungal cream tends to reduce it, but not elimate them. Right now I just started using silvercure and taking Tagamet pills.  I read somewhere that tagamet is supposed to help.  I think its on the CDC website.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mrsturn on 27/08/2007 21:28:50
''I'm going to try lemon myrtle not because of the testimonials, which you and i know half (and im not talking about any speciffic) are just out there to make you spend money''  quote 'mc'

I can assure you that I have no interest in making anyone spend money 'mc' . Lemon myrtle worked for my daughter and I was over the moon - that is my reason for posting. It is cheap (less than £5). Buy it from wherever you like. Or don't bother. Please yourself.  [::)]
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: keiko79 on 28/08/2007 00:03:27
I was recently diagnosed- only about 3 weeks ago.  I had only a few spots at the time, less than 10.  My doctor put a chemical on which was quite painful and turned my skin purple.  She told me they would be completely gone in 5-7 days and that it shouldn't come back. I went to my follow up appointment 10 days later, and they were still there, with a couple of additional spots as well. She treated them again, and told me to wait two weeks before calling again.  The larger spots are gone with only a scab remaining, but the smaller leisons are just the same, as if the chemical had no effect at all. 

The doctor I saw the second time (a different one)told me that it was no big deal at all, that it would be gone within a few weeks and told me I could even have sex as long as I used a condom.  I have since done a large amount of research, and am shocked that she told me I could have sex at all. I have an appointment with a dermatologist in two weeks to see what she reccommends. I have also ordered the lemon myrtle as well as the tea tree oil and thuja (although I was confused if people take the tablets or actually apply oil to the bumps). 

I guess I didn't realize how bad it could get until I read all these posts. A problem that I thought would go away within a few weeks, apparently last for years. I guess I just wonder if the brave people who post on this forum are typical, or a minority of the population with Molluscum. 
Anyway, I also wondered which removal methods done by dermatologists have the smallest chance for scarring.  Any comments are appreciated.  Thank you.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: darnmollusc on 28/08/2007 01:26:53
''I'm going to try lemon myrtle not because of the testimonials, which you and i know half (and im not talking about any speciffic) are just out there to make you spend money''  quote 'mc'

I can assure you that I have no interest in making anyone spend money 'mc' . Lemon myrtle worked for my daughter and I was over the moon - that is my reason for posting. It is cheap (less than £5). Buy it from wherever you like. Or don't bother. Please yourself.  [::)]
hey, will this stuff work? http://www.amazon.com/Primavera-Lemon-Myrtle-organic/dp/B000FSYYGI/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-6727356-4307134?ie=UTF8&s=beauty&qid=1188260683&sr=8-1

thanks!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: notf on 28/08/2007 23:54:14
Yeah, the primavera stuff would work.  Its not a very good deal though, like 5ML for 17 or so with shipping.  But yeah, that would work.  I bought it before I found the other stuff. 
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: notf on 29/08/2007 13:14:41
The problem...is that molluscum can go away on its own.  And because of that, its nearly impossible to wade through the piles of information to find something that actually works.  I could say "I used motor oil on my molluscum and within 3 weeks they were gone."  When in actuality, there is a better chance my body started producing the antibodies around the same time and my immune system actually expelled the virus.  For every article saying one treatment is the definitive answer, there is another finding the opposite.  Just today I found an article stating that lemon myrtle is only effective in children when treating molluscum; not adults. 

The most frustrating part, is that I'm otherwise healthy.  I have no other ailments, diseases, etc.  And I'm going on 10 months of dealing with this, using every possible treatment I can find.  You would assume by now something I would have tried would have caused my immune system to recognize the virus and actually start fighting it. 

I have been to 3 different dermatologists for consultation.  How is it that the entire community of dermatologists can have so little knowledge of this virus, and furthermore, how do they not care?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: darnmollusc on 30/08/2007 04:14:56
I feel your pain.  It started on my hand, then worked its way up my arm.  Now I'm starting to feel some irritation in the crotch area [>:(] and I also see some red spots on the neck, I hope it's not on the neck... [V]  I feel like crawling in a hole to die. That method, that one guy used, of taking a bath in bleach water is beginning to sound tempting.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Boyish on 30/08/2007 04:38:25
notf,

Can you tell me what kind of motor oil? Do you still have moluscum?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: keiko79 on 31/08/2007 14:23:42
I'm suffering from some pretty major paranoia.  Anytime I see the smallest red bump, I assume that it is MC.  I woke up this morning with a small red bump on my neck and now I'm freaking out that it is going to appear all over my body.  I am currently using apple cider vinegar at night and a tea tree oil/antiseptic cream during the day.  I'm also taking extra vitamins and immune supports.  Has anyone had luck with the tea tree oil cream? Also, how are you coping with freaking out over every single skin blemish? [:-\]
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mc on 01/09/2007 02:08:07
Yes, we all tend to freak out when a new red spot however insignificant appears..  i am fluent in three more languages and have entered other forums from around the globe and there are lots of people with mc out there. It seems to be growing and not much studied. And no, you can't have sex without passing it to others ..unless you are irresponsible or have a full body condom. So, be responsible and don't spread it. 
About the testimonies, i clearly stated that i didn't mean any in particular so please refrain your anger and read carefuly.
And ..READ do your own research, it does help,   A LOT! I was almost rid of this but couldn't put my life and my job on a hold because of it. It's a lot more under control and i just might make it out of this but i assure you, reading about it helps incredibly.. i'm waiting for my lemon myrtle and i will go back to full on discipline even if it means sacrificing a little  from the rest of my normal life.
But people, don't panic, you're not gonna die from it and it WILL go away permanently when it does, i probably have had a worst case than most of what i've read from this website and it IS affecting my life bigtime but i'm fighting it and try to keep it at a non agressive mode towards myself (my body) or anyother person. Sorry if anyone feels offended by any comentaries i've made here but it's absolutely true that some people go into forums just to make a buck for their  product..  nothing new, it's been happening for ages. Stay away from harmful products as much as you can, it's a gamble and it's not worth it. How to cope with freaking out over every single skin blemish? Be responsible to others that haven't contrived this infection and just move over to the next productive, proactive step. Try to go on with your lives and talk to someone who is understanding and non judgemental towards you, maybe even a friend who's already been through this. And be responsible to yourself, don't harm your bodies out of pure hatred or despair, don't become obsesed. Hve a sense of humor about it whenever you can and think of the thousands of people going through real pain and suffering. And last but not least, even if you're sure you don't have HIV, get a test done, you will feel so much better knowing that you are only dealing with MCV plus you are doing a very responsible thing.
Don't bathe, shower.  Try to avoid sweating too much or go without a shower for more than a day when you do sweat.
Eat right, don't smoke or drink and sleep properly. Don't overstress yourself thinking about this, avoid stress in general. Get tests done to insure which parts of your body really are infected and which have only comon acne or blemishes.  Lookout for cancerigenous drugs prescribed for molluscum and stay away from negative people or products that look for any way to block you from reading anything that's not their MIRACLE CURE website, they'll only stress you out, get you depressed and will not help you move foward. About bleach water, it sounds a little too rough, ask a doctor. And about the info that is out there and sometimes contradictory: They're neither all right or all wrong, there is a logic to it and it's caled science and the scientific method not just a single trial and error, plus you will soon find that some info pops out from many different reliable sources. Don't just stick to one opinion but a concensus of rationalized studies and investigations, a lot of the work is up to you. The docs are busy looking for cures that save lives.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: ozgirl on 03/09/2007 04:58:15
My 3 year daughter has had MC for about 4 months, starting with 3 small spots spreading to about 50 - over her arm & chest. I too was left confused and reluctant to part with any money after researching treatments. However I was intrigued by the Australian lemon myrtle, being Australian! We've been using it for a week & already there seems to be significant improvement - spots either shrinking or bursting & bleeding then scabbing over. We hadn't tried anything else, going with the idea that the problem would resolve itself. However, we are coming into Spring & with the warmer weather comes swimming !Its painless, inexpensive & smells great ! Will keep you posted on how she goes.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mc on 04/09/2007 03:30:57
Thanks ozgirl, sounds like your little girl is on her way to recovery.. good luck! Can you give some specifics on how you're applying the oil? Much appreciated, thanks. Also, could you keep posting on her recovery even after they've all cleared?
Anyone knows if it's working on adults as well?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mc on 04/09/2007 03:47:51
And notf how's the lemon myrtle treatment going, have you started using it yet? If you need "talking" to someone this is probably the place, ok? Hope the self esteem is a little better, god bless.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: notf on 04/09/2007 16:50:32
Ok, this is what I've been doing, and the results have been good so far.

I have mc in the genital area, every time I would think it would start clearing up, I would have another break, all of the small variety, but evident.  I recently came to the conclusion that I'm going to beat it, and I'm going to beat it now, which to me, entails throwing the kitchen sink at it.  I do admit that I'm a Stress A personality, so thats probably not helping things.  Either way, this is my current process.

First, I trimmed down my pubic hair using scissors.  Don't shave, don't use an elecric razor, just use scissors.  This allows you to see whats going on more precisely and the medicine can get to the skin easier.  I've been using the lemon myrtle oil mixed with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  And I can't stress this enough...DO NOT MAKE TOO STRONG.  Lemon Myrtle is much too caustic to try to do a 50/50 ratio like I tried originally.  I burnt the hell out of my skin, and believe me, you dont want that on your testicles.  I did a 3/1 ratio for a week, applying at night, and in the morning.  This caused a lot of irritation and excema, and it seemed like it wasn't helping (I took 3-4 days off the solution to allow healing).  So then I cut it back to a 5/1 ratio applying only at night.  To counteract the excema and broken skin, I used the lemon myrtle lotion with jarrob honey on sasa.com.  Within a few days, the redness disappeared, the dry skin flaked off, and my skin looks as clear as ever.  There are a few blotchy spots where I burnt my skin, but those are healing too.  Currently, I'm showering twice daily, changing my boxers 2-3 times, each shower I use the lemon myrtle body wash (on sasa.com) in the groin region.  In the morning, I apply the lemon myrtle lotion with jarrob honey (I've also used the regular lemon myrtle lotion which is a better value, but doesn't seem to have the same effect healing open sores as the honey version, but in my opinion may be preventative), and throughout the day, if I'm at home, i'll apply some more lotion to the whole region.  In the evening before bed, I'll shower with the body wash, and then use a 5/1 ratio to my whole groin area minus the testicles, where I just apply lotion (trust me, you do not want to apply the oil to the testicles, I can't stress this enough). 

Orally, I've been taking tagament (cimetadine 200 mg), 3 times daily.  I've been taking a tablespoon of colloidal silver 3 times daily.  And I've been taking 2 ViraStop pills 3 times daily.  And then once daily, in the morning, I put one drop of myrtle oil into a 12 oz can of green tea soda or gatorade or something similar, and then take 1 zinc tablet, 1 lysine tablet, 1 multi vitamin, 2 spirula tablets, 2 flax seed oil gel tabs, 2 aloe vera gel tabs, 2 milk thistle capsules, 2 shark liver oil gel tabs.  I'm trying to drink more water and I've refrained from strenuous exercise as not to sweat as much as possible. 

I have had this for about 10 months now, and for the most part, this has given me the most success.  However, I'm hesitant to be too optimistic because like I said before, it always seems to make a a reappearance.  However, that being said, the healing time was incredible using my current process.  And if you're just starting, you're going to hate the lemony smell after a while, and there is some burning and itching, but hang in there.  The one thing you have to understand is that it will look a whole hell of worse before it gets better...to the point that I was miserable and depressed that it wasn't working.  But after taking a few days off and using the lotion, the healing picked up exponentially and right now I have no new spots.  I'm going to continue this process for as long as I can because I dont want to let it come back. 

Sasa.com is expensive, but after 50 bucks shipping is free.  I just bought another batch of products so I'm well stocked.  Like I said, I'm not out of the woods yet, but I do see a lot of improvement and I thank the original person who brought this to my attention.  Atleast now, I feel that there is hope.   
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: ozgirl on 05/09/2007 04:50:06
Details on use of lemon myrtle oil - We are using it as originally suggested by Suzi on this forum : "I mixed this 3 parts Olive oil 1 part lemon myrtle   I dabbed this on all her spots". We use it just once a day, at bedtime. The area did become slightly irritated & dry when we began - so I started using lemon myrtle lotion on the area, in the morning. It has since settled down. I definitely agree that it gets worse before starting to get better. I probably would have stopped using it, if I hadn't read that several times on this forum. We're still going, so I'll keep you posted on how she goes. In Australia, these products are very cheap & easily bought from the local health food store - so I've not had to worry about shipping, etc - which made the product more appealing. 
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: darnmollusc on 05/09/2007 08:40:41
I think i just figured out that much of my outbreak is not molluscum but an allergic reaction(contact dermatitis) to all these different chemicals I've been putting on my arm and neck.  I've cut out everything but silvercure's liquid skin/glue to cover broken blisters. The rest of the stuff is crud imho. Now I'm taking some detoxifier, thuja, and echinacea.  I ordered some lemon myrtle but the order was screwed up.  I'm going to look into the sasa stuff.  Do you think I can just use the " lemon myrtle lotion with jarrob" instead of the pure stuff mixed with olive oil? 

thanks!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: notf on 05/09/2007 14:04:51
I'm not an expert by any means, this is just my personal experience.  The soaps and the lotions have lemon myrtle essential oil in them, however, I don't know thats its as concentrated.  To me, I think these are more of an afterthought, just another vehicle to get the myrtle oil into your skin.  You can try to substitute, but I think you'll get much faster results with the oil mixture.  Its really not as bad as it sounds, once you rub it on, it absorbs into the skin.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mc on 06/09/2007 23:18:59
nice going notf, keep at it and please keep informing us for a few more months, even if you are clear of the problem. Thanks!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mc on 19/09/2007 17:02:04
Ok so i'm starting to freak out, i've stoped the griseofulvin 'cause i'm concerned about the cancerigenous possibility and i'm now on lemon myrtle 10% with the rest olive oil. I had MC all over my body so i put the oil on at night and then shower in the morning and put on some more for the rest of the day. The griseofulvin seemed to kind of stop the outbreaks but i figured i could get off from it now that i'm using the lemon myrtle. I picked a couple that came out isolated, dabed them with pure lemon myrtle and covered them for 2 or three days with micropore tape. Today the area that had tape on it looks awful and some tiny little ones grew right next to the one i picked which now looks really big and red. I can't  resist covering at least the big one with tape, i'm afraid it's going to spread being all big and exposed. What should i do?
notf are you clear? I need lots of advice..
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: notf on 21/09/2007 11:36:57
I don't even know what griseofulvin is.  And I'm not sure about the tape either, I never used that.  I used about a 3/1 ratio early with lemon myrtle and extra virgin olive oil.  Once they went away, I started applying the 5/1 nightly as precautionary.  I went to the dermatologist recently and a few spots I was concerned about she said was just folliculitis and that she didn't see any molluscum. 

If I were you, I would use the strong ratio of lemon myrtle on the molluscum day/night until they go away.  If nothing else, concentrate on doing that in one area and see how your body responds to it.  I'm not a doctor man, but that worked for me.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: bodom23 on 21/09/2007 12:29:59
what brand of lemon myrtle did you buy?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: notf on 21/09/2007 22:12:27
what brand of lemon myrtle did you buy?

http://www.libertynatural.com   - you can order online, or you even can call and order.  They are out of Oregon, and are actually much cheaper than anyplace else. 

I looked around and this place is the cheapest and its in the United States. 
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: bodom23 on 24/09/2007 15:42:23
How did you dilute the lemon myrtle? Did you have a separate container, just added one drop of lemon myrtle then two drops of olive oil, dipped the cotton pad into it? Thank you for the help!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: notf on 25/09/2007 03:18:53
How did you dilute the lemon myrtle? Did you have a separate container, just added one drop of lemon myrtle then two drops of olive oil, dipped the cotton pad into it? Thank you for the help!

I just had another little bottle.  I bought a big 8 oz bottle of lemon myrtle and then used a dripper to move it from one bottle to the other.  Its a small probably 1 oz bottle.  I'd fill it up about 1/3 with myrtle and then just full up the rest with the olive oil.  I noticed that when I put the oil mix directly onto a cotton swab it would absorb quickly.  So I started to put some of the colloidal silver water on to the cotton swab first, and then apply the oil blend.  It would also go on smoother.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: biker on 27/09/2007 11:56:12
i caught it this summer (i think from swimming/towels) - it was thro this forum and a few others that helped me to shift it quickly, here are my "rules" for dealing with

1) this is a war of attrition against the virus, keep this in mind
2) try and avoid any unnecessary contact with the lesions (that is how they spread)
3) as soon as you see one emerging it needs to be lanced with a sterilised pin or needle and squeeze it hard to extract the puss - this keeps em at bay
4) avoid long baths or anything that keep em moist, (they like water)
5) dry thoroughly after showering with a clean towel, immediately put the towel into laundry to avoid spreading to family members
6) sprinkle amply with cuticura medicated talc at least twice daily and certainly after showering - it has zinc and magnesium in addition to its drying qualities as a talc which combats the virus - also, after you`ve lanced the spots with a pin (point 3 above), rub the cuticura talc vigorously into it
7) avoid alcohol and anything that might interfere with your immunity,  take a vitamin supplement including zinc and magnesium tablets (at least double the recommended daily dose)
8) i went on a thuji30 anti-fungal supplement tablets (£5 holland & barratt), went thro 2 containers of these pills - i think it may have helped
9) try not to get too anxious, this takes time and you wont get better til your immunity has kicked out the virus


using the above method i shifted it in about 7 weeks (i had two major attacks of the lesions and then they died down a bit, gradually fizzling out)

hope this helps
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mc on 01/10/2007 01:40:32
thanks notf. it's kinda going away but i have to constantly use the lemon myrtle and the days i miss one little detail about changing bed sheetes every two days or clean towels every day it comes back imediately the next day.. it's a pain, i'm not sure my imune system is doing it's thing yet. or at least not at full strength
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: bodom23 on 01/10/2007 02:22:03
I just started taking thuja 30x pills and also an antioxidant multivitamin as well as echinacea pills.  I have been applying zymaderm to the lesions for a couple months now with limited sucess, new ones popping up...  Havent been drinking alcohol, and I dont smoke so I do not worry about that.  Been 5 months with these things and some have appeared on my neck out of no where.  Im hoping boosting the immune system will work.  I have also thought of fasting/detox since it is believed if you let your digestive system rest it lets your body use that energy for the immune system.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: darnmollusc on 11/10/2007 07:39:32
I've been wondering if I really do have molluscom.  I've always read that the bumps have puss in them, however, I've pooped quite a few over the months and have yet to see any puss.  Only clear fluid like from a blister.  Also, I don't remember seeing the characteristic indent in the bump centers.. can it be that this could be something else, is this also common with molluscom?
thanks!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: bodom23 on 12/10/2007 01:05:20
I have some bumps like the ones you have mentioned.  I believe they are still molluscum
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: darnmollusc on 25/10/2007 11:47:16
I saw my dermatologist and he changed his diagnosis.  He said the behavior of the lesions didn't match those of molluscom.  He said it could be excema.  He gave me this cream to put on and it has been working wonders!  My gosh I spent some much time and money of the assumption it was mollusc with nothing working. I was about to take a darn torch to the skin... argh!  But it feels so good now that I see the light!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: idonotknow321 on 08/11/2007 04:06:39
Well I have some questions. I was just told I have this in a STD form. I have never had this in my life. I wanted to know can a person who does not take showers everyday or wears dirty clothes from the ground be a carrier of this virus? He also has a bad mouth problem, his teeth are falling out and looks like he has an infection. He is just not a clean person and since I was checked before I met him and I have not been with anyone but him, I think I got it from him. If I am trying to let it run the course and then go out of my system, would he just reinfect everyone or me even if I have no sex?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: idonotknow321 on 22/11/2007 06:02:25
Well myself I was told I had this but no one not even my boyfriend of two years has it. I saw it about a yr ago and it has not got worse. I can't pick them off since they do not come off. It is like a mole but lighter. I do not know what to do. I really think the doctor is wrong. I have always been checked and clean so why out of the blue would this happen. Then I wanted to know if there are no bumps in the back of me can I have anal or is oral allowed. I am losing my boyfriend and this is part of it.

Please anyone let me know.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: biker on 23/11/2007 15:16:05
I was just told I have this in a STD form. I wanted to know can a person who does not take showers everyday or wears dirty clothes from the ground be a carrier of this virus? He also has a bad mouth problem, his teeth are falling out and looks like he has an infection. He is just not a clean person and since I was checked before I met him and I have not been with anyone but him, I think I got it from him. If I am trying to let it run the course and then go out of my system, would he just reinfect everyone or me even if I have no sex?

seems to me that any physical contact with the type of person you describe should be avoided until they clean their act up - for what it`s worth i understand that you can get reinfected though i dont understand how they can diagnose that you have an "std" variety of molluscum - reading through your later post it doesnt sound like typical molluscum appearance  - have you attended a GUM clinic for expert opinion?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: idonotknow321 on 23/11/2007 17:40:42
No I have not. I just went to the OB/GYN. I am going to get a second opinion but as for the relationship that is done. I was told that I am obsessing on it and it is not needed.... So I will get the second  look at and deal with this. It is just upsetting since it is on me and I have no idea how. Thanks for the post.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: biker on 26/11/2007 14:16:29
regarding the molluscum you may find as i did that (regardless of how you caught it) you`ll get better service from the gum clinic, they seem to know what they are doing and can also burn or etch the lesions off there and then - with any luck that may be the last you`ll see of them apart from some minor temporary scarring

and good luck, finishing your relationship -  these things take a lot of sticking to but it will get better with time; just try and stick to your descision
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mandy_bill on 13/01/2008 14:41:32
My son has molluscum contagiosum and we are using an antiviral treatment that really works from a trusted, local, natural health store.  It's an oil applied 2x's per day and after 2 treatments, they were shrinking!  No prescription or burning or freezing.  Please write liberty1@fuse.net for the product info.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: drq100 on 21/01/2008 03:24:57
Tea tree oil works about 20% of the time, however when it is combined with small amounts of iodine, the success rate is over 85%! This is reported in US Patent # 7,311,928 for a homeopathic product called ZymaDerm, available at http://www.molluscum-contagiosum.net.

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: hopefull on 24/02/2008 22:14:05
I think I have had this for years , I have had skin colored bumps on my inner thighs for at least 10 years and a derm doc said it was nothing. I now know it is molluscum and since I have started to treat it , now it is going everywhere like it is angry. Yes, I have been tested for HIV and all neg. I have read on here that it goes away on its own and wonder if anyone else has has it this long. It really doesn't get real red and angry as been described on here but I have had a couple I could sqeeze, most are like a wart and yes I know they are molluscum. I have read a lot on here about the lemon oil. I would like to see if any adults have had success with it. This is awful and you feel very loney with it. I am glad I found this site. Any help would be a blessing.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: wam on 26/02/2008 00:47:05
Hello, I am new to this form and I believe that I have MC. I have it on my genital region about 10 bumps And have had it for 2 weeks now. I do not have any STD's I was recently tested for the works and I was negative. And to my luck 3 days later I noticed a small bump near my pubic region.. I have had sex with anyone in months, but I have read about the incubation period for the damn virus. I was going to go to the doctor but honestly after finally convincing myself that I do not have HPV (that is what scared me the most!) and doing hours of research & looking at pictures and coming to the conclusion that the doctor's cannot do a damn thing.. That is the depressing part I think about the whole thing is because we all go to the doctor for them to heal us but then we go and they tell us just wait 2 years and it will clear up...  So what is the verdict of the lemon myrtle oil?? From the looks of it it cant hurt to try it. Any new information out there? thanks
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Jermaine_D on 28/02/2008 21:54:13
Hi guys. I had/well still sort of have it but not to the extent it was. I had it on my crotch, at the start it was just 2 pimply looking spots, gave them a week or so to see if they would dissapear but they didnt. Went to a doc, she said I had molluscum and said they were harmless and they'd go away themselves and prescribed a cream called "warticon" which didnt do much. I used it and used it but it spread. It really got me down, so I followed a guys instructions on here (username crazed121)

My dermatologist showed me how-to do it properly. I was trying to pop them like a pimple but the way to do it is take your thumbnails, get as far under one of the bumps as far as you can, close them together tightly and pull up still pinching your thumbnails together until the white core comes out. The only way you'll know if it's been popped correctly is if bleeding occurs. It's a little painfull and messy but a day or two later their completely gone.

For the record I'm almost certain i got it from an unprotected sexual encounter  [:(]

I know its not a well constructed post, but I'd thought id have my say.

cheers  [:)]
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: moragtoerag on 06/03/2008 16:58:02
My 4 year old daughter's molluscum cleared up totally within a few weeks of dabbing on Australian lemon  myrtle oil with a cotton bud.  I diluted it 1 part to 10 in olive oil, and just put it on morning and night. The first ever spot, on her belly, which was different in quality to the others, more of a warty type thing, we squeezed out (slightly traumatic few seconds!!)and it seemed like that made it stop spreading too. We used to call it the 'mothership'!! just because it seemed that it had started off the whole thing.  I got the idea for the lemon myrtle oil off this forum a while ago, looked it up on wikipedia, (backhousia citriodora) and that was that. Have a look for your own supplier, I don't want to recommend one in case I get accused of working for a company or something! Good luck.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: axon on 15/03/2008 00:02:02
Hi folks, I'm new here. I'm in day 2 post-molluscum diagnosis. I'm an otherwise healthy 31 year old gay male. I have no idea how I got this as I've been in a monogamous relationship for the past 1.5 years  [>:(]

After totally flipping out, I've been soaking up all the bits of advice on this fantastic forum. So far, I've had the doctor burn the first few lesions twice, I've ordered Zymaderm, I've bought and started using tea tree oil + iodine, multivitamins, colostrum, glutamine, echinacea etc.

I've spoken with my doctor about the condition twice now. His suggestion is that I should just come in every week or every second week and have them burned off. To me this feels like fiddling while Rome burns. I asked him to prescribe me at least one of... Cidofovir, tretinoin, Aldara, but he refused. I'm not sure why he refused, but he gave me a referral to a dermatologist. I'm someone with a very high sex drive, but I'm also very responsible and would NEVER want to risk passing it on to someone else. So it seems to me to be a good idea to try to hit this thing with everything in the toolbox and his attitude kind of irritates me. I wondered if anyone else had a problem getting their doctor to prescribe things for them? Even if it is possible to eliminate each outbreak with teatree oil and/or burning them off, I would really like to get the old immune system activated so that there is not a risk of future outbrteaks and infecting other people.

One last question... is cidofovir only regulated for use on HIV patients or is it commonly used for MCV sufferers?

Thanks all and good luck!

Steve.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Joe Black on 21/03/2008 10:07:06
Hi everyone,

Well, I am glad I found this forum as it seems as if there is a lot of people in the same boat and also some useful advice here.

I was worried about this terribly, even couldn't sleep for a few nights, fearing something was seriously wrong with me not being able to shift this in a week.

I noticed what I thought was a spot 2 months ago. Left if for a month, normal male not wanting to go to the doctors beahviour... Anyway, it spread a little and I noticed a few other smaller spots so I went to my clinic, had a swab and also had the freezing treatment. Swab came back all clear (I didn't have the blood test though, I am going back in 2 weeks for that) but the spots just flared up a touch and went back to normal. Went for one more and waited another week and noticed one flamed up a bit more so went back again.. They said none of them were active and no new ones have appeared since me going in for the first few weeks, but I am still worried.

They didn't seem too worried, said it can take some time to shift these things and to see how it went in the next 2 weeks. Admittedly I for the last year or so I have been a bit of a workaholic, sleep little and whilst I used to be active and eat well, not so much for the last year so i am betting this is not helping me.

I literally only have 7 or 8 spots.. one large, one medium, the rest very small.

So, right now I am going to just focus on getting on with things and trying to keep my immune system high.

- Eat better
- drink lots of water
- take vitamin c and a good multi-vitamin
- apply tea tree oil twice a day
- not bath, just shower and dry off REALLY well
- try and burst any I see new that come up

I am feeling better about it now because I assumed there was something seriously wrong with me because they did not go 3 weeks after treatment.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Joe Black on 21/03/2008 10:08:06
oh, one question which is quite urgent.

I am going ski'ing for 4 days next week, is there anything I need to consider?

It's pretty cold which will help but I also imagine it would be quite sweaty underneath the gear (my first time!)

Any hints on how to do things right?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: JassysMom on 01/04/2008 03:18:58
Hi
I am another mommy going crazy because of this nasty virus. My daughter is 3 years old and it just breaks my heart,,,she is had these bumps since a month ago. I got on the net and started researching everything about the virus and let me tell you the more i read the more depress i kept getting. I hated my pediatrician for not doing enough to help...sit and wait is just not acceptable when is MY CHILD you are talking about. I ordered the silvercure after reading about it and let me tell you...lol my husband thought I was crazy but so what if lose money at least I knew I was doing something for my daughter. I started putting it on her twice a day and saw no changes the first 3 weeks but now we are on the 4th week and it starting to look promising. I was excited but still dont want to get too excited it cause they are not gone just yet. I am going to keep on using it and let you guys know in few weeks...their web-site says within days or 3 weeks is all gone and I say thats NOT truth. But I am happy with it now. She is not getting more and the ones she has(like 50 little ones) are getting smaller and disappearing. She has eczema too so that might be a factor on why is not working as fast...I dont know. she hates the silver skin cause she says it burns. Last week we she started crying during treatment and I started to cry too. Oh dont forget to pray! My daughter is seeing that she is getting better and says that God is helping us! I believe it too. Her daycare just recently saw the bumps and I freaked out cause I thought they were going to ask me not to bring her back but with a doctors note she went back the next day. I hope that this treatment keeps working or I am going to go crazy...hope this help some of the desperate moms like me. I'll keep you post it.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: biker on 02/04/2008 13:28:14
update on mine (since last summer) is as follows;

i`d shifted them completely within about 6-8 weeks but there have since been very occassional small individual ones which i latch onto immediately.. they havnt been a problem;.. (i think once you`ve had them and gotten rid of them it`s easier to banish them subsequently).. my recommended treatment remains the same ie....


1) this is a war of attrition against a virus, 1st time you get it to some extent you will have to let it run its course and let your immunity system kick it out
2) try and avoid any unnecessary contact with the lesions (that is how they spread)
3) as soon as you see one emerging it needs to be lanced with a sterilised pin or needle and squeeze it hard to extract the puss - this keeps them at bay
4) avoid long baths or anything that keep them moist, (they like water)
5) dry thoroughly after showering with a clean towel, immediately put the towel into laundry to avoid spreading to family members
6) sprinkle amply with cuticura medicated talc at least twice daily and certainly after showering - it has zinc and magnesium in addition to its drying qualities as a talc which combats the virus - also, after you`ve lanced the spots with a pin (point 3 above), rub the cuticura talc vigorously into it
7) avoid alcohol and anything that might interfere with your immunity,  take a vitamin supplement including zinc and magnesium tablets (at least double the recommended daily dose)
8) i went on a thuji30 anti-fungal supplement tablets (£5 holland & barratt), went thro 2 containers of these pills - i think it may have helped
9) try not to get too anxious, this takes time and you wont get better til your immunity has kicked out the virus


Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Joe Black on 05/04/2008 15:44:19
I like bikers advice.

The last 6 weeks have been hell for me. Since getting molluscum, I have been to the hospital 4-5 times for treatment and also undertaken swab tests and also a HIV test to just check everything. Even though I didn't have any specific reason for believing I had something serious, I was still super, super worried for the entire period waiting for the results and lost over half a stone through worrying and not feeling like eating. I just couldn't help it. During this time my molluscum was also getting worse :(

I am feeling MUCH more positive now. Swabs and blood tests all came back negative and admittedly at the moment I work very hard and have a lot of responsiiblities. Throw in little sleep and an unhealthy lifestyle and I guess I can see why this stuff isn't being given a chance to go.

I have found that squeezing them or just simply touching or playing around with them just makes them worse and sore. The last two weeks I have simply just tried to forget about them and do some simple things and it seems to be working. drining more water, getting in the gym, eating well.. not touching them unless I absolutely have to, not worrying about them (I used to check them about 10 times a day), drying off properly after a shower, changing towels after each wash.. I will also get the freezing treatment once per week just to kill off any new active ones.

Don;t let this ruin your life people. Get on with things and do the simple stuff that will help you get rid of it...



I caught this virus, I
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: dash on 06/04/2008 21:52:38
hello all, praying someone can help me with my situation.

here's my situations:   21 years old, guy, most likely got mollescum from a girl i slept with...initially had about 5 lesions around the top of my pubes, didnt really know what they were so left them alone for a while, then must have taken a bath or something because they spread (from about 5 to 50, mostly between the top of pubic area and few inches under bellybutton.

went to derm and got cryo done, then read these websites and used the ***** technique, used a needle to pop all of them and then put mix of tea tree oil/iodine on them. i think it's been about 5 days now since the derm, 3 days since i started popping them.

they look really different now, about half look scabbed over and dead from cryo, and the others are flat and have read heads from being pricked and bled, but flat, they seem like they will probably form scabs as well soon. (so overall, although it looks worse right now, i think i have successfully attacked most of them).

wondering a few things,

1) are they dead when they look like this?
2) how long will it take for the scabbing to go away? is there any prescription meds i can get to speed up this process (going to the beach in 6 weeks and really dont want it to be an issue)
3) how long do you figure i'm contagious for? not having sex sucks...
4) should i go do cryo again even if there seems to be no "active" lesions like they were before (ie, looking like white headed pimples?)

thank you so much in advance, hope you can help, these things are ruining my life.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: biker on 08/04/2008 15:53:38
hi dash

i sympathise with you, the age of 21 is when you want to get out and do things.. every week that you have something like this must be like an eternity

you didnt give any indication how long it`s been since you first got the symptoms.  the initial outburst are very intense then it sort of settles down; after a month or 6 weeks your immunity should be getting the better of it (you`ll know because you`ll feel your beginning to win)..  i`d say if you are getting scabbing then those spots are dead or struggling.. this should get better;

once you feel you are improving it should manifest itself in a fairly rapid clear-up, before your holiday..  (hope its a sunny hol you`re planning because all that extra vitamin D and sunshine will probably clear it completely)
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: irritated60 on 11/04/2008 15:28:11
I have had mc for over 14 months - not sure where I caught it from - on inner left thigh - funnily enough it has not spread to right thigh, nor have the 6 bumps changed in number or size.  Over 14 mths have tried to ignore them - 3 GP's said to ignore it too.  But occasionally eczema cropped up beside the bumps with itching.  I came onto the web last week and started reading up about mc and decided to hit it with apple cider vinegar for 24 hours.  Kept it on with bandaids and silver duct tape.  When I removed the dressing,  some of the bumps looked dark and I thought new ones had cropped up. Also skin was very sore- probably reacted to the bandaids- and has been VERY sore for 4 days.  Keep dabbing with apple cider vinegar and have just applied witch hazel.  Not sure at this stage if I shouldn't have just left it all alone.  Keep sterilizing the toilet seat as worried about spreading it to family members.  If it works and all is clear well have been worth while, but it is being a very long week! Anyone have any thoughts if I am doing this right, and why it hasnt spread to my other leg? (not that I want it to!)
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: beccachino on 26/04/2008 09:20:28
hi,

I'm a 19 year-old female whose been battling with mollescum contagiosm for about 6 months. All of the bumps have been on my buttocks, and the doctor I've gone to keeps saying at my age the main way to get these is through sexual activity, which I've never engaged in.

Even worse, I just went in for the 5th time and had them frozen with liquid nitrogen. A few of them have flattened and appear to be a dark red, one is still kind of puffy, and I've just discovered 2 new ones.

I've been using the prescription "Aldara" for quite some time, and while it keeps the mollescum from getting much worse, it's extremely painful and hasn't made very dramatic changes.

I heard that Thuja pills/cream works very well in getting rid of the bumps. I recently bought both of these and was wondering if anyone could give me some feedback. I was also wondering if anyone knows whether or not the Thuja cream works better than "Aldara." Even if the thuja applicant is painful, I'm more than willing to try it if it gets the job done.

Sorry this ramble is so long. I just feel like all of my previous treatments haven't really done much and am desperate to get rid of them. Any advice would be incredibly appreciated. Thank you!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Fusuu on 26/04/2008 20:36:37
ALOE VERA GEL!!!

I have had molluscum since early September or late August.  I may not have it anymore.  I first used a product called Molluscuderm (about $60 a bottle, of which I needed two), which does not seem to be sold anymore (I don't know what happend to their company's website, Virabiotics).  The product did work, it seems, and my molluscum went away either early or mid-December.  About two weeks ago in April, I noticed a few small bumps on my lower stomach area, near my genitals.  I cannot be sure if this was molluscum returning or not, but if I had to guess, it was.  I researched a bit further and came across a post on Amazon about using Aloe Vera gel (the company is Lily of the Desert).  Apparently, it rid someone's or their child's molluscum in two weeks.  The next day, I went to Whole Foods and picked this product up.  It is a fairly huge bottle for under $7.  I shook the bottle, scooped up about a teaspoon of the stuff and rubbed it into every little papule.  Did it twice a day for two weeks.  Now they are all gone.  This method may not work for everyone, but it seems to have worked for me.  And it is extremely cheap, comfortable and the product is completely natural and does leave a smell.  There is a juice version and a gel version; get the gel version.  Lily of the Desert's aloe vera gel is organic and pure aloe vera, so I think it would not be quite the same if you applied an aloe vera moisturizer, cream or the like.  Aloe vera is also known to be anti-viral, so it makes sense that it may work.  Before you try anything, try this!

LILY OF THE DESERT ALOE VERA GEL
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: crayola110 on 29/04/2008 20:24:26
MEN... be careful with tea-tree oil. It has been known to increase estrogen levels in men sometimes leading to female traits like small breasts.

Heres an article from the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6318043.stm
you can also google search other articles there are many.


What's worked for me is using the over the counter wart or callous/corn remover. It's usually like 15% sacylic acid and will burn the warts.  Also going into the Dermotologist and getting them frozen really helps.  Also buy some Betadine (10% iodine) solution to dab on the warts because iodine will kill the virus.

Also the pricking method which is above works too... just make sure you do it right and use lots of Betadine/iodine to keep them from infecting you more.

You can get most of the above from a drug store.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: crayola110 on 29/04/2008 20:32:41
1) are they dead when they look like this?
2) how long will it take for the scabbing to go away? is there any prescription meds i can get to speed up this process (going to the beach in 6 weeks and really dont want it to be an issue)
3) how long do you figure i'm contagious for? not having sex sucks...
4) should i go do cryo again even if there seems to be no "active" lesions like they were before (ie, looking like white headed pimples?)
1. not necessarily, after they scab and fall off a small one can form underneath. get some betadine/iodine to apply after you pop them to prevent spread
2. as long as a normal scab to heal
3. it can be several wks to years depending on your immune system.
4. yes keep up the cryo/ freezing... it helped mine. 

how are yours anyways? any updates?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: viper72888 on 01/05/2008 00:00:01
Someone please help me..Im a 19 year old college student...Ive had Molluscum on my pubic region for almost four months not and it had spread to my penis.....Its a living hell...I only have about 10 of them but i cant take this anymore...My doctor was treating my by burning and freezing them but when they spread to my penis he put me on aldara...and i dont think it works at all....I also use zymaderm between the aldara treatments and i just cant get rid of this....ive also tries alo vera it dosnt work....Please im desperate....Im depressed and its all i can think about....my grades in school have even slipped....I need a cure for this....anything would help...Also would smoking mary J hurt?....also what should i wash with....i heard keep it dry.....im also taking collodial silver and olive leaf extract for my immune system....I just wish this would go away   im getting close to my last straw


Also....can i mix freezing with the aldara...my dr. said no, but by now i think hees an asshole
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: viper72888 on 01/05/2008 00:21:59
Someone please help me..Im a 19 year old college student...Ive had Molluscum on my pubic region for almost four months not and it had spread to my penis.....Its a living hell...I only have about 10 of them but i cant take this anymore...My doctor was treating my by burning and freezing them but when they spread to my penis he put me on aldara...and i dont think it works at all....I also use zymaderm between the aldara treatments and i just cant get rid of this....ive also tries alo vera it dosnt work....Please im desperate....Im depressed and its all i can think about....my grades in school have even slipped....I need a cure for this....anything would help...Also would smoking mary J hurt?....also what should i wash with....i heard keep it dry.....im also taking collodial silver and olive leaf extract for my immune system....I just wish this would go away   im getting close to my last straw


Also....can i mix freezing with the aldara...my dr. said no, but by now i think hees an asshole
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: beccachino on 04/05/2008 22:19:13
hey, I can definitely relate to how you feel. what I did that seemed to work was get them frozen with liquid nitrogen (which it sounds like you've had done). then after a few days when they seemed to have healed I started applying this cream called Thuja ointment for warts by Boiron. I've also been taking 30cc thuja occidentalis pills. I take 3 of them 3 times a day. the package says to take 5, but 3 seems to be working fine. and you can get both of them at Vitamin Cottage. I was using Aldara for a while too, and nothing was happening. but I've been doing this method for about a week and all the spots are less than half the size they were before. and the thuja doesn't burn like Aldara does. hope this works for you as well. good luck!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: rebeca on 13/05/2008 13:38:48
hello; i'm new to this forum; i was quite relaxed about mc when my 2 yr old daughter got it, as most of the reviews i read were saying they go away with time etc; i am now getting quite anxious; i tried zyma... but NO result at all!! i began to squeeze them (only the big ones for now, as she wouldn't let me touch the others; it's quite painful 4 her); and on top of everything, my daughter scratched herself somehow, and the biggest molluscum is now "decapitated"; does any of you know - will there remain any scar?? please help! i will buy the teatree oil now and try, and will let you know how it goes
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: biker on 14/05/2008 13:19:11
try the teatree oil by all means, i dont think it did anything for me except keep the lesions wetted (which doesnt help)also it can sting sensitive skin and whatever you do dont combine it with anything else (creams, powders etc) as it can react with them...  the tendency is to bombard the mc with eveything and anything in panic and this can make it worse

my thoughts are to keep everything powder dry and rub cuticura medicated talc into the lesions especially the decapitated ones this will also relieve the symptoms..  try putting her on a half zinc tablet daily and go on the thuji30 tablets (available from holland and barret)

there will be no long term scarring
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: viper72888 on 14/05/2008 15:03:15
Good news....the aldara seemed to work....i used it for about 2 weeks and then went back to my doctor....the aldara made all of them come out so there were about 30....i then had him burn them off one by one and he told me to stop taking the aldara...I continued to use it on skin that i was scared may be developing into mc for two more treatments....The next week i got all red and puffy and itched like heck....i thought i had poison ive, but in a week when it passed so did all the mc....But now about a week later i think i might see one or possibly two....what should i do!!!!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: biker on 23/05/2008 15:48:06
yep the tiny tiny bumps are them coming through

as you say, just sterilise a pin (stick it in the gas hob flame) them pop the little critters

squeeze out anything you can until blood runs quite freely then press a dry tissue firmly onto it, the bleeding will stop quite quickly

afterwards, rub some cuticura medicated talc in to dry them up and treat them

there will be no permanent scarring
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: pes77 on 29/05/2008 02:34:22
BEST NATURAL CURE FOR MOLLUSCUM IN CHILDREN - Source Naturals NK-3 antivirals 2caps 3x/day. CRITICAL... DRINK ORGANIC UNFILTERED UNPATURIZED APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: IF YOU WANT TO GET RID OF THE MOLLUSCUM FAST SO IT DOESN'T SPREAD.  Drinking apple cider vinegar 1-2T+ 3x per day. ACV cleanses the liver. It has been used for centuries to kill genital warts. It will dry them up. Rinse your teeth with water after drinking. For kids: Mix it in apple juice & drink through a straw.  The herpes virus is very similar to Molluscum.  YOU MUST ELIMINATE foods with a higher arginine to low lysine ratio, especially if you are nut sensitive. Stop eating peanut butter, seeds, chocolate, corn, watermelon, and orange juice, etc.  Arginine suppress's lysine's defensive ability to fight viral infections. DON'T EAT SUGAR, JUNK FOOD OR FAST FOOD or they will get red & puffy!   
Go to: www. herpes-coldsores.com/diet_and_nutrition_with_herpes.htm for a full list of high lycine/low arginine foods. Keep your system filled with antivirals (except citrus which is highest in arginine). Boost your immunity by alternating Pau'Darco Tea cleanses the blood of toxins and is very inexpensive at any health food store. Other antivirals if NK-3 is not available: New Chapter Blockade with viral bloc (concentrated elderberry extract)and drink aloe vera juice. She also took a high short term dosage of Vitamen A.  My daughter was highly allergic to the adhesive in bandaids, tape that sticks to itself and not skin works well. So does paper tape so you can adjust the bandaid size for larger clusters. I coat them with tea tree oil 2x / day. They will disappear faster if you take out the white core. Coat them with colloidal silver and iodine immediately. Molluscum and eczema are prone to people with dry skin.  Keep your skin moisturized. Molluscum enters the skin through dry cracks.
Good luck!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: allyjack on 07/06/2008 00:37:18
Hi
My son had these badly at Christmas and he was involved in a local panto and it looked awful. Anyway i decided I had to do something about it and we sent away for a homeopathic thing. That worked a bit but then I read about the simplest thing.
Elastoplast spray on plaster (On shelf in supermarket ) you know the stuff to seal scrapes etc. Anyway - all gone within 2 weeks and just a simple spray every day. Try it - I know it sounds mad but it worked
Alison
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: rebeca on 09/06/2008 13:20:53
hi there; thanks a lot biker for your advice; i have now tried the tea tree oil on my 2 yr old; at first was ok, but one day she started to scream as hell; it was burning her so bad that i had stopped using that. Does anyone know what i can mix it with? I think I read here in the forum - olive oil? The essential oil itself is too strong. At least for her skin. Did any of you have the same really burning sensation when using tea tree oil-pure?

And now she has sooo many under her arm!! I'm desperate! And she doesn't let me squeeze them anymore! It hurts her and she wouldn't let me touch her. How can i go around this?

What is the longest period they last if not squeezed? Does anyone have any idea?

thanks a lot.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: pes77 on 09/06/2008 19:52:11
Rebecca... See my post above 5/29/08. Take Source Naturals NK-3 antivirals 2 caps 3x/day.  Olive Oil, castor oil or super L-lycine ointment work best to dilute the essential oils especially oregano oil. We have had this nightmare for 6 months but they can last 5years if the body's chemistry creates an acidic environment to support them. I had great success having my 9yr old daughter drink 1T apple cider vinegar 3x / day before each meal. Mix it in apple juice & drink through a straw. It rids the body of the virus that provokes the molluscum. It dries them up in days without having to stick them with a needle. Eating higher lysine ratio foods to arginine foods is critical. Boost your immune system. Do not take baths. It makes them spread. If you stick them with a stelized needle and make them fester it stimulates your immune system to attack them. I take 2 Qtips soaked in coilloidal silver and iodine and pull off the white cores. IMMEDIATELY coat in coilloidal silver & iodine. I bribe my daughter with rewards if she will get through the treatments. Distraction is key. Let her watch her favorite DVD or TV show while you are treating her.  I know its hell. Hang in there! M
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: rebeca on 10/06/2008 21:23:44
thanks a lot pes77; I'll try some of the things you said and I'll be back in some time to let you guys know how we evolve with this nightmare; I've just squeezed some of them (finally she's let me do it); fingers crossed
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: FreeMeSoon on 13/06/2008 06:45:45
hello...i can't take having MC any longer.  I've had it since Jan.  in my private area.  Things seemed all good...been going to the Derm...having them Nitro Offed.  Had only two at my last derm appt.  Now...tonight on my tummy little tiny red spots...all over...going around my sides...seems my back as well.  Very itchy!  Esp...after a shower...and get a bit steamy or like this afternoon being outside in the heat.  Last night I don't recall having this many.  Can anyone tell me if those are the start of MC in another area?  What does it look like when they first appear?  Please someone help me...this is driving me nuts...and I have OCD...so its a horrible combo...:(  FMS
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: pes77 on 13/06/2008 17:48:34
Free Me Soon,  Take Source Naturals - NK-3 super antivirals 2caps 3x/day. Read my post of 5/29/08 for full quick cure. My daughter has had them since January also. Hundreds spread all over her body. Her naturopath told me to have her drink 1-2T+ organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar 3x + /day. It has dried them up 50% in 5 days! It kills the virus so it can't replicate. Your immunity diet is critical. Must read diet details in 5/29/08 post. No arginine foods. No sugar.  I also topically paint them 2x/day with colloidal silver. You can buy in at the health food store. It also comes in a spray. At night I use the lycine mixture. Her pox do not itch... you might have dermatis, eczemza or heat rash. I would not take the chance because the molluscum loves humidity and the surrounding tissue usually contracts eczema. Molluscum and eczema are prone to people with dry skin.  Keep your skin moisturized. Molluscum enters the skin through dry cracks. Too be safe, treat them as molluscum immediately. 5 days ago, my daughter had hundreds of pinhead molluscum starting to grow... in 5 days they are gone from drinking the apple cider vinegar. I swear buy it!  When molluscum 1st spreads they are shiny in the sunlight. They have a tiny white dimpled center. It is critical to apply antiviral liquid topically. Lycine, tea tree oil, oregano oil or colloidal silver. I truely believe the apple cider vinegar has worked the fastest. My daughter has OCD and panic disorder. Use visualization to calm down. NO STRESS! It lowers your immunity. Much luck! Pes77

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: FreeMeSoon on 13/06/2008 21:10:36
ty Pes77!  I snooped over 5/29...very helpful information.  I have just generic store ACV...should that work as well too?  I will try that...and see how this goes.  Best wishes for your daughter [:)]!  FMS
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: pes77 on 14/06/2008 03:00:01
FreeMeSoon... The organic unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar has more amino acids and is healthier. Try your brand tonight and see if yours works. I could see results in one day.  Here is the link for using Apple Cider Vinegar to cure genital warts. http://www.homeremediesforgenitalwarts.info/?TheSafestHomeRemediesforGenitalWarts&p=1 I finally see an end to this nightmare. M
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: anonymousguy on 03/07/2008 08:51:55
ok everyone, i finished reading this entire topic of replies and such. i learned quite a bit from it all and i also wanted to spread my information so far on this MC crap to everyone that has it and just cant find enough information. it will be a long post but i recommend reading my experience. it might help in some way... i know my MC isn't anywhere near is bad and some of these posts on this topic, so keep that in mind.

i agree to a few people who mentioned that the doctors take this lightly and say it will just go away, or the fact that there just isn't enough information on this virus on the web. that why i will share my experience and hope it will help someone out there.

First off,
 im 23,today, knowing what it is and what i have, looking back to the first time i remember having these symptoms is definitely +1 year ago. i want to even say two years about. the first one i had was around my private, actually it was on the top to inner part of my leg close to my private. so i assume i got it from having sex with my GF at the time.

at first it was just one. i thought at the time is was just a pimple and forgot about it. i remember periodically touching it to see if it was still there. it would last i want to say about 2 weeks to a month, then i would notice as i touched it. would just crust away. i thought, oh well its gone. then a short time later another would appear, a week. a month. around there. and the same thing would happen.

i cant remember exactly if they would keep reappearing throughout this whole time till now, or there was a long intermission. at the time i just thought they were pimples so i didn't take much mental notes of these encounters.

so it could be possible that i got rid of it, then got MC again? or it stayed with me the whole time. dunno

but up until about 6-9 months ago. these two MC warts were on the inside of my leg near my sack. that did NOT go away till i froze them off at the dermo. recently. but these two stayed there for a LONG time. not spreading. not... doing anything i guess. again i thought they were weird pimples(I'm stupid) so i tried popping it to see what would happen. the white solid was squeezed out and now it looked deflated, but still there doing nothing.

up until a month ago, i was like S**T, out of no where it spread. little ones all over in about a 3 inch diameter circle about on my inner leg. they looked like little bumps. total of about 12. this is when i started freaking out. so i finally got the balls to go to the dermatologist and find out whats going on. found out it was MC and Froze them all off.*this is just 5 days ago*

what i did about removing them.

ok enough with the past story. currently the freezing with liq nitrogen turned my skin where it was applied all red. it looked really nasty at the 2 day mark but is now down to just red spots with craters.

***using process of elimination from explained below, I'm guessing this is where the virus once was. gone now****

up until yesterday i noticed after a warm 20min shower that some of the red spots still had white on them where the bump was. and because of the freezing, the white was out on the surface, I'm guessing that hasn't died yet. me freaking out and disgusted could not leave this alone.

so what i did* taking note all the posts i read on this topic* look one hand and pinched up a thick part of skin having the white MC virus showing and easier access, i pretty much plucked the sucker out. * immediately after it was pulled out it bleed quite a bit.*
**means you pulled it out right or all of it***
 i immediately had cotton ball and betadine on it for clean up and sterilize.

what grossed/freaked me out even more is what i saw i pulled out. it looked like a little hard sack. or a hard solid. seeing this i was like S**T, I'm getting the rest that still have white in them.

some of them i had to squeeze the skin around it to push this hard solid to the surface more to be able to pinch it with two fingers or nails and rip it out.

the next day i showered again and the white virus solids were gone. now i just have skin craters that are now healing, pain free*2nd day from plucking out* first day it was irritated.

i believe this just ripped them out, i believe they would have died from the dead skin from liquid nitrogen, but i couldn't do nothing. i was panicking. 

i even did it to one that the doctor missed. after the shower when my skin was soft and moist. i was able to push up the bump a bit with squeezing the skin around it*NOT THE BUMP ITSELF* then after a few tries ripped that nasty thing out. was harder because the liq nitrogen made the other ones exposed. this one was protected with the skin but i just with two nails got it out.

doing this the next day you can easily see there just a crater of fresh skin and puss where something once was. *NO WHITE BUMP OR STUFF*  i know it was successful because comparing to the ones that i didnt pluck but was froze only there was a same crater in the middle of the red skin with no white just puss like a normal wound.

this was 3 days ago. I've been everyday applying betadine to clean throughout the day. and just letting the craters and the froze skin from liq nitro. to heal. i will stay with this form to give you guys updates on things.

but everything that has happened to now. grossed me the H*LL out. made me feel dirty, I'm not promiscuous so that made me quite mad also. and i panicked like no other because i started talking to this girl 2 months ago. and she is such an awesome girl. i don't want this to come between the progress we've been making. I'm going to tell her soon* which seems harder then anything else to do because of the outcome* before this progresses further. hopefully she will be understanding.

so anyone out there. i don't have it TO BAD, but i definitely understand what your feeling, and the difficulty. my main concern now is. when i can say. OK its out of my system.... thats the only answer i haven't found yet...

any questions i check this at least a few times or once a week. so i will be around.

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: anonymousguy on 03/07/2008 08:57:28
reading all these posts. i've decided to check out
this lemon myrtle lotion and oil. im also going to get a lysine supp. and buy on organic apple cyder vineger.

this seems the best choices from reading all these posts to try. if anyone else can add anything or help. i will read.

thanks all!!!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: anonymousguy on 03/07/2008 23:14:25
also pes77 i have a question. im confused. i just bought bragg- raw unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar -with the mother- you said ACV is high in potassium but the label has that as 0mg... just wondering.

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: pes77 on 06/07/2008 08:23:47
Anonomousguy -
Since last post have found ****Source Naturals - NK-3 immunity booster http://209.85.141.104/search?q=cache:pHJMCBCnXp0J:www.vitacost.com/Source-Naturals-NK-3-Immune-500-mg-60-Capsules+source+naturals+NK-3&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=4&gl=us  2 500mg capsules 3x/day. The NK-3 are super antivirals. Working way better than the lysine supplement that I tried last post. Taking it in combination with drinking 1T vinegar, they are drying up the MC internally. Amazing results in one week. They are killing the core roots making them much easier to remove with just a couple of Q-tips soaked in Colloidal silver & iodine. Vinegar cleanses the liver and aids immunity. http://209.85.141.104/search?q=cache:gqjGcijiPGMJ:www.curezone.com/blogs/fm.asp%3Fi%3D973740+vinegar+high+in+potassium&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=6&gl=us. The low arginine diet is critical too. We now coat the MC 2x per day with tea tree oil. This treatment combination is finally getting rid of them. I have not tried the lemon myrtle oil. Please let me know if it works. Our dermotoligist said your cells have to learn to recognize the MC is a virus, then it will code all cells to fight it. Since it is a surface virus and not in the blood that is why it takes so long to cure. The NK-3 antiviral is the fastest healer I have found so far.

My experience with all 5 stages of MC:

1.  Isolated tiny pimple - NK-3, Tea tree oil & drinking vinegar will get rid of them.

2.  Bubble stage  - Must be irritated with needle or blistering agent to make them fester. Otherwise they will last months. Since my last post I saw 2 different dermotologists and had 1/2 the MC coated with a blistering agent.  Our derm will not use freezing agent on children because it is too painful. Warning: If you have your derm use the blistering agent make sure they only use a tiny amount on the center core of the MC or your surrounding skin will blister too. I coat the blisters 2x/day with tea tree oil and they are healing. The vinegar will detoxify your skin and aid healing.

3.  Mature visable white core stage - (Remaining 1/2 MC). If you don't take use NK-3, the MC will only go away if you squeeze and remove the white core root with tweezers. Warning: HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS! Be extremely careful and coat with sterilizing agent as you work: colloidal silver, iodine or betadine. Watch out not to spread the tiny viral seeds! Best done after softening the MC in a hot shower. I don't recommend baths. It made ours spread everywhere! If you take a bath use 2c epsom salts.

4.  Healing stage  - Tea tree oil helps prevent infection & scaring.

5.  Established clusters (Hardest to cure - especially those in genital area). NK-3 & vinegar working wonders. Spreading has stopped and they are shrinking. This weeks experiment will be to test if NK-3 will dry them up. I will post next week if my daughter is completely healed. To date 7/4/08 (Month 6), so far I swear by the NK-3 results.

Much luck and hope for our lives back,
Pes77

 
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: pes77 on 11/07/2008 02:57:29
The Source Naturals NK-3 antiviral capsules worked amazingly in 14 days (in combination with the treatment suggestions in my last 3 posts) and after 3 weeks we are finally free after 6months of hell of all 100+ MC sores on my daughter. The MC bumps are decored, flat and healing. Their roots have died. We coated the decored bumps with tea tree oil 2x a day until all the cores died.  Once the cores are no longer visible, stop using the tea tree oil and let the remaining mark heal. Drinking apple cider vinegar dries up the marks very quickly with no scarring and makes the smooth.

Advice to all newbies:  If I had it to do over again I would of went to the dermatologist immediately and had a tiny amount of the blistering agent applied to each one. Totally painless & easy.  Then at home and apply tea tree oil religiously 2x a day and take the NK-3 antivirals and low arginine diet. If I had done this 1st they would not of spread so bad while I was trying to save money and treat them myself. I would of been rid of them in a few weeks instead of 6 months. Since I never heard of MC before, I assumed it is a pimple or rash. By the time I found out what it was, it is too late and has spread over my daughter's entire trunk & groin area.

Good luck to all!
Pes77
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Monrtayl on 19/07/2008 23:04:47
Hi there i have this molluscum on my  right foot and i only have 2 in entire body that are those in the foot. I guess i have this about 9 months but i thought this was nothing special so i didnt really care but a few weeks ago i went to doctor and told him about this. Before he told me what was this i never knew about this thing.

well i have 2 questions about this:

1- This is only transmitted if other person touch it or other infected objects or it can be transmitted only by touching my skin cause im scared if this is like this?

2- if i use towels or things like that that dont touch the molluscum can other ppl use them?

Know im looking for laser treatment cause my doctor told me about it is it good? Otherwise i see many ppl here used products that can be bought unfortunatly the country where i live i never saw that names in a farmacy or something i guess i will talk about them to my doctor. Atm im using bandages over them so dont contact with anything.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: serebnoch on 10/08/2008 16:45:07
hi everyone,i want to share my experience with molluscum,I discovered 4 molluscums in my genital area at the beginning of June went to STD clinic where they were burnt by liq nitrogen- which damaged the skin and made them to spread all other my bum, genitals and legs,my GPin the UK said usual - do not do anything , a private doctor told that he can cut them all under general anaesthetic,but I did not want to do that.Over the next few weeks I was trying to find anything to cure the molluscum,I tried everything: silver cure- make the molluscum to go red and painful, tea tree oil, oregano oil, ACV, homeopaphy - but nothing seem made a big diffrence,molluscum was spreeding. I spent around 3k pounds on treatments as  I was really unhappy, desperate to do anything.Then I went to Russia where I come from and  dermatologist suggested to use kalii permanganas( dark red crystals), which traditionally used in Russia to bath babies as 0.1 or 0.5 solution.She told that they will go in 3 days if I dot molluscum with dark water solution  of kalii permanganas (2 -5 percent) up to 5 times a day.I swear it worked.The beauty of kalii permanganas is that can be used to treat large areas of skin as the prevention of molluscum, and for dotting molluscum with a cotton stick as a stronger water solution.It dries skin a little and can sting for a few seconds if I used it as stronger solution.I wish I knew about it earlier, it was such a relief to find something which really worked.Also I would recommend to take medication to support immune system  staff like echinacea is not strong enough (i would recommend pamavir, licopid,anaferon, imunofan).Hope it will help someone and sorry for my English.p.s try not to bath and use shower as little as possble just for a week or 2 while using kalii
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: helper88 on 23/08/2008 08:16:11
Hello everyone,

If you're reading this you or someone you know has come into contact with this annoying little bugger of a virus. Dermatologists don't seem to know what to do about it (and don't seem to care too much), and the sheer amount of info on the Web has probably got you confused beyond belief. I know I have been. I've had molluscum now for 14 months. What I hoped would be a short-lived annoyance has turned into a life-altering event with seemingly no conclusion. I decided to write this because I used this forum and others along the way to help me, and now that I have finally found something that works for me, I would like to share it with you in the hopes that it will help.

I am NOT associated with any product (as you will see.) I am just a normal person who contracted molluscum in the genital region and has tried over a dozen different remedies to no avail, until finding somthing that helped. I have studied every possible website I could find, doing in-depth research and even concocting a few of my own strategies for fighting this based on things that have been used to treat similar viruses (since nothing that was supposed to help molluscum actually did). Here is what I have tried, starting about 3 months into this nightmare:

- liquid nitrogen by dermatologist (this was the first step - worked on some, but more kept coming)

- SilverCure (tried religiously for two months - DOESN'T WORK.)

- tretinoin/Retin-A (I found this on amazon, even though you're supposed to need a prescription, and I had none. I used it on my genital region and it severely irritated the skin - which eventually got better. But no help with the molluscum anyway. So that was a no.)

- homeopathic remedies including Thuja and Calcarea Carbonicum (didn't work)

- Reishi mushrooms - also called ganoderma or lingzhi (An Asian cure-all. Supposedly the #1 eastern herbal medicine. Tried religiously for three months, no help. And very expensive)

- Betadine (no help)

- Rubbing Alcohol (no help)

- poking and slicing the molluscum off myself with a needle (just made them angry and they didn't go away - poured Betadine and alcohol in open molluscum wounds and no help).

- never reusing a washcloth or towel that might have come into contact with the molluscum (still do this, and it's probably a very good idea)

- lysine tablets combined with low-arginine diet (I started this because molluscum is very similar to the herpes virus, and many have claimed that this was an effective herpes cure. Basically, this is when I started treating my molluscum like herpes, to see if that would work - this didn't)

- BHT tablets (Don't know what this is? It's a food preservative found in processed meats. And some people believe it suppresses and actually cures herpes. So I tried it, even though there are good data which say it is cancer-causing. As you can see, I was and still am quite desperate to get rid of this disease. Anyway, as far as I could tell, this did nothing after several months.)

- coconut oil - sometimes topical, sometimes oral, sometimes with BHT mixed in (didn't do anything)

- monolaurin tablets/Lauricidin (this is a chemical which is present in coconut oil that is found in mother's milk and is supposedly highly anti-viral. I am still taking this but quite frankly, I have no proof that it has helped anything.)

- Laser surgery (Yes, I actually went to a laser center and had a 585 nm pulse-dye laser treatment. It cost $1000 for one treatment. See? Desperate. What happened? It cleared many of them, but not all. The small ones were cleared after the skin healed from the treatment. The older, larger ones were not. THEN, more eventually grew back.)

- detox diet consisting of low fat, low corn syrup, low sugar, no nuts or chocolate (lysine/arginie ratio as mentioned above) no wheat, no corn, no oats, no hydrogenated fats - basically lots of rice, vegetables, and slow-cooked meats - to avoid oxidation (I recently stopped this diet, but it did teach me to eat healthier, so now I eat some of the other stuff, but in moderation. However, no direct help with molluscum.)

- Back for more laser surgery, because I was desperate (same thing - got rid of the smaller ones, but not the mature ones)

And then, finally... I read about APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, and I decided to give it a try. Here's the deal - if applied correctly, IT WILL WORK. It's cheap and you can buy whatever brand you want, so long as it is natural/unfiltered. I have now been applying it for a few weeks, taking days off between to let my skin heal - the ACV is highly acidic and will slightly burn your skin, but IT WILL KILL THE MOLLUSCUM. Here's how I've found success:

1. Buy some Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar, some of the small square Band-Aids, and some gauze pads. That's all you'll need.

2. Cut off a tiny piece of a gauze pad, but make sure the piece you cut off is from the edge of the gauze so that the multiple layers that make up the gauze will stay together. Try to cut off a square piece a little smaller than the white pad in the center of your Band-Aid.

3. Dip the tiny piece of gauze into some apple cider vinegar.

4. Place the now-moist piece of gauze into the center of the Band-Aid, on the white pad.

5. Attach the Band-Aid to your skin directly over a molluscum lesion, or a small cluster of them. PRESS FIRMLY and wipe away any excess vinegar that escapes the Band-Aid.

6. Leave the Band-Aid on for 16-24 hours. Remove the Band-Aid and wash off the area.

If it has worked, you will notice that the molluscum under the bandage has changed color - it may have become black, dark red, or in some cases puffy and white. If it's black or deep red, you can be pretty sure you've killed it. However, if it's puffy and white, you probably have also killed it, or started the process of killing it. Give it a few days (3-4 days) and see if it starts to change. If it doesn't change, you'll need to reapply the vinegar using the same process. If it HAS changed, it will soon die entirely and flake away off your skin. And you've killed that molluscum! This basically performs a similar job as liquid nitrogen, but a) you don't have to see a doctor, b) for some reason, they seem to return more when liquid nitrogen is used - according to many reports and c) it's cheaper. Cheaper and more effective - I so wish I would have discovered this earlier.

You WILL notice that the skin AROUND the molluscum that you've killed will be red and irritated. Apple Cider Vinegar is highly acidic (malic acid) and it will damage you skin, similar to what a severe sunburn might do. Give it time and it should heal. Some of my red areas have already dissipated after a couple of weeks. While I can't guarantee any damaged skin will entirely heal completely without any remaining discoloration - the same is true for liquid nitrogen applied by the dermatologist, or laser surgery, or doing nothing and having long-lasting mollsucum eventually scar your skin. In order to kill these things, you have to be harsh. If you do it as I've laid out above, you'll hopefully see that the mollscum themselves take the brunt of the damage (they turn black or deep red, while the surrounding skin turns pink or light red).

I really hope this helps. I know I wish I had tried this before the long list of things above. This disease is a nightmare and I just want to to share this info so others may not have to suffer as long as I did. While I can't be sure more won't grow back once I get rid of all existing ones, I now know that I have a tool to kill them if they do pop up again.

Good luck everybody.



Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Jermaine_D on 25/08/2008 12:33:40
thanks for that!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: gm77 on 31/08/2008 18:07:52
So I happened on this discussion of molluscum contagiosum treatment, and I'm amazed at what people have gone through in attempts to rid their bodies of this virus.  If you have MC, PLEASE TRY TREATMENT WITH TAGAMET / CIMETIDINE!!!

I had molluscum contagiosum for 7 years before I sought treatment.  I was about 14 years old when I first noticed a little hollowed-out bump on the outside of my left ankle.  Didn't think much of it, until two years later when it had spread up my calf.  I thought it was a reaction to shaving my legs, since I have sensitive skin, and because I was a teenager, I was too embarassed to talk about it with my mother or a doctor.  FYI, I'd had no sexual contact when I contracted MC at 14 -- I think I caught it by everyday skin contact, either hanging out with friends or while playing sports.

Fast forward to when I was 21 years old, and I noticed over the years that some of the little bumps had increased in size, including the original bump on my outer ankle.  I was playing around with a hand-held magnifying glass, and was horrified to find at least one hundred similar bumps -- all of them pearly in appearance, with a hollow center -- creeping up the outside of my left leg.  I even noticed a few on my right leg, which I think were spread by shaving.  I freaked out, thinking it could be some kind of skin cancer.  I was in college at the time, and went directly to the student health office.  The doctor examined me, and diagnosed me with molluscum contagiosum.  She was shocked that I'd had the bumps for 7 years, and immediately prescribed Elidel cream and Tagamet (cimetidine).  I took the Elidel for just a couple days, but my skin was too sensitive and I stopped using it after 4 or 5 days. 

I continued to take Tagamet for about two months, and absolutely every single molluscum bump disappeared in that period.   I had no side effects whatsoever, and was overjoyed that the ugly, embarassing bumps were gone.  Unfortunately I can't remember the exact dosage, but I think it was the typical dosage schedule for treating heartburn.  That was 11 years ago, and there's been no recurrence.  If you have MC and there's no medical reason you can't take Tagamet, please talk to your doctor about trying it. If there are no side effects for you, it's certainly better to try an oral medication first before any of the painful physical removal methods(cutting, freezing, popping) or untested & possibly dangerous remedies (colloidal silver, herbal creams, holistic treatment pills). 

PARENTS -- PLEASE DON'T LET A DOCTOR OR DERMATOLOGIST CUT INTO YOUR CHILD'S SKIN BEFORE TRYING TAGAMET FOR MOLLUSCUM, especially if there are dozens of bumps.  Even if Tagamet doesn't work for your child, at least you'll have tried a painless and relatively safe treatment first.  Good luck to everyone, and I hope Tagamet works for all of you as it did for me.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: wolfekeeper on 02/09/2008 20:10:47
From what I've been able to determine, Tagamet didn't resolve Molluscum contagiosum in multiple double-blind placebo controlled studies; so it looks like you just got lucky (it just went away by itself anyway!) 2 months is the normal time that takes sometimes.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: crowsnest6 on 11/10/2008 17:48:05
Hi!  Two of my 4 children have come down with this horrible Molluscum!!! Their Dr acts like it is nothing. It started with my oldest who is 12. About a year ago he began getting small spots , we had no idea what they were and I told him not to worry about it. They started spreading and getting larger and we took him to the Dr who told us Molluscum. My second son also had ONE spot on his side. We were told NOTHING about this condition only it is common and will go away. I only found out ONLINE that we are not suppose to share towels, wash hands after touching them etc... the Dr didn't say a word about that!  [::)] We have tried many things, but nothing so far has worked. My oldest sons finally did get HUGE (he has eczema) and they are gone now except for these huge holes they left behind but they are SLOWLY healing. My middle son had his to spread all over his chest and back. From this forum I have read to try the organiz apple cider vinegar (purchased some today) and the silver spray. We just tried this and will see how he is in a week!  Meanwhile I am praying over my youngest two children. Another boy aged 6 has some red spots on his side, and I am PRAYING they are NOT MOLLUSCUM!  My youngest is a little girl who also has eczema and I haven't seen anything on her yet!  PRAY NOT! we want these OUT of our HOME! They ahve been a nightmare!!!! Thank you so much for all the info on this forum!  Blessings, pam<><     
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: crowsnest6 on 11/10/2008 17:49:01
Also, pes77, thank you for all your information!  From your posts is where I got the idea to try the ACV and silver spray!  Pam<><
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: dentstudent on 11/10/2008 18:29:37
Please do have a look here too!

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=1365.0
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: rebeca on 18/10/2008 08:37:41
hello; I've written before here, but more to ask for advice; my 3yr old daughter had MC and it just wouldn't go away with anything. I've tried all the natural things found on this forum, but with no luck unfortunately. We got to the point when she had more than 100 all over the body. And they were spreading so fast.

This summer we've been to Italy in holiday and wanted to see a dermatologist there as well. He told us that these MC need to be removed as soon as you have them if you don't want to spread (which we all sort of know by now anyway). He tried to remove some from my daughter's armpit, but because she had sooo many, we did not go ahead with the procedure, as it was too distressful for her. Instead he gave us another solution, which I can now say it worked for us perfectly. We have now got rid of the MC.

He gave us CONDYLINE, for external use only. You will have to be very careful as this medicine is quite strong, and can burn the healthy skin around the MC. You will have to control it yourself. If after few times you have applied it you see the skin around the MC is too red, then you stop putting Condyline for a day or two. And so on.... After few times i've put Condyline, the white core would be burnt and a little crust would take its place for a day or two. And then with showers/water they would go away. You will have for some time a sort of redness/pigmentation of the skin, but that has gone away.

I can not tell you how desperate I was as nothing worked for us, but now we've got our life back.

Good luck to all of you. I hope it works for you as it did for us. It is a chemical process and not natural at all, but to tell you the truth who cares, as long as you get results.

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: crowsnest6 on 18/10/2008 13:17:53
Hi!  Where do you purchase Condyline?  My middle son has them now. My oldest started it and his really got HUGE (quarter size or so) but when they got that big the cores started popping out on their own (I didn't know then to get them out would kill it!!) but they finally all just died and he had SEVERAL!  Now my middle son has them all on his chest, stomach, and back. His are not as big (actually some are VERY tiny) and we are trying the apple cider vinegar on cotton balls with a band-aid which kills the bigger ones but have found does touch the smaller ones.  He also takes 2 T ACV 3 times a day (bless his heart...such a trooper!!!) They are not going away!!!!!  And yesterday I found three going up his side and one under his arm. This is getting ridiculous! I am thinking of calling a derm and seeing about the blistering agent? Just don't know what to do :(   [???] [???] [???] Pam<><
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mc123 on 18/10/2008 17:40:11
i have had MC for about 5 months now and its super annoying.
so i had my first nitro session done about two weeks ago and it seemed to have worked on the ones he actually hit with the spray.

but the ones he missed or didnt spray directly were still around, so i started to read this form and i noticed "crayloa" had mentioned he popped a few and they disappeared. so i tried it, i popped about 10 or 11 of them and stuff like white heads came out and it bled alot, but with minimal pain, its now day three since i popped them and they are just scabs. im hoping this works, it appears to have.

i check it everyday and pop them if i see a couple more coming up and then put rubbing alcohol on them to dry them out (which my doctor suggested i do after he nitro'ed them)
and so far looks good, i will keep you updated on if they are still around after the scabs come off or if they arent!

hope this helps anyone who wants to try popping them!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: crowsnest6 on 18/10/2008 17:42:15
I did note after the white cores came out of my oldest sons, they died. He still has scars from them, but they are SLOWLY fading. He also has a "crater" where the white core was...sort of like a long hole in this skin.... :(
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: rebeca on 19/10/2008 11:59:03
hi crowsnest6; we've purchased Condyline from the Farmacy in Italy, but you can find it in Boots, at their prescription desk; They might not have it in stock, so they will have to order it. But you have to insist for them to look for it in their system, as most of the chemists were useless and did not know about the existence of this Condyline. Just spell it for them ... You will not need a doctor's prescription to get it;

we have tried the ACV as well, but it was very difficult to get my daughter to drink that regularly; we've also tried all the other immune booster medicines mentioned here; it did not work for us unfortunately;

be careful with the quantity you put on them though; as i was saying, it can burn the skin (it shows more like a redness really, and if you stop using it for couple of days, it goes away, and you can continue)
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: seekingsomeadvice on 20/10/2008 19:55:35
hey
i live in england
i have this MC thing on my penis near the top of it, i've had it over a year and don't know what to do, i looked at this cider thing and stuff but don't know where to get it from, i dont really want to tell my parents as it kind of freaks me out is there anything i can use around the house or i could buy myself. what would be the most effective way to get rid of it? there is only one of them. im 16 by the way. help please :)
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Donny on 09/11/2008 23:23:22


Whats up  this MC stuff sucks ! Has anyone had success getting completely rid of it !    iv done a little bit of everything!   The popping  getting the core out then tea tree oil seemed to work good ! and appeared to be working!   but i see new ones coming up ..... this is very frustrating and stressful  ? Does anyone have some good success storys to pump up my moral !!!    I  tend to surf alot and wonder if that helps them to spread being in my wetsuite .   Mc  is a total buzz kill.. its depressing me ....

   Not sure what to do !!!   but be possitive it will go away very soon !    blah blah blahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: 99pairsof shoes on 20/11/2008 20:10:47
GOOD NEWS!!!!   [:)]

Hi guys, I found out that I had MC around my groin a few weeks ago after I asked my doctor to look at some 'bumps' that I had noticed had been there for a few weeks.

My doctor told me they'd eventually disappear on their own, but I was determined to get rid of them without waiting for months!!

So here's what I did, and I am happy to say that they're more or less gone, with just a couple left which look on their way too. It's taken a bit of patience, but everything I used was from my local chemist and was cheap.

-Took a vitamin supplement to help boost my immune system, one high in Vit C, Zinc etc.
-I also took a Thuja supplement (Nelson's 30c)
-When showering I washed with a tea tree based soap
-After showing I dried the area covered in MCs with disposable paper towels instead of using my towel.
-Before going to bed, I wiped the MCs with Tea Tree oil
-Each morning instead of using the tea tree oil, I rubbed in 99% pure Aloe Vera gel.
- After a few days, the MCs started to dry out, I removed as much of this as I could each day without it being too painful.

After 10 days of doing the above, I have seen a great improvement, I expect that within a week or so, they'll be completely gone.

I hope others find this useful.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: anonguy21 on 08/12/2008 01:59:38
I’ve had MC for 3 months, I’ve tried a lot but after reading this whole thread last week I decided to go with the apple cider vinegar method.

I noticed that not one person on this thread has said that apple cider vinegar or the lemon myrtle methods have NOT worked for them.  I feel like these two methods are very similar because they are both acidic treatments that seem to be burning the top layer of skin

So I choose the vinegar because it was more easily obtainable at my local walmart. I saw them myrtle on ebay for 6 dollars tho also. So because I had it all over my groin area I basically made a huge guze pack with just a whole to pee through and left it on for 20 hours.

I set time aside to do this because I knew I was going to smell horriable.  I just watched movies and played video games for the time I was doing the treatment.  When I first took it off the spots were all inflamed and white/yellow and I thought that it had not worked.  The next day I woke up and all the inflamed spots had turned to scabs.  IT WORKED.  All the spots are dead, even spots that I could barely see just starting were made inflamed and killed.

I just thought I should tell everyone this because this thread helped me so much and I wanted to give back to it.  SPECIAL THANK YOU to the guy that had the laser surgery and tried all that crazy stuff and gave us directions on this method.

It may be too early to say its completely gone. But w/e comes back I know how to kill it now.

WARNINGS

-This is not a painless task, the vinegar is going to sting, but just think of all the emotional pain that u’ve endured and get through the burning sensation. Men make sure you keep it off your sac because some dripped on there and wow let me tell you didn’t feel great.

-This is going to stink, you cannot be around people.  I mean unless you are just using a small dose for a small case.  Also three days later my groin still smells bad, this is probably because I haven’t been scrubbing the region just in case there are still live MC

GOOD LUCK
DEATH TO MC
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Dew118 on 31/12/2008 03:14:51
I have had this for three months now. I have been extra clean. Washing not only my hands but using antimicrobial soap everywhere. So my dealings with this have to basically taking care of myself. Only now have I gotten completely fed up. Picking the wart and removing the sac like core- which is painful- but honestly no more worse than a doc spreading acid all over the spots to get rid of them.
I'm taking a ton of ecinacea and vitamin c and have now gotten the apple cider vinegar and a immune system booster from one of the local stores here. I have not tried any silver ointments- because a lot of people have really mixed results.
This is my first serious jaunt into self treatment. I'm trying to keep my hopes up. I'll keep everyone posted on this. Hope that some of you guys are feeling a little better. I'm hopeful.
Have a nice one. K
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Hopingthishelps on 04/01/2009 23:38:44
Hey all, I have found this forum and thread to be a great help for understanding Molluscum. I've had it for over a year now, and it hasn't progressed anywhere past my right arm. I've had a total of about 12. Like most, I thought it was just a pimple when I first got the virus, and popped it, which probably led it to spread. I had the first three frozen off, which left little scarring, and seemed to work well. I decided to give the others a few months to see if they would die off, and three of them seemed to exfoliate themselves, scab over, and disappear, but not without leaving another small scar. It seems to me that Tea Tree Oil is the most effective, so I purchased a bottle tonight to see if I can speed things up a bit. I'll keep everyone posted on my progress. These are a few things I'm taking, to help boost my immune system as well:

Fish Oil (has been shown to increase your immune system)
Echinaecia (just starting tonight)
Protein w/ Glutamine (glutamine is shown to increase your immune system)
Multi Vitamin
Tea Tree Oil (I'm going to rub it on at least 3 times a day)
Iodine (after the Tea Tree Oil)

Wish me luck! And good luck to you all on ridding yourselves of this horrible virus!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: researchdp on 06/01/2009 16:02:24
There is a simple, safe way to get rid of Molluscum Contagiosum.  Silver.  Check out molluscum.com.  I've used it and it works!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Pomalley on 08/01/2009 18:12:44
We found the silver cure products worked great for our kids.  2 had it and we tried everything, i mean EVERYTHING..the freezing, the burning, even aldara.  it kept spreading and then the third child got it.  I got the silver cure and within about 3 weeks it was almost gone from all three, but noticed in the mean time that the other 2 children were getting the very small bumps in a couple of places.  I started using it immediately on them and theirs went away in less than two weeks, about the time it was totally gone from the other three.  Thank god I didn't have to have them go through what the others went through at the doctor's office.  I looked up the information again and it is silvercure from molluscum . com
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: redom on 12/01/2009 15:56:31
Hi,

I have over the last 19 years been able to successfully treat and eliminate warts with a plant extract that I learned about from my uncle who was a Botanist in Colombia, South America.  The most recent case that was cured was Molluscum Contagiosum.  It is a highly contagious form of warts and my daughter became infected a few years ago.  She is now 8 and wart/molluscum free.

The treatment is Thuja.  The brand name is BOIRON and it can be found in healthy or organic food markets such as Whole Foods.  I have experience with freezing, scraping, burning with acid to treat warts and none of it is necessary.  These pills look like little sprinkles on a donut.  The are white and taste like sugar but they contain a drop of the tree extract named Thuja.  Twice a day at 5 pellets each time until the wart disappears is the treatment.  It has successfully cured Plantars Warts (huge warts on the soles of your feet), regular warts, and molluscum.  I will never go back to a dermatologist to have an acid treatment put on a wart just to have it come back twice as bad.

If you have any questions, I can go into more detail.  I just told my best friend about it.  His daughter has a plantar wart on the ball of her foot.  I know this works and it is very inexpensive.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: WILLYJ on 20/01/2009 06:10:59
Hi people,

I have some very small skin colored bumps on my penis, right at the tip of the foreskin where i previously managed to get thrush from my girlfriend very angry (this seems to have weakened the skin here even now i still see some scarring from it).
I tried to cut the first one off thinking it was just a bit of extra tissue from the scarring of the thrush but then a cluster appeared at that spot and a few more popped up where i used the scissors after that first 1.
I went and saw a doctor who prescribed CONDYLINE. I bought the stuff and apply a bit for 3 out of 7 days (protecting the skin around it with Vaseline petroleum jelly as im sure you can understand its a very sensitive area).
All of the bumps disappeared after the first 3 days of use but reappeared (and by that i mean they shrunk to nothing then regrew in EXACTLY the previous spots).
They are not appearing again after treatment as quickly as they did that first time, but still keep coming back.

I've begun to wonder (as all good hypochondriacs should) whether my doctor was wrong and i have something worse like genital warts!?!?

Any advice about this? i.e. is this normal? should i keep going or go see my doctor again? etc

Thanks for any and all help.
Will
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: seastar on 26/01/2009 14:28:18
Hi to all

Please make sure that you have Molluscum by looking at pics on the net! It really have a distinct spot in the middle (especially when bigger and yellow) where the wax core is - also the part that is infectious!  I have had good success by using Tee Tree oil for 2 weeks by just dabbing it with an earbud onto each spot and then applying Apple Cider Vinegar on cottonwool (soaking the cotton wool).  I wrapped this around the infected area and left for anything from 18-22 hours.  It burns like hell, but for the sake of being normal, I did it! I then had most of the spots all nice and yellow and very visible! Then I took a sterile needle and just nibbed the middle of the spot where the "wax" is. But please it is very important to keep the area around each spot clean by using surgical spirits, as this is how it spreads! Then I squeezed out the waxy core, by holding my 2 thumb nails together and squeezed from the bottom upwards, as if you are pulling it all out, until it bled.
I am not a doctor, but this worked miracles for me!  Then I disinfected the area again, by applying iodine (2%) on each spot.  Then I applied Betadine ointment onto each spot and covered it.
The apple cider vinegar, really burnt, but nothing too serious, although the whole area was very red for at least 2 weeks after, and the top layer of skin peeled (like sunburn).  I use clean towels every time I shower, change my bedding and clothes all the time! This is very important, also use a disinfectant in your water like Savlon. I use Tee tree soap and skin wash too. Do not squeeze spots that do not look ready yet, rather apply a Apple cider vinegar soaked, cottonwool onto the individual spots, leave it for 22hours, if it then look "ripe" you can go ahead.

Now I am just keeping an eye on the area. All my spots are gone, not even a mark! I had 2 spots gone a little septic, but kept on cleaning it and put Betadine on as well as plasters.  Also the skin gets dry from the Apple Cider vinegar and you must apply some cream or oil between the plasters to feed the skin.

I am happy to say that this worked wonders.  Apple Cider Vinegar surely help for so many ailments.
Molluscum must be watched and disinfected after every action, this is the only way. Do not re-use any object before disinfecting it or changing your equipment.

Keep it up.

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: sealegs on 02/02/2009 22:05:41
Hello all.  I went to the doctor a few moths ago and found out I had molluscum.  Now I've gone through a whole bottle of tea tree oil and it has done nothing. I have been taking lots of vitamins, drinking lots of tea, taking echineacha.  I bought a bottle of apple cider vinegar and just started consuming it a few days ago.  I had thought I saw someone on here recommending that, but now have seen that people are topically using the Ap0ple cider vinegar directly on the molluscum.   Does taking the vinegar internally do anything for the molluscum? 
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: pes77 on 04/02/2009 19:02:24
My heart goes out to you Sealegs,

These are the 2 keys steps we used to get rid of molluscum fast. It took us 8months and 1 month for the spots to fade. I think I could have gotten rid of it right away if I had known what it was before it spread so fast. Secondly, I would have removed the cores IMMEDIATELY if I had it to do over again. You must find out what works for your own individual body chemisty. What worked for us might not fit you. I tried & combined everything on the posts. This worked the fastest for us.

INTERNALLY:   You cannot get rid of the molluscum by taking vitamins only.  You must fill your body with anti-virals & skin vitamens to boost your immunity to inhibit the 1st parent pox from spreading during treatment. It will also prevent future scarring and promote healing. Apple cider vinegar is extremely healthy for your body and filters the liver and blood of toxins. Since molluscum is a surface virus, you will only get rid of it when your body recognizes it as a virus.  Eat foods high in lycine to arginine ratio. Molluscum is similar to herpes.  Go to the following link…
http://www.herpes-coldsores.com/diet_and_nutrition_with_herpes.htm#LysineArginine.

EXTERNALLY:   You must remove the pox’s center core in order to get rid of the pox. The easiest way is to have a dermatologist put the tiniest amount of blistering agent ON THE CENTER ONLY to expose the pox core. Do not let an inexperienced assistant sloppily paint the entire pox. It will make your skin blister and scar. This is an extremely common virus swimmers and wrestlers get so a qualified dermatologist is very familiar with the virus.

If you can’t get to a dermatologist, you can irritate the pox & make them fester by poking them with a sterile needle.
USE EXTREME STERILE CAUTION SQEEZING OUT THE CORES:  WEAR GLOVES.  YOU MUST TREAT EACH POX INDIVIDUALLY AND EXTREMELY CAREFULLY. THE CENTER POX IS FILLED WITH CONTAGIOUS VIRUS. DO NOT LET THE FUILD TOUCH ANY SURROUNDING SKIN OR IT WILL SPREAD. 

First make a sterilizing solution:  I used 1 dropper each of colloidal silver, iodine, tea tree oil. I also tried oregano oil but it smelled really intense & burned so I stopped. You cannot wear oregano oil to work.  Use whatever you have access to, even if it is just iodine and tea tree oil.  I went through boxes of Q-Tips. I took 2 at a time and swabbed the area with solution. Then I gently squeezed out the cores with the QTips. Using new Q-Tips each time dipped in solution for each core seed I removed.  I found using a magnifying glass headset very helpful to see the white core seeds. Each pox takes 2-3 days to remove the core. First day, irritate the core with a sterile needle. It will take one or two days till they look like a pimple ready to pop. Each pox has 3-5 tiny white like viral seeds inside.  Only squeeze out what is ready to come out. Then on night 3 usually the last seed will come out and then that pox will heal.  Eventually your body recognizes that this is a virus and they will start to disappear.  This is a grueling process not to infect the surrounding skin. I worked on my 10 year old daughter for ½ hour a night. Try and find a loved one or trusted friend to help you.

Physically:   Do not take baths. They will recommend it but ours spread like crazy after bathing. Be careful toweling off, pat do not rub your skin. Change your clothes and bedding often.

Stay mentally positive:  Use positive mental imaging.  Focus and tell yourself your skin is clear.  Stressing over the pox lowers your immunity and aggravates the pox to spread.  Use calming destressors. The isolation can be lonely. Keep busy.

Healing:  Vitamen E oil will help the marks disappear.  My daughters body was covered in pox. Hope for you is today my daughter shows only one fading mark from the blistering agent but no scars.

Peace and health,
M
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: ang on 24/02/2009 23:37:01
Hi Pes77-
I'm in the midst of trying several remedies. I went to purchase the NK-3, but it says not for use with children. I have a 3yo with hundreds of small white mollescum. Did you use the NK-3 on young children?

Thanks for everyone's postings.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: crowsnest6 on 24/02/2009 23:51:09
We have this in our family. It started with my oldest son (now almost 13) his were HUGE but now they are gone. I didn't understand the virus at the time, was NOT told by the Dr's to NOT share towels etc...so my second son got it too. They spread on him all over his chest, sides and back. Some got on his feet (not many) and other areas but mostly concentrated on his mid section. My oldest son's are GONE now however, there are deep scars where the center cores were SO BIG. He has "pits" in his skin where they are still trying to heal and they have been gone a few months now. My middle son is HEALING. we took him to the Derm. and they used alternating retin A and aldara. His are all but gone, some red spots left but they will soon be gone :) NOW, my youngest son and youngest daughter have them :(  My daughter is only 3 ( a new 3) and it is hard to keep her from scratching so I have to keep tights and long sleeved shirts on her that snap at the bottom. That way she can not get to them ~ She is using the Retin A and Aldara but they are not responding as quickly as it did on my middle son. My youngest son has just a few. I took off two on his arm yesterday, using the apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball and holding it down with a bandaid. They turned the spots white/black and then I used a sterile needle to get the centers out. He cried a LOT but they are gone on his arm :) then used betadine after taking the cores out. We pray so hard for this to leave our home!  I have never heard of this before and we have 4 children! We are SICK of them, they are mentally taxing and my hands are dry and cracked where I have to wash them so often. I pray my youngest two do NOT get them on their faces. Best to all of you!  Hope for fast healing for us all!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: nopaintreatment.com on 19/04/2009 04:41:05
Here is our story.  I am a father of three children who all had molluscum.  Not sure where they got it but you can get it by touching an item that was used by someone with MCV and get the virus. 

We went to the pediatrician who said it would go away on its own.  It did not.  We then went to the dermatologist who was more than happy to perform painful cryosurgery to freeze the lesions off.  We did this for over eight months. 

We had fairly good results on the older children but our youngest  (age 3 at the time) had a severe case with lesions on his arms, legs and then face.  With the cryotherapy (multiple freezing treatments) came scars on all the children.  These treatments were so painful on our little boy that we had to hold him down with major tears and screaming.  It was traumatic on all of us but especially him.  He is now emotionally affected and has serious fear of white coats and I do not blame him.

The physician assistant at the dermatologist recommended Zymaderm.  He said some patients have had success with this product so we tried it.  It said to not treat any area except the lesion and we did that but our son also has eczema and dry skin.  After further research, if your child has eczema, do NOT use Zymaderm.  It will exacerbate the molluscum and it will spread and become worse.  So we continued the cryotherapy that would eliminate the treated lesion but didn't keep the virus from spreading.

When our son got three lesions on his face, my wife had become desperate. While searching the Internet, she found the Silvercure products.  She was concerned with the cost but I told her to forget about it, the price was nothing if it worked, we had already spent at that time over $1000 of $45/visit co-pays for the three children to the dermatologist.

Our son was CURED in THREE weeks.  My other two children had additional lesions appear after we thought it was gone with the cryotherapy.  Since Silvercure is not able to predict your child’s response to this treatment, they offer a money back guarantee for six months.  We did not have to take them up on it!

The company also offers a body cream and we have been continuing to use this to treat the eczema on our now 4 year old boy.  It has worked and his skin has never look better!
You may purchase this product at www.spammy link removed.com  with all purchases, you can get 10% off by using coupon KIRK10 . 

This product does work on most cases and it is FDA approved due to all of the contents of the treatment products existing on the FDA’s GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) list.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: silvergillies27 on 22/04/2009 03:16:49
 [:)]

I found this site 2 weeks ago.  I am a mom of a 6 year old little girl.  For almost 2 months she has had a cluster of bumps on her inner elbow.  It started as 1 big bump, bump it burst and was replaced by 30 some odd small ones.  After trying to treat at home, and using everything from bendryl cream to hydrocortisone cream, i took her to the local health department (no insurance bites!!).  The lady told me it was molluscum and then scared me and my little girl to death.  She told us it would never go away, and she couldn't get into pools, or share towels or anything, for the rest of her life.  This had me a nervous wreck.  I went home and cried my eyes out, then decided she was stupid, and started researching the topic.  Needless to say, I was relieved to find it isn't anywhere near as serious as she portrayed.  It only lives on the top layer of skin, and once the bumps are gone, the virus is gone, it doesn't live with you forever.  It does take awhile to get rid of,  Then I found a page about using apple cider vinegar and benzoyl peroxide.  I though, this was cheap and sounded easy, so I'll try this for a week, if it doesn't work, then I'll take her to another dr.   Well I took 2 cotton balls and dropped them in a cup of apple cider vinegar, squeezed the excess out and placed them on her arm, then cover it with an adhesive gauze pad (area was a little to big for regular bandaids)  left it on all night, then in the morning, took it off cleaned with washcloth, and applied benzoyl peroxide cream and cleean pad (cream was the cheap stuff, paid $1 a tube at dollar store, think its called stop zits?)  anyway i did this for 3 days, and also added 1 cup of white vinegar to her bath water every night.  By the third day her arm LOOKED awful, the bumps were still there but the entire area was lobster red, and swollen, and wrinkled looking, she complained of burning, and a few of the bumps had turned a dark brown color.  This scared me worse, I thought for sure I had permantly scarred her, and not even cured the problem, so, i put some aloe lotion (after sun stuff) on it a little thick and covered with pad (hoping it would soften and help heal the burn.  The next day it still looked bad, so i cleaned and lotioned it again.  Then  today to my shock and disbelief, when I took the pad off after school, the bumps are gone!!! The skin that was red with bumps, if flaking off, and the new skin is showing through, the bumps are completely gone, and all that remains is a small patch of dead skin, that will probably fall off in the bath.  So  for anyone who has this or has a child with this>>>  DOn't waste your time and money, with presriptions, son't order fancy stuff online!!  GO to the dollar store spend less than $10 and buy (bottle of white vinegar, bottle of apple cider vinegar, tube of benzoyl peroxide zit cream, cotton balls, and some adhesive pads/band aids (depending on size of area)   and use those, it'll clear up all the bumps within a few days,  I didn't leave it on 18 or 24 hours straight, just overnight and did the cream during the day, it was so simple,  I hope this works for all of you, best wishes!!!! 
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: RadGuy on 22/04/2009 21:16:02
I'm male and in my mid-twenties and have molluscum contagiosum on my penis-shaft and a little on my under-belly (below my belly button).

I was diagnosed w/ molluscum contagiosum last monday and the dermatologist started scraping them off with a curette immediately. He mentioned that there may be more (i.e., considering their incubation period) and scheduled a follow-up in two weeks (next monday). Lo and behold a case broke out two days ago monday and I started researching alternative approaches. I read this entire thread and have started alternative approaches; in addition w/ the help of this thread, I have overcome my feeling of helplessness and am taking an active approach to solving this.

I liked what pes and anonymous guy (1 and 2) had to say and started the apple cider vinegar approach immediately. Specifically, I manufactured a soft-cast made of gauze saturated w/ acv and wrapped it around my penis w/ tender tape. Painful at first but bearable. And as anonymous guy pointed out, watch your scrotum; your scrotum does not like acv. I started it yesterday afternoon and left it on for 4-5 hours. The mc lesions (even those I haven't seen before) immediately flared up (the white tip was accentuated) but returned to its normal state (if not a bit irritated) after some time. I applied a similar soft-cast last night while sleeping and today during the day. I plan to leave the soft-cast on until tomorrow morning and take it from there. If the white tips are present, I'll try to surgically remove them myself. This is where I'm at currently and will keep you updated w/ my results.

In addition, I ordered silvercure and lemon myrtle online and should have those products shortly.

This forum has been very helpful psychologically and hopefully my case of molluscum contagiosum will be defeated shortly.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: cc1520 on 30/04/2009 22:46:32
I have started using the lemon myrtle treatment on my daughter. I think it is working (the main bump scabbed up and started bleeding so I covered it up with a bandaid). Is this normal? It doesn't look like it is going away though...its just very red. Is this the normal method for healing?
It irritates her skin quite a bit and I am using 10 parts olive oil and 1 part lemon myrtle. Its been 2 weeks...should I just keep going? Any advice?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: crowsnest6 on 30/04/2009 23:05:46
Hi! I never used the lemon myrtle~ I do know that when they started going away on their own with my oldest son, they would get red. That is a sign the immune system is kicking in. The lemon myrtle may be irritating them. Do you see a white core? Having dealt with this skin virus well over a year on 4 children, I will tell you the best treatment for my kids. My oldest son actually had it first. His immune system kicked in and knocked the virus out. At tje time, I didn't know what this virus even was, and their Dr did NOT tell me it was contagious! She just smiled and said "Oh, it will go away in about a year!" ... well, after that, my middle son had one on his side and then it spread into more than 50 on his chest, sides, back etc... IF I had known then what I know now, I would have put apple cider vinegar on it with a cotton ball, held down with a bandaid overnight. Then gotten the core out in the morning. My youngest son had just a few and EVERY ONE of them was killed with the vinegar! My youngest (a girl with eczema and delicate skin) has done best with the freezing. She is 3 years old and we used the numbing cream (lidocaine) ~ LOTS  OF PRAYERS too! Have them also on lots of immune boosters, multi vitamins, probiotics, cod liver oil, and also black elderberry extract (sambucol)~ HTH!   
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: cc1520 on 01/05/2009 00:22:58
Thanks for the advice...I think I will try the vinegar tonight....she has about 25 of them...so I can do different methods and see what works....I will keep trying the lemon myrtle on some and the vinegar on others....
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: crowsnest6 on 01/05/2009 00:37:31
Hi!  Just be careful, the vinegar can burn their skin. But it does kill them!  They will turn white or black, and if you put gloves on, you can squeeze out the core, then I put betadine on them, and a bandaid. Found two on my youngest son (whom we thought was in the clear) on his bottom this last weekend. Killed them overnight with vinegar, and with the gloves the next am, got out that center. Still took him to the derm and they used nitrogen but they are gone :) just be careful as vinegar can burn!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: aileenpeer on 23/05/2009 10:30:30
I found this discussion re molluscum contagiosum because so many parents are coming to us to purchase our certified organic lemon myrtle essential oil for the condition and getting good results. You may find it useful to read the wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molluscum_contagiosum and this article "Essential oil of Australian lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) in the treatment of molluscum contagiosum in children"  http://digg.com/u13unh . We supply the only Certified Organic Australian Lemon Myrtle Essential oil and bodycare products at www.lemonmyrtleessentials.com  Hope this helps.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: titus on 24/05/2009 01:30:45
My son had mollescum when he was 3. And not just a few, about 300. We tried everything. Aldara cream, a chemical (based on beetle ).
He ended up with blisters larger than a dim.
The dermatologist proposed to sedate him and get rid of them in one shot.
We decided to do it ourselves. Pitching them one by one. We did that for more than 2 months, everyday.

If i had to redo it again, i would probably try Apple Cider Vinegar first. We got rid of a foot wart like this in 10 days.
I think Mollescum is in the same family as wart. It's worth trying.

If you kid start having some, don't wait, get rid of them ASAP. It's very contagious.

Hope that helps some of u.



Have a grandson with molluscum, which I am told is a form of pox virus.  Currently, he's being treated with some caustic chemical by the dermatologist.  Is there any alternative treatment?  Any truth to the use of duct tape with warts, and would that help?

Bezoar
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: lovelife on 26/05/2009 21:16:10
Hi,
I just came across this thread and read all of the posts. Heres my story.

I'm a 20 year old female who found out a few weeks ago I contracted molluscum. I have to say I am not sure how I got it, I first noticed two bumps on my knee, and thought nothing of it. My assumption is that I shaved over the bumps with my razor, and then used it to shave my groin region, and spread the virus. DO NOT SHAVE OVER THEM!!! Right now I have about 10 mainly near where my leg meets the bottom of my butt. I am going be trying the tea tree oil, the ACV, and popping them to see which is best.

After reading about popping, I popped the two on my knee, steralized it with benzoyl peroxide, and put a bandaid with neosporin over them. Its only been a day and they scabbed over and seem to be gone. I think this may be harder though for the ones on my butt, since they are clustered together.

I feel so terrible for the people with worse cases, and am PRAYING that it doesnt happen to me. I will keep posting because this is a very important topic and I want to help, just like everyone who has helped thus far. If anyone who said they were going to update and hasnt, your experiences would be greatly appreciated.

p.s. Life is beautiful, be happy you are alive. :)
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: hadenough on 02/06/2009 03:50:37
Hi everyone,

Like all of you, I've been dramatically affected by MC. I'm 22 female and not sexually active. i do not have a clue how I got it, maybe from an old razor or a shared towel, I don't know. I saw my gyno to tell me what it was and he said that I needed to squeeze the white solid out of it. Because they were on around my private area, it was really difficult to do so. He performed cutterage on them. Most of them went away, but 6 months later, I still have a bunch. I went a couple of days to have the others removed.

One of them, looks like there is white still. I covered it in a wart remover bandaid. With summer on the way, I can't go another summer without shaving and going in the water in a bathing suit. This has completely controlled my life with my relationships and my peace of mind.

I was reading about Apple Cidar Vinegar. Do I drink it (diluted with apple juice) AND apply it to the area under a bandaid??

I just want to make clear before I go out and get it tomorrow. I'm also taking vitamins, eating healthier, and using clean new towels everyday to prevent the spreading.

I've had enough!!!!!!! PLEASE HELP!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: nopaintreatment.com on 03/06/2009 03:00:14
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is suppose to be put directly on the Molluscum Lesion.  I have not heard of this helping Molluscum by taking it internally.

I have read that cimetidine has worked for some as an oral treatment and some have had success with this oral treatment.

This information was gathered from:

http://dermatology.cdlib.org/133/case_reports/molluscum/scheinfeld.html

It is also very important to note that "No therapy is universally effective.", a direct quote from the above link. 

Many people like to make statements that their treatment is the best and the treatments they used that were ineffective are a waste of time and money.  It is really important to understand that each treatment depends on the individual using it.  If you are using a treatment for 2-3 weeks and have not had any improvement, I would recommend trying something else.

Try the ACV.  If it is irritating your skin, use something different since if you skin gets any kind of break in the outer layers, it makes it possible for the molluscum to spread.

We used SilverCure Ointment, Body Lotion, Body Wash and the SilverCure Healing Pen.  This is the treatment system that worked for our children. I stress that it was a treatment for children.  We were able to treat the lesions without worry about getting any ointment, liquid, etc. on healthy skin.  SilverCure was painless and did eradicate the molluscum without pain.    

I believe SilverCure was responsible for getting rid of Mollsucum.  How do I know?  One daughter got two molluscum lesions months after being totally cleared.  We used the Silvercure Ointment and Healing Pen and got rid of those two as well.  I think if her immune system took care of the first outbreak she would NOT have gotten molluscum a second time. I have also read a post of someone that used nano silver along with ACV and it worked for them.  SilverCure contains nano silver so that may be the common factor that contributed to their success and ours. 

If your interested in SilverCure, use coupon KIRK10 to save 10%.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: crowsnest6 on 03/06/2009 10:53:45
to hadenough....please try some of the less expensive treatments before buying silercure. it is very expensive!!! And I have heard of it not working for some and they tried to get their "money back guarantee" only to get a letter from the company that they are going bankrupt. All of our 4 kids had this. One, prayer and his immune system kicked it out. Another son lots of prayers and aldara/retin a/immune system kicked it. Third son apple cider vinegar and our last child (girl) we tried all the above....what worked was lots lots of prayers, and freezing them off (numbing the area before we did, she is only 3).  I think the above post was an advertisement.   
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: hadenough on 04/06/2009 03:43:04
Thank you crowsnest. I hope you get a chance to come back and read this. I posted my last post a couple of days ago and didn't expect to get any feedback, so I'm really relieved. Thank you.

Since then, I went out and bought the Apple Cider Vinegar, like you, I think the other post was just advertising. I don't want to go that route. I just want advice from people actually experiencing this horrible thing. It's just so bothersome and really has dominated my day to day routine.

Anyway, since the ACV, there has been a little bit of burning sensation. I dab them after a shower with ACV then cover them with a bandaid. Because they are in between my legs and around my pubic area, it's worrisome to just let them rub against each other all day, and i don't want them to spread. At night, I undo the baindaids, reapply the ACV then dip a cottonball in it and cover the cottonball with a bandaid. It's impossible to sleep with 10 baindaids attached to the hair now that I can't shave anymore. I know this is not the end of the world, but it's been over a year now and I'm tired and cannot do this anymore, it's pyschologically draining!

My gyno seems to think it's not a big deal, to just let it run its course and don't shave and this and that. He really has no idea. I went through last summer without shaving and everything. My boyfriend and I have not done anything in over 10 months because a) i don't want him to get it and b) i dont want him to see me with a bush which i don't like.  Forget about bathing suits either.  This has taken over a lot of my life and fun. I'm sorry to rant, I have just held this in for so long now and I've had just enough.

I guess I just wait now? I don't want the ACV to cause an infection, did that happen to your kids? Because it is in a tender spot, I worry about getting a yeast infection or rash.

I'm keepiong up with my vitamins and started drinking ACV dilluted in water. It's so nasty but if it's going to help, I'm all for it.

Please let me know what you think!! I appreciate you writing back :)

to hadenough....please try some of the less expensive treatments before buying silercure. it is very expensive!!! And I have heard of it not working for some and they tried to get their "money back guarantee" only to get a letter from the company that they are going bankrupt. All of our 4 kids had this. One, prayer and his immune system kicked it out. Another son lots of prayers and aldara/retin a/immune system kicked it. Third son apple cider vinegar and our last child (girl) we tried all the above....what worked was lots lots of prayers, and freezing them off (numbing the area before we did, she is only 3).  I think the above post was an advertisement.   
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: hadenough on 04/06/2009 03:46:22
And to mention, I've had the cores cut out by my gyno on two separate occasions. The reason I cannot go get them frozen off is because my insurance won't cover it. I hope the end is near, I'm  huge into prayers. I believe it's the only thing getting me through this, but I have now turned for help. Ugh thanks for listening
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: hadenough on 04/06/2009 03:47:03
Has the ACV helped you?


Hi,
I just came across this thread and read all of the posts. Heres my story.

I'm a 20 year old female who found out a few weeks ago I contracted molluscum. I have to say I am not sure how I got it, I first noticed two bumps on my knee, and thought nothing of it. My assumption is that I shaved over the bumps with my razor, and then used it to shave my groin region, and spread the virus. DO NOT SHAVE OVER THEM!!! Right now I have about 10 mainly near where my leg meets the bottom of my butt. I am going be trying the tea tree oil, the ACV, and popping them to see which is best.

After reading about popping, I popped the two on my knee, steralized it with benzoyl peroxide, and put a bandaid with neosporin over them. Its only been a day and they scabbed over and seem to be gone. I think this may be harder though for the ones on my butt, since they are clustered together.

I feel so terrible for the people with worse cases, and am PRAYING that it doesnt happen to me. I will keep posting because this is a very important topic and I want to help, just like everyone who has helped thus far. If anyone who said they were going to update and hasnt, your experiences would be greatly appreciated.

p.s. Life is beautiful, be happy you are alive. :)
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: nopaintreatment.com on 04/06/2009 08:00:57
First off here is some very sound advice, if you have molluscum:

If you are using a treatment, are having success with it, continue with that treatment until your molluscum is cured.  If you are using a treatment and it is NOT working, give it some time, at least 2-3 weeks. If you are not seeing any improvement in 2-3 weeks, try something else, read the forums and educate yourself.
 

I do come back and read posts on this forum.  Sad to see that many people can't read.  Advice was offered and none of you seem to focus on that, only of my story and the discount I offer for the treatment that worked for my children.  I have had much personal experience with my children's molluscum.  I spent almost a year dealing with it! It was very painful for them to suffer through the freezing treatments so we sought out something that didn't involve pain.  SilverCure worked for them and was painless.  I never said to use what we used, only that it did work and it is a treatment option.

I have also posted that molluscum does not have any universal treatments. I didn't say this, a dermatologist did.  Here is that link again:

http://dermatology.cdlib.org/133/case_reports/molluscum/scheinfeld.html

It is from an article by Noah Scheinfeld MD JD in the Dermatology Online Journal 13 (3): 15

I mentioned this link due to someone posting a question about will ACV work taken orally.  I found in this article that cimetidine has worked for some as an oral treatment.

"No therapy is universally effective." is also quoted from that article and that quote means that treatments that work for one person may not work for another.  Just like headache pain relievers.  Advil will work for some and not others.  Aspirin, Tylenol, etc. all have the different results depending on the person.

What informational links have you all provided?  Where they written by a MD or is everything just your opinion?

By all means, use Apple Cider Vinegar.  Try Aldara.  But to say that you used Aldara and then say that SilverCure is too expensive when Aldara is what you used?  Why say that when people familiar with this know that Aldara is not cheap but very expensive.  Oh, but Aldara is FDA Approved right?  Yes, but the results of two studies REQUIRED that Aldara has the following labeling:

"Efficacy in patients 2 – 12 years for the treatment of molluscum contagiosum was not demonstrated in two clinical trials in 702 patients"

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/DevelopmentResources/ucm076610.htm

Here is another link in case you do not know how to search a page:

http://www.fda.gov/Cder/foi/esum/2007/020723s8020_Imiquimod_ClinPharm_BPCA.pdf


So 702 patients between the ages of 2 - 12 it did not work.  But you read that one person had a problem with SilverCure working and you dismiss that as a treatment?  The idea of this forum is to provide information about all treatment options.  FACTS.  The fact is, I am sure Aldara has some positive results in some children and not others, just like ACV, SilverCure, Zymaderm, Duck Tape, and the headache medicines I mentioned before.  No treatment is universal so there are going to be some that respond to Apple Cider Vinegar and some that do not.  Some that respond to SilverCure and some that do not.

I will continue to state that if you are using a treatment, are having success with it, continue with that treatment until your molluscum is cured. 

Molluscum is a terrible condition, I know.  There are many different kinds of treatments out there.  There is going to be one that should work for you.  The point is do not lose faith, one will work, keep trying different treatments, give them 2-3 weeks and if you are not seeing any improvement, try something else.  Between the treatments, eating healthy, taking vitamins, lowering your stress level, and allowing time for your immune system to kick will all help get the molluscum to clear up.

But also remember, I will continue to state that SilverCure is what cured the molluscum in my children because it did.  Those are the facts believe them or not.  If you post that Aldara worked and in the same post say that SilverCure is a waste of money, then I could just as easily say your post is an advertisement for Aldara. 

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: crowsnest6 on 05/06/2009 00:56:11
Hi Hadenough!  Yes, be careful with the vinegar, it can burn! We tried it with our 3 yo daughter who also has eczema, and it burned her skin once. We had to turn to the freezing with numbing. She goes back next week for another visit. I thought they were all gone but think I have found 4 on her right leg :( all the other 3 kids are clear. It DOES go away! I know how aggrevating it can be, believe me! You want to SCREAM, CRY, etc... stress probably doesn't help it either! You can also try tea tree oil. There are several home remedies that you can google for and try. With 4 kids, all 4 took different things! Our daughter didn't respond with the aldara or retin A but the second son did. We think our oldest son got it on a toilet seat as they started out inside his inner thigh. We had no idea what they were! He would complain with them and we just told him they were skin bumps! Never heard of them! Then they started getting really big and red and spreading. Are yours turning red ? That means your immune system is waking up to them. I have heard of people using rubber gloves and during shower time taking a STERILE needle and breaking the skin, squeezing out the white (PLEASE BE CAREFUL, the white core is the contagious part! the seeds!!) and using betadine and alcohol etc...after getting the core out. Wash it down the drain (the core) ~ treat each on individually. That white core you really have to be careful with!  Hope all goes well for you! so sorry you have this, it was very very exhausting for me in our family. Prayers kept me going too!!  Blessings ~~<><~~   
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: crowsnest6 on 05/06/2009 00:58:40
Oh, almost forgot, there are things you can take to boost your immune system. Here are some things we tried, Sambucol, Animal Parade kids Immune booster, Animal Parade Multivitamins. There has to be others, my brain is tired now!!  Blessings to you!!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: NicoleS on 06/06/2009 19:44:40
My daughter had molloscum contagiosum for 5 months.  The sites I went to and the doctors I saw said to just leave it alone and it would go away in a matter of months or maybe years.  I did leave it alone but I didn't seem to be changing and I was anxious for it to go away and not spread.  I didn't want to spend a lot of money on something that may or may not work and eventually found a website that said to just cover it with medical tape.  I covered the molloscum and changed the tape every two days or so.  After three weeks when I went to change the tape it looked like a pimple that was ready to pop.  I got some tissue and squeezed out the core.  I put zinc oxide on the skin where it was for a few days and now it is almost completely gone.  Cheap and easy!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: NC Parent on 06/06/2009 19:52:37
My four year old daughter had one "bump" on her leg last summer and I didn't think anything about it, nor did I know what it was.  In January of this year, everything changed and by the middle of February she was covered with over 100 bumps.  As of today (June 6) she has one bump left on the back of one knee and it's on its way out.  I've waited to post anything here until I knew what the results would be.

We tried almost everything, including many suggestions that I found on this site, and after several months took our daughter to one the pediatric dermatologists at Duke.  I also talked with my own dermatologist.  The derms both said that their arsenal of treatment options pretty much involves burning, cutting, freezing, or irritating with chemicals (beetle juice, aldara cream, etc.), none of which were appealing to us.  The following is a brief summary of what we tried, in the order we tried, and the results:

Zymaderm - seemed to keep the bumps from getting bigger, but after using it for 3 weeks, the skin surrounding the bumps was terribly irritated, so we stopped it.  The zymaderm did not make any of the bumps go away.

Apple Cider Vinegar - this really irritated the surrounding skin, but didn't really affect the 2 bumps we treated with it so we didn't try this for long.

Lemon Myrtle Oil - we diluted this 1:10 with olive oil but did not have any real results with it.

Silvercure ointment and lotion - I ordered the ointment when the zymaderm had irritated my daughter's skin so much.  The ointment did not make the bumps go away, but it really helped the surrounding skin and seemed to stop the bumps from spreading.

Salicylic acid wart remover (we used duofilm) - Both my dermatologist and the pediatric dermatologist said to try applying this to the bumps no more than 2 to 3 times a week, and NEVER apply to the face.  THIS WORKED.  Typically, after two applications of the stuff, the bump would crust over and the white part would stick out enough so that we could grab it.  The wound would bleed and then heal nicely.  I still apply the silvercure ointment around the areas where the bumps are still healing, as it seems to keep infections away.

Cimetidine - Our daughter is in the second month of a 3 month prescription of this.  Note that the Duke pediatric dermatologist recommends a 3 month course.  She indicated that it might work or it might not work.  It seems to have worked for us.

I think that the cimetidine, combined with the salicylic acid and the silvercure ointment was the combination that worked for us.  

One important thing to note - if you pick or squeeze the bump off before it has matured (before the white part is exposed), it is more likely to scar.  

I hope that our experience helps someone else.  I am thankful for the information I received from this forum since the beginning of the year.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: nopaintreatment.com on 08/06/2009 02:30:41
I just would like to make two points based on this post by NC Parent with GREAT EMPHASIS! 

FIRST, if you have one bump or just a few, please get it taken care of ASAP regardless of the type of treatment you wish to use.  With one bump or a few, my recommendation would be to see a dermatologist and get the lesion(s) removed. 

If this poster and us would have done this, we would have saved our other two children from this terrible condition and we both would have saved our children from having over 100 bumps or lesions.

Many doctors will say it will go away on its own.  This is true for MANY children but do you want to risk getting 100 or more bumps 6, 7, or 8 months down the road with your child? Do you want to risk spreading Molluscum to your other children (if you have other children) or their friends and classmates?

Trust me, it is not worth it.  Not worth your stress or money. Get it taken care of!  People are looking for cheap solutions, well if you get medical advice from an Medical Doctor, and have the insurance we have, it was $45 co-pay per child per visit WITH OUR INSURANCE when we saw the dermatologist!  We also saw the pediatrician first for a referral for each child at a cost of $30 co-pay per child.  Just with the first visits, we are well into hundreds of dollars!  If you are waiting to find a cheap solution, you are playing with fire.  Read the forums and get some kind of treatment started for your child.

SECOND, I wish I would have been as smart as this poster!  Treat a few bumps with your treatment of choice.  This way you can see which treatment works or is effective without irritating healthy skin and possibly making healthy skin more susceptible to Molluscum spreading.  Remember, just because someone states a certain treatment didn't work for them, that doesn't mean it will not work for you.  This poster stated that Apple Cider Vinegar didn't work.  I know I have read many post where it did work on this forum and others.  There just isn't any universal treatment for Molluscum.  Try a treatment, see if it works and if it did you have FOUND your SOLUTION.

Very good information and technique, thank you for your post!


Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Molluscumdotus on 17/06/2009 03:02:43
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Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: fingerscrossed on 19/06/2009 23:12:53
Hadenough, I COMPLETELY sympathize with you!

I'm a 19-year-old girl and have now had molluscum for almost 2 months.  My boyfriend has been wonderful in his response, but to say it's been a pain is an understatement! I really relate to your comment about it controlling your relationship and peace of mind. I don't think about anything else for a good part of my day. Summer (and bathing suits...and swimming pools) coming up hasn't boosted my morale, either.

Mine is located around my upper, inner thighs and my buttocks. Incredibly awkward! When I first found this, not knowing what I was dealing with, I went for a herpes swab test which (thankfully!) came out negative. Next a series of antibiotics were tried to treat my "bacterial infection".  About six weeks down the line my GP referred me to a dermatologist who I saw last week.  He diagnosed it as molluscum, and I'm waiting on a biopsy to confirm that. He also use the liquid nitrogen to freeze off the large spots, but I have since found a few more new ones.  I have been applying tea tree oil to the general area 2x daily, and have covered any spots I can with medical tape. My idea is to try and keep them completely isolated until I can get back to the dermatologist on Monday to have them frozen off. However, that's not quite foolproof considering the area I'm dealing with and the fact that I cannot shave. (Wonderful, isn't it?) The spots I can't put tape over I've dabbed with liquid wart remover with salicylic acid, in hopes it will dry them up or at least keep them from spreading. I'm also taking thuya pills 3x a day, echinecea, and a multivitamin, and not reusing any clothing or towels. As you can tell, I'm trying to wage an all-out war with the hopes that one or a combination of the things will be successful. 

A hug to you, hadenough, and to anyone else out there with this, because I know I could use one often.  I will update with anything that works for me.

Touch wood something works!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: fingerscrossed on 21/06/2009 19:46:26
As an update, I've ordered Zymaderm, having heard good things from a number of people on forums. We'll see how it works!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: crowsnest6 on 21/06/2009 20:35:07
we tried zymaderm but it didn't work, however, there have been many people it DID work for :) also use their wash that goes with it :)
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: momof3 on 23/06/2009 01:34:36
My son has had molluscum for several months. His started in areas where he had dry skin. We have found these posts to be so helpful. This is what is working for us.  Vitamins (B and multi), Silver biotics (From GNC), garlic and Tea Tree Oil. He started taking these last Saturday and in a week they have improved by 50%. We have popped several of them, but it hurts really bad.  Were we have popped them, they are scabbing over. We were putting peroxide on the ones we popped, but the dermatologist said that slows healing.  He ended up spreading them by shaving.  So, PLEASE don't make that mistake. Also, when putting on the tea tree oil, dab it on, don't rub it.  I think that can cause it to spread as well. I wish we had read this forum right away when he was diagnosed!  Thanks to everyone for this information.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: AKH13 on 23/06/2009 15:16:19
so all of a sudden i start to get red pumps on the back of my leg, thinking it was a bug bite i itched it and since 6/ 21 its gotten a little bit worse. i leave for florida in about 3 weeks i want this stuff gone by then. im freaking out so much over this. i have no clue where i got it. if anyone knows the fastest way (that actually works) please let me know. im desperate right now
thanks
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: fingerscrossed on 23/06/2009 15:33:49
Crowsnest, I'm curious if the wash comes with it? I've ordered it off Amazon.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: cypher on 28/06/2009 07:40:14
Hey all,
So good to find this forum!  I've had MC for a few weeks now - contracted it (I think) from gym equipment.

Anyway, I have very strong motivation to get it cured asap, so some of the stuff in this forum is great.  I've started a blog on my progress if anyone is interested - there's to much to put it all here, so the link is http://molluscumcontagiosum.blogspot.com/
I have no commercial interest in any treatments, I don't even have ads on my blog.  It's just my personal experience and reading, to be shared with whoever wants to read it.

The main points I want to stress are:

Get it treated as soon as possible. I left it a couple of weeks as I didn't realise what it was and that allowed it to spread
Don't shave the affected area - that appears to be the perfect way to spread it
Use cryotherapy in conjunction with occlusion therapy - see my blog
Eat healthy to build your immune system.

looking forward to getting more from this forum - stay positive!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: questionmark on 23/07/2009 02:49:52
Hi-

Urine cures molluscum!! My 2 year old son had molluscum. I treated it with his own urine. It worked very fast, within a week it started to clear up.
What happened was he somehow contracted this nasty little virus perhaps at his doctors? It started slow but over some weeks it got worse and he suffered. It would spread in its typical way up from his belly. It got to his neck and now I began to really panic. What if it got on his face? I did an extensive search for a cure and naturally I assumed there would be a simple over the counter remedy. Boy was I wrong, the more research I did the more I was shocked that no one had a real solution for molluscum and that so many people have and live with molluscum.
What I found was the usual wait till it goes away crap or get some sort of vague complex treatment that would traumatize my kid. My wife called her father in Mongolia and he suggested the urine for a cure. After my son would pee in his pamper we would rub him with the pee wet pamper. What I do remember is that while he had molluscum it would never spread below his pampers and I had feared that it would spread to his penis and rectum. It never did due to the fact that urine was the barrier. In Asia urine is used for curing many blood related illness. Chingis Khan Used forms of this treatment to stay healthy. 
Please try it for all ages.

Roland         
[:D][:D][:D][:D]


Hi rolans i have a quick question about this remedy, how long did you leave your child with the urine on him before you washed it off?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: questionmark on 23/07/2009 02:54:30
Also does anyone know if the virus stays on towls and clothing even after washing, do i need to throw out all of my towls and get new cloths?  i know vinager works for mollescum, i've had it before and seem to be getting it again uuugggg >< and when we had it we washed everything in cidar vinagar which works well, but we have it again over a year later and i'm just wondering if its due to the towels or what? does anyone know, much a appreciated thanks :)
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: sealegs on 02/09/2009 19:36:34
Ok, so finally after a lot of different home treatments, my molluscum was gone, or so it seemed.  My wife now is showing signs of molluscum.  We have only been together a short time, and didn't start sleeping together until my molluscum dissapeared.  But 6 months later she now has a few bumps. 

Are we just going to continue to pass it back and forth to eachother now?

Does it affect a woman differently at all?  Internally?

We are going to be trying to have a baby soon and I don't want this to complicate things.

Any experts out there with some answers?  I greatly appreciate it and this forum in general.

Thanks to all
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: sealegs on 14/09/2009 15:22:22
bump...no pun intended
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: justincousin on 21/09/2009 22:25:48
Hi. I have never posted to one of these forums before, however having just dealt with Molluscum I thought I would try to impart some advice / thoughts of my experience.

I'm in my 30's and slept with a friend of mine and I ended up getting molluscum from her. I had some little red bumps and I continued to shave over them in my pubic area, not knowing what they were. When I finally figured out what they were, I freaked out a bit since I have never ever had anything like this ever.  [:)]  Luckily, after about 4 months they have gone away. Here are some tips / thoughts about what worked and what didn't work for me.

• Shaving over the bumps definitely made them spread. Don't shave or trim your pubic area when you have this

• I read about the Apple Cider Vinegar trick and putting in on with a small piece of cotton and leaving it on with a band aid over the molluscum for a few days to kill it.  This did not work for me. In fact, the Apple Cider Vinegar burned the skin in my pubic region quite badly and it took several months for the redness to go away. I would really be careful if you are using ACV.

•Also, if you are using ACV or any other product like Tree Tea Oil, be careful not to get it on other areas of your skin in the genital region. I accidentally dripped some ACV on my scrotum and it burned quite a bit. So, if you are a guy, just be very careful not to do more harm in this area! ; )

What I found did work for me was the following:

Wearing plastic gloves, I would take a toothpick and soak the tip of the toothpick in alcohol. I would then pop the molluscum and get the little yellow center out. Be careful with this center portion. Immediately get it off of your skin and throw it away. The molluscum with then bleed quite a bit! This is normal and would happen even if they were very small.  Just take a cotton ball soaked in alcohol or peroxide and hold it over it for a bit until the bleeding stops.  You may have to repeat this several times. The molluscum hole with then heal with in a few days and disappear slowly over the next week or two.  Popping them this way really helped me get rid of them. They would not going away on their own at all.

I also had a few removed by my dermatologist. This worked fine as well, however popping them as I mentioned above also did the trick.

These things have such a life of their own and spread like crazy. I'm lucky in that they have all pretty much disappeared, however this only happened after I started getting rid of each one (however small) as they popped up.

Just keep your hands washed and wear a pair of gloves when popping them.

Hope this helps some of you. Best of luck to getting rid of these things. I had never even heard about them and it was quite an ordeal. I'm just hoping they don't return.

Justin

p.s. I tried zymaderm and this did not work for me. It also burned my skin. I know some folks have great success with this, however my skin did not tolerate that product.

Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: livingfancy on 28/09/2009 07:37:02
Hello all, first time posting on this forum, just wanted to share my molluscum experience, since reading other's stories was a comfort to me while I was suffering through this very annoying experience.
I first noticed three raised bumps on my pubis area a few months ago and went to the doctor to have it checked out. I undoubtedly got it from a sexual partner, although I've no clue, as the two girls I was sleeping with ardently deny having any symptoms, which leaves me a bit baffled. the doctor seemed unsure about it, ran a herpes test which came back negative and then we left it alone for a while. I returned back a couple weeks later because it was spreading (the spreading happened the morning after I tried a night of ACV treatment, incidentally) the doctor then referred me to a dermatologist who confirmed my beliefs that I had molluscum. Then I got the pleasure of cryotherapy which left me with a dozen or so unseemly blisters. The next week or so I watched as the virus spread and more bumps began to appear and spread, so I scheduled another appointment at the dermatologists and got more of them frozen off. The day after this I saw that they were still spreading, and to places I had hoped they would not spread(penis, thighs). Not wanting to return to the dermatologist as I absolutely detested the idea of a huge blister on my penis, I started looking for alternatives. the one that caught my eye was lemon myrtle essential oil, I was very interested after I read the study linking it to 90% recovery rate. I did however note that the study was done on children, who contract MCV-1, and I had the STD form MCV-2, so I wasn't sure if there was going to be a difference in results... desperate for an alternative though, I ordered a bottle from a local supplier (hooray for austin texas) and waited as I watched the bumps spread and grow larger. Then something amazing happened! The lemon myrtle showed up and I noticed results after ONE NIGHT of treatment. smaller bumps disappeared and the larger ones dramatically reduced in size. A week or so after irregular nightly treatments, and I am cautiously proclaiming myself cured. Sources recommend a 10% dilution, however I started with a 25% and worked my way up to 33% by the second night. It burns a bit with that concentration, and I can imagine how some with more sensitive skin would find it unpleasant, but it was manageable and the higher concentrations are probably more effective. So I guess to wrap it all up, lemon myrtle essential oil was amazingly effective for me. Cryotherapy was rubbish and I sincerely hope my frozen skins heals and doesn't leave scars, although it appears that I may be left with faint ones. I really wish I had held off on the gungho freezing treatment and tried a less aggressive treatment first... Oh well, I am just happy to be recovering. To those still afflicted, give lemon myrtle a try, and keep up your hope, you will win against this nuisance in the end :)
Ohhh and I also started drinking hellacious amounts of green tea a few days before I started the lemon myrtle treatment, I have no idea if there's a connection in my recovery, but I never underestimate the medicinal qualities of tea...
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Dumah on 07/10/2009 01:02:36
Hello all, as with previous posts i wanted to share my story, i have been through the mill with this thing but have finally managed to get rid of it, took approx 6 months before i suceeded though. as per previous posts it seems to be trial and error to find out what actually works for you. I tried apple cidre vinegar and it did clear up the larger ones but it always burnt and broke the skin and it spreads through broken skin, took me awhile to suss that out so i started treating each molluscum individually with apple cidre vinegar and left the skin to heal between applications, however i could never fully eliminate it as it continually came back. How i eventually beat it was by killing the large ones with apple cidre vinegar and after the skin healed using benzoyl peroxide over all infected areas of skin. What i used and im not advocating it but it worked for me is Panoxyl acnegel 10, it contains 10% benzoyl peroxide, i have used it to treat minor acne and i came across it as a treatment on another site, you have to be careful with it though, over doing it will irritate the skin, i applied it once every morning, twice  a day seems to make the skin irritated. I have been clear a few months now and each week i still apply some, i suppose just incase. anyways thats my story, it can be hard to deal with but my advice would be dont rush into it treating it with harsh treatments, try a few things until you find something what works for you and be prepared to have to wait awhile to get rid of it, at least a few months anyways, oh almost forgot be careful when showering and bathing it can spread them like mad.
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Dead0k on 16/10/2009 10:10:35
okay . i treated

and here is my story . ALSO RUSSIAN VERSION THERE / ТАК ЖЕ ЕСТЬ И НА РУССКОМ ЯЗЫКЕ( http://skintreat.blog.com/2009/10/16/how-to-treat-contagious-molluscum-in-my-way-2/ )

ENGLISH VERSION / РУССКАЯ ВЕРСИЯ(ниже прокрути) ———————————————————————————————————————–

if u are here < u already have to know a lot about contagious molluscum from google. if no then go and read … okay, i had this contagious molluscum ( CM )  sh1t  during the whole year … first 6-9 months was a silly visit of doctors , who subscribe me treat with nitrogen and manganese ( liquid water+manganese) or maybe somtheing else picture: http://www.samaramedprom.ru/upload/Image/fukorcin_big.jpg  . of course no result .. and the other 6- www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=358.225 . it helped me a lot there i took a lot of advices and start to cure myself.

my short story:  i had about  10 CM at my genitals. i was squeezing and they grow again okay . lets get ready to battle.

1.  never  underestimate the enemy ( true rule of any battle)

2. believe in ur victory. flawless victory. always. My strategy was to smiles a lot.. to think that i’m already healthy person.. and have no CM. I want to have sex .. but i can’t .. and that was my moral way to be strong.  so be strong!!!

2.1 dont  squeez them , dont shave them . You can squeez them only in one case.. if it is already want to blob out by itself

3. Your weapon. which u have to buy . to get . to stole  no  , no crime  :) it was a joke..  so here is a list:  echinacea, adhesive plaster, and the main component is thuja(thuya), multivitamins ,pure zinc pills, pure sulfur pills, liquid antibacterial soap(only liquid!!!).

instruction how to use it: - every day  15 minutes before breakfast and 15 minutes before evening meal u have to drink  echinacea. i drunk it a lot . it was about 15-20 bottles. it is very cheap.echinacea: 40 drops   in a spoon of water ( it is better to shake in glasss)

- next step every morning i have to dring one multivitamin, one zinc.

NExt morning day you have to dring one multivatamin and one sulfur pill. Here i have to say that i drunk only zinc every day, no sulphur.

- and main thing, but it would never help alone from  vitamins and echinacea - it is thuja(thuya). The story of this pill is weird but all u have to know it is a homeopathic pill. it could be bought in homeopathic pharmacy. I dont know how u will buy it. but u have to do it anyway. My way was to go to the doctor  - homeopath  - and ask him to subscribe me that pill in proportions.  so he wrote me : ” Thuja 200/10,0″ and then i bought in homeopathic pharmacy. These pills looks like small  round mini pills  . how to eat them? - 15 minutes before dinner u have to put 6 pills under your tongue and suck it untill they disappear. There were a lot of them  in bottle , so i eat them about 1.5 months.

- about tape.  dont squeeze CM  if it is not necessary,  because they againg will get on ur  skin. be careful  if u think it is time  to  squeeze. prepare iodine and lets go. do it with ur nails..  do it fast and watch the white fill (because it is exactly your CM).. squeeze until u see the blood. them wash ur hands(nails)  with water, then with medical alcohol, and burn all the sh1t wound  with iodine. put iodine on it every 30-60-120 mins.  then wash ur hand with antibacterial soap. In

SHOWER(use shower as fast aspossible, because water is a place of spreading them) (Never use baths):  never use hot water! Try to use lukewarm  water only. never shave the CM places. walk around of it. dont wash them at all . wash only it with  liquid soap! ( why liquid? because CM could get on soap and spread there.. so it wount give a result in future).

NEXT about TOWEL:  u can change towels every day. but the main idea not to wipe CM places with it.it could spread on it. wipe them with napkin. bath sponge: also dont wipe CM places with it. WASH CM Places only with hands and liquid antibacterial soap. then wash hands with   alcohol .

it took me to treat it during 2-3 moths. that is a cure . in my way. of course i tried a lot of ways.. and that was my way.. my hard way. wish you a lot of good luck. NEVER SURRENDER.  and keep an eye on your body every day

by the way. urine also help.. i always pee on CM before shower. donw laugh.. it is true
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mygirl on 17/10/2009 23:35:50
I have a 6 yr old daughter that has 5-6 "spots" on her face.  They started first near her ear and the family doctor froze one off.  There is a very small scar there.  So I know I don't want to freeze any more off since they are on her face!!  The original 4-5 are gone and now spread to her chin (the 5-6 she had now).
My questions is....what is the best treatment for on her face???  I don't want to scar her!!  I am thinking the Lemon Myrtle oil or Tea Trea might be the best.  Or even vitamins/diet!?!??
Hers are just bumps that don't appear to have a center. 
I do know that when I squeezed one of the original ones it did bleed a lot and then scab up and go away.
I am just so scared to do too much since it is her FACE!!
Any thoughts would be GREAT.
Thank you.
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: JV on 22/11/2009 07:58:44
I thought I'd share my good news about a remedy that I discovered.  My 3yr old has had hundreds (approx 200 or more) molluscum for about 6months.  Earlier this week, I started giving her Epsom Salt baths (1c Epsom salt) and letting her sit in the tub for 20-30 minutes.  Within a few days, the molluscum began to dry up and disappear. The skin began to itch, so I have been smothering all of the molluscum with A+D ointment.  Five days into this method, she has less than 40 molluscum on her body.  I check them a few times throughout the day, reapplying A+D ointment (3x total each day). The cores dry up and will fall out.   I have been trying to grab the cores when they begin to fall out with sterilized tweezers before she can itch them and spread them. They do bleed slightly when you remove them.  I blot them dry and smother the area immediately with A+D ointment.

They were on her inner thighs (almost completely gone now), her side, armpit, and inner arm where it rubbed against her side.  The inner arm and armpit completely cleared up and the ones left on her side are the ones that were the largest.  It appears they are shrinking though (fingers crossed).  They dried up and disappeared fastest on her thighs which were submerged in the Epsom salt bath.  The ones on her side near her armpit where I had to splash the water onto are disappearing at a slightly slower rate.

It has been such a miserable and frustrating experience the past 6 months, the doctor told me they would eventually go away. I wanted to share this with other people who may be desperate for a solution and don't want to expose their children to any chemical treatment or wait for years for them to go away. 

I have no affiliation to A+D, just wanted to pass this along and hopefully it will work for someone else. I will update whether they completely disappeared or not.
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Dead0k on 02/12/2009 12:06:30
yeah.  you may also try my few updated advices with meat and acetic essence . full info in my blog http://skintreat.blog.com/ . pls dont pass it
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: swall on 07/12/2009 03:43:40
I went to a homeopathic doctor for my kids, who three of the four had molluscum, she prescribed medorrhinum, they are small homeopathic pellets to dissolve under the tongue. I treated my kids with these, the two older ones cleared up from one treatment, my three year old had them badly and I gave him ten more pellets. They have all cleared up except the largest one on his side and it has now scabbed over and is disappearing. Thanks to homeopathic remedies! I am sure that others have had success with different things, but wanted to share ours with you. Good luck!
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: pebbles on 15/01/2010 21:30:35
My dear daughter has them all around her nostrils and chin and eyes and she is 8.It is extremely noticable and upsetting for all and her self esteem has suffered as children and parents comments are just so cruel.She has eczema and asthma also so has low immune system...also allegies so cannot use plant extracts or band aids and plasters or much else.....Im at my wits end and doc says it will go in 2 to 5 yrs she had it 1 yr so hey-ho only 4 more to go [:(!]....the things she tells me other childen are saying are horrible...I want to go up to them and have a go at them for being so cruel.....Im just so worried,someone please please help me or more to the point my daughter I simply cannot rest with this answer of doing nothing [:(]
Thanks Megsmum
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: JV on 17/01/2010 22:45:31
Happy to report that all of my daughter's Molluscum are gone.  I hope the treatment I used helps others.  We thought there was no end in sight! What a relief they are all gone!!
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: 1fandango1 on 28/01/2010 00:48:01
 
Hi all,
        i have been reading all the posts with regards to molluscum contagiosum,  My son developed excema as a result of a change in washing powder and the next thing we know, he has these pearly white spots within the eczema which didn't disappear when we treated the skin with the usual creams.
He was diagnosed quickly wih molluscum contagiosum but the damage had already been done as he shared a bath with my other two children.
I now have three children with the condition, we've tried duct tape, nail varnish, wart acid, lavendar oil, tee tree oil,etc etc.

I have been horrified by some of the people taking advantage of the distress caused by the social implications of having such a visual disease and the lack of understanding gp's seem to have about the emotional difficulty experienced living with an unsightly and publicaly suspected contagious disease.

Yes, i am grateful for the disease being non life threatening or serious in medical terms, however although i now know about this condition, general joe bloggs does not and fear makes people behave in insensitive and hugely damaging ways-particularly children and their parents.

My daughter has an oubreak on her face and it terrifies me since i have seen and heard reactions to my children at the beach or in the swimming pool.

I think i'll try the saltwater and vinager baths to see if this helps, can't convince the kids to try the urine option, may try the lemon oil- anyone had any success o this forum with it?

my very best to all the sufferers out there, may we all find a solution that works!!!

Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Bre on 30/03/2010 23:23:53
My two kids, now ages 2 and 4 both have MC.  I can't tell you how many websites I read telling me different thing to try to get rid of them.  I tried quite a few, including tea tree oil (which my kids hated the smell of), apple cider vinegar (which burned them), acne medications-none seemed to work that well.  Their MC looked a little better, but they didn't go away.  I finally decided I was willing to spend the money and try one of the many MC medications they have online.  I've heard Poxiderm works well, but it's $60/oz.  I found another that wasn't quite as expensive and it was guranteed to work.  It's called Terrasil (previously Tetrasil-I think?)and it's working wonders!  My son only had a few MC, but he now only has 1 left after 10 days of using this!  My daughter probably had close to 100 MC bumps, and all but about 10 or so are gone!  It's amazing!  I highly recommend this treatment.  It's all natural, and has a pleasant smell, so my kids aren't trying to fight me to put it on them!  If anyone is as frustrated with MC as I was, please check this out.  And if for some reason it doesn't work, at least you tried, and you can get your money back!
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: nopaintreatment.com on 03/04/2010 06:08:23
Crowsnest, I'm curious if the wash comes with it? I've ordered it off Amazon.


We purchased Zymaderm from drugstore.com, it did not come with the wash, it was only after we called Zymaderm and said it was not working that they sent it.  It was a very small bottle.
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: veller on 07/04/2010 03:26:04
 I got this when my girl friend went on vacation-I hooked up with a girl slept in bed with her and she got naked but no sex-but she was grinding on me. Then I came down with it. My doctor had to look it up in a book. It was a bad sign when he gloved up. I got something from the pharmacy-maybe salicilic acid-but i did not like using it.

 What I did was pop each little pustle head-a little ball of white stuff cam out. I squeezed the blood out-it bled a lot like a pucture wound (a small one). I used Hydrogen peroxide. I hear there is a hyrdogen peroxide cream. I used Hydrogen peroxide out of the bottle-it bubbles up a lot. I was lucky after reading this-it was gone in three to four weeks. It is a horrible and nasty disease. But at least it goes away. it could be worse
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: StephUK890 on 19/04/2010 11:29:47
Re: WHAT IS THE TREATMENT FOR MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM
Well, thanks to everyone that has contibuted to this wealth of knowledge.  Here goes my 5 year old daughters story re. Molluscum Contagiosm (what a yuck name too - reminds me of Mollucs on the bottom of an old boat!!).
4 months ago my then GP told me it was probably ecsema - so prescribed DIPROBASE creamy lotion to be applied 3 times daily.  No change - I think the grease actually enlarged the lumps - then last week she hated the look of them so much she scratched the tops of them and caused an infection (they are apporx 20 in total, living in the crook of her right elbow - she sucks her thumb a lot, so her arm in very often bent upwards - so not allowing lots of airflow) - so I take her to my new GP and get the true diagnosis of M.C. 
What a shock - we could have all caught this virus - she shares baths with her twin Sister and clothes and has been going to school with her arm uncovered (she now wears a long sleeve white top under her school blouse so the kids don't see her lumps and the virus is covered over this cotton linament gause covered in stinky Tea Tree (her sense of smell is more sensative I guess).  Yesterday we also covered the elbow area where the lumps are with a bit of Tubigrip bandaging - which she seemed to like.
Anyway, all the previous posts about squeezing out white cores, etc. is not always possible with a terrified child - so my plan of action from today is going to be:
Tea Tree oil applied directly onto the lumps 3 times a day and especially at night (she is as school so cannot do a daytime application).  Will look into purchasing TERRASIL in the UK.  No more baths and possibly look into oral APPLE CIDER VINEGAR capsules.  I tried spraying Elastoplast Spray Plaster over the area - but it took a long time to dry, she closed her arm up (to suck her thumb) and it went very tacky and gluey.  Checked out CONDYLINE which one lady had success with went she had a holiday in Italy and the Doc out there gave it to her child - but now that I have googled it - it says it is for Genital Warts and not to be used on kids and you need it prescribed by a GP. 
Is it correct to think that I need to apply Apple Cider Vinegar onto the area via a piece of soaked gause - this will then burn the skin slightly, which will make her immune cells rush to that area and then deal with the skin level virus (as the virus does not live in her blood stream - just on the surface skin)?????
Any suggestions would be great - thank god the rest of us have not caught it in the 3-4 months she has had it - funny that??!!    Regards Steph
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: jessapph on 28/05/2010 10:19:17
Hiya,

My ten year old son has had Molluscum spots on his leg for nearly a year now. The doctor first prescribed an acne treatment (which was useless, so I won't bother to use its name) then a cream which contained steroids (also useless). After the last batch of cream ran out one of his spots became swollen, infected and painful. I decided to try applying a herbal poultice to the sore spot. I blended together ingredients from the cupboard that are known to be good healers... Oats (1/2 cup), Thyme (4 tsp), raw Garlic (3 cloves), Sea Salt (1 tsp), Olive Oil (2tsp) with boiled Water (1/2 cup). I applied a dollop of the mixture to a cotton wool pad and which was held on his leg by a sock with the foot cut off (like a bandage). After two hours we removed the pad and all of the infected core had been drawn out into the poultice and the redness had calmed right down. After another overnight application the spot had completely healed over and with morning and night applications over the next two days it disappeared completely. Last night we decided to try the same treatment for the uninfected spots - it seems to be clearing them up. Wish I'd tried this earlier. There have been absolutely no adverse reactions to the poultice (unlike the acne treatment, which made his leg sore and scaly). All the ingredients work together to sooth, clean, soften and disinfect perfectly.
We've been storing the herbal mixture in the fridge, in a glass jar with the top of the mixture covered with clingfilm, to avoid it going off too quickly.
I'm really pleased to have finally found a way of dealing with this, so just wanted to share :o)
Jess
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: wolfekeeper on 30/05/2010 18:38:02
The normal resolution of these things involve going red before they resolve, so it's quite possible that your poltice didn't actually do anything; or it may have done. What you observed isn't enough to tell either way.

That's one of the problems with this disease, jumping up and turning around 3 times gives a fair chance of clearing it, it's usually self-limiting.
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: wolfekeeper on 31/05/2010 06:00:47
For warts/verrucas on feet a Chiropodist is what you want, it's just a question of scraping with a sharp pointy edge and using strong acid. Chiropodists have access to stronger acid than you probably do. I had a verruca removed once, and when she'd finished (after several weeks) there was a fairly deep hole in my foot, but the verucca was gone. The hole healed without a scar, and I can't even point to it anymore. The treatment was quite painful. I'd had cryo on it, but that failed.
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: FrustratedNik on 20/06/2010 03:23:56
Hey, I'm new here, I've been looking for a forum and was thrilled to find this one was so involved.  So here's my story:

I was diagnosed with MC mid-Jan of 2010, after starting a relationship only maybe 2 weeks prior.  Thought it was OVER. I hadn't had sex in probably 9 months, and am not sure how it came about.  BF told me he didn't care, we would deal with it.  (Side Note: The Dr prescribed me Aldara, told me it would go away in a few weeks, and yes, I could still have sex, which really upset me after I found out how contagious it is.)

After a few weeks of little progress, I went back with probably somewhere between 25-50 (Not sure b/c I couldn't see them), but I was on the table for almost an hr while he anesthitized, cut, squeezed and cleaned each one.  I went back two weeks later, and wasn't even sure if I had gotten any new ones; I had too many bruises and cuts I couldn't tell!  Besides, as I had heard shaving made it worse, I had stopped, which made it a bit difficult.  Turns out I had maybe 10-15 new ones.  Okay, I thought I was on the right track.

All this time I was checking my boyfriend.  I wonder if they assumed he was already infected?  I was using the Aldara at night, and tea tree oil in the am, and taking 30x thuja and multivitamins.

Third visit to the Dr: I made an emergency appmt b/c one was so large it looked like a volcano; not realizing my body was finally taking the initiative to fight it (on a good note!).  I was still beside myself to find they seemed to disappear from the original area, but spread outward, and I had another 10.  He squeezed and cleaned the large one, and removed all but a small cluster where he said it looked like the Aldara was working and they were so flat he had nothing to squeeze.  He did admit mine was the worst case he's seen.  Unfortunately, the Aldara, for the first time, irritated me to the point of scabbing an extended area.  It hurt so badly, I went back to the first Dr.  Because I wasn't shaving, the bandaid just irritated the surrounding hair and I couldnt cover the wound.  She told me I just needed to let it heal.  I said screw it and went to a Dermotologist.

The Derm prescribed an antibiotic to help the wound heal faster, but I was still left depressed in my house for two weeks.  Next to it I had grown two new small ones, and I wanted them gone, so when she suggested the beetle extract, I said fine.  I later regretted it; it turned the area into a big blister that popped and left the area red and peeling; and I still have two small red bumps.  Ugh.

Up until about three weeks ago, my BF had no symptoms at all.  Suddenly, I noticed a few spots, which kept me up at night with worry.  He is much more relaxed about it; don't worry, they're just like pimples, they'll go away, don't feel bad,etc.  I appreciate it but it doesn't help.  His seem to go quickly, however; and I wonder if it is because he is a "picker" (pops pimples and stuff regularly), so if theyre in a constant state of irritation theyre healing quicker?

This just complicated everything; as my "old" ones are all red and seem about to head and heal, I'm noticing some teeny teeny spots in new areas (stomach, arm).  Any spot on my body makes me paranoid; just now I'm worried that my body was clearing it and now he's passed it back just by everyday contact.  I mean, I can't really know yet; they are soo small you can barely see them, so for all I know they're folliculitis.

So I've got a Derm appmt next week, and an checkup with the Gyno the week after.  I'm almost out my annual prescription allotment, so it looks like I'll have to ration the Aldara.  And I finally grew the courage to try to pop the angry ones myself.  Seems ok, as long as theyre ready to go.  Ugh I was really hoping to have this cleared by the summer.  After reading this forum, I just order from lemon Myrtle, figured I'd try that for a while instead of the Tea Tree Oil.

Anyone had the situation where both partners had it?  What did you do?  How did you deal?  And thanks for letting me vent!  ..::whew!::..
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: HatesMC on 28/07/2010 17:28:55
Thanks!!! I Tried ACV and it totally works!

I have MC in the private area(im a girl) :/ and it's hard to see there so- as gross as this sounds- I took photos down there so I could see what was going on. Looking at photos from yesterday night before I put on ACV and this morning after I slept w ACV on a bandaid i placed down there- I could tell a HUUUGGGEEE improvement. A whole patch of them I had in one area completely disappeared. A larger area of MC looked the same size but when I zoomed in on the photos- The white cores of each MC dot had come to the surface. This was a major improvement. 

I was tempted of course to try to pop one- so for one of the spots that I saw the white core extremely close to the top, I attempted. Mine are fairly small to pop? So i ended up for lack of better words pulling it out. It bled profusely so I am fairly sure I have rid of the disease there. I swabbed w alcohal to sterilize and placed a bandaid. I now have a scab in the empty crater. It was an extremely painful and gross process so I will probably try to rid of everything just using the ACV each night.

I know this sounds horribly disgusting, but if you can- take macro photos of your MC while you're doing any type of treatment. This will speed up the process of determining whether or not a method is working for you. At first I was very disappointed w the ACV- but when I saw how they looked upclose the improvement was enormous. These things are tiny so it really does help. If you'd like photos to know visually how to tell that things are getting better you can ask me- nobody should have to deal this horrible experience. :)

Thank you to everyone who has posted. This virus is highly embarrassing and mentally draining. I'm in the middle of finals week and haven't studied for one test bc I've spent days reading over and over websites with information about MC. I hope someday there will be an over the counter quick cure for this! Goodluck to everyone!!!


Hello everyone,

If you're reading this you or someone you know has come into contact with this annoying little bugger of a virus. Dermatologists don't seem to know what to do about it (and don't seem to care too much), and the sheer amount of info on the Web has probably got you confused beyond belief. I know I have been. I've had molluscum now for 14 months. What I hoped would be a short-lived annoyance has turned into a life-altering event with seemingly no conclusion. I decided to write this because I used this forum and others along the way to help me, and now that I have finally found something that works for me, I would like to share it with you in the hopes that it will help.

I am NOT associated with any product (as you will see.) I am just a normal person who contracted molluscum in the genital region and has tried over a dozen different remedies to no avail, until finding somthing that helped. I have studied every possible website I could find, doing in-depth research and even concocting a few of my own strategies for fighting this based on things that have been used to treat similar viruses (since nothing that was supposed to help molluscum actually did). Here is what I have tried, starting about 3 months into this nightmare:

- liquid nitrogen by dermatologist (this was the first step - worked on some, but more kept coming)

- SilverCure (tried religiously for two months - DOESN'T WORK.)

- tretinoin/Retin-A (I found this on amazon, even though you're supposed to need a prescription, and I had none. I used it on my genital region and it severely irritated the skin - which eventually got better. But no help with the molluscum anyway. So that was a no.)

- homeopathic remedies including Thuja and Calcarea Carbonicum (didn't work)

- Reishi mushrooms - also called ganoderma or lingzhi (An Asian cure-all. Supposedly the #1 eastern herbal medicine. Tried religiously for three months, no help. And very expensive)

- Betadine (no help)

- Rubbing Alcohol (no help)

- poking and slicing the molluscum off myself with a needle (just made them angry and they didn't go away - poured Betadine and alcohol in open molluscum wounds and no help).

- never reusing a washcloth or towel that might have come into contact with the molluscum (still do this, and it's probably a very good idea)

- lysine tablets combined with low-arginine diet (I started this because molluscum is very similar to the herpes virus, and many have claimed that this was an effective herpes cure. Basically, this is when I started treating my molluscum like herpes, to see if that would work - this didn't)

- BHT tablets (Don't know what this is? It's a food preservative found in processed meats. And some people believe it suppresses and actually cures herpes. So I tried it, even though there are good data which say it is cancer-causing. As you can see, I was and still am quite desperate to get rid of this disease. Anyway, as far as I could tell, this did nothing after several months.)

- coconut oil - sometimes topical, sometimes oral, sometimes with BHT mixed in (didn't do anything)

- monolaurin tablets/Lauricidin (this is a chemical which is present in coconut oil that is found in mother's milk and is supposedly highly anti-viral. I am still taking this but quite frankly, I have no proof that it has helped anything.)

- Laser surgery (Yes, I actually went to a laser center and had a 585 nm pulse-dye laser treatment. It cost $1000 for one treatment. See? Desperate. What happened? It cleared many of them, but not all. The small ones were cleared after the skin healed from the treatment. The older, larger ones were not. THEN, more eventually grew back.)

- detox diet consisting of low fat, low corn syrup, low sugar, no nuts or chocolate (lysine/arginie ratio as mentioned above) no wheat, no corn, no oats, no hydrogenated fats - basically lots of rice, vegetables, and slow-cooked meats - to avoid oxidation (I recently stopped this diet, but it did teach me to eat healthier, so now I eat some of the other stuff, but in moderation. However, no direct help with molluscum.)

- Back for more laser surgery, because I was desperate (same thing - got rid of the smaller ones, but not the mature ones)

And then, finally... I read about APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, and I decided to give it a try. Here's the deal - if applied correctly, IT WILL WORK. It's cheap and you can buy whatever brand you want, so long as it is natural/unfiltered. I have now been applying it for a few weeks, taking days off between to let my skin heal - the ACV is highly acidic and will slightly burn your skin, but IT WILL KILL THE MOLLUSCUM. Here's how I've found success:

1. Buy some Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar, some of the small square Band-Aids, and some gauze pads. That's all you'll need.

2. Cut off a tiny piece of a gauze pad, but make sure the piece you cut off is from the edge of the gauze so that the multiple layers that make up the gauze will stay together. Try to cut off a square piece a little smaller than the white pad in the center of your Band-Aid.

3. Dip the tiny piece of gauze into some apple cider vinegar.

4. Place the now-moist piece of gauze into the center of the Band-Aid, on the white pad.

5. Attach the Band-Aid to your skin directly over a molluscum lesion, or a small cluster of them. PRESS FIRMLY and wipe away any excess vinegar that escapes the Band-Aid.

6. Leave the Band-Aid on for 16-24 hours. Remove the Band-Aid and wash off the area.

If it has worked, you will notice that the molluscum under the bandage has changed color - it may have become black, dark red, or in some cases puffy and white. If it's black or deep red, you can be pretty sure you've killed it. However, if it's puffy and white, you probably have also killed it, or started the process of killing it. Give it a few days (3-4 days) and see if it starts to change. If it doesn't change, you'll need to reapply the vinegar using the same process. If it HAS changed, it will soon die entirely and flake away off your skin. And you've killed that molluscum! This basically performs a similar job as liquid nitrogen, but a) you don't have to see a doctor, b) for some reason, they seem to return more when liquid nitrogen is used - according to many reports and c) it's cheaper. Cheaper and more effective - I so wish I would have discovered this earlier.

You WILL notice that the skin AROUND the molluscum that you've killed will be red and irritated. Apple Cider Vinegar is highly acidic (malic acid) and it will damage you skin, similar to what a severe sunburn might do. Give it time and it should heal. Some of my red areas have already dissipated after a couple of weeks. While I can't guarantee any damaged skin will entirely heal completely without any remaining discoloration - the same is true for liquid nitrogen applied by the dermatologist, or laser surgery, or doing nothing and having long-lasting mollsucum eventually scar your skin. In order to kill these things, you have to be harsh. If you do it as I've laid out above, you'll hopefully see that the mollscum themselves take the brunt of the damage (they turn black or deep red, while the surrounding skin turns pink or light red).

I really hope this helps. I know I wish I had tried this before the long list of things above. This disease is a nightmare and I just want to to share this info so others may not have to suffer as long as I did. While I can't be sure more won't grow back once I get rid of all existing ones, I now know that I have a tool to kill them if they do pop up again.

Good luck everybody.




Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: HatesMC on 28/07/2010 17:35:33
Yes my boyfriend and I both have/had it. He got it first from swimming with his brother who was the original one who had it! They swam and shared clothes, towels, etc for a whole week. (He lost his suitcase on vacation) His brother didn't realize it until he had returned home.

Anyways, we just stopped having sex. His seemed to go away much faster but I think this is because he has a better immune system than me. I stress out really fast, am in finals at school, have a full time job and full time school schedule, etc - and he just works and goes to the gym. lol. He didn't have to do anything for his to heal- they went away naturally (lucky jerk!) We haven't had sex since then but then again its only been about two weeks. It's been ok- we've been mostly sitting around play video games and other things :) The sex doesn't make the relationship it just adds so I hope things go well for you!!! :)

Hey, I'm new here, I've been looking for a forum and was thrilled to find this one was so involved.  So here's my story:

I was diagnosed with MC mid-Jan of 2010, after starting a relationship only maybe 2 weeks prior.  Thought it was OVER. I hadn't had sex in probably 9 months, and am not sure how it came about.  BF told me he didn't care, we would deal with it.  (Side Note: The Dr prescribed me Aldara, told me it would go away in a few weeks, and yes, I could still have sex, which really upset me after I found out how contagious it is.)

After a few weeks of little progress, I went back with probably somewhere between 25-50 (Not sure b/c I couldn't see them), but I was on the table for almost an hr while he anesthitized, cut, squeezed and cleaned each one.  I went back two weeks later, and wasn't even sure if I had gotten any new ones; I had too many bruises and cuts I couldn't tell!  Besides, as I had heard shaving made it worse, I had stopped, which made it a bit difficult.  Turns out I had maybe 10-15 new ones.  Okay, I thought I was on the right track.

All this time I was checking my boyfriend.  I wonder if they assumed he was already infected?  I was using the Aldara at night, and tea tree oil in the am, and taking 30x thuja and multivitamins.

Third visit to the Dr: I made an emergency appmt b/c one was so large it looked like a volcano; not realizing my body was finally taking the initiative to fight it (on a good note!).  I was still beside myself to find they seemed to disappear from the original area, but spread outward, and I had another 10.  He squeezed and cleaned the large one, and removed all but a small cluster where he said it looked like the Aldara was working and they were so flat he had nothing to squeeze.  He did admit mine was the worst case he's seen.  Unfortunately, the Aldara, for the first time, irritated me to the point of scabbing an extended area.  It hurt so badly, I went back to the first Dr.  Because I wasn't shaving, the bandaid just irritated the surrounding hair and I couldnt cover the wound.  She told me I just needed to let it heal.  I said screw it and went to a Dermotologist.

The Derm prescribed an antibiotic to help the wound heal faster, but I was still left depressed in my house for two weeks.  Next to it I had grown two new small ones, and I wanted them gone, so when she suggested the beetle extract, I said fine.  I later regretted it; it turned the area into a big blister that popped and left the area red and peeling; and I still have two small red bumps.  Ugh.

Up until about three weeks ago, my BF had no symptoms at all.  Suddenly, I noticed a few spots, which kept me up at night with worry.  He is much more relaxed about it; don't worry, they're just like pimples, they'll go away, don't feel bad,etc.  I appreciate it but it doesn't help.  His seem to go quickly, however; and I wonder if it is because he is a "picker" (pops pimples and stuff regularly), so if theyre in a constant state of irritation theyre healing quicker?

This just complicated everything; as my "old" ones are all red and seem about to head and heal, I'm noticing some teeny teeny spots in new areas (stomach, arm).  Any spot on my body makes me paranoid; just now I'm worried that my body was clearing it and now he's passed it back just by everyday contact.  I mean, I can't really know yet; they are soo small you can barely see them, so for all I know they're folliculitis.

So I've got a Derm appmt next week, and an checkup with the Gyno the week after.  I'm almost out my annual prescription allotment, so it looks like I'll have to ration the Aldara.  And I finally grew the courage to try to pop the angry ones myself.  Seems ok, as long as theyre ready to go.  Ugh I was really hoping to have this cleared by the summer.  After reading this forum, I just order from lemon Myrtle, figured I'd try that for a while instead of the Tea Tree Oil.

Anyone had the situation where both partners had it?  What did you do?  How did you deal?  And thanks for letting me vent!  ..::whew!::..
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: HatesMC on 28/07/2010 17:40:09
I'm not sure what the ACV did to help my MC go down but YES- I put some ACV on the bandage part of the bandaid and place it over an area. For larger area or when I was going to sleep - I put ACV on a cotton ball and then used medical tape to place it over a spot w MC. This really helped me. :)

Re: WHAT IS THE TREATMENT FOR MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM
Well, thanks to everyone that has contibuted to this wealth of knowledge.  Here goes my 5 year old daughters story re. Molluscum Contagiosm (what a yuck name too - reminds me of Mollucs on the bottom of an old boat!!).
4 months ago my then GP told me it was probably ecsema - so prescribed DIPROBASE creamy lotion to be applied 3 times daily.  No change - I think the grease actually enlarged the lumps - then last week she hated the look of them so much she scratched the tops of them and caused an infection (they are apporx 20 in total, living in the crook of her right elbow - she sucks her thumb a lot, so her arm in very often bent upwards - so not allowing lots of airflow) - so I take her to my new GP and get the true diagnosis of M.C. 
What a shock - we could have all caught this virus - she shares baths with her twin Sister and clothes and has been going to school with her arm uncovered (she now wears a long sleeve white top under her school blouse so the kids don't see her lumps and the virus is covered over this cotton linament gause covered in stinky Tea Tree (her sense of smell is more sensative I guess).  Yesterday we also covered the elbow area where the lumps are with a bit of Tubigrip bandaging - which she seemed to like.
Anyway, all the previous posts about squeezing out white cores, etc. is not always possible with a terrified child - so my plan of action from today is going to be:
Tea Tree oil applied directly onto the lumps 3 times a day and especially at night (she is as school so cannot do a daytime application).  Will look into purchasing TERRASIL in the UK.  No more baths and possibly look into oral APPLE CIDER VINEGAR capsules.  I tried spraying Elastoplast Spray Plaster over the area - but it took a long time to dry, she closed her arm up (to suck her thumb) and it went very tacky and gluey.  Checked out CONDYLINE which one lady had success with went she had a holiday in Italy and the Doc out there gave it to her child - but now that I have googled it - it says it is for Genital Warts and not to be used on kids and you need it prescribed by a GP. 
Is it correct to think that I need to apply Apple Cider Vinegar onto the area via a piece of soaked gause - this will then burn the skin slightly, which will make her immune cells rush to that area and then deal with the skin level virus (as the virus does not live in her blood stream - just on the surface skin)?????
Any suggestions would be great - thank god the rest of us have not caught it in the 3-4 months she has had it - funny that??!!    Regards Steph
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: curechildeczema on 13/08/2010 22:37:51
Essential oils like tea tree and castor oil are also known for removing warts effectively. These herbs and oils have anti bacterial and anti viral properties which makes them effective in treating any type of molluscum cantagiosum however,  these treatments depend on the reaction of the body and the extent of the infection.
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: wyndow on 03/12/2010 00:01:59
My 7yo son has MC and i've just ordered Zymaderm...but only one bottle and i don't know if it's the wash or not.  He has them all over his chin and neck and will not let me pop them.  Can anyone tell me if any of the topical rememdies will work w/o popping the bumps.  The zymaderm should be here in a few days, but I'm dying now...they are getting worse.  I'm thinking I need to cut his long beautiful hair, b/c it rubs up against his face and I think it's spreading them.  Also, will the ACV used topically w/o bandaids work?  The area is too large to use a bandaid.  I'm thinking I need to get the Source Naturals NK-3 just to provde the immune boost.  I've read so much of this great info., but I don't seem to find any speciffic success w/ topical treatments w/o bandages.  Thanks! 
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: chris007 on 11/12/2010 18:05:05
i got rid of it so so can you.

i contracted MC after having sex and it took me a while to realise what it was and how serious the condition is, even after a visit to the doctor who did not help at all apart from the diagnosis. basically, after educating myself on all things mc, what i found is that unless you want to have this disease for a long time you have to attack it. prepare your immune system for a battle! so live a healthy lifestyle, eat healthy stay fit. this will also keep your mind healthy!

the next thing to do is buy a bottle of apple cider vinegar, some cotton pads and some tape, i used long thin strips of duc tape because it sticks well. soak the pads in acv and strap onto the mc before you go to bed. make sure you leave gaps for the pads to breathe (the pad just has to be held on firmly not sealed) if acv gets trapped against your skin and has nowhere to go it will burn. but it will heal. make sure the mc is in direct contact with the acv. if you have done this right and kept the pads on for long enough (over night) the mc should swell and turn yellow.

if you take the pads off and it looks like this wash the area and keep it dry. the mc will turn red scab over and die then fall off and the area should heal after a while. sometimes the process needs to be repeated to get the mc to swell and die, this seems to be the case with smaller, younger, mc it took me up to 4 attempts to kill these off sometimes but it will work eventually. bigger ones go quicker. i think this may have to do with the fact that it is easier for the bigger ones to stick into the cotton pad and get better contact with the acv. application of the acv is very important! you will know what i mean once you have had success a few times. once it is swollen and yellow, turns red you know you have killed it.

it took me a while to perfect this technique but i did and it works. it got worse before it got better but i kept at it. it can be depressing at times frustrating but it can be beaten. its a horrible thing to have to deal with but you are not the only one and you will appreciate being disease free a lot more once you have gotten rid of this.

btw, took me around 5 months to rid all outbreaks with acv had it for about 7 months before that. have a busy schedule so could be achieved quicker if you have a lot of time on your hands. wish i had new about acv from the start.
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: marked216 on 04/01/2011 01:17:05
I've had MC for about 2 years. Here's my story, maybe it could help others and maybe others could help me:

2 years ago I noticed spots on my forearm. I went to the GP after stalling for about a year (didn't think they were anything serious), who had no idea what they were, and he referred me to a dermatologist.

The dermatologist said they were MC and told me I could either wait them out or he could freeze them. I elected to freeze them since they had been there for over a year and showed no signs of going away. It took 2 cryotherapy sessions, and they were gone. There are about 20-30 spots of pigmented skin on my arm now, though.

About 4 months later, I noticed bumps on my penis. I went to 2 GPs who said they were warts. I went to another GP because I did the vinegar test and they didn't turn white. This GP said they were MC. I then went to my dermatologist who also said they were MC. He offered to freeze them, but I didn't want the same pigmentation to occur on my penis.

It's been about 4 months, and I've tried the following: podophyllotoxin (didn't work), apple cider vinegar (didn't work; burned all the skin around them), and tea tree oil (looks like it shrunk a couple I guess).

Tonight, I finally bit the bullet and took some tweezers to my penis. They are spreading, and I really want to kill them. So I decided to pick off the ones on the left side of my shaft (not all of them just yet, I want to see how this works). I constantly rubbed the area with hydrogen peroxide during this process. The spots bled a bit, now I have a bandaid with polysporin on it.

If this works, I'll attack the rest of them.

For anyone not concerned with pigmentation, the cryotherapy did work after 2 sessions.

I'll update you on what happens with the little surgery I performed.
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: marked216 on 04/01/2011 21:41:45
Ugh...I have an important question for anyone who scraped the lesions off themselves. Last night I finally caved and used tweezers, hydrogen peroxide, and polysporin and plucked some of the buggers out. Problem is, I didn't notice any white waxy core or anything...they just bled. My derm said they were MCs, but now I'm concerned I had warts and plucked them out, which would probably open up the possibility of a host of new problems.

For those who plucked their own, was there always an obvious waxy core? My lesions are extremely tiny, so maybe this hadn't developed yet? I don't know...
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Sickofit29male on 18/01/2011 04:07:37
I just found this thread and figured i'd chime in on what i've done to fight this.  I've had this for geeze, i guess 2 goddamned years.  I have HPV and when they first showed up, i figured they were warts on my penis, i used the treatment condylox repeatedly to zero effect.  Desperate, i tried ACV which does absolutely nothing but burn the hell out of the healthy skin leaving everything else exactly as it was before.  After noticing how different the legions look then a normal wart i decided to get some other opinions. 

My main doctor, generally unconcerned with this sort of thing said their just shiny things, don't worry about them.  Another doctor said they were warts and gave me more condylox which is 300 dollars a pop since i'm ininsured, a whole tube did nothing but possibly scar me.  A 3rd doctor said they were nothing as well.  I FINALLY decided to go to planned parenthood and she said they were obviously molluscum, after viewing other pics online, that's the only thing they could be, i believe 4th try it was finally diagnosed properly.  She also immediately noticed a bump on my palm tha twas molluscum which i assumed was some sort of callous originally, but it showed up before the bumps and i'm pretty sure i got that from the gym so it looks like it spread to my penis that way.  She did some acid treatment on them but it didn't seem to do much, they wanted me to come back for a 2nd treatment but i haven't done it, i'll probably go back soon and try it again.

  I have probably 30 bumps, three as big as few mm's and some so tiny i can't even be sure they're not just normal skin other then the fact they reflect light like the other MC.

None of the lesions i have really stick out much other then the two big ones, but there seems to be no core.  I tried popping them and even pressing to the point of eye watering pain, excruciating pain, nothing pops or comes out.  I was so irritated after turning down yet another girl i met (my friends are starting to seriously wonder why i just suddenly stopped even attempting to meet women when i was always quite successful before), i decided to try digging out the core with a needle.  It's again, excruciatingly painful and there seems to be no core, i tried ripping off the bump with tweezers and it's again, painful nearly to the point of my vision blurring and i have a very high pain tolerance. So the best i could do was just ***** some of them with a pin till a little blood came out.

God this is killing me, i want my goddamn sex life back.

So to recap, here's what i've tried.

Condylox:  Worthless
ACV:  Worthless and gave me scars that lasted months
Acid treatment at the free clinic: possible marginal improvement, at this rate i'd have to go back 50 times to get rid of it if it in fact can do that.
Cryo with Dr. Scholls Freeze off: Worthless, did it 5 times, and had no improvement.  Was recommended to me by the internet.
Popping:  They don't pop, it's impossible on mine.
Digging out with needle:  Far far too painful on the crown of my penis where all of them are for the most part.

I just ordered some australian lemon myrtle and i'm gonna give that a shot and just pray it works.

For the record, i'm 29, in perfect health, i smoke a bit but not much, drink occasionally and eat very well and exercise and am notorious for almost never getting sick.
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: SICKofMCinMD on 03/02/2011 01:40:09
I have a similiar experience.  I'm 26 and I'm in very good health too.  I have never had an STD so this is the first time I've had to deal with something like this.  Honestly I can't even remember when I first noticed the MC, but I think it was about a year or so ago. 
I first noticed some tiny bumps that I didn't remember seeing before, but didn't think much more about it. I continued having sex with my GF and she never had any symptoms (and still doesn't)so I assumed it couldn't be an STD. 
However, I'm a picker and of course I kept picking at it, as I figured it was just pimples or something, but it never seemed to go away.  I didn't get worried until I got a larger one (nearly a cm in size) that just didn't look right.  I was too embarresed to go ask my doc about it so I waited a while hoping it would go away on it's own.  It never did...
Finally I started researching things that are mistaken for herpies and genital warts and came across MC.  Bingo.  The symptoms fit my situation exactly. I tried the tweezer method first, which seemed to work on the smaller ones.  However the bigger one never fully went away. 
I did more research into other methods to rid myself of the MC and came across Zymaderm.  The reviews were mostly positive, but there were some negative ones too.  I decided to try it out (I'd try anything at this point).  I've been applying more than twice a day and covering with bandaids for the past two days.  Fingers are crossed this works...  I will be sure to let everyone know the final results on Zymaderm too.  I'm also going to go buy some vitimins tomorrow and try to boost up my immune system.  Finally I'm on total clean freak status now.  Changing boxers 2-3 times a day, never reusing towels, washing hands constantly, etc... I pray to God this works because after a year (w/o any actual treatment until now) I'm SICK OF MC. 
If it doesnt work my next solution is the lemon oil stuff.  I saw a few good reviews on that too.  Hopefully it won't come to that though.

SICKofMCinMD
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: FML on 29/03/2011 17:23:01
Hi my derma confimed that I had molluscum while treating me for cystic acne. I had it on my face maybe 10-15 spots but only about 5 are raised, the others I could see the white seed just there not raised. So far he has cauterized the spots twice, the first time a whole lot and the second time I noticed he didnt do as much. In between I have been applying hydrogen peroxide to the ones I ***** with a needle, along with a aquaphor healing ointment to help the pricked spots. Im lucky to only have some down under that before I knew it was molluscum I hastily removed by just as people have mentioned thumbs underneath and removing white seed and all. However my face hasnt seen such resolve. It seems to be reappearing after the cauterization, but the reduced amount of cautery at the derm the second visit is good news I feel. I just ordered terrasil and found that it is has colloidal silver in it. It that safe for me to use? Has anyone used terrasil? I just need advice as to how to get rid of this that it being on my face, before this cystic acne and now molluscum attack I had a clear face throughout my teeanage years and now at 20 this is happening. I've found that if you want results its best to just man up and remove them with force, and making sure your using an antiseptic like hydrogen peroxide, and taking a flame to the needle your using to sterilize it. Yet know this IF YOU TRY TO POP THEM LIKE A PIMPLE BLOOD WILL JUST BUILD UP BELOW THE SURFACE AND WONT POP. To counter that I pricked the darkened spot applied hydrogen peroxide after squeezing what I could out. It worked well. Again I just need advice on the cauterization technique my derm is using and anything else I can do. Along with the effetivness and relative safeness of terrasil. Thanks
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: snowywhite on 31/03/2011 05:43:28
hi...im new here as a result of battling against molluscum contagiosum. thought it may be helpful to others if i pass on some advice! i have had these things on my scrotum & penis now for about 3 months...only just starting to see light at the end of the tunnel as a result of experimentation and reserch on the net. firstly i found apple cider vinegar was somewhat useful, having applied it to them with a q tip..it takes a while, they need to become irritated for it to start to work. also effective if applied over night under a cotton wool soaked and held in place with a band aid. i have since found that tea tree oil is somewhat more potent and gaining positive results. be warned..this stuff will cause major pain if over used on sensitive skin ie..at the base of scrotum particularly on the line down the middle..ouch!! er...i have also found that hydrogen peroxide is useful at getting rid of any dead skin that may form during the treatments. use clean q tip for each bump, clean towel when u shower & clean underwear during treatment to prevent spreading. i was soaking in a bath with apple cider vinegar added, but have since learned that these things thrive on warm water so just shower. oh, i have also tried freezing them with wartner and i believe this method also may be effective although a little painful around the genital area. i, like you i guess have been thinking i will have these things for the rest of my life! but it seems it may be posssible with dilligence and perseverance to rid yourself of them. BUT it wont happen overnight! it is a battle and when its on your genitals it can play hell with your sex life! ps...no matter how much you dislike wearing condoms (like me) believe me you will dislike this virus even more! so be a good boy and wear a condom if you are a player.  oh, im also wondering, does anyone know how to go about making sure these things wont come back? what type of preventitive maintainance can be helpful, if i totally rid myself of them i certainly dont want them back! (so i'll be wearing condoms now!) cheers & good luck to all who face this battle.   
 
                                           
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: UnknownMC on 06/04/2011 23:39:55
I have recently been diagnosed with mulloscum contagiosum. I am a 22year old male. I thought I would let you know how mine are doing, I contracted initially about 4 bumps in my pubic region. I freaked out when spotting them one morning in the shower. Thinking they were hpv. Mixed emotions. I shaved the area to get a better look. And curious to see what it was I squeezed one of them, a noticed a core like growth which confirmed my thoughts of hpv. I didn't get to a doctor until about 2 weeks, in that time I was searching near and far for answers. Confused between what could be hpv, herpes or mulloscum.
The gp confirmed it was mulloscum and said to buy wart off (salicylic acid) and dab a needle or toothpick into bottle and ***** inside the mulloscum.
I went all out at first, scared and determined to get rid of these basically painted the area. Gee whiz didn't that hurt. For about 1 week of pain and 2 weeks of scabs.
So I decided to do the docs way.
I notice this makes them inflamed and you can see the core come to the surface. I haven't yet tried to pick these yet, I need to get some gloves, tweezers and a needle. I have been using just a toothpick.

I will try a combination of acv, tea tree oil and this acid. And will pick the cores out when have a chance.
I'll let you know how this approach works.
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: MCKoolKat on 07/04/2011 20:47:25
I'm currently in a monogamous committed relationship with a woman that has type 2 Herpes. We're taking precautiouns against transmission, but we know that they're not fool-proof... and we're just not willing to go without our genital areas coming into contact...

Just noticed some bumps about a week ago and thought I had finally caught the herp. As you would guess, since I'm in this thread, it turned out to be Molluscum Contagiosum. Small outbreak, but who knows how long I've had it. There are quite a few very, very small ones on my lower abdomen, one large on on my inner thigh, a few dotted above my penis, and a couple very small ones on the shaft.

After reading this entire thread and various other forums, I decided to put together an MC care package. I ran by the local health store and picked up apple cider vinegar, a colloidal silver spray, and some tea tree oil.

I applied the tea tree oil using cotton swabs before I went to bed and in the morning two of the bumps had formed heads. I punctured both and squeezed out the innards and doctored them with the colloidal silver and an antiseptic gel. I then applied tea tree oil to the remaining bumps. When I checked them this afternoon at work, I noticed 4 or 5 more had come to head, so I'm optimistic that the tea tree oil may be all I need to use. Plan on manually emptying the whitened bumps after work and applying another round of oil.

No skin irritation thus far, but I'm being very specific where I'm applying the tea tree oil.

Have also begun watching my lysine/arginine levels and taking immune system boosting supplements. This part is easy, because my girlfriend is a health nut with herpes, so she's already taking a daily regimen of pills.

Am optimistic that I'll get this kicked soon. Thought I only had to worry about her passing me bumps, but now the tables have turned.  [:(]
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: MCKoolKat on 11/04/2011 20:44:21
Update:

So the largest bumps have all come to a head and been manually extracted. What I'm worried about now are the smaller ones that don't seem to be doing much. They're just as contagious, but seem to be a little more resilient and harder to spot.

Going to step the game up a bit this week and start applying apple cider vinegar at night.
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Farcanal on 19/04/2011 01:24:56
anyone any ideas any home remedies for molluscum.

Tincture of Iodine. Be careful as it stains.

Warts and Plantars are caused by the Papilloma virus and are highly contagious, don't walk barefoot where others are doing so. the best treatment is Caustic Soda. Put it on the wart only though, it will burn on new skin. Another treatment is Nitric Acid. See warning above.
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: nelipot on 23/04/2011 17:33:10
My partner was diagnosed by a dermatologist after his general practitioner told him the bumps were nothing. After the three medium to small bumps were frozen off, it exploded across his crotch. When I examined myself, I saw small bumps (less than 1mm). I had a few. Tried salicylic acid and liquid bandage but it didn't really help. They went away in some areas and more popped up in others.

Then tried "Maximum Strength Benzoyl Peroxide Gel" (10% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Medication) as recommended by Wikipedia. $2.50 from Walgreens was way better than the $200 for the tretinoin the dermatologist prescribed my significan other! After a week, his had stopped spreading but they were still mostly there. Also, he developed some painful peeling.  After three days most of mine were gone, what wasn't gone had gone from raised to flat, and progressively less red to brown, then disappeared.

What I Did:

Begin a round of vitamins: A, B6, C, D, E, Zinc, Iron, Cod Liver Oil, and a general multi-vitamin
10% Benzoyl Peroxide Gel (Acne Medication) - Walgreens Brand ($2.50)
10% Benzoyl Peroxide body wash - OxyClean Brand ($5 - $7)

1. Shower in the morning and evening with body wash, rub it in for 2 minutes. Let sit on skin for the rest of the time it takes to bathe.

2. Apply Benzoyl Peroxide Gel three times a day. Immediately after both showers and at lunch time. Be generous, especially over the bumps, but cover the entire area to ensure no further spreading. If you don't want to wait for it to dry, use a blow dryer on the area until its powdery to the touch.

I hope this helps! Also, read the studies on wikipedia for more information on molluscum and benzoyl peroxide.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molluscum#Benzoyl_peroxide
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: oenophile on 02/05/2011 01:58:59
I just found out that my boyfriend has MC. I've had never heard of it before and had never had symptoms. I don't know where he got it but I trust him completely and want to be there for him. After reading online it seems like people just pick it up from sharing towels, clothing and having skin to skin contact. How can I be careful but still be close?? Help!

Has anyone on this form spread it to their partner? How did you deal with it????

Read more: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Forum - Molluscum Contagiosum page 2 http://ehealthforum.com/health/topic12946_20.html#ixzz1L9VQsWhF
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Sickofit29male on 15/05/2011 09:46:32
Figured i'd update.  I've tried 3 extremely lengthy sessions with the lemon myrtle oil only stopping when the skin was so irritated and pealing i was afraid i caused permanant damage.  IN concentrations ranging from 1 parts oil to 10 parts vitamin E oil to 1 parts oil to 3 parts vitamin E oil which burns horrendously. 

The best results i've gotten was it just made them smaller, but after a certain point, even after months of using this stuff up to 10 times a day all i got was peeling and painful skin, as soon as i stopped the lemon myrtle they all quickly got back to their old size, or bigger.

Like absolutely every natural home remedy i've tried, lemon myrtle is worthless.

I've gone back for 2 more acid treatments at the free clinic, worthless.

I'm so desperate now, i'm physically slicing off skin with an xacto knife and drenching the wounds with hydrogen peroxide then continuing the lemon myrtle, i frankly don't care about the pain anymore, i don't care about scars, i want these things gone.  What prompted me to update was that i'm healing down there from the butchering and wouldn't ya know it, they all look like they're coming back, unbelievable. 

This is unbelievable.  There seems to be absolutely nothing medical science can do about this.  My brother was born with 3 chambers in his heart and medical science fixed him but they can't fix this.

I am so frustrated I can't stand it.  I'm about to attempt to put pure lemon myrtle on them, i can't fathom what this is gonna feel like.  I don't care.  I haven't had sex or dated in 2 and a half years now because of this.

I'm so scared of stds i'm the biggest stickler about protection, even with girls i've dated for a year or more, but i finally got completely defeated from shaking somebodies hand...
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: som on 17/05/2011 02:01:29
hey Sickofit29male, i don't think MC is any reason not to date. If you get to know the girl first before getting physical, you will be able to tell her what you have. I've been in that situation twice, and both times the girl stuck around and got physical anyway.

oenophile:
I told my partner I have it, she wasn't worried about it for some reason; maybe cause she considers herself very healthy and has a strong immune system. We haven't stopped having sex and I haven't passed it to her.
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: ptguard333 on 22/05/2011 23:11:36
Alright, this forum was a big help because it offered soooo many options and treatments to try that were cheap. I noticed my MC 2 weeks ago when it started to spread. I have had the "mothership" original site for a few months on the base of my penis. I thought it was just a random bumpb didnt think twice until I shaved with clippers 2 weeks ago and saw a TON of little bumps. I researched and found it to be MC.

It is going down and fading and here is what I did. (VERY HEALTHY 25 YO MALE, I workout 5 times a week)

DO NOT SHOWER WITH HOT WATER, they come to the surface and seem to really spread the disease. I went from about 30 to around 60 after a few washes. So use lukewarm or cold water showers.

AFTER SHOWER: Apply Isopropyl Alcohol to all infected area. Not too much, it will sting a bit. Let it dry out the area after the shower. Then apply persa-gel 10 to the area infected.

ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL 91%: I used this after every shower and before every application of my Clean & Clear persa-gel 10 Maximum Strength. It seemed to sting though at times.

PERSA-GEL 10 from Clean and Clear: I heard others that had success with this product but for the first week didn't notice much of a difference as I was using hot showers and it was spreading. (I am assuming most benzoyl peroxides will work as long as they are maximum strength)

THE BEST THING I DID...SCRAPING. Scrape those lil bastards. I actually was so fed up that after a shower and alcohol application, when they were raised, I tried to pop them like a zit which made them bleed and hurt but didnt get rid of the head. I then scraped with a needle which hurt like hell and got maybe one of them, way more bleeding. The most affective was pulling my skin tight and using my fingernail to press down hard on one side and just scrape it off pulling out the white pit. As soon as I had it out, down the drain, wash my hands, and isopropyl the area. (***WARNING*** the stinging is a little painful. I am assuming younger kids be very careful of application. It does hurt.) After that they bleed and seem to never stop bleeding. But that is a good thing, that means you got it out.

I actually only removed about 15 of the infected sites out of about 60 including the mothership site. After I did this, and continued with my alcohol/persa-gel method they have gone down significantly! I seem to believe scraping the sites gets your antibodies down to fight the virus once it is recognized. OR perhaps like the movie Independence Day, once you take down the mothership the others fall easily.

I did apply the persa-gel 3 times a day. Once after a shower in the morning, once at lunch, and once after a shower at night. I am not sure if all methods are working, or just the scraping, but I am very happy that they are leaving and feel the stress lifting off of my shoulders to date again soon.

Scraping will cause little scabs, but you can feel the pit gone and so far not noticeable scarring is occurring.

I only had a one night scrape fest, after that wanted to see the effect. 3 days later they are smaller, not as "healthy infected" as they used to look and disappearing slowly. I wanted an immediate cure that would provide results and so far, after 2 weeks this seems to be working. We all have different immune systems, but I hope someone can take this advice and use it to help themselves out.

Good luck everyone, you can beat this.
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: ptguard333 on 06/06/2011 00:53:11
Just an update for you all.

I am almost 100% free of the little white head monsters!!! I still have some light scabbing and slightly red marks from where the previous MC was. After some initial scrapping there are a few, but not many, sites that pop up after but they are very small. As long as you keep the area clean and follow my method above it works. (At least it did for me and a few others here) Still some skins flaking and peeling after the processes, but better than the bumps. It itched for a few days, but the cold showers helped out.

My confidence is way higher now, because it was around my bellybutton/lower abs I was afraid to date, take my shirt off, go to the pool...you name it. I actually ran shirtless the other day and I am confident again. Although I am abstaining from sex until a few months from now as well as the pool, I feel like I have the worst of this behind me. I don't want to infect anyone with this nasty disease. Not sure if I contracted it during sex or not, just know I want it gone for good.

Good luck to you all!

Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: ptguard333 on 06/06/2011 00:55:26
Also, forgot to add. Following the first scrape-fest I had another when the second wave came up. After that, no new MC has arrived. Just an FYI for you all.
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: molmol on 08/06/2011 17:57:57
Hi Guys! These are the things I did to heal my molluscum for about 20 pcs in 1 week!

Step1: Lifestyle
- I don't smoke and no to alcohol, I do exercise every morning, I sleep for atleast 7hrs, I do intake vitamin c 500mg and 500mg of multivitamins and don't skip meals!

- Purpose of step1 is to increase your immune system to avoid spreading and to enhance the healing effect of step 2

Step2:apply apple cider vinegar (pure and unfiltered!)
- I use bragg acv brand.
- You also need 70% isopropyl alcohol  without moisturizer, cotton balls, and paper tape

1: Take a bath always and wash the infected part with soap (put soap  on your hand then apply it gently on infected area and never scrub your body if you have molluscum). Be sure to have 2 dry towel to avoid spreading MC!

2: Pour alcohol in infected part but dont let it drip to not  affected site!

3: dry it with dry cotton but be gently,  let the cotton absorbs the alcohol

4: Soak cotton balls in ACV then put it on molluscum ( be sure its on top of molluscum beacause ACV will burn your skin )

5: tape it! not too tight not too loose

leave it for 7 hrs then go back to taking a bath steps
-ACV hurts and smells awful!

Here's the crucial part, once the tip of molluscum goes brown or black it is time for you to scrape it but please be careful because you can kill the virus or just spread it again!

here are the steps I did to scrape it out!

 be sure you just wash and dry the infected site, then get dry cotton ball and scrape it from the tip or in the black/brown part! you will notice inside theres a white liquid please don't let it drip on your skin because that is the virus! the wash it cotton ball with alcohol 3x then dry it apply acv again then tape it!

I hope this will help you guys! Let us free others from this molluscum nightmares
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Skillz on 29/07/2011 16:27:01
Hello, i noticed some spots on the tip of my foreskin about 2 weeks ago so i went to see my doctor who said it looks like MC.
Then she began to ask me if it was possible if i had HIV which has quite frankly left me terrified. I have been in a relationship for 3 years (gf has no symptoms) and i had an STD test about 8 months ago and every thing was fine but my doctor has still left me worried. She said there was no treatment for it and they would take months to heal.

The spots first appeared quite large and red but began to dry up and shrink. I checked today and i have another 2-3. It is really making me depressed and i don't know what to do.
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: st24 on 11/08/2011 15:13:36
Hi - I have recently seen a specialist about my youngest's molluscum (eldest has also suffered from molluscum but has now cleared up) it just seems to be getting worse! He recommended a treatment called poxiderm and seems to be doing the trick! Hope this helps
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mcvt on 26/08/2011 23:16:36
Hey all.  I had MC for about a year and, like most of you, was extremely frustrated with it.  I tried a couple methods (evisceration, freezing, iodine, salicylic acid) and my brother used prescription cantharone cream.  We both found evisceration and iodine to be the most effective.

There is lots of good information here, including a lot of medical research articles which are interesting to browse through.  http://mcvtreatment.com
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: bohilus on 11/09/2011 08:37:58
Hi All,
I have been diagnosed with mc and the doctor too said that there's no cure and have to wait for the antibody immune system to naturally fight against it. It can take from 3 months to a year before they go away. I had the problem on my face round the mouth and neck area which were affecting my work. But then found this online, Antiviral elixir oil from advert deleted and applied onto the affected area,  they were gone within weeks. Hope this help you as well.
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: minoru on 29/09/2011 02:04:32
I am a 31 year old male and have been diagnosed with Molluscum on my neck and groin area, and let me tell you, shaving these areas has been a problem.  I haven't shaved for a few weeks, since shaving is probably what initially spread the Molluscum.  While I have been using evisceration on the Molluscum that I can see, I am sure there are a few hidden in patches of hair on my neck and groin. Question 1: How can I trim my pubic and neck hair to find these little guys without further spreading the Molluscum?  Question 2: I want to catch the Molluscum early so they don't spread.  Could someone describe what a Molluscum looks like when it first appears; I am afraid I may confuse a small Molluscum and a pimple. 
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: zack101 on 03/11/2011 23:02:19
So after going through this whole thread and hearing of all the success with ACV I decided to try it. I had about 5-6 lesions on my genital region that were slowly multiplying (started as 1 spot). What happened is that the skin around the mc went black and I'm afraid its scarred. I read that people's lesions went black and peeled off but I'm talking about my skin itself! Is this normal? Has this happened to anyone? What can I do about it? I don't even know if it's working or not, it's only been 3 days but I dont know if I should keep using it because it seems like it might be doing more harm then good. Hopefully someone here can help and I'll post an update.
Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: jackdcosta56 on 09/11/2011 09:38:21
Well the idea of urine is not very good i suppose. Will it be hygienic to do something like this?
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Title: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mcvsux on 26/11/2011 23:12:15
I have done loads of reading on MCV and its a nasty disease.... a little about my particular case.  6 months ago I notice red pimple like zits with a white head on them on my buttocks.  Did not thing too much of it.  However about 6 weeks ago I noticed the same on the back of my arms, about a week later I scratched them like crazy and they were itchy as. (before I was diagnosed).  I then went to a doctor, and as usual he said they would go away over time....I would not settle for this so I have read about remedies others have found.

1.  Firstly read loads of good reports about the effectiveness of Apple Cider vinegar. (ACV)  Its cheap and can be found in your local grocery store.  Read mostly that you needed to soak a cotton ball in it and cover it with a water proof bandage.  This was not possible for me as I had 100's of these tiny papules all over my upper arms, and then on my chest.  Very contagious.  Autoinoculation is a massive problem with this condition and all efforts need to be made to not touch/scratch them.  Due to the wide spread area I cut up an old cotton shirt, soaked it in ACV and then placed it on the effected area.  I then used a compression bandage to hold it in place (not too tight).  Left it on for about 4hrs 2x a day.  Hard to bear it any longer as it burns.  ACV basically seems to strip the top layers of skin (epidermis) which exposes the virus.  IT lives in the epidermis.  From what I also understand by doing loads of reading is that MCV virus can not survive in an 'Alkaline' environment.  This is basically how it kills the virus.  After a few days of treatment I noticed the papules would be white in colour after taking the bandage off and then it would scab up.  I did notice that a few new ones popped up in the same area so I can not be certain that it is 100% effective.  It certainly helped though.  I used a few different treatments at different times of the day.  Be careful ACV burns the skin, dilute it with water if need be.

2.  Secondly I purchased some Lemon Myrtle oil, after reading heaps about the effectiveness of this essential oil.  Just google it and you will find some online stores.  They will ship anywhere in the world, and for me in NZ it was cheap enough.  I wont harp on about the oil and you can read all about it when you google it.  Basically diluted it with some olive oil at a strength of 30%.  Do not use it in stronger concentrations it will burn your skin.  I used this in conjunction with ACV a few times a day.  I think this helped as well, however there still were a few new ones popping up.  I was freaking out thinking that I have ran out of treatment ideas.  I also washed my skin with Benzoyl Peroxide 5% when showering, as well as Lemon Myrtle shower gel.  Do not used towels more than once.

3.  Internally I have been supplementing my diet with vitamin pills.  Echnocia, Fish oil, Multivitamin, Meg Vitamin C, B complex, and zinc.  As well as that drinking wheat grass juice to alkalize my body internally.  (viruses find it hard to survive).  Included in my wheatgrass juice I added 25ml of ACV (braggs with mother).  Not nice to drink but when your desperate you will try anything.

4.  I also used a product called Eliminator.  It is made by Neways.  Essentially it is used as a mouthwash but has many uses.  Google it, you will find the neways site and info regarding this.  It is basically stablised chlorine and has a weak chlorine smell to it....its not too over bearing.  I have used it for Acne on my face and it worked absolute wonders.  I swear by this product.   Simply get a sprayer and spray it onto the effected area. If you use a combination of treatments like I have, be sure to give your body time to recover....very important!

To conclude I dont know if its been a combination of everything talked about above but it seems to have worked for me.  Definantly worth a try unless you want to put up with this horrible disease for years.  If you plan on using any of these treatments, be careful as they can burn. Try it on a small area of your skin to make sure you have no reaction to it.  If one treatment does not work, try another.  But be cautious.  Note your skin will look worse before it gets better.  In adults it is a disease which is transmitted sexually, however I do not think this was the case with me.  I am an otherwise healthy 25yr old female and make my potential BF's have an STD check before sleeping with them.  I swim actively so I am guessing I have caught it that way.  Towels / overcrowded pools etc.  Uses Aloe Vera gel to sooth damaged skin.  Good luck.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: michal101 on 19/01/2012 09:55:19
Have a grandson with molluscum, which I am told is a form of pox virus.  Currently, he's being treated with some caustic chemical by the dermatologist.  Is there any alternative treatment?  Any truth to the use of duct tape with warts, and would that help?

Bezoar
Chemical medicine are good but very harmful for face if you want to clear the pox mark from your face then you have to try any herbal medicine.
Have a grandson with molluscum, which I am told is a form of pox virus.  Currently, he's being treated with some caustic chemical by the dermatologist.  Is there any alternative treatment?  Any truth to the use of duct tape with warts, and would that help?

Bezoar
Chemical medicine are good but very harmful for face if you want to clear the pox mark from your face then you have to try any herbal medicine. Aloe vera is one of the best herbal medicine for face or skin. this will not harm in any matter and also purify your blood..
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: pyrotalk on 06/02/2012 21:04:06
These critters are awful.. I still have them after 3 years and they still dont go away.. Recently, i went full core because they started appearing on my stomach and chest. Because of a large area, i am putting 2.5% BP all over and they are itching and inflammed. This is a good sign except i am worried i can get hypo or hyperpigmentation.
-Spot treat with zymaderm, totally useless
-spotted treated them with lemon myrtle but didnt do much. Smell is very strong, i diluted up to 23% with avocado oil which is toxic. But didnt see much results
- Next 10% BP, this works amazing on small ones but the ones that formed the head, it is useless. Though i read that i should be popping them.. I will try that because derm's visits are costing a ton
-Next, 0.05% tretinoid. This is mixed results. I tried it on one spot and alternating with BP and it caused a dark hyperpigmentation which it freaked me out. But it does work or at least a combination of both tretinoid and BP

I am also using 2% salicylic lotion all over my body and this is causing itching and inflamation on the infected areas.. This has put a big dent in my sex life, the fear of spreading to innocent people... But it is exactly how i got it.. Someone purposely infected me with his finger.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: JLA on 08/02/2012 13:02:05
Hi everyone.
I opened an account on here to share my experience with MC. I first spotted Mollusc 2 years ago on my stomach, ignorantly mistaking it for a pimple, I squeezed it, ( with great difficulty) only to produce a strange white core and an unordinary amount of blood. Fast forward to the next day when I woke up with 40+ of these little assholes all over my genitals and stomach, varying in size/shape.

I researched high and low and tried EVERYTHING, trust me when I say everything. BP, tea tree oil, lemon M, multis, alcohol wipes, salicylic acid 10% - Now let me tell you, this was the worst, i had burns all over my genitals and stomach from this and it did absolutely nothing. If anything I thought it would create a T-cell response to respond to the area, thus intern finding the intruder and killing it...yeah no. Bathing in & drinking apple cider vinegar, which if you haven't figured out, is some idiots idea (ACVx) to soak the lesions in ACV and leave overnight/ for days.

ANYWAY. lets get to the point, I struggled to get rid of these for a little over 8 months, before I went down my own route. If you are brave enough, this will work, I have been clear now for 1.5 years with one lesions here or there that I take care of immediately.

You will need -

100/200x alcohol wipes
Rubber gloves (disposable)

Step one - Put pair of gloves on, pick you first target. Get the lesion UNDER your thumbs so that the core of it is between your nails, pull up and squeeze until the core (which looks like two whitish heads) is on the ends of your thumbs under the gloves, turn the gloves inside out with the core remaining inside.

Step two - the lesion should be bleeding freely, if it is not, you have not gotten all of the lesion. Be wary, the reason for the gloves/ disinfecting is that the core of the lesion is highly contagious and is the reason you will get more if it comes in to contact with your skin. you can opt out of using gloves, I just did because I was paranoid of getting more of these lesions.

Step three - Apply alcohol wipe to area, it will sting, this is good, it will kill any remaining parts of the lesions and disinfect the area.

You get the gist, I had these all over my stomach, and genitals, it was painful getting rid of them and my skin looked like sh1t for a couple of weeks. The red marks from the lesions lingered for a month or two, but they are all gone now, and so is MC!! The feeling of getting rid of all those little barstads was a relief in itself. You will miss one or two, because they will be too small to see and will eventually grow in to a larger lesion, then you can remove it the same way you removed the others.

My MC has never come back, this was the only way I could get rid of them, it was that or Dr's orders of "wait it out".

I don't recommend you use this method on your children, I'm a 22 Y.O man, and it was painful but worth it.

Anyway, I hope this helps, and gives any of you out there some hope, you can beat it, it's easy, just a little elbow grease ;-)

Good luck.


Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: MolluscumKiller on 09/02/2012 16:07:27
First, let me just say that I can totally relate to your struggle.  My heart goes out to you if you’re struggling with the dreadful  virus known as Molluscum Contagiosum.  Although I really don’t feel like writing all this out, I told myself that if I ever figured out the best treatment, I would spread the word.

MY STORY.  I caught Molluscum Contagiosum in Jiu-Jitsu class about 10 months ago.  At first I thought I just had skin tags so I didn’t regard them seriously.  Later, when I realized they were multiplying, I began researching symptoms and that’s when I came across testimonies of Mollscum.  Although I had never heard of Molluscum, I immediately concluded this was what I had contracted.  I later went to a dermatologist (total waste of money) and he confirmed this self-diagnosis.
How did I get it?  My first error was shaving before jiu-jitsu class.  Jiu-Jitsu is sort of like wrestling.  There’s a whole lot of skin on skin contact with your sparring partners.  If you’re a male and have Molluscum, don’t shave near areas with lesions!  Not even with an electric razor.  The only thing you can do is use the “trimmer” accessory which is common on most electric shavers.  Sorry, no more close shaves during this time.  Shaving spreads the virus. 

If you think your Molluscum is bad, please know that I had 100s of lesions on my neck and head (even had a few on my face).  I was so depressed that I locked myself in my apartment for a few months (except for going to work) and allowed myself very few social interactions during this time.  Even when I was at work, I tried my best to hide my neck with hoodies and jackets.  I didn’t want anyone feeling like my presence was a threat to their health.

This meant I didn’t go to Jiu-Jitsu class or fitness gyms of any sort for 10 months.  Worst of all, I forced myself to refrain from sex during this time.  As bad as I craved it, I just couldn’t allow myself to spread this horrible virus to others.  As a 32 year old man with a very high sex drive, this was a very depressing time in my life.  Now that my molluscum is gone, ladies, I’m back in the game.

Don’t Waste Money.  I wasted many months trying homemade remedies and treatments.  Nothing worked.  Not even close.  The first thing you’ll notice about Molluscum lesions is how stubborn they are.  I tried every treatment imaginable from Tea Tree Oil, Zymaderm (don’t waste money on this) and Imiquimod (Aldara) cream.  No single ingredient seemed to work. I was so desperate, I literally tried applying 100% acetic acid once. It burned like hell, but not even acid destroyed the lesion.  They are very resilient, but buckle up because you’re gonna need to be more even more resilient. 

Secret Ingredient.  Finally, I discovered the “magical” secret ingredient, Hydrogen Peroxide Cream.   This cream works wonderfully on lesions and it’s super cheap (about $3 a bottle).  It’s mostly used in hair care products as developer.  Just go to your local beauty supply store and ask for peroxide cream 40 power.  They come in different potencies (15, 30, 40).  Forty power is the strongest available for regular customers.  They do make a 50 power but in my state, you must be a licensed beautician to buy the 50 power peroxide cream.  Please be advised, however, that the cream does burn and sting.  Be careful not to use too much so you don’t permanently scar your skin.  Try to apply the cream directly on top of the lesion as opposed to spreading it all around the lesion area.  This will help burn the lesion, not the surrounding skin.

How Does It Work?  The cream works by drying out the Molluscum.  Once the lesion has been significantly dehydrated, you can pluck out the viral center of the lesion with tweezers.

That’s the good news.  The bad news, however, is that it’s still no quick fix.  After I discovered hydrogen peroxide cream, it still took about 3 months of treatment before my lesions subsided significantly.  Why did it take so long?  Because after I would destroy one lesion, another one would appear in a different area on my body.  I’ve read elsewhere that the virus is contained only within the lesion, but I doubt if this is true because new lesions would appear in different places immediately after destroying one.  I wonder if it’s actually contained in the bloodstream.

IMPORTANT:  As useful as the peroxide cream was, it didn’t work by itself.  I used the ingredients and steps below to maximize the treatment:

1.    Panoxyl’s 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Face/Chest/Body wash.  It’s available at Walgreens.  Shower with this each day.  This won’t do much on destroying your existing molluscum, but it did seem to slow down the growth of new lesions.   It dries your skin out, but that’s what the next ingredient is for.

2.   Dr. Wheatgrasss – Superbalm.  When you get out of the shower and your skin is feeling dry and flakey from the benzoyl peroxide wash, use Dr. Wheatgrass’ Superbalm as a moisturizer.  I don’t know what it is about Wheatgrass, but this stuff really seems to work.  It’s expensive , but over the  course of 3 months I really noticed a difference in my lesions.  Also, I strongly recommend using the Superbalm, not the Recovery Cream.  The Superbalm is 300% more concentrated with Wheatgrass than the Recovery Cream.   Although the Superbalm is about $10 more than the recovery cream,  you get about twice the product that’s in the recovery cream.  I believe the Recovery Cream is about 2.5 oz and the the Superbalm is about 5 oz.  Dr. Wheatgrass is an Australian company, but their USA distributor is www.grassfactor.com

Note: Steps 1 and 2 above should be considered daily treatments.  Do these steps every day.  The final steps below are performed only when targeting specific lesions.

3.   Hydrogen Peroxide.  When you want to target individual lesions, I recommend the following:
Wash the lesion(s) thoroughly with Hydrogen Peroxide (a bottle costs less than a dollar).  Wash with peroxide, let the lesion dry, and then wash with peroxide again.  Repeat 3-4 times. 
4.   Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV).  Once the lesions have been dehydrated with peroxide, soak cosmetic (make-up) cotton pads in ACV.  Place the soaked pad on top of the lesion.  Cover lesion with Tegaderm  Bandages (plastic waterproof bandages).  These bandages are expensive (about $15 per box), but don’t gamble with any other bandage.  I tried other bandages and even duct tape, but nothing worked as good as Tegaderm.   They keep the ACV from drying which increases the amount of time the lesion is soaked underneath the bandage.   Leave the bandages on for about 18 hours.   
5.   Hydrogen Peroxide Cream.  After you’ve left the ACV/Tegaderm bandages on for about 18 hours, remove the bandages. If air didn’t get inside the bandage, the ACV should still be moist.  Your lesion should look significantly impacted by the ACV.  Sometimes it would turn my lesions white, other times black.  I believe the black ones were destroyed, while the white lesions still had the living molluscum virus active within.  If there are any doubts whether or not you killed the molluscum in the lesion, apply Peroxide Cream (the “secret ingredient” above - Salon Developer 40).  You can find this at Sally’s Beauty Supply or any other beauty stores.  It’s basically the cream used for developer when dyeing hair.  Please be advised that this cream stings and it’s hard to endure, but it definitely works. If you can endure the burn for a couple minutes, this will help dry out the molluscum. 
6.   Tweeze.  Once the lesions have dried out and are deadm use tweezers to pluck out the viral center of the lesions.  This is supposed to be the part of the lesion that contains the virus, so be careful with it.  Just to be safe, even after tweezing I would apply another dab of peroxide cream.

Conclusion.  Again, please give the peroxide cream a try.  I think this might be the missing ingredient from all the proposed solutions.  My heart goes out to you.  Don’t give up.  If you ever feel too depressed, go over to Youtube and watch videos about Small Pox and pox family viruses.  You could have it so much worse.  Molluscum is only a cosmetic hinderance.  It’s not going to kill you.  Be strong.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: adelinejg on 01/03/2012 11:36:11
OMG I can't believe some of the treatments everyone has tried and how damaging to the skin they can be. 

We have pretty much successfully got rid of my five year old's molluscum which she had for about six months.  It was the second outbreak in her life, the first went of its own accord after about four weeks but this outbreak was particularly virilient - it covered most of her torso and was spreading although it didn't seem to bother her - but once it reached her neck and was visible above her school uniform we decided to try treating it.

Both my husband and I try to take a complementary approach to any medical treatment, believing in trying to work in harmony with the body.  As far as I can work out from my own research, molluscum is to do with a weakened immune system and so we felt it was appropriate to try firstly to support her immune system by increasing vitamin intake and ensuring her diet was healthy (no sweets!) and she was getting a lot of fresh air.

We had read a lot about Dr Bill Deagle, a US oncologist, who is researching treatments for cancer which are less damaging than chemotherapy etc. He does a small range of products through his company, Nutrimedical, and many of them are suitable for use to treat a variety of conditions.  For molluscum he recommends ionised silver (like colloidal silver but better quality/more effective) and a product whcih is basically concentrate extract of garlic, in both a liquid and a cream form.  They were quite expensive especially as we had to order from the USA but we thought they were worth trying.

Anyway, the products arrived on a Saturday and we started a three times daily routine of applying first the silver and then the cream topically, and then a number of drops of silver under the tongue followed by some drops of the garlic stuff.  Within two days we were amazed!  The rate at which the spots cleared up seemed to improve but what was most significant was NO MORE SPOTS!

It's now been just under two weeks since we started treatment and since then we have only had half a dozen new spots.  We now have one spot left which is a bit crusty but have had no new ones this week.  I would not be surprised if she is totally free of them by the weekend, two weeks after we started the program.

I know this might sound like a pitch for the company but it's not.  I would have bought the products in the UK but they aren't available.  I know it may be coincidental that the spots have cleared up around the time of the treatment - she also suffers from eczema breakouts and Dr Bill has a treatment for this whcih we are trying now we've got the molluscum sorted so I'll provide a follow up on success rate there.

 I'm happy to provide any further info about treatment or where to get it.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: morgana on 18/03/2012 21:30:22
Hello everyone . its great to find this site, but not so great to see very few (apparently) of my age who have this; and also very few who  have it on their FACE! Ive had them for probably 8/9 months and was told by the doc that they would just go away; also that they were not very contagious.  They seem to be spreading. Having read this I am starting to drink ACV, but am very reluctant to put it on my face! I have ordered some of the homeopathic cream..... does anyone have any experience with facial MC? I havent until now been using seperat towels and will feel terrible if my family start to exhibit this  thing.
I know I am run down and have been drinking aloe vera for months now; shortly hoping to begin Kombucha tea once it has brewed.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: yonowantmc on 20/03/2012 22:55:32
How old are you Morgana?

My boyfriend was just diagnosed with MC, and I of course freaked out! Anyways, we would frequently share the same towel so that may be one of the major reasons I have it. I have it at the top of my inner thighs and now I'm freaking out because I think I have it on my face. My doctor prescribed Retin-A micro has anyone had success with this prescription?

This is the worst thing ever especially for someone who suffers from anxiety problems life myself, the added stress is NOT needed. Someone help!! :(
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: disneychic on 23/03/2012 23:47:26
I got molluscum about 3 months ago, at first i thought it was just a pimple on by butt so i picked at it and needless to say it spread and i continued to shave and spread it all over my pelvic region the dermatologist said to leave it alone and it would go away.  I used vinegar it seemed to work some but it burned more each time I did it, it became very painful and it always came back after the scabs fell off.  I tried valcylovir, it didn't work at all!  I tried emuaid but it was so expensive i kept running out of product right when it started looking better and it would come back.  Do NOT use NAIR when you have this, it was like throwing gasoline on the fire!!!!  The only thing that seems to work really well for me was cimentidine (tagament)  I have been using it for 9 days and they are all gone on the pelvic region and just have a few bumps on my thighs where i shaved my legs, i couldn't take it anymore, DO NOT SHAVE if you can help it!  you have to take 30-40mg of cimentidine per kg of body weight so you have to figure out what your weight is in kg and then times that number by 30-40mg and that gives you the dosage.  i took 3 pills in the morning 3 at lunch and 4 before bed because i weigh about 51kg.  this is the only thing that helped me, i was starting to scar really bad from the vinegar treatments.  I found a website for dermatologists and they were posting each other about treatments for molluscum contagiosum and MOST of them said they use TAGAMENT but the dosage has to be high enough.  they said it usually takes a month for and adult to get all lesions gone, kids are less and easier to cure.  Molluscum was ruining my life!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: JoeBro on 16/04/2012 18:21:26
Apple Cider Vinegar worked PERFECTLY and FAST for me. I only had under a dozen, but man was I impressed with it. Just used the cotton ball method overnight for one night, but used a lot to make sure they got killed.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: annabel on 25/04/2012 09:17:25
My daughter has had molluscum for over 6 months and we couldn't get rid of it, after reading on here about tea tree oil we tried it in a carrier oil, (olive oil) and it has been a miracle cure for it, almost 3 weeks in she only has two spots left to heal, she had over 50 of them all over her body, we tried so many different lotions and potions before hand, this remedy cost very little and has been effective without any hassle to use and my daughter enjoyed treating herself by dabbing it on the spots with a cotton bud/Q-tip.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: annabel on 25/04/2012 09:25:03
These critters are awful.. I still have them after 3 years and they still dont go away.. Recently, i went full core because they started appearing on my stomach and chest. Because of a large area, i am putting 2.5% BP all over and they are itching and inflammed. This is a good sign except i am worried i can get hypo or hyperpigmentation.
-Spot treat with zymaderm, totally useless
-spotted treated them with lemon myrtle but didnt do much. Smell is very strong, i diluted up to 23% with avocado oil which is toxic. But didnt see much results
- Next 10% BP, this works amazing on small ones but the ones that formed the head, it is useless. Though i read that i should be popping them.. I will try that because derm's visits are costing a ton
-Next, 0.05% tretinoid. This is mixed results. I tried it on one spot and alternating with BP and it caused a dark hyperpigmentation which it freaked me out. But it does work or at least a combination of both tretinoid and BP

I am also using 2% salicylic lotion all over my body and this is causing itching and inflamation on the infected areas.. This has put a big dent in my sex life, the fear of spreading to innocent people... But it is exactly how i got it.. Someone purposely infected me with his finger.


Try tea tree oil mixed in a carrier oil such as olive oil, it worked wonders on my daughter, we had tried lots of different things before this and none worked, I mixed it 2.5ml of teatree oil to 10ml of olive oil, 3 weeks later she has only a couple of spots left to heal and no new ones have appeared in over a week!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: annabel on 25/04/2012 09:27:22
How old are you Morgana?

My boyfriend was just diagnosed with MC, and I of course freaked out! Anyways, we would frequently share the same towel so that may be one of the major reasons I have it. I have it at the top of my inner thighs and now I'm freaking out because I think I have it on my face. My doctor prescribed Retin-A micro has anyone had success with this prescription?

This is the worst thing ever especially for someone who suffers from anxiety problems life myself, the added stress is NOT needed. Someone help!! :(

try teatree oil mixed in a carrier oil such as olive oil, 2.5ml teatree to 10ml olive oil, worked like a miracle cure for us, gone in 3 weeks, no new spots have appeared
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: annabel on 25/04/2012 09:51:33
Have a grandson with molluscum, which I am told is a form of pox virus.  Currently, he's being treated with some caustic chemical by the dermatologist.  Is there any alternative treatment?  Any truth to the use of duct tape with warts, and would that help?

Bezoar
Chemical medicine are good but very harmful for face if you want to clear the pox mark from your face then you have to try any herbal medicine.
Have a grandson with molluscum, which I am told is a form of pox virus.  Currently, he's being treated with some caustic chemical by the dermatologist.  Is there any alternative treatment?  Any truth to the use of duct tape with warts, and would that help?

Bezoar
Chemical medicine are good but very harmful for face if you want to clear the pox mark from your face then you have to try any herbal medicine. Aloe vera is one of the best herbal medicine for face or skin. this will not harm in any matter and also purify your blood..

My daughter has had molluscum for over 6 months and we couldn't get rid of it, after reading on here about tea tree oil we tried it in a carrier oil, (olive oil) and it has been a miracle cure for it, almost 3 weeks in she only has two spots left to heal, she had over 50 of them all over her body, we tried so many different lotions and potions before hand, this remedy cost very little and has been effective without any hassle to use and my daughter enjoyed treating herself by dabbing it on the spots with a cotton bud/Q-tip.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: jeni2clean on 25/04/2012 14:30:52
I have the most simple way to get rid of these with JUST WATER.  Stop all the chemicals, medicines, squishing, painful ways!  contact me jeni2clean@gmail.com.
My cousin's daughter had these and the dr said they'd go away on their own.  Izzi scratched at these until they bled.  I gave her 1 cloth and some water and by using the cloth 2 x's per day they cleared up and have never come back!
She did pass it on to her sister, and now Sami has been using the cloth and water and hers are just about gone as well!!!  :)
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: RD on 26/04/2012 03:58:59
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Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mc13 on 05/05/2012 21:45:30
Hi,

I have had MC on my face in five spots for over 24 years. I got the first one from my daughter when she was 3 years old and the Doctor burned hers off with beetle juice. The Doctor never mentioned anything about them being contagious so I ended up catching one which has spread to the current five I have now. I have tried burning them off (ouch!) and it has left me with small scars, but they keep coming back after a few months. I have tried salicylic acid with no luck and more pain again. They are so stubborn. Can anyone suggest something for the FACE! Thank you
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: peter4836 on 12/05/2012 16:20:16
The information is very interesting. Now I'm interested in the properties of vinegar.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: bhandari_nikhil on 28/05/2012 14:35:20
My 2-year old daughter recently had molluscum and the doctors suggested extirpation or potassium hydroxide. I went for apple cider vinegar, though, thanks to some comments I saw here, with excellent results. I have captured my travails at

http://www.infobarrel.com/The_Battle_Against_Molluscum_Contagiosum

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: marysa on 07/06/2012 05:32:34
I got diagnosed with Molluscum recently in the pubic area, I got prescribed Imiqudom (sp?) but haven't started it yet. Before I use the cream I've been applying tea tree oil morning and night and it seems to be drying them up. Has anyone had complete success with just tea tree oil? It seems too good to be true.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Edenn_Jade on 13/06/2012 04:32:26
New to this site -- hope I am posting correctly!

I am a 23 year old female. Last fall I noticed a bump "down there". I ignored it, shaved and a few days later more bumps appeared. I went to the doctor thinking the worst -- in my mind I had caught a case of the HERP! I was very relieved to find out I had molluscum instead. PHEW! It's been about 8 months, the bumps are still there. The doctor told me to just leave them & I have. They're almost gone, maybe two left -- stoked!

AND THEN...

A few days ago a bump pops up on my upper lip. Oh no! At first I think it's a pimple, I keep waiting for it to come to a head. Then I think it's an ingrown hair, YES, I wax my lip. A day or two goes by & I realize sh1t I have molluscum on my LIP! Cute, right? Last night I popped it, the waxy head came out. I dabbed it with apple cider vinegar but this morning when I woke up it looked exactly the same as yesterday BEFORE I popped it. I called my dermatologist and can't get in until next week.

Tonight I went and bought thuja, I actually just took my 1st 5 pills. I hope this works! I only have three bumps left -- just wish one didn't come up on my LIP for Christ sake!

I think I am going to re-open it tonight, pour some peroxide on it, dab some neosporin on it and then cover it with ACV for a while before bed.

Can't wait to get into my doctors office! I feel so ashamed -- I don't even want to make eye contact with anyone.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Vanquish on 11/07/2012 14:35:40
DONT FREAK OUT!!! You WILL get better!!

I want to thank this forum WHOLEHEARTEDLY for helping me get rid of the molluscum I had....in less than a week!

I wish I could tell you exactly what worked...but I tried the shotgun approach based on everything I read above.

First of all, I'm not sure how I got it. I'm a happily married man who has never cheated...not even once. But one day I woke up with something on the shaft of my penis. Kind of looked like a wart with a zit on top of it.  I didn't think anything of it for a week...thinking it was a zit...and just washed it with hot water...BIG mistake.  One morning after sleeping on the couch all night from watching TV, i woke up to find 20-30 wart looking things all over my stomach and thighs...and two more on my penis!  I was freaking out. What will my wife think? Will this ever come off? How can I go swimming?

Luckily I found this forum and it was fixed in a week.

1. The latex glove and scoop-out method. I used it.  Don't know if you HAVE to use the gloves, but I did just so I wouldn't spread everything. I used an individual safety pin tip, sterilized under boiling water to ***** open and scoop out the little white heads. I threw them away in a plastic bag along with each safety pin, then the latex glove. Digging out the white cores from my penis was a real eye-opener. I'm pretty fearless in life, but I did have to admit this was pretty extreme.

2. Cleaned with alcohol wipes.

3. Cleaned with Hydrogen Peroxide.

4. Washed with Benz Perox 10% face wash from CVS.

5. Applied Iodine. (Yes it stains, but i applied with a Q-tip for minimum problems. Using a fresh Q-tip each time)

6. Applied tea tree oil. (Same method)

7. Made a huge gauze pad soaked in Apple Cider Vinegar and taped it over all the sores. (Yes it can sting, but not much even after time)

8. Kept removing and applying that gauze every time I took a shower...in cold water. (Sucks but I wasn't chancing it)

9. Went to the doctor. He couldnt tell what I had since I had dug out everything. (I suggest going to the doctor FIRST so she/he can see what you've got...or at least take a picture before you dig). He prescribed something called Imiqod.  This stuff is EXPENSIVE cream. $28 for 1 application the size of a stamp. The doctor said it was the best.  I took one application and spread it way over all my spots.

10. Kept washing the spots with BP face wash in the shower.

After using the gauze for about 3 days...and then washing with BP creme, they just turned into little red spots. They're pretty slow to go away...but the marks are leaving.

OH...also I started taking Multi-vitamins since I was told that this was an immune response thing. With extra vitamin C.

hope that helps others!! Don't freak! It can be cured. Heck even Wikipedia says that there are 2 medicines that are 80% and 90%. Wish you all the best!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: exzacklyright on 15/07/2012 05:31:23
If anyone else needs a chat buddy while going through this like me I'd appreciate it! I've had it for 2 weeks :[  Gonna try zymaderm / wheatgrass which i saw on amazon till I try ACV.

email me :)  with an appropriate subject!!!! then we can talk on gtalk/aim/msn or something.

exzacklyright@hotmail.com
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: heathry76 on 15/07/2012 19:47:46
I just had a case of Molluscum Contagiosum that I caught from a public swimming pool.  I'm 36 years old. I first went to the dermatologist and they use liquid nitrogen.  DON'T DO IT!  It doesn't work well, scars and does not stop the virus from spreading.  After much research, I decided to try all the over the counter and natural treatments.  The magical cure, and I'm telling you, magical-- I bought a spray containing three ingredients-- Tea Tree Oil, Colloidal Silver & Oregano Oil from [no advertising/prices please - Mod].  I sprayed it on 3-4 times per day on all the lesions. I used two bottles to cure it.  If I went out I covered each lesion with clear nail polish, after spraying with the spray. This is day 4 and they almost completely gone. I can't even tell where they were because they didn't even scar.  The only ones that made a scar were the ones the doctor sprayed with liquid nitrogen.  I also took Oregano Extract orally 2 times a day which helps cure skin infections.  So, it's 7 days after I was first diagnosed and it's basically almost totally gone.  I had it on my face, in my mouth and on my lips, on my hands, arms ankles and feet.  Also, eating tons of green veggies, drinking tons of water and getting plenty of sleep.  I used this forum when I was diagnosed and it eventually led me in to finding the cure I used and that worked.  So, put the effort into curing it and you can kick it in 7 days!!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: exzacklyright on 22/07/2012 19:35:44
Well... it's been about a month :[  . Zymaderm / Wheatgrass isn't doing much of anything.  After a night of ACV though I do see black spots or big white puffy yucky things so it seems like that's doing the trick. The problem are the smaller MC bumps. Not sure if ACV is doing much of anything on those.  I just have a big nasty area on my upper thigh that's all red so I'll let it heal before re-applying.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: suzzzzy on 04/08/2012 12:37:09
My son had MC several years ago which fortunately was confined to his chest and stomach area.  His pediatrician told us it would run it's course.  As the little buggers would form their white bump, I would carefully try to remove them but it hurt and left a couple of small scars.  While looking it up on the internet, I saw the posts about Tagamet (Cimetdine) and discussed using it with his doctor.  He said he didn't think there would be any side effects and we could try it. I believe the dosage was 40 mg per day.  We tried it and within two weeks, it cleared.  You could actually see the bumps that had the white cores turning a dark gray and it literally killed the virus from the inside out.  The pediatrician said it might have been a coincidence that they cleared then but I saw it myself and the Tagamet killed it.  Over the summer I noticed my niece had similar bumps and I asked her Mom if she had been to the doctor because it looked like the dreaded MC to me.  She had and I told her about the Tagamet but I'm not sure whether they tried it yet or not.  I noticed a bump on my neck and now on my chin for the past several weeks.  At first I thought hey twere pimples but given that I'm in my 40's and don't generally have breakouts, I'm thinking they might be MC.  Off to the drugstore, I'll be giving the Tagamet a try immediately just in case.  In any event, I won't be suffering from heartburn for a while!

Seriously though, if you or especially your kids get MC, try the Tagamet.  A generic of cimetidine works just as well and is actually what we used.  I wish for my son's sake that we had known about it right away as he suffered with it for nine months and still has some small scars from it.  We didn't note any side effects from the cimetidine, just confirm the dosage for your child with the pediatrician.  Good luck to all who are dealing with this.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: malex on 17/08/2012 20:38:19
It seems like there's a little bit of misinformation being passed around along with all the good. A lot of vitamins and other supplements are basically pro-viral, so they're likely encouraging spreading the infection. (It also seems that people who mention using these things also report that "nothing" is working for them.)

Pro-viral things include alcohol, sugars, fats, carbs, (high calorie diet from any source), B vitamins, vitamin C, lysine is only (very mildly) antiviral while overbalancing arginine. That imbalance is very difficult to maintain without eating flavorless food. Combined with arginine, lysine not only loses any antiviral effect but actually becomes pro-viral. But by far, the worst recommendation of all is magnesium. Magnesium can be extremely pro-viral--maybe because it suppresses immune system activity. Zinc is immune-stimulating, but I'm as leery of taking pill-size amounts of it. The herb comfrey stimulates healing, so it may also stimulate viral spread. I would be very wary. I think it is quite a bit of a problem that people focus on potential benefits of supplements and fail to notice--often many--drawbacks. MILD calorie restriction would very likely be much more effective at clearing the immune attack/viral waste products than any of these additions.

Vitamin D is almost alone in actually being antiviral. It also activates/sensitizes immune cells. If you're trying to kick start your immune system, there's probably nothing better. It's action comes from increasing calcium utilization, so calcium could help too, but I think vitamin D deficiency's more common. Vitamin D is extremely cheap. (Note D3 is the only active form. High D2 intake can, in fact, lower D3 levels.)

Also, it seems likely the problem some encounter in treating their Molluscum is that some tenacious membrane(s) prevents the body from recognizing the virus. Digestive enzymes ARE in fact absorbed from the gut (at least on an empty stomach), and they help that way, but they can be used topically too. Indeed, topically they're already used by some against shingles and chickenpox (another pox virus), so it seems especially promising. They're also used topically to minimize scars, so double benefit. Digestive enzymes are also very cheap (especially pancreatin).
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: sazerac on 22/08/2012 19:37:17
I was helped by a user who posted here some time ago, so I thought I'd give something back to the forum in return.

Stop buying into all the snake oil product bullshit -- here is a guaranteed way to get rid of MC.

You will need:

- Napkins (preferably soft and thin)
- Disinfectant (I used vodka)
- Adhesive bandages

Here is the process, step by step:

1. Start by disinfecting the specific molluscum you are targeting and the area around it.

2. Grap a napkin and pinch that sucker. The idea here is to never let your fingers come in direct contact with the molluscum or the blood or gooey yellow stuff that starts coming out. Keep pinching and manhandling it until you are able to remove the yellow core (most of the time this will actually mean removing the whole molluscum). This will result in blood flowing more freely from the wound.

3. Disinfect thoroughly. It will sting like hell, but that's a good thing.

4. Apply an adhesive bandage and let it sit there for 1-2 days.

5. Let it heal for 1-2 weeks. Don't touch the healing crust formed above the wound, it will fall off by itself.

Yes, the method is crude without a doubt (and it will hurt), but it helped me get rid of my 25+ molluscum. Some of them will leave little scars, so that's something you have to live with. But I can honestly say that the scars I got were marginal. They're just little changes in pigmentation and nothing to really make a fuss about. And besides, there is really no guarantee that you will not get scars when (or if) they go away by themselves. They still have to pop in some way or the other.

Go slow with this method. First experiment by removing one of the molluscum, and then if you are pleased with the results, go ahead and get the others. Popping 2-3 at each session might be a good idea. You might experience getting a few new ones along the way, but that's normal. Just be thorough and continue popping.

Last but not least: I'm a 30 year old male. I wouldn't recommend doing this on your kids, because it IS quite unpleasant. For all you adults out there who can take a little pain however -- this WILL work.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: suziQ on 20/09/2012 19:10:49
My 6yr old daughter sufferred from a severe case of Molluscum Contagiosum. After numerous trips to the dermatologist and being told to just let the virus run its course as a frustrated mom, I felt helpless. Living in Florida, the heat was unbearable and to keep the virus from spreading my daughter was miserable having to wear long sleeves & long pants to school. I tried ACV but my daughter couldn't stand the smell & she said it was making her skin sting. As a last resort, I ordered Dermallay figuring I had nothing to lose. Within 2 weeks of applying the ointment daily, my daughter's symptoms were completely gone! Unlike ACV, the liquid didn't "burn" my daughter's skin so this was a huge plus! If only I had ordered it 6mths sooner... My daughter wouldn't of had to suffer as she did. Dermallay is well worth ordering, I just placed another order so we have some just in case she has another flare up as school is starting soon and the virus is highly contagious. I just thought I would give you all an alternative option if it didn't work out for you!

- Suzi
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: RD on 21/09/2012 04:54:48
Only one "r" in "suffered" Suzi,  aka "Patsy82 from Boca Raton (https://duckduckgo.com/?q=%22Patsy82+from+Boca+Raton%22)", aka another spammer .
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Nardies on 14/10/2012 18:28:34
I took the time to join to share my experience with this horrible infection, and thank others for their help!

I had a regular check up at my local GUM clinic earlier in the year, and was given the all clear, minus some ingrowing hairs in my pubic region. Only they weren't ingrowing hairs, they were MC. I found this out shortly after the next time I shaved (with a less than sharp razor I might add!). A week or so later, a had a collection of ingrowing hairs/spots/pimples/warts, basically I wasn't sure what. Another trip to the GUM clinic and was told it was MC probably caused by my like for swimming and exacerbated by my shaving of my pubic region, but that it would clear up in two years anyway. TWO YEARS!!

Obviously this is rather a shock to the system, as it's quite a horrible looking infection in a...sensitive area for a 30 year old, or anyone sexually active I guess. So I took to Google and looked up treatments, including picking (painful and messy), clove oil (did nothing), tea tree oil (did nothing*). Then I read Helper88's post about using ACV, which did eventually work.

Essentially, I found you need to be militant in your approach to killing MC, so here's my tips:

That's all I did. I had it in total for about 3 months and now I'm completely clear. Yes, ACV stinks. Yes, no sex sucks. Yes, covering your self in plasters and such feel stupid, but for me at least it was short term pain, for longer term gain.

Thanks to helper88 for helping me get shot of this!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Kaden on 15/10/2012 18:47:23
Doctors are literally hopeless these days it seems. There is no reason why you should have to put up with molluscum contagiosum for months or even years or waste money on alternative medicine that doesn't work. I had the virus about 10 years ago which started from a cut to my back becoming infected, and it began to spread over my back and by the time I visited a doctor, there were close to 20 lesions. The doctor was able to diagnose it quickly by appearance alone, and the treatment of choice is anything that removes the viral core.

The molluscum contagiosum virus resides in a waxy core in the papules it causes, and once these cores are removed or destroyed, the virus goes with it. This means that removal or destruction of the core by needle, freezing, or burning is an instant cure as long as the core is completely neutralised. Any doctor who says you have to wait for it to go away is a moron or just lazy.

Any of these options cause pain and possible scarring however, and since I wished to avoid scarring I was offered imiquimod cream. As said by someone else, it certainly is expensive, but its worth it if you want a quick cure without pain or scarring. Imiquimod modulates the immune system, forcing your own body to eliminate the virus. It takes about 2 weeks maximum to see full cure. In this same way, cimetidine used to reduce stomach acid has a side effect of modulating the immune system in a way that is similar, albeit less effective than imiquimod, hence why it worked for the other poster.

Point is, if you have molluscum contagiosum, there's no reason to sit around waiting for your own body to recognise the virus after two years, or religiously apply everything you can find in your pantry in the hopes of naturally eliminating it in a somewhat shorter time span. Find a competent doctor and have him/her remove the cores or prescribe imiquimod. Thinking back to the four or so weeks I spent with the virus, I feel really sorry for the people who have been mishandled by doctors who don't know what they're doing and have had to spend months or years suffering from such a painful and embarrassing disease.

I'll finish with this last bit of insight, the virus can't survive contact with chlorine bleach. I had used the imiquimod for a week with good results and the lesions were crusting over and healing, but swimming in a friend's pool that had been overly chlorinated lead to the remaining few lesions spontaneously healing over the next two days quicker than the imiquimod alone could work. With this said, a bleach bath similar to the ones recommended to prevent and treat staph infections is likely to be effective in destroying the virus.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: shivb on 26/10/2012 11:02:27
My daughter aged 3 had this problem for 2 months and it washed away with EPSOM Salt Bath. Not sure this will be the same case for others as well. But, worth to give a try.
Solution :
1) Drop 3-4 tea spoons of EPSOM SALT ( available in any   Pharmacy) in bath tub with warm water in it.
2) Keep your child in the tub for 15-25 minutes. (Refer other internet sources for EPSOM Salt Bath for Kids)
3) Do the same twice a day.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Good Dad on 13/11/2012 18:16:56
I found a topical liquid for a different skin ailment and cured my daughter and son of all moluscum "warts" within 2-3 days.  After application the moluscum bump, but not healthy tissue, turned black and then fell off in 2-3 days never to come back.  I told a dermatologist friend about this and he didn't believe it because there is no known cure for moluscum contagiousum.  However, I saw it with my own eyes and did it more than once so it was verified at least for me.  Send me am email if you want to learn more.  I don't want to post anything public because I don't want to get in trouble with FDA.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: nags on 14/11/2012 04:21:19
I've been dealing with MC for about 6 months now.  For the first 5 I was waiting it out like the doc told me.  I then started applying ACV and quite a few died up and fell off.. But after about a week my skin was so irritated that I had to stop.  I'm now drinking a tablespoon of ACV 3x a day and will start reapplying directly in a few days when my skin is back to normal.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: WoundedOgre on 18/11/2012 21:48:27
This is a virus, and you need something for viruses to cure it.
I used Lysol wipes that say "Kills the Flu Virus" on the container.
I squeezed one drop of this stuff into a little round band-aid and applied it, after three applications, it dried up and was picked off with a finger nail like a dried blackhead. I also rubbed each of the sites with these cloths regularly to irritate the skin hoping for an immune response.    Did this with each of the bumps and they're all gone now.

Lysol, when it was first created, was used as a womens' douche, so I seriously doubt it will hurt if applied externally.

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Les on 30/11/2012 22:26:59
Our experience started about 18 months ago.  I saw two little spots on my two and a half year old granddaughters hand while we were on vacation.  Needless to say that was the beginning of a major ordeal.  These two inconspicuous little “dots” (my granddaughters name for her warts) manifested into a nightmare.  The “dots” began to spread.  They itched and were irritated after she would scratch them.  It was also becoming a social stigma for her.  I felt so bad for her when another child would say, “what’s that on your hands”.  She would say, “They are my dots and walk away”. It broke my heart!

My daughter took her to her pediatrician in the beginning and he said let it run its course.  After it began to spread to her other hand she took her to a local dermatologist.  The dermatologist prescribed a medication to put on her hands.  The prescription Imiquimod was $700.00 and the side effects for a grown person were unbelievable and here we were using it on a three year old.  These “dots” were consuming my baby(s) in every way.  We bought the prescription and started using it only to have the warts start up her arms and also on her knees.  It seemed anywhere she got a cut or scratch they would attack.  When my daughter found two on her face it was devastating.   

I had researched treatment and everything said, let it run its course, freezing, duct tape and Imiquimod.
I came upon a blog written in 2009 and the woman stated, “I should have written this a long time ago but I am getting around to it now”.  She said she did not remember the pharmacist but she did remember the pharmacy, Dartnells Pharmacy in Australia.

This is the good part, I Googled, Dartnells Pharmacy and sure enough there was a Dartnells Pharmacy in Surrey Hills, Australia.  There was an email address, info@dartnellspharmacy.com.au  I wrote to ask about the woman’s blog and got a reply that next day.  That was on the August 8, 2012.  I sent the email I received from them to my daughter.  I traveled to spend the weekend with her family.  Upon seeing my granddaughters little hands, arms and legs there was no question about it we were ordering the treatment.  I returned home and wrote to Les at Dartnells to place the order.  He replied right away and shipped out her order upon receiving my email. 

My daughter received the medication on Friday August 17, 2012.  I was away on a trip and forgot to ask if she received it.  The following Tuesday August 21, 2012 I remembered and asked about her “dots” her reply was, “they are gone”, and I did not believe her.  She took a photo and sent it to me.  All I saw was beautiful little pink hands.  I literally cried.  I am amazed to say the least.  I wrote and told Les at the pharmacy that I could not believe this to be true.  He said to continue until we could not see any of them anywhere then for one week after.

It is September 17, 2012, they have been gone since August 31, 2012.

I will continue to spread the word to others here and around the world.  This treatment works.

Thank you Les and all of Dartnells Pharmacy staff.  My thanks go out to the woman that finally wrote the blog that I saw.  Mostly I thank God for leading me to this information and that my little one started
Pre-K without any “dots”.

Sincerely,
Lisa Pecanty
United States of America

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: klb7 on 08/12/2012 23:41:13
Dear All,
I wanted to share with you how I have recently treated my sons Molluscum contagiatum. My Son is 3.5YO and I think he picked it up from the pool. The cream the dr prescribed (Imiquimod) was very expensive and did nothing.
To combat the virus you need to boost your immune system as well as treat the spots. I started my son on a regime of daily vitamins, probiotic and sambucol (elderberry flower extract).
Topically I treated the spots as follows twice a day…
1. Apple cider vinager and water solution (make as concentrated as you can without the solution stinging) applying with cotton balls. This acts as an astingent.
2. Betadine to sterillize the area (apply with spray or cotton balls)
3. Barrier spray (liquid band aid). This stops any of the puss (the contagious part) spreading to uninfected skin. If your child will let you, you can pop them…my son went through the roof so I only tried that once!
I also gave my son baths that contained apple cider vinager. I know that you are not supposed to bath them but this seemed to help. Tea tree soaps and colloidal silver treatments are also supposed to help but we did not need to try these as it cleared up on its own.
Next I washed everything that came into contact with his skin. Tshirts, PJ and towels only used one. Wash in hot water (to kill the virus) and you can use tea tree oil as a rinse aid.
My son suffers from eczema which was aggravated by this treatment. DO NOT use a hydroquarterzone cream. This cream will reduce your bodies immune system which will allow the virus to grow stronger. I used a colloidal oatmeal treatment such as Dermaveen liberally on the affected area but do not rub in. This does not clear it up as quickly but will work.
We noticed an improvement in about 5 days. After 2 weeks it has almost gone. I think we will need to continue the oral treatments for the next 6 months to be sure and the topical treatments for a few more weeks.
I hope this helps someone. Best of luck.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: nags on 20/12/2012 23:08:47
How are you guys actually mixing the lemon myrtle oil with olive oil?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: nags on 21/12/2012 03:41:44
Ended up getting a small tupperware and using syringes to mix 1cc of lemon myrtle with 3cc's of Olive Oil.  Then applied with a Qtip
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: nags on 24/12/2012 16:15:19
Ended up getting a small tupperware and using syringes to mix 1cc of lemon myrtle with 3cc's of Olive Oil.  Then applied with a Qtip

Well that isn't doing anything at all.  I've since bumped the mixture up to 1:1.  Going on day 2 of 1:1 now.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: nags on 08/01/2013 19:30:48
Lemon Myrtle Oil did NOTHING for me except burn my skin.  Back to ACV  >:(
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: tyler_07 on 09/01/2013 02:15:35
Hey everyone!

I just registered on this site (finally) after reading all the threads about MC.  I was recently diagnosed last week on my penis and my sack.  I have been obsessing over the issue and feel like I will never get better.  I have read a lot of different remedies, and just got back from the store.  Here is what I got:

1) Clearasil Face Cleansing pads.
2) Mixture of Tea Tree Oil and Iodine.
3) Alcohol and Peroxide

After reading some of the threads today, I did break and squeeze some of the yellowish inside out.  It hurt like hell and bled, but at this point.  Im down for anything.  I will get back to the site after a few treatments and let everyone know how it is doing.  I also want to try the ACV treatments.  I just hope this can get cured.  Im trying not to think about it as its overcoming me. 

If anyone would like to add any of their successful remedies, or if you need a buddy to chat with while going through this (like me) Email me.  I would gladly like to talk to someone going through the same thing. 

I just started dating someone, and Im afraid to tell them.  So, I am putting off sex as long as possible. 

tyler!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: nags on 25/02/2013 02:15:16
Same issues here.  Had almost every spot gone with ACV for about 2 weeks.  Then suddenly overnight I was covered again.  I'm currently trying ZymaDerm
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: maria85 on 25/02/2013 22:43:44
Hey guys!! I have a question, I have molluscum on my face and I'm using a cream called Emuaid, it works pretty well but I have a question, should I clean my face with water and some kind of soap or facial cleanser? Because what I do is  clean my face with cotton balls and witch hazel but I'm thinking maybe this is causing them to spread! Help :( how should I clean my face?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Good Dad on 21/03/2013 03:33:12
I tried a cold sore medicine on my daughters molluscum warts and they usually turned black and fell off wiithin a few days.  The medicine isn't easy to find because it's only sold by dentists.  It's called Viroxyn.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: oliverstewart on 21/03/2013 07:53:47
I am a 25 year old male and i was diagnosed molloscum contagiosum in January 2013.
I had nearly 20-25 spots spreaded on my sack and penis.
The last time i had sex was in June 2012 and I was protected. So I m pretty sure I contracted it from a public toilet seat or the gym.
Anyways, I was completely cured in only 1 month and the first time I realized that I had molloscum I read most of the entries here and I promised myself that if i ever manage to got rid of it, i would write here to help people out.

So here is what I did:
1. When you see something on your genitalia go see a doctor right away. Stop trying to diagnose on the internet and worrying yourself to death if it is HPV or a dangerous wart or something.
2. If you are prescribed Aldara. Go buy and use it! Because it works!
What it does is it helps your immune system to fight back the virus and you see that the spots are gradually dried out with the use of Aldara. So use it as it's prescribed! There is a reason why it's so expensive.
3. Shower every single day! You should keep the area clean.
4. Use an antibacterial liquid skin wash which has salicylic acid in it. It helps to dry out the spots.  I used Garnier's Pure salicylic acid purifying zinc face wash.
5. Don't wear the same underwear more than one day. Change them after each shower. And wash them in hot water.
6. Don't use a bath towel until you got rid of MC! Use paper towels to dry yourself after showers.
7. For God's sake DO NOT SHAVE! It's the worst thing you can do because it spreads out the virus. If you're feeling very uncomfortable with the length of your pubic hair just trim it with scissors very very carefully! Just be patient for a while if you really want to get rid of MC.
8. Take Echinacea, Vitamin C and B12 daily to boost up your immune system.
9. Most important thing is whenever you see that a spot is dry and look like it would easily fall off you should pick it off. To do it:
   - Buy a newtweezer.
   - Buy a bottle of rubbing alcohol (70 or 90% both are fine)
   - Buy a bottle of Betadine (a type of topical antiseptic)
   - Rub and sterilize the area with an alcohol applied cotton ball.
   - Use the tweezer to pick the spot. Make sure you remove all the white/yellow coloured puss.
   - That thing has the virus so make sure you have plastic/medical gloves on and wash the tweezer under running water every time you picked a spot.
   - It will bleed. Don't worry! It's normal. To stop the bleeing compress betadine applied cotton ball to the area and keep it there for a good 5 minutes.
   - You don't have to pick all the spots at once. Actually all the spots have a different life-cycle as they don't appear all at the same time. Like I said before, Just do it for the ones which look dried out.(Trust me, you can tell by their looks)
   - Apply an antibacterial bandaid to the open wound.
   - Leave the tweezer in alcohol for 30 minutes.
   - Trash the gloves.
10. I was usually doing all the picking sessions at night before I go to bed and then keeping a bandaid there for one day.
11. If you are using Aldara 3 times a week, do the picking sessions on the nights when you are not applying Aldara.
12. Don't get upset! Smile! Life is too short to worry about a stupid virus which will definitely lose against your body's immune system in the end!

So that's pretty much how I got rid of MC in a month. I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you all!
Stewart


PS. Sorry about the language,English is not my mother tongue but I think I was able to explain myself somehow.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Lauren7 on 23/04/2013 20:05:25
I want you to remember something "IT WILL GO AWAY"

Remember that... this isn't some disease you will have for the rest of your life, this doesn't KILL anyone, it doesn't burn.. or itch.

It just actually looks gross and can effect your love life (For a SHORT TIME)

The longest it can last is 4 years.. hey could last a lifetime

I became infected in the summer of 2011. So Im going on two years now.

As an attractive 25 year old female, I was extremely embarrassed with only a couple bumps that I WISH i went in for right away. Thinking it was herpes or genital warts, and at first. I began CUTTING THEM OFF! (Ya bad idea with anyone who knows anything about MC) SO two bumps became 20, which became 40, which then spread to my buttock, and back of my legs to about 100.

I'm a massage therapist so I couldn't deal with the smell of the natural remedies


Year One:

ACV: I noticed a change of the bumps turning white, however I wasn't consistent with this method
because of the smell

ZYMADERM: Made a change right away by making them smaller, but they never disappeared and I spent about $90 on three bottles.

Lemon Myrtle oil: Smells ok, and gives you a clean feeling, however I didn't notice a difference.

Tea Tree: Didn't notice a difference, (I put it on at night and showered in the morning) but wasn't consistent with the three times a day, due to smell


Year two: (I started become desperate. I was ready to try ANYTHING)

Imiquimod: This stuff is expensive, and for me made me sick to my stomach. Its also made for genital warts and increases immunity. It doesn't smell and I saw more of a change on the small bumps than the big ones. If you're paying more than $100 for a box, its a waste of money.

Freezing: This worked for me. It doesn't hurt as bad as you think it, just dont let anyone look down there..It looks ugly. This is for the BIG BUMPS. I had to go in about 6 times, and I still have a purple like scar from some, but it was worth it. With my insurance the entire process total cost me over $250 total.

WHAT WORKED FOR ME!!!
******Coconut Oil: This was my FAVORITE CURE. I'm not here to sell you. I'm here to help you. You can buy this stuff at walmart or trader joes for like $6.No side effects. It doesn't smell.. It smells good!!! If you like coconut.

I found this out by accident because I started using it as a moisturizer. and I noticed one day all the bumps on my legs were gone.. I mean alot of them.

There was a study done with coconut oil extract:
https://www.vmvhypoallergenics.com/skintelligencenter/published-studies/42-published-studies/76-coconut-oil-extract-2-monolaurin-cream-in-the-treatment-of-molluscum-contagiosum

Where 15 out of 28 people were completely cured.. I mean COMPLETELY all bumps were gone.

I'm not saying this is a save all. But if you have tried everything rather than spending $100 on people trying to sell you stuff. Try coconut oil.

I only put it on after I shower in the morning. and I have gone from 40 bumps to like three small ones.

Remember... This will end!!!! Good luck  :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: SF_ on 25/04/2013 09:12:11
I'm a 23 year old male. I'm guessing I contracted molluscum from a girl I had sex with at the time, however am unsure because she didn't show any signs. This might just mean she was a carrier but had no symptoms or I got it from towels at the gym or something.

I started showing signs of molluscum on my penis in the beginning of March, about 2 months ago. I saw a few doctors right away, only the third doctor, a dermatologist was able to tell me what it is. At first they used Cantharidin which left terrible blisters. Mostly it didn't do anything. It did remove one of the bumps the the rest kept spreading until I had about 50. I've even tried 20% Salicylic acid at home, no use at all.

On my second visit I requested Aldara, an imiquimod. It works. It works really well. Within a few applications, I'd say 2-3 applications, the molluscum bumps I had applied it to started drying off and falling off. It was a huge surprise to me as I didn't expect it to work that fast. The white tip of the molluscum is falling off, leaving the raised skin there which fades away in a few days. It's been a week and a half since I've started using it and almost all 50 of the molluscum bumps have fallen off. There are 4-5 that are left, mostly looking like they are about to fall off as well.

Granted, I had already seen the doctor and applied Cantharidin a month ago which is supposed to help the immune system recognize molluscum so it might have given my immune system a head start. However the molluscum's immediate drying and falling off seems to be a direct result of Aldara.

So my best advice, go see a dermatologist. Then request Aldara. It's expensive if you don't have insurance. Hundreds of dollars. But even without insurance I would still get it. It's absolutely worth it, and the only thing that has actually worked for me.

Best of luck.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: sophie22 on 28/04/2013 01:33:30
hello I want to share my experience I had with MC. I know I was completely freaked out and became down on myself when I was reading about so many people who had this virus for months, even years. It was two weeks between the time I noticed symptoms of MC in my groin area/inner thigh and the time I realized what it actually was. (which was confimed at a OBGYN) I am still at a complete loss as to how I received it considering my boyfriend never showed any symptoms whatsoever. I frantically searched several articles, websites, and other people's blogs to see what worked for them. I got rid of my molluscum in TWO WEEKS, it is completely gone. Apple Cider Vinegar, it really really works!!! I began treating the bumps at first by diluting the ACV in a shot glass with water and soaking cotton balls in the solutions and bandaging them to the bumps. No, its not comfortable, but I was determined and willing to try anything. I did this before I went to bed at night, the VERY next day I saw a change, they began to become more red (which is a good sign) Meanwhile during the day I changed my eating habits, I took extra vitamin C (couple bottles of emergen-c in my water) and chose healthier options to boost my immune system to help fight off this virus. Every evening I would also take a bath with tea tree oil. I would put about ten to fifteen drops of tea tree oil in a large garden tub of water and soak for at least 30 minutes. This became my routine, eat healthy, tea tree oil baths, ACV bandages at night for bed. After seeing improvement I wanted to speed up the process even more. I stopped diluting the apple cider vinegar and applied it directly to the bumps (yes it burns, but its not too terrible, be very careful to not get this on your healthy skin) The very next morning, I would say about the 3rd day of beginning my treatment, the bumps began to turn white and some were even gone. I looked online to saw other people had good experiences with zymaderm. I ordered this off amazon and began using this as my daily routine as well. After my morning shower I applied the zymaderm to the bumps, when I was home in the evenings I soaked in my tea tree oil bath (and sometimes threw some acv into the tub) and after the bath I applied more zymaderm. Before bed I bandaged apple cider vinegar cottonballs to the bumps. within a week all my bumps had turned black and had fallen off. A few small ones reappeared a day or two later and I continued my method, another week passed and those disappeared as well. After the bumps had completely cleared I wanted to be cautious so I kept taking daily probiotics,immune boosters, and eating healthier meals. Not one single bump has shown up since, I am MC free.
DONT GIVE UP! you must be persistent for this method to work, I am no doctor and I know that each individuals body and immune system works differently but this is what worked for me and it worked quickly. My doctor had perscribed me an outrageous ointment that would have cost me close to 200 dollars and would have taken 6 months to even start to show signs of improvement. Natural healing worked for me and I encourage you to stay positive, you will be able to get rid of it!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: aji on 18/05/2013 16:39:29
My daughter had molluscum contagiosum for over a year. There were bumps on her back, chest, then her legs and arms. We tried many different products and treatments to cure her to no avail.  For months we spent over an hour a day treating her bumps individually, showering her and changing her band aids.  Then in less than 2 weeks of effort, success!   I apologize that we didn't have just one thing that worked, but I was past scientifically trying only one change at a time.  I should mention that my daughter's overall health is just fine, she's a happy girl with no obvious food allergies.

HOW WE CURED OUR CHILD'S MOLLUSCUM:

After much failure to cure her skin from the outside, I focused on the idea of trying to wake up her immune system to systematically fight the bumps from the inside.

For a 2-week span we cut out almost all dairy and refined sugar from her diet.  She did not eat any products that had obvious forms of sugar on the label.  She was still allowed to eat vegetables, raw fruits, plain breads, and normal proteins.  We were more strict in the first week and than the second.  We used plain almond milk and also gave her a couple eggs (including yolks) each day to increase her sulfur.  She received a Flintstone vitamin daily and ate an otherwise healthy normal diet. 

I told her these changes were a new super-healthy diet experiment for the whole family.  I kept an eye on what she was fed at other people's houses too.  I gave a few treats to my son on the side and he didn't tell her we were only doing this diet change because of her bumps. 

At the same time, I started giving her Beveri Immunity Boost Drink.  It's about $30 in a local health food store.  It contains Lactoferrin, Vitamin C, Vitamin B and Zinc.  Since it was designed for adults, and she's only 5 years old -- I gave her just 1/3 of a pack each day (mixed with water) until the box was all used up.  I told her this was stuff to help cure the bumps (but she was told that about Elderberry previously and that didn't make any difference.)

Her skin responded within 48 hours of this treatment plan (actually she broke out in dozens of new bumps, not molluscum but other bumps.)  I think this was an ID autoimmune response and those bumps went away within 9 days -- some hydrocortisone helped.

As a result of this major push for 2 weeks, the bumps began to noticeably disappear.  Once we thought the virus was leaving, we coated the residual lesions and skin damage with an old prescription cream that we used for my son's eczema 4 years ago. The prescription says: Triamcinolone 0.1% 80GM / Cetaphil 454. I should mention then when we filled this script, it was more expensive ($40) than our usual prescription deductible because it requires the pharmacist to mix it by hand. Anyway, this stuff really helps clear up skin issues, but I would not apply it to any molluscum bumps that still contain the virus -- otherwise you will spread the virus simply applying the cream!

My daughter is back to being a normal child who can swap princess costumes on playdates and wear a leotard in gym class.  :) :) :) :)

I hope and pray this works for you as well.  Let me save you some effort and present the list of things we tried that didn't succeed.  We could help some bumps individually but none of the following cured her: 100% Pure Australian Tea Tree oil mixed 3:1 with 2% Iodine Tincture applied topically.  Hydrocortisone topically.  Grapefruit Seed Extract topically.  Zymaderm Phase I and/or Phase II topically.   Popping bumps individually with a sterilized needle to try to make her white blood cells come fight the molluscum.  Elderberry / Sambucus for Kids ingested.  Apple Cider Vinegar either topically or ingested.  Aloe (straight from the plant) would help irritated skin but not cure a bump.  Wart cream was the worst treatment of all, and that was the only idea offered by the pediatrician!

Some things that were helpful to avoid the bumps from spreading included: using a different Q-Tip whenever applying anything to a bump.  Never allowing her to wear the same clothes twice / always washing her clothes on hot, sometimes twice if a bump had been oozing.  We went thru boxes of band aids keeping the bumps isolated.  The clear band aids irritated her skin less than others.  The tattoo kiddie band aids are truly water proof but remember to fold a corner so you can pull the band aid off later.  Lastly, I think Tea Tree Oil soap helped avoid spreading the virus around when she showered.

As terrible and frustrating as these bumps are, let me offer a word of perspective.  My son was in the ICU when his lungs failed due to H1N1+Pneumonia, and if the doctors had told me that we could snap our fingers, heal his lungs but he'd be covered in viral bumps, unable to attend school, hug anyone, or whatever else for 5 years I would have accepted that deal in an instant. (My son recovered after a week on a ventilator in the ICU.)  Yet, here I was scared over the impact of my daughter's molluscum -- how far I had a strayed from knowing what's important in this world! All I'm saying is let's just take a step back and put this into perspective. It will eventually go away. Molluscum is most certainly a terrible nuisance but I'm grateful not to be on the message boards where people have far more serious illnesses.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: CJMCVSux on 24/05/2013 17:28:35
I want you to remember something "IT WILL GO AWAY"

WHAT WORKED FOR ME!!!
******Coconut Oil: This was my FAVORITE CURE. I'm not here to sell you. I'm here to help you. You can buy this stuff at walmart or trader joes for like $6.No side effects. It doesn't smell.. It smells good!!! If you like coconut.

I found this out by accident because I started using it as a moisturizer. and I noticed one day all the bumps on my legs were gone.. I mean alot of them.

There was a study done with coconut oil extract:
https://www.vmvhypoallergenics.com/skintelligencenter/published-studies/42-published-studies/76-coconut-oil-extract-2-monolaurin-cream-in-the-treatment-of-molluscum-contagiosum

Where 15 out of 28 people were completely cured.. I mean COMPLETELY all bumps were gone.

I'm not saying this is a save all. But if you have tried everything rather than spending $100 on people trying to sell you stuff. Try coconut oil.

I only put it on after I shower in the morning. and I have gone from 40 bumps to like three small ones.

Remember... This will end!!!! Good luck  :D :D :D :D

OMG coconut oil sounds like a welcome relief. 

here's my story. i believe i got this several years ago (2009) and after 4 years finally figured out what it was, but i'm not entirely sure.  it started with a bad allergic reaction to meds for a shattered hand that had me in full body hives.  i always had some eczema since childhood on my inner thighs, behind the knees, etc., and assumed that when the rest of the hives cleared, this was all it was.  i'm still not sure if it was MCV back then or what, but anyhow, about a year or so ago i realized my "razor bumps" from shaving were itchier than usual. i eventually scratched and it spread, and finally i asked my gyno about this 3 mos ago and she diagnosed it.  turns out what i thought were irritated razor bumps really was MCV.  and it got worse.  the itching was so intense it drove me insane and the dr. said they could burn it off, etc., and to make an appointment for a few mos from then.

well, i have a feeling even if this didn't go back to 2009, that there was a good chance my "razor bumps" were MCV for at least a year if not more.  i (thankfully) found this forum and had tried a few different things.  tea tree oil and a bunch of the other home remedies didn't work, but i also realized that i had a small wart on my hand (from a cyst being removed and it getting infected) that only responded to ACV. so i tried that.  and it worked!

but holy ***t did it burn... i did that for a few days putting ACV soaked in gauze all over the pubic area and it got rid of most of the bumps in a few days. i'd have to take a break bc the skin would get so irritated it would hurt to walk or move, but then i did it again to clear the rest up.  however, i focused more on the pubic area and not on the goin/inner thigh as at the time i foolishly thought that was still eczema. and of course the MCV came back with a vengeance.

so back to the ACV (day #3) but had to give it a rest bc after just a few hours yesterday it burned too much to even put any on.  today i am able to apply to the non-dried out spots to keep the progress going, and the other spots are black and drying out which is good.  i can't scrape them as it's just too painful it's unbelievable, it's like they came back madder than before because last time i did this for 3 days, scraped and was done (no new bumps in the area i treated before at least so i know it worked).

but i just read the post about coconut oil - something i have on hand bc i use it for cooking and as a moisturizer. i'm going to try this because while im doing a little more ACV treatment to the areas i didn't get as well on days 1 and 2 this go-round, the rest of the groin / inner thigh is burned to cr** and i've been using powder to try to soothe it and while it helps, it also gives the MCV a chance to sometimes catch up and regrow.  The coconut oil sounds like an awesome alternative since it's actually good for your skin and won't burn, besides i need something to put on to give the skin a break because i am in serious pain walking right now it's awful.

thank you so so so so much for the coconut oil tip! i hope it works!!!!

and for those of you with MCV, the ACV DOES work (at least it did for me - and it was what worked for my wart on my hand when nothing else did so obv my system responds well to it) and it works FAST, but depending on the area it is in, can be painful, so be careful.  there is a light at the end of the tunnel!!!!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: KC2012 on 15/06/2013 05:50:01
Hello,
I just found out that I MC on my pubic area a few days ago and I've been terrified ever since.  I've been reading posts here and I plan on trying everything that seems to work for people, but I was wondering about what I should do about preventing the spreading.  Should I wear different, clean shorts to bed every night?  Should I change my bed sheets/use new towels every day?  When I wash "down there" should I use a washcloth or just apply soap with my hands and then rinse?  Does sweating making it worse?  Should I avoid going to the gym until it's gone?  Also, the doctor at planned parenthood prescribed me Aldara cream to apply once a week, does it work?  Sorry, I know there are a lot of questions and some of these are awkward but I've been trying to get a hold of my own doctor so she can refer me to a dermatologist for a week now with no response  :-[ Any one that has any info I would really appreciate your help.  I'm so afraid I'll never be able to be normal again.  Thank you  :)
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: vaper on 19/06/2013 01:09:19
I contracted it after my kids started swimming lessons recently, appeared first on my right hand and I thought they were ingrown hairs or pimples so I squeezed them. Bad mistake and of course it spead to my lower arms and eventually my genital region. What fun! ;)
Okay after wading through several years of posting here on this subject I had a go with the ACV compress last night, it didn't hurt at all, minor discomfort for me. The improvement on the spots this morning was very good. Of course the skin on the penis is  a bit irritated today, I've soothed that with some zinc oxide cream and some Weleda Hypercal cream which is hypericum (st John's Wort) oil with calendula cream which I had had previous success with treating a fungal skin condition. I only have 6 spots in that area, one large one has reduced in size a great deal after 12 hours of ACV compress.
I'm going to keep going with this regime of the compresses followed up by the skin supportive and repairing cream. I am also going to remove any with tweezers  and betadine and clean them out completely.
I am also drinking 2 glasses of ACV with water per day, taking D3 tablet and Echinacea, Garlic + zinc in tablet form 3 times a day  and 1000mg of vitamin C 
I'll do this for a week and see how I'm fairing and post again.
At first I felt horrible and dismayed but I'm feeling more positive now seeing some improvment. Also has anyone tried those wart freezing kits you can get at the chemist, if I start treading water with the current treatment I'll try this more aggressive treatment.

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mcv_dad on 20/06/2013 09:59:20
There is so much information about molluscum and so many conflicting "cures". For what it is worth I recommend you have a look at what I think is the best site for information and a guide to treating the bumps. Three of my children had MC and we had to find a cure that was good for very young children. It seems to me that the best cure combines the good work of apple cider vinegar and other natural products like clove oil and tree oil. Anyway, it work wonders for us!

We used the advice on this site to heal them:  - no commercial links, please
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: thegore on 25/06/2013 00:28:19
My 11 year old has had this for a month and a few days ago I found the small initial spots on my younger child.  I am treating this successfully at home with a mixture of a few drops of tea tree oil and a few drops of iodine.  Do not use Tincture of Iodine - it won't work.  I am using Betadine paint.  I apply it morning and evening with a small paintbrush which I find better than a cotton bud as I can quickly and accurately treat even the smallest spots and the solution doesn't just get absorbed in the cotton bud.  If I catch a spot early, it never develops and is gone in a few days.  The larger ones take longer, burst and then heal.  When they burst they need to be covered to prevent infection spreading and to make it more comfortable.

There are several studies on the effectiveness of iodine combined with another treatment. 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2397974
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22395586

Having read everything I can find on the internet, it seems to me that it is the iodine which is the effective ingredient in killing the spot.  Iodine does not penetrate the skin well, so it seems that the other ingredient, whether apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil or salicylic acid, helps it to penetrate and kill the spot as well as helping with drying out the spot.  Lemon myrtle and cider vinegar work alone for some people.  We tried cider vinegar but it stung and my daughter couldn't tolerate it. 

I have been treating the older child for a week and a half.  She started with just two spots, diagnosed by the GP with no treatment recommended, but it spread fast when they itched and she scratched them and I looked for a cure. The larger ones are bursting and healing and a couple of large ones have not yet burst but are changing shape and colour and becoming flatter.  The very small ones, caught earlier and in their initial stages, dry up and a small scab falls off after 3-4 days.  The spread of spots has significantly slowed - this happened a few days after the first one burst which may or may not be significant.  I have read that there is a theory that molluscum spots sit on the surface of the skin and the immune system is somewhat unaware of them which is why they take so long to go; bursting them speeds up the immune response.  Whatever the reason, the spots are clearly responding to treatment and I feel that I am on the way to resolving the MC.  I have just started to treat the younger child who presented with an immediate rash of about 50 spots all at the same stage rather than just a couple, and because of this I noticed them when they are at an earlier stage of development.  After two treatments the spots are reduced in size and have clearly responded to the treatment. 

Now the second child has it, I'm considering buying Zymaderm which contains iodine and tea tree oil amongst other things and might be a bit easier to apply.  However for now I'm glad to have an effective and cheap solution.



Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: vaper on 25/06/2013 12:47:56
thegore:

yup I agree, ACV and betadine has made all the difference, I only had 6 spots all have either partially healed or dried up completely. Two I had to clean out and used lots of betadine. I also think the garlic zinc tabs B3 and the calendula/hypericum cream seems to really help support the healing of the sites. As soon as I cleaned out the two white ones all the rest responded to the ACV and betadine really quickly and no new spots have appeared.
The ones on my hands and arms (about 6 of them and the first to appear) are 99% healed.
I'm going to continue with this treatment as it's been so successful for me.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: thegore on 28/06/2013 10:19:11
Thanks for the tip about zinc tabs and cream.

I did a little extra reading, particularly for the correspondent who said she used tincture of iodine. This doesn't work - you need to use povidone iodine which is widely available (Betadine is just one brand).  My father is a pharmacist and did explain to me why this is the case but though I grasp the concept I couldn't explain it properly.  It's to do with stability of the iodine and it's why the medical profession universally uses povidone iodine to scrub up and to disinfect wound sites but doesn't use the tincture.

I'm delighted to report that my younger daughter is almost completely clear after four days of treatment.  I caught hers much earlier which helps.  One spot remains, which was the largest and it's almost gone.  The older one has had a more complex case (infection of spots and eczema) but after a few more days treatment the warts are clearly drying up and several more have gone completely.

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: morganj on 08/07/2013 17:30:47
I read a lot on this forum 6 weeks ago when my 7 year old daughter was diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum.  I made all of her spots very angry when i put wart remover on them for 4 days before her diagnosis.  Do not put wart remover on them.  I makes it so painful for the patient.  The Dr told me to try Zymaderm.  I read on this site that it worked for some and did nothing for others but I was so desperate to try anything.  I started Zymaderm and applied it every morning to every spot.  For the first 4 weeks I also put a drop of tea tree oil on each spot before the zymaderm. I let it dry completely before letting her get dressed.  Then every night she would shower and I would reapply and let dry completely before moving.  Her spots were on her bottom and back of her thigh.  I made her wear leggings to bed every night.  It has been 6 weeks and we are drying up her last spot.  She started with 17 spots.  I do not work for Zymaderm.  I'm a mom that works a regular 9 to 5 job in a small town who was desperate to heal her child.  Good luck to all those in tears trying to heal. 
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: morganj on 08/07/2013 17:33:47
I will post pic of before and after when i get a chance to put the pics on my computer
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: RD on 08/07/2013 22:48:21
Zymaderm ... Zymaderm ... zymaderm ...Zymaderm

Quote from: Naturopathix ZymaDerm
ZymaDerm ... a full strength topical homeopathic formula ...
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002N2XUBE

Allegedly homoeopathic remedies become stronger the greater the dilution [sic] ....
Quote
The founder of homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann (1755 — 1843) believed ... that successive dilutions increased the "potency" of the remedy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeopathic_dilutions

So what does "full strength ... homeopathic formula" consist of, distilled water ?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: nick472 on 10/07/2013 20:11:47
USE SILVER NITRATE STICKS!!! They worked 100%. But you need to be very careful when using them. Unfortunately my doctor did not give me any instruction on how to use them and I used too much, and got it in spots you shouldn't on my genital area, wasn't a pleasant week of healing.

Step 1: Get some sticks, about $40.00 for 100 I believe, got them from a pharmacy after calling around a bit. You don't need a perscription.

Step 2: I had mine in the genital area so I started by trimming the hair short to make all of the lesions accessible.

Step 3: Get a small cup of water, the silver nitrate is activated by the water and for the application. Moisten the tip of the sticks, and dab the tip on a piece of tissue before applying so the stick is not dripping anywhere. WEAR GLOVES. The silver nitrate stains skin black and you don't want it anywhere but on the lesion.

Step 4: Dab the tip of the stick on the lesion and try to contain the silver nitrate from touching any of your other skin. USE THE SILVER NITRATE SPARINGLY, I used way too much the first times and with the silver nitrate looking clear and watery during application its easy to get carried away. It can be painful if you use too much and get it on healthy skin. Use about half of the material on the end of the stick per lesion. You can re moisten the tip periodically during application.

Step 5: The silver nitrate works by taking off the couple layers of skin the molluscum affects. DO NOT WORRY ABOUT SCARRING. It burns a bit while its working but like I said I put WAY too much on the first time I used it and was scared of a big scar, but the silver nitrate does not take off enough skin to cause a scar, similar to a surface scratch.

Step 6: Do not panic when the skin around it or the molluscum lesion becomes black, it is a staining reaction caused by the chemical with light. Any black marks will fade away within a week or two at most.

Step 7: I found it a good idea to put on some bandaging to cover each lesion, a bit of gauze and some tape, to prevent any further spreading.

Step 8: Monitor the skin taken off by the silver nitrate and apply hydrogen peroxide and polysporin to prevent any infection.

Step 9: Watch the molluscum die and dissapear and get back to a normal life!!

This genuinely worked for me and I am so glad I found a treatment that was successful and gave visible progressive results within a couple weeks. I tried popping them one by one before I found that the open lesions end up spreading constantly from one place to another regardless. Unless you are incredibly careful and sterile, popping them will usually just lead to further spreading. Just be extra careful with the silver nitrate and don't use too much on the first time, try it out sparingly first. Trust me I was too gung ho my first time and got it everywhere and it was NOT enjoyable.

Other Tips on Managing Molluscum:

GO COMMANDO! I found wearing restrictive underwear made it a hot mess and spread worse, wear some comfortable pants as much as you can and just huck them in the wash once a day.

DONT TOWEL DRY THE AREA The friction can spread them more, I would towel dry my body then dab the areas with molluscum on my groin and torso with toilet paper to dry them off. It took time but reduced spreading.

SHOWER LOTS! Shower off lots after any physical activity, hot moist environments cause this condition to worsen and a cool shower helps.


PLEASE CONTACT ME IF ANYTHING IS UNCLEAR IN THIS POSTING, I am more than happy to clarify and give tips before you start the process. It worked and I am lesion free for a couple months now, the whole process with silver nitrate only lasting a few weeks after 6 months of messing around with other unsuccessful treatments.

Best of Luck!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Kayla_sharee on 13/07/2013 17:58:49
I have been dealing with this virus since May. My son got it on his stomach. I took him to the doctor several times and they said leave it alone, it will go away. i I treated him at home anyways after doing research and used tea tree oil, acv, and a product called conzerol. The ACV did help and possibly the conzerol. However, Im unsure if the conzerol actually helped or if his body finally began to fight the virus. He had it almost a year. He's got a few very small bumps left that I believe are going away.  Yay!!!!
However, I have MC now. It's on my face... Of all places! I also have a few bumps on my back and chest. I have several medium sized ones on my face. The others are fairly small.. But there are quite a few of them. I'm not sure if I am getting more or developing some sort of rash. I can see that my skin on my face is not smooth but looks like I'm beginning to get a bunch of little bumps. I can't see a white core in them yet though. I have tried tea tree oil , which I think slowed down/ prevented new ones from forming. I didn't realize this until I had stopped using it bc it was actually making me break out with pimples. I can't do the ACV on my face bc the bumps are so small and so many. It would be near impossible for me to cover them. I have tried popping them.. That always scares me though bc I don't want to get more. I've put conzerol on my face as well. Like I mentioned before, I'm not sure if this works. I finally went to the doctor, not the dermatologist. He froze some of them on my face. I have about 15 dark spots for the freezing that are currently healing. There are still other spots that he didn't get for whatever reason. I wanted to try Aldara but he said I would have to do another freezing first. And if that didn't work he'd prescribe Aldara. I am in the military so I have to get a referral from my doctor to the dermatologist. He seems to think he can cure this based on the one other case he has experienced, so he has not referred me out. I am at my wits ends. My face is sensitive so I don't know what to put on it to get rid of this. I had a complete meltdown yesterday, worried this will never go away and continue to get worst. Please help me. Any recommendations for facial molluscom?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: USMC0313 on 20/07/2013 13:08:36
Well I am a 22 year old male, veteran of the Marines. I've had MCV for about 2 months now and I'm almost positive I contracted it sexually. Typical Marine fashion I know lol (trying to have a little humor here because as most of you know this virus takes its toll mentally with depressive tendencies). I first noticed a small bump or two in my genital area and assumed it was acne so I did nothing. About a week or so later there were more and they appeared to be genital warts so I immediately went to the local STD clinic and she diagnosed me with MCV. Her initial response was very wasy so it put me at ease. She did liquid nitrogen on all of the original bumps and said most if not all the bumps should go away and if any were left in 2 weeks to come back and she would get the rest. Well, a week later I noticed the amount DOUBLED. So I decided not to go back there. I read a lot about tea tree oil so I tried just that for 2 weeks but that wasn't working. I'm very healthy, I eat no junk food, drink no soda, work out everyday, and I take a multi vitamin everyday. After tea tree oil I tried Zymaderm. This appeared to do nothing as well because through these treatments it only got worse. I know have approximately 40 lesions all over my genitals and pubic area. So last night I reached a turning point and I'm attempting this on a full court pressure style attack. I am now taking astragalus extract capsules, D3 capsules, zinc, vitamin c, echinacea, along with my normal healthy diet. I am now also drinking ACV twice a day and I went out and bought tweezers and the appropriate stuff to tweeze them off. After I tweezed a few to do a test run I put cotton balls soaked in ACV on some of the ones a I tweezed and taped it down tight. I will let you all know how it goes. This virus has wore on my in a depression as well. I've secluded myself from the world other than work. If anyone needs support or wants to talk id be more than happy. Keep your chins up and heads low (Marine thing) haha take care.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mctreatment on 22/07/2013 06:51:31
My (eventual) success story with MC came from the advice of this forum so I feel obligated to share my experience for those who know all too well how annoying this virus can be. I'll try to keep it as detailed as I remember in the hope that it'll help somebody put those last pieces of the puzzle together without having to experiment and guess like I did.

I am 30, male and when it was a full outbreak I had them in the genitals area (not a happy place...). A few partway up the shaft but mostly on the front. I had 2 full outbreaks and a few stragglers at the end for a total of about 50 of those nasty bumps. If I knew what I am going to write now I could have cleared the virus before 10 bumps came out.

The very first bump grew to what looked like a pimple with a white dot in late Jan 2013. It was kind of hidden behind the shaft and I didn't think anything of it since it was the only one assuming it was going to pop eventually. The next wave of bumps happened 2 weeks after having my wisdom teeth were removed. I think the medication to prevent mouth infection gave the virus a chance to grow until more bumps were visible. The next wave of bumps didn't look like anything more than a tiny skin clump. The new bumps didn't look like the pimple I thought I had on the shaft and there were no white dots so trying to find out what it was on the internet was impossible. I forget when exactly but I did make the huge mistake of trying to shave off all of these bumps and especially the pimple-looking one which was getting to be quite big.

I basically hoped it would go away and carefully monitored to see if the small bumps would grow. Around this time (late feb 2013) I traveled south to a hot and humid country (breeding ground for MC). After seeing new bumps pop up rather quickly and the older ones starting to have dots of their own I finally decided that I could not heal this myself. After going through several walk-in clinics and getting referrals I was finally properly examined by a real dermatologist who immediately identified the MC and proceeded to treat them via the curette.

He cleared all that he could see (which was about 20) and let me warn you that you have to have a certain amount of fortitude not to gasp in pain. The end result looked like my previously smooth skin was just ruined forever but I accepted it if it meant the MC was gone.

Well it wasn't gone. I made the mistake (again) to shave the area and sure enough a couple weeks later I could see several new bumps coming. So I went back to the dermatologist and he did his painful work again removing another 20ish. This time he recommended I use Aldara to clear the small hidden bumps that he couldn't get to.

I believe that Aldara works but it takes a long time and it can cost a lot of $. Aldara works by speeding up your natural immune system to clear out the virus. I was instructed to put very little cream as it is very strong on the infected area twice a day and 3 days a week for as long as it takes (expecting 2months). There are alternative creams like imiquimod that do the same thing.

I returned to north america finally (may 2013). I was happy because this virus thrives in moist humid environment. So I went with the aldara for 1.5 months until it ran out (I didn't buy enough as it is expensive). The treatment started right after the 2nd currete session and I didn't notice as many new bumps like last time except for 1 or 2. If I did it for 2 or 3 months like the derm said I think it would have worked.


What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Desperately searching the internet for a home remedy led me to this site and led me to read some of the testimonials on apple cider vinegar (ACV). Like any rational person I was skeptical but there were too many positive reviews to ignore so I decided to try it myself. After experimenting various proportions this is what finally worked for me in detail:

-Take a very small piece of tissue paper (toilet tissue or nose tissue doens't matter - can be cotton too)
-Submerge the tissue in the ACV for a couple seconds
-Pull it out and squeeze the extra juice out leaving the tissue very moist but not soaked (this is to keep the ACV from creeping out from the tape ruining the adhesivity of the tape)
-I tend to lean back in my chair or bed to help keep the tissue stable over the MC for the next step
-Take a tumb-sized piece of duct tape and carefully place it over the tissue covering the tissue completely
-The tissue has to be pressed directly against the MC
-The next day (12-18hrs later) remove the duct tape and remove the tissue and dispose of them
-Take a shower being very careful not to rub soap in the infected area
-Dry yourself off but again don't rub the towel. I pat or air dry the MC area last.
-Start over

In my experience it only takes 3ish days for pure ACV to kill the MC. How do you know if it's working ? Depending how big it is it will take 1 or 2 days of treatment before you'll notice a drastic change. The area immediately around it will appear to get bigger and maybe the white will be bigger too but don't fear !!! Keep applying ACV as explained above. Another day and the white starts turning into a sour yellow color. When it's a pretty dark yellow I leave it exposed. It's fine to be extra careful and apply ACV for another day if you're not certain. No harm in being certain. At this point it's probably dead but don't touch it yet. Wait several hrs and keep an eye on it for changes in color. In my experience every time it's gotten puffy and dark yellow it was done for. I would go to sleep that night without an extra application of ACV. The next day it might still look yellowish but even darker. Then eventually (1 or 2 more days) it'll scab over and look blackish. It'll scab best if it's exposed. Then a day or 2 longer and it'll itch - you might scratch it off and that'll be it! It's gone!!!



Several warnings/tips:
-Apple cider vinegar has to be pure/natural ie: do not buy a diluted version (Bragg's is good)
-ACV will burn the skin badly ! So only use it on the MC to minimize damaging healthy skin. I had painful burns trying to cover an area much greater than necessary. The MC is just what you see. It is just that bump.
-Use the smallest piece of duct tape that you can. Larger pieces didn't work because the skin moves around too much unsticking it. Also it is much more difficult detecting new MC with all the extra whitish sticky spots caused by the duct tape.
-A magnifying glass would have helped with the MC search
-Don't stack off on it ever ! As soon as you can confirm a new MC destroy it ASAP !
-Do a very thorough MC search each day. I usually did 2 or 3 searches.
-Never touch the MC ! Honestly I did touch my MC by accident on several occasions (like when I was searching for it). It is super contagious but the occasional little touch should be OK. Try to be safe and not touch it at all though !
-Never shave while you have MC (instead use scissors to gut the hair if you can't see the MC area)
-Never take a bath (shower is fine)
-The healthier you are the better but minimize exercises that cause a lot of friction down there
-Don't let the area get humid.
-Never share towels/clothing.
-Always wash towels and underwear daily.
-Don't sleep exposed unless you want to wash your sheets daily too.
-Wash yourself daily.
-Use your discretion but I didn't have issue with washing my towel with other ppl's towels
-ACV worked regardless of the MC size (i had big and small MC)
-If it's too strong on your skin you may want to dilute ACV. Keep in mind that it'll take longer to work if at all
-I didn't like the bath with ACV idea as it means exposing much more skin to the ACV and bath is very contagious for MC
-At the end with lots of experience I only applied ACV 1/day. When I started I did it once or twice depending on how moist the tissue was and my timing. It's up to you. The important thing is that the MC is exposed to the ACV for at least 16hrs straight daily.
-There's a site offering some sort of ACV secret cure for $ which is some sort of scam because the info I gave here and that others have given tell all the secrets you need to know about apple cider vinegar.
-From start to finish I would say it takes about 1 week from the first ACV to the point when the MC falls off



Some random facts about MC:
Molluscum contagiosum is NOT in the bloodstream.
It is a surface virus that grows on the skin and only on the skin.
It is one of the only STD viruses that can be completely cured so don't panic if you have it !!!
It can be transmitted in a shared pool
ACV kills the molluscum contagiosum by suffocating it in an alkaline environment which it cannot survive in.
MC doesn't grow in the same place twice
The body will naturally fight it off and after 1-2yrs the MC would be gone naturally without ACV intervention.
If it's cured you can keep it a secret ;)

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: overit on 23/07/2013 16:29:01
I've been dealing with MC since December and I'm so ready to be done with it. I've gotten to the point of being able to deal with individual bumps that pop up- acv has worked really well to treat bumps once I see them, BUT new ones keep showing up and I can't figure out why. I don't take baths- only shower, I don't use a washcloth or loufa to wash for fear of spreading it, I don't use a towel more than once, I don't use a towel to dry off infected areas- only toilet paper, I wash my hands all the time, but somehow new mc bumps keep showing up.

Anytime I see a new bump I take a small piece of cotton and soak it in acv. I keep it in place with a nexcare waterproof tape overnight and this has been really effective in turning the bumps white and then they eventually scab over. But then just when all the bumps are healed, new ones show up, sometimes in a completely different area- so somehow they are spreading.

So far, except for one bump, mine has been kept to my bikini area, but I'm so scared that they'll start showing up in other areas. I just don't understand how I keep getting new ones- has anyone figured out how to prevent new ones popping up- what am I missing in my routine?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: coolmen669 on 23/07/2013 20:08:27
i think you can start your Molluscum Contagiosum Treatment by:

Don't the begining.
Set some mp3 or possibly a bandage in the blobs.
Don't share bathroom towels or perhaps washcloths.
If your blobs are generally on your own experience, tend not to shave.
If your blobs have been in your oral location, stay clear of sex contact.
you can find uot more info at this Molluscum Contagiosum Treatment (http://molluscumcontagiosumtreatment3.wordpress.com/) website.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mctreatment on 04/08/2013 22:54:22
@overit
I'm happy to hear that ACV is working for you. It sounds like you are doing everything right with this method. Hopefully you haven't been shaving the infected area. I had a similar experience as yours with the bumps seeming to pop up at random places even after I thought they were gone. My dermatologist told me that it can take time (even months) for new bumps to show themselves. It is not necessarily something that you're doing wrong but just that the bumps were already there to begin with from an earlier breakout and just couldn't be seen until now.

My advice is to stay on top of them and be unscrupulous when you see one. I've had to learn each millimeter of my skin on the infected area (something I wish I never needed to know!) so that I would notice any new bump before it had a chance to create friction from walking and spread itself some more. I also took a few pictures for reference.

Since the MC u have left is very small or too small to see perhaps consider the ACV bath. I was very close to trying a version of this that involved taking a disposable rag and soaking it in part ACV and part water (somewhere between 20% to 50% ACV) and placing it over the entire infected area for a few hours each day for 5-7 days depending on the concentration of ACV used. The more you use and the longer u use it for the greater the likelihood that it'll work. The reason to dilute it is that u want to minimize the damage to healthy skin but still be strong enough to take care of the weaker/hidden MC. The last resort would be doing this with 100% ACV which I do not recommend if you like your skin but I did jokingly think of it as dropping a nuke on the MC to win the war.

Hope this helps. Stay strong !
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mc-hater on 08/08/2013 04:31:07
I am a 20 year old female and I've had MC for many months. It started out as a simple bump near my nose and I picked at it and couldn't figure out what it was.. but I ignored it, figuring that it would go away by itself. In the next two months, two other bumps appeared at the bridge of my nose. I could deal with three bumps.. but then I left the US to go to Nepal, a humid country near India, to visit my family. Here, it quickly spread (later i found out this was because of the humidity and poor air quality in Nepal) all over the right side of my face. My face looked terrible with bumps on my eyelids, lip, cheeks, everywhere.. and there were so many, some big some tiny. I went to a dermatologist and she told me the easiest way was to use laser treatment. This required a whole day of putting ointment on my face, but the laser treatment hurt like CRAPPP!! omg it was the most painful thing, she was literally burning off each and every one of the bumps from my face hoping to kill the white seed inside  each bump. then she tweezed and pulled off the small ones. these left many scabs and scars that eventually healed in the span of 10 days.. even though that was PAINFUL!! i thought it was over......

but not for MC...

it came back with a vengance. I returned to the US and I see more tiny stupid bumps starting on my forehead and cheeks. I dont know what to do and I'm starting to PANIC!!! II thought the trauma of the laser treatment was enough pain, but no, I have to deal with these again. I dont have them on any other part of my body, just my face (for now) and I dont know what treatments to use on it. Would the Apple Cider vinegar be a good idea on the face? I heard it burns a lot?? PLEASSSSSEEE help! I am trying the coconut oil idea right now because I have that on hand.. if the ACV idea really works I am willing to try it, the only problem is that I have some near my eye and I am wondering how to apply ACV on those. Also, people mentioned that the soaked gauze with ACV should be applied with a bandaid to those areas for 12-13 hours? is that a good idea on the face as well? Thank you guys for your help so far, glad to know I'm not alone in this.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: ahilliard77 on 08/08/2013 18:48:09
My daughter contracted molluscum from my nephew about a year ago. After talking to my sister in law and taking her to her pediatrician and being told by both there is really no treatment I was very frustrated. Ive tried everything from the apple cider to wart removers. I finally said "ok, nothing is working" the least I can do is help stop the itching to keep it from spreading. I have been putting calamine  lotion on everyday for the past week and it seems to be drying them up. She started with at least 100 of them on her back, back of her neck and behind her knees. She now has a few on her back.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: zeljka6871 on 30/09/2013 06:44:47
What I learned about MC while my kid had it....

First of all I want to tell you that every child is different and every MC is different and it does not mean that your child will have MC as long as somebody else's and that it will look as bad as some pictures of MC posted on the internet. Another thing is that MC is not anything serious to worry about. It does look ugly but there are so many other things that can be wrong and you should keep telling yourself that. MC is going to go away and it will be just an unpleasant memory like it is to me now.
For the first two months whatever you do it will not show any results. You have to be persistent and patient.  I was trying lots of different things and creams but I cannot say that any of that helped magically. MC had to run its course and first two months were the hardest. When I saw that none of the creams I found on the internet promising miracle did not work, I decided to attack MC from the inside. I started to bust my child's immune system with lots of healthy meals full of vegetables and fruits. I read somewhere that carrots had something in them to fight skin viruses, so I was making sure my child had enough of carrots every day and also lots of vitamin c. Whatever he did not eat in his diet, I would put it in a juicer and make him a juice to drink. He was eating very healthy and drinking lots of fruit/veggies drinks. That was for the whole time he had MC.  I did not give any supplements for boosting immune system because my child was only 3.5 years old but I sure made sure had had plenty of vitamins from food.
I would hide vegetables in his meatloaf or pasta sauce and made him lots of soups with plenty of veggies in it. 

My hygiene was extreme during that time. I washed my hands million times a day and made him wash his hands very often. I did laundry every day and he had clean pj's every night and clean towels every day and also his pillowcases were washed every day. His MC never spread to another body parts. It started on his ribs and spread to his underarms and never went anywhere else except when it started to go away he got one on his elbow.

I also learned that quick showers are much better than baths. Quick shower and than drying MC with paper towel and everything else with a clean towel. Towels and his clothes I washed in hot water every day. I was buying lots of paper towels because I had so much laundry to do anyhow. After shower their skin needs to be moisturized. I was very afraid of moisturizers because I thought that if I put cream on it and than i put it on his healthy skin it would spread. That is why it is the best to use a cream in the tube so you put first on the healthy skin and than you put where MC is. After that you wash your hands. I would use different fingers while applying cream on MC and the rest of the cream was protected because it was in the tube. Any cream is good. Cetaphil cream is great but it does not come in a tube but in a big jar. Take the cream with something other than your fingers and than carefully apply on the MC.   MC thrives on a dry skin but cannot spread on moisturized skin. Healthy skin around MC needs to be moisturized all the time. Put moisturizer as often as you can.

If the cream you are using for MC irritates your child's skin than do not put it very often. Give some time for the skin to heal. On those days just put moisturizer. Never skip a day without moisturizing the whole body. I was putting band aids during that day and I would let skin breathe during the night. Use small band aids so only small amount of skin will be irritated from the band aid.

I hope this will help. Do not forget to moisturize your hands too. My hands became so dry and started cracking up because of all that washing and it took me long time to repair them but at that time I did not care about myself but just focusing all of my energy on my child. Cook healthy meals during the weekend and freeze them so you can have some break during the week to make juices, wash laundry and take care of your child's skin. Make healthy juice on daily basis. Drink some of it too because you will need energy too. MC takes at least two months to go away and it might take longer. If you do all of this, it probably will not take that much longer. My child had it for 3 months and than I could see that it was going to go away. It took another month for that much milder case of MC to go complicatedly away. The last month his MC looked much different. Not so red and irritated but calm and much smaller. Than I took him to the dermatologist and we froze only one. I did not want to freeze the ones he had before because they looked so inflamed and red. I thought it would probably hurt him too much. The one we froze at the dermatologist's office was on his elbow. Very soon after that his MC went away and for two years he is free of MC. I think it would have gone away anyways but I was so fed up with it and wanted something more aggressive especially because he got one on his elbow where the skin was not so sensitive.

That was my experience with MC. I hope that I will help other parents with this post and that is why I decided to write it.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: autumn1 on 04/10/2013 12:40:40
I have been researching molluscum for the last several days.  Nearly every account I have read describes the lesions as "painless."

Does anyone here have any experience with these lesions always being "very painful?"

Thank you in advance for your help.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mcv_dad on 06/10/2013 09:50:48
It is a little disheartening reading through this forum. So many people suffer from molluscum and so few seem to know how to cure it. There is a cure for molluscum - it is simple and painless. My three children and wife had molluscum and we followed the advice given on this site -  no commercial links please - simple.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Jessiraffa on 08/10/2013 20:25:42
Hello all. My 19month old has Molluscum. I have tried nothing except rubbing alcohol after every bath/shower since January when I found it on her. Now I am trying bentonite clay with apple cider viegar. Has anyone else tried this? it is very hard for me to ge her to sit for any length of time...these are our "mud baths". We live  where it is very hot all the time...we are in the pool or ocean at least once a day. i am going crazy looking for a cure. I have been doing the clay at least every other day for about 3 weeks. One "bump" just got huge and popped, but as she is allergic to bandaids, I keep swabbing it with alcohol.  I don't know what to do......
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mcv_dad on 08/10/2013 22:59:26
I would recommend you go to this site no commercial links please and familiarize yourself with the different Growth Stages of molluscum and in bright light identify where mollusca are present on the child and in what Growth Stage.

Ensure you look everywhere including under the hair.  Check all members of the family in this way. Anyone with mollusca in any stage must undergo treatment. 

Children should stop having baths and shower instead. For babies, shorten the length of bathing and do not bath children together or in the same water. Do not share soap, towels, face cloths, or bath toys. 

Don’t let your child scratch the mollusca and they should wear long sleeve and long leg clothing. Change and wash clothes and bed linen more often and improve general hygiene by cutting fingernails and washing hands regularly.

Alcohol rubs don't work. It doesn't kill the MC virus. All pus head mollusca should be covered with tape if you can't use a bandaid. Go to  no commercial links please and check out the information there.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: Alli8308 on 01/11/2013 21:20:19
Dermallay cures molluscum!!!
I tried dermallay for my daughter as she had it on her face so I couldn't put just anything on there…certainly not urine or other creams that cause burning.

They say it's safe for babies and kids' faces so I ordered (it's about $20)

It's taking a little longer than I thought (going on 2.5 weeks now) BUT about 80% of the bumps are gone…she had approx. 30 on her, and the rest of them are shrinking and they all have scabs on them so I'm just waiting for them to fall off!

But it's all natural and looks like it's working so I'm happy!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: MadPat66 on 08/11/2013 22:20:48
My 10 year old was infected and I read page after page on the Internet about various "cures". We took her to see our GP who was basically useless and advised us not to try any of the methods I had read about on the Internet...thankfully, I took no notice to him.

I had read about Iodine and Lemon Myrtle Oil and Tea Tree oil and many other ointments etc, however, I found a clinical study which suggested Iodine and Tea Tree Oil in equal measure had seen positive results. Now I should mention here that I am one of the biggest sceptics there is, but just had to do something to try and help my little girl. The study had said that used in isolation neither was as effective, however, mixed it had been quite effective.

The iodine arrived first and I applied it the first night - without the magic effect I had hoped for. I was already thinking the whole thing was going to be a waste of time but waited for the TTO to be delivered.

The following night I applied the iodine and TTO with a cotton bud and went to
bed with my fingers crossed. The following morning I was quite astounded by the immediate noticeable improvement. The spots had shrunk, appeared to be drying up and were visibly less angry looking.

To cut a long story short I continued to apply the mixture each evening and sometimes in the morning before school. In 2/3 days the improvement was amazing and after about 10 they appear to have been defeated. There are small red marks left where they were, however, I believe these will fade in time.

Please do try this; it may not work for everyone, but both are readily available and it was like a miracle cure. There was no adverse reaction or side effects and is so easy to apply.

I rarely post things on the Internet, but felt I needed to offer a little glimpse of hope to people as I know how distressing this infection is.

Give it a go and good luck to you all in finding a way to deal with MC.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: zainjames on 14/11/2013 19:49:21
Hello all! I suffered from this annoying pest of a virus and wanted to contribute some insight into treatment! Treatment that worked wonders for me! First of all I want to say to those, especially younger kids like me. If you contracted it from a sexual partner don't hate yourself and beat yourself up like I did. We're all human and make mistakes, just thank God it isn't something permanent or more serious. Just remember to know your future partners better and remember some people are dicks that lie  >:( I started by reading online that tretinoin gel is effective. It doesn't outright kill the virus but merely irritates the skin and forces an immune-response to the virus under the skin much faster. It needs to be prescribed so tell your doctor you would like it and explain the reason you think it's moscullum by its hard painful cores that are hard to dig out. Next I read aloe lotion will help as well as tea tree oil. I picked up soothings potion aloe gel for sunburns which contains both. Using these in conjuction I cleared my skin and had it looking.much better in as little as a week and a half. Before applying there contrary to popular opinion I suggest removing the under the skin bumps. This can be done with a sterile needle and.much pain and suffring squeezing out the hard cores to reduce autoinunculation. Some will be too deep to remove and please done try to squeeze the extremely deep ones as it will result in failure to remove and extremely red bloody and irritated skin. After popping apply the tretinoin for.immune-response and then the gel for natural antivirals and skin repair properties. My body cleared it in a week and a half and I'm a heavy smoker!!! (Don't smoke though that's won't help). This treatment worked wonders for me and I wanted to share it in hopes that it would help others, however all bodies are different and I can't make a guarantee. If you have a partner and you both.decide to engage in intercourse with both knowing of it and consenting I suggest gause pads on the infected area to prevent the spread. Under armor pulled down to cover the area is also a good idea. This isn't full proof and I don't suggest intercourse during a flare-up but in case you can't wait... Also if it clears up but comes back don't freak out, your body is still cleaning it. Just proceed to treat until you no longer see outbreaks. Extra sleep helps too! Thanks for reading and I hope this works for you!!!

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: momof2 on 22/12/2013 07:25:04
My 4 year old son began with just one bump on the inside of his knee. I thought it was part if his eczema flare ups that he would sometimes get on his thighs and just left the bump alone. Then it turned into 3 bumps, then bumps on both knees. About two weeks after these bumps appeared my sons preschool teacher brought to my attention that her daughter had this virus called Molluscum and said my sons bumps look exactly like it and it is awful to get rid of. That day I took him to the pediatrician and found out the bumps were indeed Molluscum. The dr said freezing them off was out of the question because there were too many and he suggested waiting it out, 6 months to 2 years for the bumps to go away on their own! Another option was some blistering lotion that could scar and is painful. I decided to wait it out and read all about the virus online. After much research I decided to try Clove Oil on the bumps. After a few days, one lone bump below his armpit disappeared but then after a week the clove oil began to irritate his skin. I stopped using all lotions and oils in order to prevent spreading the virus. Then over thanksgiving break the bumps spread to his elbows and probably had a total of 40+ bumps on his elbows and knees combined. I decided after the holiday weekend I would call the dermatologist and look into the blistering lotion, but in the meantime I decided to try Purification Oil from Young Living on the bumps, which is generally used for skin irritations and bug bites and stings. I put 2 drops in each pump of Curel Anti Itch lotion and rubbed over his arms and legs. I began this regimen on thanksgiving night and by Sunday ALL BUT TWO BUMPS WERE COMPLETELY GONE! I did not have to call the dermatologist come Monday. I have been doing this for about 3 weeks now, his skin looks perfect, no bumps or eczema flare up and no scars or pain! I know what works for some people doesn't work for all but this worked like a miracle for us and I hope it can help others too. Again, the oil I used was Purification Essential Oil Blend from young living. Hope that helps! 
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mcv_dad on 22/12/2013 08:23:13
It is a pity that people use these forums for blatant marketing. The claims here are totally unsubstantiated. There is no literature, research, or even other internet comments supporting these claims. On the other hand, there is enough literature to support the use of apple cider vinegar, clove oil, pure coconut oil and potentially iodine to have some faith that these ointments separately and in combination can manage and cure molluscum contagiosum.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: bravo888 on 08/02/2014 22:02:35
So I got MC, from sharing a towel with my room mate, for 6 months and i found that ACV worked amazingly to get rid of it. However I just spent a week in the tropics where it was constantly warm and humid and I guess it started up again

I did all of the sudden get a couple of tiny, barely visible, just bellow the head under the foreskin so I went with the same ACV treatment and it worked...I think. The t bumps turned white then dark brown/black in the middle which means the MC should be dead. So I began applying vitamin E oil to it right away to help it heal and they just turned white and back to normal without falling off.

Does anyone know if it doesn't fall off if its still there? I mean if it turned black it should be dead right?? not sure what to do. I just tried scrapping it with a needle and it started bleeding right away. Not sure what to think.

SHould I keep applying over and over even after its black or no? Thanks in advance for any advice.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: That Guy on 14/03/2014 23:38:03
MC seems to be fairly common, yet the amount of information online is relatively small. Just like I was in the beginning, you're probably in panic mode scouring the internet for anything and everything MC. I'll share my molluscum story, in hopes of helping anyone else out there.

I'm a 26 year old male with no health issues. About two months ago, the head of my electric shaver I use for man-scaping was no longer useable and I didn't bother shopping around for a replacement head. So, I switched to shaving with a razor. I have fairly sensitive skin so shaving my chest, stomach, and genital area would typically result in an in-grown hair or some irritation here and there. I don't mean to be explicit or use the wrong type of terminology, but I'd like to be somewhat accurate for anyone who may relate/have a similar situation.

On the upper, right side of my scrotum near the start of the shaft I shaved over what I figured was nothing more than a red bump that may have been an in-grown hair or pimple. It bled quite a bit, which seems odd but I didn't think anything of it. A day or two later I noticed a small, flesh colored bump in the same spot that I thought was a scab from the previous shave. Nearly a week later I shaved again and it bled just as much. The next day I noticed two little flesh colored bumps a couple inches below my waistline, 3 random bumps near the original bump, and one on the right side of my scrotum a little further down from the other 3. This is when I knew something was up. Like many of you, I continued to shave to keep an eye on everything.

DO NOT shave. Any razor(s) you were using throw out immediately. Shaving pops, aggravates, and spreads the virus. From now on, only trim the hair with electric trimmer and attachment.

I whipped out my laptop but had no clue what to even search for. Eventually, I came across molluscum contagiosum pics that looked exactly like my problem. I was fortunate, because I didn't have patches/clusters like the majority of things I read online. I only had about 7-10 bumps around my genital area and on my inner right thigh directly across from the original spot I shaved that bled. After hours of searching, reading, and panicking, most of what I read said the virus goes away on its own and was slightly less stressed out. Most people mentioned freezing them off, so I picked up one of those cryotherapy do-it-yourself packages from a local convenience store. I was too embarrassed to even consider going to a doctor and went ahead to freeze each one myself. The skin flashes white, freezes, and then leaves a red mark that lasts at least a week. Now I was even more embarrassed because I've got these odd marks on top of odd, flesh colored bumps but I was sure I cured the situation.

The next day I showered and checked things out as if they'd magically disappear over night. Was too focused on checking things out to even realize I was cold with goosebumps and immediately mistaken themas hundreds of new MC all over my scrotum. My heart dropped, I felt disgusted, so ashamed, and almost passed out from letting my thoughts get the better of me.

Right away I tried to figure out who/what caused this virus. I did have sex with several different girls that past year, always wore a condom, but this MC issue came up a good 5-6 months after the last time I had sex. I was scared this was an STD but was confused why I was having a breakout now. At this point, I pretty much fell off the face of the earth and abandoned talk with the couple girls I was interested in. I didn't want to pass this on to anyone and I couldn't bare the embarrassment of someone seeing/knowing. Right back to the internet I went...

As far as the freezing treatment, I went really easy with the freezing because I was worried about scarring or pigmentation changes like I read about online. Since I went light on the freezing, only 2 or 3 of the MC bumps turned black and disappeared. Hundreds more did not develop. Once I calmed down, I realized it was just goosebumps from practically standing naked after a shower and not fully drying off.

I began treating MC just like you would with acne, but I was even more persistent. I no longer used regular soap in the genital area since fragrances in soap can cause acne/blemishes. I picked up acne body wash with 2% salicylic acid, lightly rubbed in the genital area and let it soak for at least a minute before washing off. When drying off, dry the unaffected areas of the body and dry the affected area(s) last. Fully dry the area because MC thrives in warm, damp situations. Right after drying, I applied 10% benzoyl peroxide gel (most acne treatment departments have this for like $5) covering affected and surrounding areas. Once that dried, I would powder the area with baby powder for added measure of everything staying dry. I did this twice a day. Once in the morning and again at night. You want to keep the affected skin as dry as possible. The benzoyl peroxide dries skin out quickly to the point where it flakes off and new skin can grow.

Everything started clearing up within a week of doing this twice a day, everyday but I noticed the MC bumps were not fully going away. I began to worry again and right back to the internet. I learned MC, for adults, is typically contracted from sex so I was really paranoid that I now had an STD. MC is technically an STD but it does go away once the virus is eliminated. From all of the research I've done, MC lives on the skin and is not something that travels through your blood. Weakened immune systems are very common with MC.

I am in really good health, been a runner for years, go to the gym almost every other day, rarely ever get sick, but I don't eat particularly healthy since I'm so active that I burn all of the calories and then some. At this time, I stopped drinking alcohol & stopped eating junk food to help fight off MC. To strengthen my immune system I picked up vitamin A, C, D and E. I already took a multivitamin every morning but figured percentages were low and upping A, C, D and E would be beneficial, especially since those 4 vitamins are great for hair, skin, and your immune system. That does not mean down bottles of vitamins. Too much of any vitamin can be harmful and even throw off another essential vitamin level, so be smart and keep things within daily values. I stopped running to eliminate the chance of sweat and friction in the genital and thigh area and kept up with lifting at the gym to keep up good health/stress relief. Also, started eating more vegetables and fruits. You want to add lots of colored fruits/vegetables to your diet. All of them contain specific vitamins that really should replace the need for vitamin supplements.

Things were looking up. I was feeling better, eating better, and regaining my state of mind from the embarrassed and panicked shock it was in. MC can be a warning sign of other STD's so I'd recommend getting tested at this time, if you haven't already. Getting those negative results back is part of having a peace of mind that MC will not ruin your life and will pass.

A week later I still had a few of the flesh colored bumps I started with even with all of the changes and routinely keeping the area treated. I got fed up and annoyed because it wasn't totally cleared up and my friends were wondering why I practically disappeared from life. What I did next may be a bit much for some people and I definitely wouldn't recommend on children, but this is what worked for me on the remaining, pesky MC that wouldn't go away...

The MC virus is that hard, white core in the center of the bump that makes it look somewhat like a pimple. Before I showered, I gathered some tissues, hydrogen peroxide, cotton balls, and tea tree oil for later. I used the nail of my thumb, pushed under the MC (yea, I was afraid to touch the area thinking I'd only spread it more), and used the thumb nail of my other hand to push against the MC to get the core out. It will bleed a lot but you will feel and see the white, waxy molluscum core. Make sure you push the entire core out otherwise it'll still have that white core the next day and could be a little painful to push out. Once you pushed the core out, quickly get rid of it into a tissue, dip a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide, and let it sit over the bleeding bump. It'll burn/tingle but let it do its job and keep it there for at least 30 seconds. Repeat on any other bumps. If anyone is wondering, pushing the core out did not hurt at all. I saw a lot of people who cut the core out which really seems extreme when you can push it out.

I then showered and washed the area with 2% salicylic acid acne wash, dried off, dipped a cotton ball in tea tree oil and applied to any area infected with MC and even the surrounding areas for safe measure. Tea tree oil is very potent and very powerful. It will tingle, feel pretty refreshing, and smell pretty bad but it's going to dry out your skin a lot more than benzoyl peroxide does. Tea tree oil is very, very good at cleansing the skin and killing bacteria. Within about 3 or 4 days of removing the MC waxy core, immediately cleaning with hyrdrogen peroxide, and then coating in tea tree oil I have amazingly cleared my skin of MC. The tea tree oil even helped clear my skin of the couple bumps that I froze for too long. They left red marks that were taking forever to clear but the oil seemed to speed up redness relief. DO NOT use any type of creams on the MC. Most creams hydrate the skin and/or make for damp conditions that spread MC. You want the affected areas as dry as possible at all times.

Like I said in the beginning, I was very fortunate to only have a few MC bumps which I quickly and very aggressively worked at changing my diet, boosting my immune system, and treating the MC directly. Everyone's body is different, so what I cured in a short amount of time may take a bit longer for the next person. I did not go to a doctor by my own choice. I did get tested to make sure I'm STD free. Everything I read online mentioned doctors either misdiagnosing and mistreating MC as another type of STD or recommended waiting it out, which can mean waiting upwards of 4+ years! If you don't want to wait 4 years, you need to be proactive and get healthy fast. 

Being MC-free is a HUGE relief. It's physically and mentally draining. I'd say more mental than anything. I'll try to check this forum if anyone has questions, comments, or whatever. There are tons of stories out there. This is my story and my quick recovery of a virus I never want to deal with again. I hope this helps someone.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mom-5 on 22/03/2014 15:50:33
I have spent over $1000 at the dermatologist without any luck.  I spent $12 on Compound W Fast-Acting Gel and it worked like a charm.  I tried Compound W from the bottle but that dried up too  quickly before I could apply it properly.  The gel is perfect for applying it exactly where you want it especially when your child is moving around.  Squeeze a small droplet to completely cover the molluscum.  It will take a couple of minutes to dry and will sting a bit (the sting is worth it).  I give my children something to occupy them while I apply the gel and the stinging stops in a few minutes.   The gel will form a hard cover over the molluscum and it irritates it enough to make it turn pink/red.  Within a day or so it will start killing it.  I leave the gel on my children and don't touch it unless it looks like it's going to come off.  Sometimes you can pull the gel off (after several days) and the white core will come out with it.  On occasion the gel will wash off in the shower and you'll need to reapply, but for the most part it will stay on for many days.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mcv_dad on 23/03/2014 06:08:00
Compound W Fast-Acting Gel is a wart treatment. Many people have had success with different wart treatments for molluscum when the molluscum is moving to the pus stage. At this stage when the bumps have a white pus head they are easy to identify and treat. But, it is likely that if you have molluscum at this stage you also have clusters of small almost invisible molluscum bumps covering larger parts of your body. Wart treatment is far to severe to spread over these. Also, molluscum which have burst and become infected can not be treated with wart lotion, it would sting far to much and not contribute to the elimination of the infection. Best to use a range of treatments to do this.
Title: I have this under control
Post by: Brad42312 on 09/04/2014 02:31:52
First of all, don't think you have a weak immune system because you have these suckers. They can attack a perfectly healthy body. I noticed a bump near the top of my butt crack a couple months ago and I picked at it. A white top came off and it bled like crazy. I knew then this was not your normal pimple. I got a mirror and noticed maybe 5 or 6 additional, smaller bumps mostly between my sack and anus. And no, I haven't had sex in that area. I'm thinking I got this from the gym because a couple months before that I had some pimple like growths on the back sides of my thighs which later went away. Anyhow, after researching pictures, I made a diagnosis of Molluscum. I also read they are difficult to get rid of and they usually go away in a few months. I didn't want to wait a few months, so I made a plan to attack these head on. I didn't do all bumps at once because I wasn't sure if my method would cause spreading or not and I didn't want a bunch of healing sores in that area at one time. I scraped each bump with my fingernail, sometimes pinching it between my thumb and forefinger nails until I had the top removed. Then I squeezed it some more until I got any debris out that I could. Mine bled quite a bit but I just let it bleed out good and dabbed off the blood with toilet paper. Then I soaked that sucker in 90% rubbing alcohol. Drowning it good. Rubbing it in to make sure it got into the sore good. I kept toilet paper in place until the bleeding stopped which, in my case, was just a couple minutes. So far I have not noticed any additional MC's in that area except for a couple and I attacked them the same way. When you shower, dry off the infected areas last and don't rub the towel across your skin. Pat dry instead. A rough towel can break open the MC bumps and spread them to nearby areas, even all over your body if you don't dry the area last.  Also, for good measure, I would occasionally (maybe once or twice a week) pour some alcohol in my hand and rub it all over my bottom parts. Not sure if that helped any, but perhaps some of it was absorbed into the MC bump. But some people may be too sensitive to alcohol if spread over larger areas. Good luck with whatever method you choose.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mattee6 on 09/04/2014 03:51:27
I have not read all of the other posts, but just wanted to put it out there.  My son had these on his neck and chest.  I used Oregano oil to get rid of them.  The Dr said that they would just go away, and then they did not.  So, we tried a few things that helped a little, but after months of treatment, and they were still there, we tried the Oregano oil (bought online from Amazon 100%)  I did not cut it, be careful it can really burn.  I took a tiny bit on a pointy Qtip, and put it on each site.  Totally gone now.  Good Luck!!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: anon1 on 10/05/2014 01:57:44
Hello,
I registered on this site because I wanted to thank everyone for their contributions on this topic. I got this virus a couple of months ago and it was very stressful, so reading people's recovery stories really helped when it was getting me down.

I can say that I no longer have the virus due to treating it successfully over 2 months. Everyone has their own ideas on how to treat it, so from reading the majority of comments i felt that apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil were referenced a lot, so I went with that.

- I showered using tea tree oil soap on the affected areas. ( I did not use the soap anywhere else in case of spread). I would dry the area using tissues and not the towel I used for rest of body
- For day and night, I would dip bits of cotton wool into apple cider vinegar (dilute if it stings too much - it is acidic) and press them against the affected area, keeping the wool in place with small plasters.
- I took zinc and vitamin e tablets (beneficial for assisting skin problems.)

The growths really don't like the vinegar and over a few days they dried out and disappeared.
 
By isolating the affected area from the rest of the body you will avoid too much spread and you can focus on killing each growth individually till they are all gone.

Be persistent and keep your head up!

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mcv_dad on 10/05/2014 11:03:42
There is plenty of research and information around about molluscum treatments. Rubbing alcohol (surgical spirits as it is called in some countries) is known not to be effective but there is quite a lot of evidence that apple cider vinegar is effective.

There is also some scientific research to support the use of unrefined coconut oil and also evidence that clove oil has effective in treating molluscum. These treatments should reduce and eliminate the bumps with a week or two. The best site to give an overview of these treatments is called "Cure Molluscum Contagiosum". It provides a range of natural treatments procedures.

There are also a number of commercially available pharmaceuticals. MolluscumRX, Molludab etc. Detailed reading of reviews of these products is not as convincing though. Many sufferers claim success using them but only after many weeks.

My whole family got molluscum after my young son contracted it at pre-school. Our dermatologist said the usual "don't worry about it". So we didn't until everyone had it - and in the case of my son, hundreds of bumps! Anyway, apple cider vinegar, clove oil and coconut oil is the go.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: PhisKid16 on 29/06/2014 04:36:11
While I am not a doctor, yet, I do want to share my story in hopes that it will help others treat this pesky virus as easily and quickly as possible. To start, I am a healthy 25 year old male with a masters degree in physiology and biophysics. I say that, not to "degree drop", but rather to let you know I have searched far and wide, through numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals, past and present clinical studies, internet forums, blogs etc. After all of my research I can safely say that no one has the cure-all for molluscum, it is highly understudied, and many doctors are not as familiar with it as they would lead you to believe (so be informed, and ask questions).

I contracted the molluscum contagiousum virus on a family trip to Florida. Unlike most adults my age, I did not contract it sexually, but rather through a pool/ hot tub at our resort. I remember distinctly cutting myself while shaving during the week of the trip, and a few weeks later (3-5 wk) I noticed one or two small flesh-to-pink colored bumps just below my beltline. Since I shave down there regularly, I thought they were just ingrown hairs or possibly pimples. I, stupidly, shaved over them cutting the highly contagious heads from their bodies and basically painting them around. The virus spread quickly and before I knew it, I had 15-20 bumps in the area and it continued to spread 'south of the border'.

Terrified, and being the researcher that I am, I looked up every STI, skin condition, and hair follicle disorder that I could find. Thanks to Google images, I was able to quickly identify them as the Molluscum Contagiousum Virus or MCV. I immediately made an appointment at with my GP and brought all of the information that I had found online about MCV. My doctor was able to identify them (actually just agreed with my self-diagnosis) and said that the 'best' (aka only) treatment was to freeze with liquid nitrogen, so I had that done. It was extremely painful to have liquid ice-fire pressed against my manhood and while it worked for some bumps, others simply opened up and reinoculated the surrounding healthy tissue so I had to repeat the treatment once a week for the next 3 weeks. The doctor also wrote me a prescription for Aldera, which I believe is for genital warts, but it was over $200 for a one month supply and there was no guarantee it would work any better than a natural remedy.

Realizing that each liquid nitro treatment was leaving pretty heinous scars (were applied with a Q-tip which is much larger than each molluscum, thus burning the surrounding healthy skin), and they were not containing the virus, I decided to look for a less aggressive and more homeopathic/ natural approach.

I found Zymaderm in my local CVS pharmacy and was ecstatic to give it a try. I had read online that tea tree oil used in combination with zinc helped many people and this little bottle had both ingredients in one! After two weeks of treating each molluscum twice per day and covering with bandaids I saw no real improvement, and the bandaids began to leave residues, and irritated my skin. I came to this blog, and saw that people had luck with tea tree oil, so I ordered some pure TTO and went to Trader Joes to purchase some of the soap.

I came back with tea tree oil soap, bodywash, and face wash (yes, overkill- but I was determined). While I knew tea tree oil could cause skin irritation (thanks to this blog) I applied liberally with Q-tips, hoping to be quickly done with this ordeal. After a week or so of treating the whole area with tea tree oil, and the individual molluscum with the Zymaderm, I suppose my body couldn't take it anymore. I developed large, painful, red rashes on either sides of my thighs, and genitals. Needless to say this was not a pleasant addition to the, now dry and itchy, skin surrounding the molluscum. I couldn't help but scratch/ adjust some during the day, and they began to spread even more.

Feeling defeated, and somewhat depressed I went back to the internet for a solution. I came across reply #391 on this feed that talks about the apple cider vinegar and duct tape. I am only on the third day of this treatment but can already see some improvement. After 1-2 treatments the heads became a white-to-yellow hue and very "soft" looking. One or two of the molluscum have already turned black, and I feel confident that they will fall off within the week.

Although I have not beaten the virus I wanted to share a few tips, supplements, and improvements to the previously posted protocols that I have found work very well. My hope is that my post will be a comprehensive protocol for treatment of MCV and will save you the roughly 2 months of painful, unpleasant, or ineffective treatments.

I. Rules for those with the Molluscum Contagiosum Virus:
1. Shower daily! - Even twice per day if you have been sweating during the day. (sweat and baths will spread the virus)
2. When showering, DO NOT rub, scratch, or scrub the area. - Instead, lightly apply a gentle facial cleanser (I use Cetaphil), or tea tree soap to the area, and let coolwater gently wash it off.
3. Use a fresh towel each and every time you shower. - NO exceptions! Be sure to blot, not drag, the towel on the areas that are infected with molluscum, and leave those areas for last.
4. Wear airy boxers/ underwear always (if molluscum is in nether regions). - The friction of boxer briefs can irritate and cause further spreading - trust me on this one.
5. Wash used towels and underwear daily in hot water. - If this is not financially feasible, just designate one laundry basket as only for MCV affected garments. This may seem like overkill, but the virus can survive on damp clothing/ towels for longer than a couple of days. (be sure to wash your hands after doing the laundry)
6. DO NOT SHAVE!!! - Instead, trim the area carefully with a trimmer and guard. Then, go over individual molluscum with scissors, cutting the hair as short as possible. This may sound tedious (believe me it is), but trust me- you want to be able to see them all, and having less hair will make things cooler down there- which gives you an advantage.
6. DO NOT HAVE SEX!!! - This is a surefire way to spread them to your partner, and a guaranteed way to further spread them to yourself. I was lucky, you may not be...
7. Avoid pools, hot tubs, gyms, yoga mats, and anywhere else you may spread the virus. - This is for your well-being as much as it is for others. If you are a gym rat like me- lift weights! Any cardio will cause unwanted friction, and a sweaty undercarriage is a breeding ground for MCV. MCV thrives in hot tubs and pools, and gym equipment/ mats follow the same rule as towels.
8. Always be aware that you have MCV. - As if you could forget, right? What I mean is to be aware that anytime you touch, adjust, move, sit, stand, bend over, your body (and possibly mollusucum) is coming into contact with other areas. It only takes one scratch to reinoculate yourself- and that is the worst! Mine spread from the side of my groin to the part of my inner thigh that touches when I sit - so be aware of what parts rub against where, when, and do your best to avoid these easy inoculations. Also, keep affected areas covered with clothing and cover actual molluscum with bandaids or tape until you decide which treatment to use.
9. Do not use lotion, Vaseline, or any other moisturizing creams in the affected area. The idea is to dry them out and kill them, so why would you hydrate your skin, essentially giving them what they want the most? (I found this out the hard way after using coconut oil/ Vaseline in the areas near the infection).
10. DO NOT POP THEM!!! - I cannot stress this enough. I see others on this blog suggesting squeezing them between fingernails or tweezers as a treatment, and unless you are a physician using lab-grade, sterile, autoclaved equipment do not even think about it. I did use aseptic technique, and surgical-grade, sterile tools, and they still spread. It is simply not worth the risk.
10. Most Importantly: Do not give up! - It is easy to become discouraged and lose hope but remember - This is a battle, and one of you has to win, so why not come out the victor? This virus has a way of bringing down even the most confident individuals and it can happen to anyone, even those of us who work in the medical field and have great hygiene so remember- you aren't dirty, tainted, or alone - so chin up kid!

Below is an adaptation to a treatment protocol mentioned in a previous post. So while I didn't come up with it, I think I have improved the method, and made the protocol slightly more user friendly.

II. How to Treat The Molluscum Contagiousum Virus:
1. Immediately after a shower dry the area with a towel or fan and sit on the toilet or side of the tub, being careful not to touch either surface with infected regions of skin. (I.E. don't sit down if they are on your butt)
2. Cut duct tape into thin strips, roughly 1-2 inches long with a width between a USB port and a BIC pen. (trying to use nonscientific measurements). You will need 2 strips for each molluscum, unless they are very close together.
3. Cut cotton balls or, as I prefer, cotton rounds/sheets into very very small pieces and ball them up. - Here you want to remember how small the molluscum are, and try to get the balls to a proportional size. Less is more, as they will be dipped in pure apple cider vinegar, which is highly acidic and will burn whatever skin it is left in contact with.
4. Dip the cotton balls into pure apple cider vinegar (place into a bowl first). - This must be pure and organic. I used Bragg Organic Unfiltered ACV and would recommend it.
5. Remove the cotton ball from the ACV and squeeze to get out any excess liquid.
6. Wipe your fingers off with a paper towel, as the duct tape will not stick on a wet surface, and you will have trouble placing it with wet fingers.
7. Place the ACV-soaked ball of cotton on the head of the molluscum and hold with one finger.
8. With your other hand, pick up a piece of your pre-cut tape and place it over the ball, like you would a bandaid. Be sure to pull the skin slightly taut with middle and ring fingers to help the tape stay. (I will admit, this takes some dexterity, but with practice you will get it down.)
9. Place another strip of duct tape perpendicular to the first so that it forms an X, with the ball in the middle of both strips. - This will allow you better mobility (important for male genitalia) and will hold the cotton to the areas you want it.
10. Wash hands or keep an alcohol wipe handy. You do not want to spread your molluscum while you are trying to treat it, so be mindful which fingers you use where, and where exactly you are touching with said fingers.
10. Repeat with each and every molluscum until they are all covered. (Leave no molluscum uncovered - it only takes one)
11. Leave on overnight. Try to sleep on your back with legs slightly spread to avoid moving the tape. (The last thing you want is acidic ACV on healthy areas - especially down there)
12. Remove tape prior to morning shower. I recommend showering every morning and after school/ work and putting a fresh treatment on after each shower. 
13. Repeat steps 1-12.
13. Repeat this process for 1(or two) week(s), and if you do not see results (heads turning black and eventually falling off or disappearing) I would suggest seeing a specialist.

Although this virus is not in your bloodstream, and your body is likely unaware of it's presence, keeping yourself healthy is the most important way to fight it. As you may have read online, MCV is highly prevalent in immunocompromised individuals like those with HIV/AIDS, recovering from surgical procedures, or undergoing cancer treatments. Although you are likely an otherwise healthy person, here are some health tips and supplement suggestions from your friendly neighborhood physiologist to boost your anti-MCV immunity and overall skin health. Again, I am not a doctor, so please do your own research on each of these supplements to better understand if and how much you should take.

III. Dietary Health Tips and Suggestions to aid in the fight against Molluscum Contagiousum Virus:
1. Eat Clean. - Skip the junk food and try the paleo diet, or if you aren't quite ready for that extreme, eat only unprocessed foods. Avoid fast food, fried food, and anything but whole grain breads. If you can, cut out dairy.
2. Avoid Processed Sugar. - Sugar and candy often lead to oily skin (think of your teenage face after some chocolate) and this is the opposite of what you want to combat MCV. (Try Honey or Agave instead)
3. Eat Your Fruits and Veggies. - Focus on fruits like bananas (good for almost everything) and berries like black-, blue-, and rasp- as they have many antioxidants which are crucial for an immune boost. Oh, and don't forget oranges for that vitamin C! (Juice is ok, but nothing from concentrate, or with added sugar) Carrots are a must, and should become a staple of your diet until you are MCV-free!
4. Take Your Vitamins! - Below  is a list of the supplements that I would recommend you check out. This can get expensive, but you should be taking some of them daily anyway and the others are worth the cost. Remember that MCV can live on your skin without showing signs for several weeks, so fighting them from the inside out is critical. Not everyone should take every one of these supplements, and I am not sure about children, so do your research before putting anything into your body!

IV. Supplements to combat the Molluscum Contagiousum Virus
     a. Comprehensive Multivitamin (may cover others on this list)
     b. Selenium: 200-400 mcg
     c. Zinc 30-90 mg
     d. Vitamin D: 5000-8000 IU
     e. Vitamin C: 1000-5000 mg
     f. Garlic Extract: 1200 mg
     g. Andrographis Extract 25-150 mg before a meal
     h. Beta Glucan (highly purified 1,3/1,6 Glucan) 100-600 mg before a meal
     i. Whey protein isolate: 20-40 mg
     j. DHEA: 25-75 mg daily (declines in men after age 30)  may not need
     k. L- Carnitine: 1-2 mg
     l. CoQ10: 100-200 mg
     m. Lactoferrin (apolactoferrin): 300 mg
     n. Fish Oil: providing 1400 mg EPA and 1000 mg DHA
     o. Thymus Extract: Per label instructions
     p. Grape extract (containing skin and seed extract): 150 mg
     q. Green tea extract:  725 mg
     r. N-acetylcysteine: 600-1800 mg
     s. R-Lipoic Acid: 300-600 mg
     t. Hyperimmune Egg Extracts: Per label instructions
     u. Biotin: Per label instructions
     v. Niacin: Per label instructions
     w. Collostrum: 960-1920 mg
     x. L- lysine: 620-1860 mg

Please take everything I have said and incorporate it in with your own research. It is your body, so never take a strangers advice without some scientific basis. Unfortunately, for those of us with MCV, there is not a lot of published data, so you may have to have faith and give something new a try. I wish you all good luck on your endeavors, and I will be sure to report back with any updates. Questions are welcomed. Thanks for reading!

Best,
PhisKid16
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: cluelesslittlelady12 on 10/07/2014 01:08:05
I am glad i found this. About 2 months ago, i noticed a small bump around my perineum area on my left butt cheek. it didn't really look like any razor bump or ingrown hair i had seen before. (i have been trying to fight a battle with ingrown hairs in my legs.) it was pink or slightly red colored and very small. maybe about the size of . . . a tomato seed? not too sure. anyway. i kept looking and poking until i got the courage to see what this thing was. i feared the worst thinking i had somehow sprouted warts. i used a needle and poked it. it bled a bit more than any razor bump or hair i'd ever encountered.  i rinsed it with contact solution, don't ask why, cause i do not know lol. and i let it be. a while later, maybe a few weeks, it was my bf's b-day. i looked at it again and noticed, because i didnt actually pop it, it was turning into a skin tag type thing. it was hanging off a little bit. i mentioned this to him but brushed it off. after supper i checked it again and it was gone. it did not bleed. we proceded to commemorate his 21st birthday as any highly hormonal young couple would. that was may 25. fast forward to today. i have noticed another small bump on my opposite cheek and it looks the same. i can't get close enough to see if it has a head, but a few days ago i had one i COULD see and squeezed it in the shower. white stuff came out and it bled a bit. then i thought to myself "something is up here." i continued searching the internet and found something that looked like what i had. and it was molluscum. i do not have MANY of these bumps like you all describe but i have had other bumps around my female area that look similar but never come to a head. some extra info. I shave non regularly. usually once a month but lately a bit more since i have went to the pool a few times. and my boyfriend had a similar bump on him that also bled a bit. but he said he had shaved there recently and he passed it off for a razor bump.
MY QUESTION>
could this just be razor burn?? it hasn't spread like wild fire even though i have shaved the bumps. could it be something else? or could it be a very non aggressive molluscum?? or is there any other ideas? i can't afford to go the doctor to ask about this.
any feedback is gonna be HIGHLY APPRECIATED!!!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: MrAngry on 23/07/2014 01:52:34
Hi all, first post!

Basically I am 20 years old and last week returned home from travelling around Italy and Spain for a couple of weeks. A day or two after being home I noticed a few small red lumps near my right elbow, which I thought was strange. I am no stranger to spots but never usually get more than one at any one time so I was conscious that something might be the matter. They weren't particularly itchy but it led me to being very conscious because, unfortunately, I am a hypochondriac like that.

Now I am not sure if they were on my body before or not but I began to notice other little red lumps - some on my other arm, some on my leg and even some on my stomach. There isn't loads but there was enough for me to be worried. I began researching online what they could be, thinking it may have been something I caught whilst abroad but I was thrown by the fact that they don't all look the same. The ones around my elbow look like typical red lumps while I have a couple of little spots on my other arm that are much smaller but have a white looking substance in the middle. To top it all off I've noticed other little wart-type things pop up around my hand/fingers and some further red lumps on my legs similar to the ones on my elbow.

I went to the doctor and showed her all the spots and she thought, albeit tentatively, that I had molluscum. I had no idea what it was and judging by the unconvincing way she diagnosed me I don't think she did either. Having read up on it as soon as I got home, I'm still in two minds as to whether I have it or not.

Some of the spots seemingly fit the bill but they are not itchy unless I think about it and I literally only have two spots that look to have the white centre - the rest are just lumps. I didn't have sex while I was away and didn't really get that close to anyone, so other than potentially contracting it through dirty bedding in a hotel I'm not sure how I would have got it. I am so confused.

I do feel slightly itchy all over my body but only because I am constantly thinking about it and worrying about it. Little red spots or lumps appear (or I noticed them for the first time) every day or two and I'm not sure what to do. They aren't massive like the photos I have seen of molluscum but I'm not sure what else it could be.

It has already affected my mental state because it's all I have thought about for a week now. I don't feel as though I can act/live normally because I'm scared that it will spread and I want to contain it as much as I can but staying in the house and torturing myself by reading up on it online is doing me no good at all. I should be enjoying my summer before going back to Uni but at the moment I am just wasting time and hating myself.

I have bought some zinc and vitamin C tablets in the hope it will improve my immune system but other than that I have done nothing else.

Has anyone experienced similar, in that they have had different types of spots/lumps to what molluscum is typically said to look like?

I'm worried and just want these horrid things to go away so I can live my life again. I thought going away would be a great experience, and it was, but I am now regretting it because of these ruddy lumps.

Help please!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mcv_dad on 23/07/2014 07:22:44
The thing is molluscum looks different in its changing stages and different on different people. Molluscum is not usually itchy though it is frequently associated with eczema and that is itchy. I have included a couple of images to show you what it looks like.

There are loads of different treatment regimes but many people do report good results from using apple cider vinegar in various ways applied to the body (not drunk). Do some research on the net, there are some excellent internet sites with detailed information about treatment.

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Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: treehugger on 13/08/2014 22:09:52
Hello all I joined this site because it actually helped to give me some insight on how to get rid of this virus or at least speed up its recovery.

I think I originally got it from a hot tub actually. I was in a relationship at the time when I first got it. This was in February of this current year. I noticed one bump that was red and inflamed and itchy and I was worried I had something serious but decided to not give it too much thought which was dumb of me I now realize. Fast forward to a month later I decide to shave in my nether region and one bump turned into like 20. I brushed it off as shaving bumps and hoped it wasn't anything serious. I kept shaving and kept having these bumps but noticed how odd it was that the bumps didn't necessarily occur where I shaved and also how some disappeared and reappeared. Finally I did some googling and self diagnosed myself as having this condition which my doctor then confirmed.


Here's what I essentially figured out about this condition: that it preys on people that have either a low immune system or are going through some stress in their life which lowers your immune system. For example, I got this condition and I was going through some relationship stress and definitely a lot of school stress with exams and what not.

Okay so I tried the ACV method and it did work but I hated the smell so much I had to give it up after 3 or 4 days.
Then I tried full strength tea tree oil and iodine which I do not recommend because it just burns very badly.

I then bought Australian lemon myrtle off amazon as well as some dead sea salts. I took baths nightly for a week with about a couple cups of salt. The baths were helpful and they didn't spread the virus. The baths however did not get rid of the virus for me but they definitely did have some effect just not as much as I was hoping for.

For the lemon myrtle I got a small bowl in which to make my mixture every night after I took a shower. I used grape seed oil as my carrier oil because that's what I had on hand. And I would squeeze just enough grape seed oil (it came in a squirt bottle) to cover the bottle of my bowl and then added 2-4 drops of lemon myrtle to it and mixed it. It can definitely burn and definitely did burn my skin when I was using it though maybe my concentration was too strong. I used the lemon myrtle mixture for maybe two months and it did the most for me out of everything.

I then needed to shave my area down there because I guess I needed to see more clearly what was going on down there and whether I still had bumps or not. I shaved using coconut oil like my shaving cream. I kept using coconut oil afterward throughout the next two days or so hoping to ward off bumps. But I still got a couple bumps from shaving when I had none! So be very careful about shaving and wait on that for however long is possible and until you are semi confident the bumps are gone. I think some of the bumps that may have developed didn't really look like molluscum so in my opinion these were actually some sort of skin reaction to the lemon myrtle and coconut oil. I think my skin just hated being abused for so long it reacted. I think I had some sort of contact dermatitis from all of the treatment methods.

I then decided to give cimetidine or tagamet a go, which is a stomach acid reducer that can be found over the counter at any drugstore and is fairly inexpensive. I didn't have to many bumps to begin with and I think they are all gone but I am still very paranoid. So I was taking maybe 1200 mg a day for about 3-4 days before I decided to taper down to 400 mg per day due to side effects like light-headedness, dizziness and fatigue. I was using dosing similar to that people with gastric ulcers would do. Below is some dosing information I used.

http://www.rxlist.com/tagamet-drug/indications-dosage.htm


With the combination of oils and tagamet I think I may just be spot free. Though again still a little paranoid and looking for these spots.


If I had to give advice I would say do not shave in the affected area until the bumps start disappearing. Raise your immune system. You can do this by giving up smoking, and drinking (at least drinking less), sleeping 8 hours a day, and eating healthier. Find ways to reduce stress and be mindful of what goes into your body. I believe oils of some sort (some work better than others) interfere with how the virus works. Some oils that worked for me were coconut and lemon myrtle oil mixed with a carrier oil. Wear loose clothing in the affected areas. Don't wear anything that would rub that area in which you are affected or irritate it. Cimetidine helped me for this condition but do your own research and decide if its something you want to do.


Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mcv_dad on 14/08/2014 10:41:51
My little daughter had molluscum quite badly on her shoulder. We used a combination of natural treatments for her including apple cider vinegar and clove oil. It is important to apply them in the right order and do other things to stop the spread like not using the same towel.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: freeski07 on 03/10/2014 02:49:04
First, thank you everyone for contributing to this thread and helping people fight this off. 

I'm a 24 yr old male and I got this about 6 or 7 months ago.  At first I thought it was just zits down there as there were only 2 or 3 at a time and they were sporadic.  I didn't realize I had something until 4 months ago when I shaved and woke up the next morning with them all over.  I self diagnosed as MCV, and at first my maintenance was keeping it clean down there and popping/removing the core on the bigger ones.  This seemed to work but there was always 1-3 lurking. 
I went to a doctor 6 weeks ago and got a prescription of condylox.  This seemed to work after 2-3 weeks of use.  Everything scabbed over, and the bumps disappeared.  But the spots where I used the condylox are still very red and I can't tell if this is scar tissue, a rash, or if there is still MCV there.  I can't feel a bump on the area, it's just red and looks bad.  It's been about 2 weeks since my last use of condylox on these areas.  Additionally, I've had a couple MCV bumps pop up sporadically in 3-4 weeks, which means its spreading from somewhere.  After reading through this thread I bought ACV and TTO and will follow apply this to the areas.

Questions:
1) For people that used condylox or a similar prescription cream, did you get any scarring or rashes on the area that lasted more than 2 weeks?  Did it go away, and how can you tell if it's still MCV or scar tissue?
2) Once all bumps are completely gone, how long until I can be sexually active again?  My worst fear is to think I've gotten rid of it, have sex again, and then have a bump pop up a month later.  I don't want to pass this on to anyone.

Thank you
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: galwayireland on 14/10/2014 14:46:05
I have a weird thing that I did that worked and I got rid off it in two..literally TWO WEEKS!! I got it last january and at first I didn't thing it was anything but then it just starting getting worse and worse and it flared up especially after shaving..I was actually devastated because I was going away for the summer and it meant I couldn't have sex as it was really noticeable! Anyways I came up with my own method when I was away and it really worked so I said I'd definitely put it up in some forum :). Ok so I squeezed every single bump that i seen with my nails..like cutting mollusc off if u know what i mean..it bled but it wasn't sore or anything and then i drowned it in tea trea oil and i mean drowned it like it was dripping down my leg! then everynight id shave so I kind of slice the top of the molluscs off and drown the are with tea tree oil again. Gone in two weeks no word of lie! I know it sounds a little bit messed up but they are gone..i had white little scars for maybe a month but then those were gone as well! My logic makes sense haha..basically u need to expose whatever is inside the mollusc i.e cutting and then killing it with antiseptic ie tea tree oil. try it and dont waste ur money on stupid medicines! :D
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: ihatemollscum on 18/12/2014 03:28:59
First time posting here.  I've been suffering from this MV for several months now.  Here is how it happened.  I am a sexually active gay male.  I am healthy and I have been vaccinated with Gardasil for most HPV warts.  I am "bottom" if you know what I mean.

The first time I noticed this is between my balls and anus (taint) area.  I felt a "pimple".  At that time, I thought it was just a skin tag.  I didn't think much of it because it is "soft" and "fleshy".  As I understand it, HPV warts are hard and solid?

It stayed here for several months.  One day I shaved my balls.  And then I sit my butt on hand warmer that produces heat and moist.  A few days later, I scratched my taint area and felt several "pump".  I was horrified.  I went to Patient First and the doctor immediately said it's not a HPV (STD).  It's Mollscum.  I have no idea what this name is so I googled it and the images sort of confirms it.  I don't consider it a STD because it can grow everywhere (but unlike on your hands/sole of your feet because maybe stratum lucidum (one of the 5 layers in Epidermis) layer blocks it?  That's the biggest difference between hands/bottom of feet vs other parts of the body.  A STD Warts can mostly only grow in private areas and that's why they are sexually transmitted.  Mollscum can be contact without sex.  I think when we label this as STD, we immediately give it a very negative meaning.  I am not even sure if I really got it from sex as my ass cheeks/anus area have none (which is the area that has the most flesh to flesh contact). 

I went online and google and found out about Tea Tree Oil, Clove Oil, Trujua and even bought a commercial ointment called ConzeroI.  I tried ConzeroI first for two weeks and did not notice any improvement.  Then tried Tea Tree Oil and Clove Oil for a few weeks and no improvement.

Then one day I tried shaving again and thought I could just avoid that area.  WRONG.  I either must have shaved those pumps or the other area is infected but just has no obvious pumps.  I got more small pumps now.  I am MAD.  I love sex so much and it is so embarrassing to have so many "pimples".  I am not even sure why they call this a "wart".  Wart makes it sounds horrible.  It's really just like pimples.  lol

Then I bought Acid Cider Vinegar.  It burns a little and I noticed some of the pumps are noticeably more painful and raised.  I was worried that I did something wrong and I stopped for a while. 

I did more online reading and been reading this thread for the past hour.  Here is my conclusion:

1.  The treatment time and method for Children VS Adult are different.  Adults who got this (healthy or not, doesn't matter) tend to have a much harder time to get rid of it and the affected area is more "localized" than kids having them all over the places but treatment for them seem to be more effective. 

2.  DO NOT SHAVE.  Again, DO NOT EVER SHAVE.  I am not even going to shave my ass for a long time.  I love the smooth feeling but until I feel this virus is completely gone, I am not going to shave. 

3.  Only wash that area with cold/luke warm water and when you dry, just dry it with paper towel so you can throw away.  My infected area is small so I just use toilet paper. 

4.  Why certain cream/ointment works and why some don't.  I could be wrong but I think all acid induced liquid/cream all achieve one thing = inflammation which triggers our body's immunity to respond.  I guess our body responds to different kind of acidity/burning differently and that's why some work better for some people.  I think ACV works well for so many because it's cheap and available and it really burns the skin fast.  I don't think organic ACV works any better.  Again, I don't have the proof of this but after reading like over hundreds of posts I think I am right on something.

I am very irritated.  The pumps are in my taint area so I can't see clearly.  Very hard to tape the area with cotton ball so I am only going to tap the area with ACV and trying to bandage the pumps as much as possible.  The area is now irritated and I am hoping it leads to something good.

I have been taking Tagamet as I read a study that it helps because it triggers your T cell production which is important in fighting virus.  I may start taking multi-vitamin as well but I've been also eating a lot more vegetables.  I try not to take anything if possible. 


I will not pop it with needle because 1. it's very hard to see when it's under my balls.  2. if virus pus spreads, you make it a lot more worse. 

If you have some good tips, please message me.  My condition is not as bad as some of you but I need my anal sex back and while I can cover it with jock strap, I prefer to clear it 100%!!!!!

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: naki009 on 28/12/2014 10:08:55
Hello All,

Firstly, thank you very much for the most useful discussions on MC. Here is my story of battle with MC.

I contacted MC through public toilet seats (I was travelling a lot for business and didn't care about hygiene) in April, 2013. The doctor back then gave me some kind of acid to put on top of bumps that appeared in my private area.So, by July,2013 all the bumps were burned down and I thought its gone. I was very healthy back then exercising regularly. Later in dec 2013, I got married. Me and my wife started living together since June,2014 and thats when our active sex life started. What I didn't observe during the meantime is that there are 2-3 bumps still hiding on my scrotum. Fast-forward - Dec, 2014, I observed that one of the bumps broke and made me paranoid once again. I went to a dermatologist and he declared that its MC!!! I just can't believe that its back again. The doctor suggested to pluck them off since there were only few and I got it done. But the story didn't stop here. I went and discussed this with my wife and we checked if there are any similar symptoms for her. I almost went into tears when I saw 3-4 lesions on and near her private parts. We immediately rushed to the dermatologist and he confirmed that its MC and plucked them off. But, some of the lesions started appearing again and we applied ACV for 24hrs as prescribed in this forum. The lesions turned black and now there are small blisters in the places where ACV is applied which is normal I think. We bought coconut oil and started applying all around the area twice a day.
The status today is that there were more than 10 red color rashes/bumps around her private area. Is this an indication of new ones popping up ? There are no visible white heads to apply ACV or tea tree oil!! I am really afraid that this could be an outbreak for her. Her immune system is not that strong and she gets sick frequently.
Please help me!! How does the initial stage of MC look like ?
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: klyn on 31/12/2014 22:53:38
My seven year old son had approximately 70 bumps before we discovered that it was molluscum contagiosum warts. The first wart was discovered 6 months prior. I read many message boards and decided to start with ZymaDerm and Tagamet. I purchased the CVS version of Tagamet (heartburn relief Cimetidine) and gave him half a tablet (100 mg) every night. I also put on the ZymaDerm twice a day. After two weeks, there was no change. In fact, it seemed like a new wart popped up daily. My focus became to stop the spread of the warts. I continued with Cimetidine and stopped the ZymaDerm. I put liquid bandage on the warts every other day or so to try and contain them. After about two weeks of these two treatments, the warts started drying up. Now, approximately a couple more weeks later, most of the warts are gone and what few are left are nearly gone.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: justsharingastory on 03/01/2015 03:35:08
Hey all, here’s my story:

In mid-October I noticed what looked like a large pimple in my pubic area.  It scared me enough to have it checked out immediately.  The doctor looked at it, squinted his eyes and guessed that it was mullescum.  He used some tool to cut out the complete capsule and set it off for a biopsy.  A few weeks later I got the results from the biopsy that confirmed that it was mullescum.

I went back to the doctor to learn what the treatment options were.  He told me that you can use chemical or freeze them.  By this time there were several new “lesions” (doctor’s terminology), more in the pubic region and now on the penis.  The doctor recommended the chemical treatment since the lesions were in close proximity with each other.  The application of the chemical was painless.  I left it for two hours and then washed it off with a cloth as instructed.  This was painless in the pubic region but incredibly painful on the penis where a huge chunk of skin came off.  The doctor assured me that there would be no scarring – or at least after a year there would be no scarring.

The lesions kept popping up so at this time I made the mistake of reading the internet.  Way too much information and everybody seems to become a doctor when things go wrong.  Being a gym and nutrition nut I looked for natural therapies.  I read about tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, grape seed extract, and oil of oregano.

Here’s a summary of my experience with each:

Tea tree oil – Painless.  Seemed to have the effect of shrinking the lesions but I’m not sure that it actually got rid of any.

Apple cider vinegar – I read various posters claiming to have had miraculous success with ACV so I tried the method of soaking cut up cotton balls in ACV and taping them to the lesions before bed time.  I tried this for two nights even though after the first night I could tell something was not right.  I’m going to warn against using ACV for the reason that it gave me a pretty painful chemical burn and dermatitis.  It did get rid of the lesions on the penis but not those in the pubic region.

Grape seed extract – Burned a lot.  Did nothing for the lesions.

Oil of oregano – Burned a lot.  Did nothing for the lesions.

While I was experimenting with all of this stuff I was also seeing my naturopath on a regular basis.  He’s a well-respected ND and is an actual PhD level Naturopathic Doctor.  He put me on a few supplements and suggested a paleo diet to boost my immune system to fight off the virus.  He also did some bioenergetic intolerance elimination.  I don’t know if any of this had any effect but I wanted to make sure that I was doing everything I could do without harming myself. 

After the ACV incident and because the lesions kept returning, I was now dealing with a chemical burn, dermatitis and mullescum.  I first tried treating the burn topically with aloe and vitamin e; both had no effect.  I returned to the doctor who gave me a prescription for Hydrocortisone Acetate 1%.  This worked to clear up the burn with no scarring.  The doctor recommended clearing up the burn before proceeding with any treatment.

I returned to the doctor and had the freezing treatment.  It stings a bit but on a pain scale of 1-10 it was a 1 and tolerable.  It doesn’t really look like there will be any scarring.  I told the doctor about what the naturopath recommended.  He kind of snubbed the paleo diet and called it a fad.  He booked me in with a nutritionist. 

I saw the nutritionist a few days later.  She asked about my current diet and I told her that I was eating paleo at the moment but for 3 years I had been following the slow carb diet from Four Hour Body.  She pulled out the Canada Food Guide and suggested that I stick to that.

I returned for another freezing treatment 10 days later.  That was 4 days ago and nothing new has popped up yet but I don’t think I’ll know for a few weeks whether I’m in the clear or not but it seems to be on its last legs.

I will summarize the theories of the ND and the MD.

ND:  The virus usually affects children and those with weakened immune systems; therefore we should treat the weakened immune system.  Take a lot of vitamin C, B12, Deep Immune and use bioenergetic intolerance elimination to improve the body’s capacity to fight the virus.  Eat a paleo diet to reduce the stress on your body.  No coffee, no sugar, no alcohol.

MD and Nutritionist:  You have a virus that takes 6 months to 1 year to work its way through your body.  You’re stuck with it so to treat it we should get rid of the lesions to minimize spreading the virus.  Follow the Canadian Food Guide and eat a variety of foods to ensure you get all your nutrients, don’t eat processed foods, limit refined sugar to once/week, and don’t drink or if you do have one drink and call it a night.. 

I’m not a doctor of any kind so I’m only telling my story and I don’t claim to have the answer.  I do recommend the approach of living healthy.  I feel most safe following the diet recommendations of the nutritionist and MD and have not seen any negative changes to my body and the mullescum seems to be running its course and on its last legs so I’ll probably stick with this.

The social aspect was quite tricky.  I never realized how dependent my social circles were on doing things that involved alcohol.  I didn’t really want to share that I had an infection with anyone so I just didn’t drink.  My friends started to ask questions so at first my story was that I was focused on my job search and that’s why I was avoiding alcohol.  This didn’t go over well so I changed my story to I have a stomach infection and now I just say I’m not drinking or staying out late because I’m dealing with that.  This goes over much better.

I don’t know how I caught the virus.  I had been seeing the same girl for about 10 months and we broke up in August.  The first lesion came in October.  I asked her if she had it and she said she didn’t.  She went to the doctor and the doctor also said she didn’t have it.  Like I said, I was using the gym every day so it’s possible I picked it up there but I really have no idea.

I have not been working for the past 6 months so I was able to go to the gym every day; even if just for a quick 25min jog.  No issues with the diet.  My body is looking better than ever so I’m going to assume that I’m doing all I can for my physical health.  I also landed a sweet new job so things are looking up for my financial and mental health.  I would like to feed my social health a little more, hence sharing my story here.

All the best to everyone dealing with this.  It sucks.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: RD on 03/01/2015 08:15:13
... Naturopathic Doctor.

"Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) "= quack (https://www.google.com/search?q=%22Doctor+of+Naturopathy+%28ND%29+%22quack)
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: MCMan on 23/01/2015 02:26:36
Figured I would throw in my 2 cents. So I got a little bit of the MC in my pubic region.

First bump i thought it was just a normal pimple and popped it. Of course the next day there was now an additional one so I did some research and realized it was MC. Got this a few weeks ago.

So here is what I have been doing:

For the popped one i was putting neosporan on it to make sure it didn't scar. Seemed to heal it pretty quick but then it started turning back into the MC bump.

So that didn't work. I already take garlic tablets everyday which i think has been part of the reason it hasn't spread beyond 2 bumps. I also use shampoo with tea tree oil which i also think has helped stop the spread.

Continuing I decided nothing was actually getting rid of the dots but it did look like I had it under control. I decided to try something that none of you guys mentioned. I used an acne spot Oxy Acne Medication Vanishing Spot Treatment, Maximum Strength (10% benzoyl peroxide). That stuff worked like a charm. I would shower in the morning and use hand sanitizer (alcohol based stuff) to sterilize the bumps. Then i added the oxy. Then i would repeat the process at night. In about a week both had greatly reduced in size and redness and the one got the white top (which i guess is good, drying out).

I also would then spray the area and surrounding area with tea tree oil/ distilled water mix. Just to help make sure it wouldn't spread further on my body. It has been about 2 weeks since I have seen the MC. I think the Oxy might be enough to get rid of the whole infection but just to make sure I have also bough ACV tablets and the iodine people recommended on here. I also got vitamin D/ calcium pills to boost my immune system.

So in summation, what is working for me:
Stop Spread - garlic, ACV pills, TTO Spay/shampoo, hand sanitizer
Kill the MC - Benzoyl (Oxy acne), iodine, vitamin D/Calcium to boost immunity

Im hoping with all that this will be over with next week. If anything changes for the worst i will repost.

Good luck all. MC sucks.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: relax55 on 26/02/2015 21:07:47
Hi everyone, success story here.

I had molluscum in the genital region for about 2.5 months. Otherwise healthy male in late 20s. Overall, it sucked, but looking back I kind of laugh at myself over how much I obsessed over it. It's gone. I wanted to throw my two cents in because I told myself I'd post here to help others get through this very distressing condition.

First off: try to relax and think about the bigger picture. This WILL go away. It always does, and when it's gone you'll think of this experience as nothing more than a minor inconvenience, even though it doesn't seem like it now. I know when you're in the middle of it, it can be very upsetting and the fact that there is no real timeline on your body ridding itself of the virus can really mess with your head. My confidence suffered, but I've since regained it. I encourage you to keep living life, do the things you like doing, and don't let some little meaningless bumps get you down. Keep your chin up!

Secondly, ignore the horror stories. Be skeptical of everything you read on the internet that's been posted by strangers, and remember that of all the people who get molluscum - how many do you think post online about it? Most people who get this, get it and deal with it fairly quickly, and move on. Chances are your experience will be the same. You're not going to have it for years.

What worked for me? A few things. All in all I probably had 30+ bumps over 2-3 months - more than average, that's for sure. I went for 3 rounds of cryotherapy, two weeks apart, which took care of most of them, but I didn't like how long the healing process took. I'm still dealing with some red marks from the treatment, which are fading, and I have no permanent scars. Cryotherapy does not leave scars if you're treated properly. There's a reason it's the preferred method in the medical community.

I also tried apple cider vinegar which totally worked for the few bumps I applied it to. You need organic ACV. I bought some cotton balls, soaked them fairly well in ACV, and taped them over the bumps overnight. I did this for two nights in a row and whatever molluscum were being treated died. They went completely flat, and healed up over the course of a few weeks. It's good stuff, but it was definitely a hassle taping cotton to my genitals. It burned slightly but nothing major and it certainly did no permanent damage.

Finally, I attacked a number of bumps by removing the molluscum cores manually. Lanced the bumps with a sterile pin (I used rubbing alcohol to sterilize), and then squeezed out the core. It takes a long time and is difficult to do, hurts a bit, and is kind of gross, but overall this method worked best for me and the healing time was much faster than the above options. If you go this route be very careful to remove the core and quickly sterilize the area so that you don't spread the virus around.

Don't waste your time with complex nutritional regimens, obscure products that are expensive and hard to get, or scam products found online. Time and proper treatment is the cure for molluscum.

Overall it seems to me like, whatever treatment you use, the molluscum needs to be attacked until your body recognizes it shouldn't be there. After this happened with me, I noticed some bumps that I had not treated spontaneously heal over a couple days. Eventually new bumps stopped appearing and my gential region could finally heal and I could finally stop obsessing. 

Three months later, I'm still dealing with a few insignificant red marks but those are fading and I'm essentially back to my old self, ready to present my manhood in all its glory to potential lovers :P  Of course, I'm definitely more responsible in who I have sex with now!

Good luck and stay happy.

PS. I encourage you to look up a doctor by the name of Hunter Handsfield. He's posted a lot online about molluscum and I guarantee he'll help put your mind at ease and put things in perspective. Look for him replying to people on health forums about molluscum.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: giffordpa on 14/03/2015 18:19:14
My story too...

I had MC in my pubic area and I believe I caught it from a hottub.  Some kids had been in it just before I had.  Then I laid around in my suit for an hour or so, etc.  Then a week later went into a sauna and didn't change out of my suit then either.  Anyway, I found them around May of 2014.  I thought it was a rash and tried various creams, etc, for a couple months.  I think I was fairly lucky in that they didn't take over my whole body.  Then I went to a dermatologist who diagnosed them as MC.  I had them frozen.  It turned out they were particularly sturdy on me and the next treatment had to be particularly aggressive with the freezing.  It killed that bunch and then more came around.  I had them frozen. At one point I remember her freezing over 25 during one treatment.  I ended up going 3 or 4 times.  Finally, around October, 2014, I went and she didn't find any.  She declared me "cured."  I hadn't looked again until 3/6 when I saw a bump.  I had just had sex with a new partner the night before, I felt something funny, checked and found a very small bump.  oh, I was stressed since the timing was very bad. Then three days later I had two very small bumps.  Even more stressed as I was under the impression that MC would not reappear after I was "cured." The partner insists she has nothing (and was tested for STD's).  I went to the derm on 3/13 and she took one glance and said, yep, they are MC and froze them.  Now my question is... has anyone had an instance where they had MC.  Got rid of them and then several months later, they reappeared?  Of course, I could have re-acquired them from my new partner but the derm said that it's quite unlikely that I would have developed the bumps that quickly - one day.  Any info???  BTW - in the past I did try ACV and found it effective but the freezing really does it for me. I'm in my early 50's and any scarring that might occur in my pubic area won't bother me at all.  I had a bunch on my inner thigh that she was really aggressive with and the red scars are just now starting to fad.  I just want them gone... again... :)


Any comments on the re-occurrence thing would be appreciated..

Thanks!
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: MCsucks on 28/03/2015 19:22:41
Hey guys, this forum was extremely helpful to me in dealing with my own case of Molluscum Contagiosum so I promised myself 4 months ago, when I began to seriously treat it, that if any treatment actually worked I would share it on here.

While I have read horror stories of Molluscum cropping back up after years of being gone (really hoping that doesn't happen to anyone), I think I can reasonably declare that I am clear, and in order to make sure, I had a dermatologist fully look everything over and she agreed.

A tiny bit of background and I'll get to what I actually did.  Noticed a few small bumps on my pubic area about 9 months ago, thought they were herpes- freaked out.  Saw a doctor.  She said it was folliculitis and not to worry.  Over the next few months I noticed just a few more bumps appearing every so often, sometimes they'd disappear, sometimes they wouldn't.  I popped several and noticed a solid white core inside them, online research led me to believe I had molluscum.  However, two more doctors dismissed my symptoms as folliculitis or acne.  Finally, around 4 months ago, one doctor changed his mind and decided I had molluscum, which was later corroborated by a dermatologist.

Now, I'll switch gears and begin describing the treatments I used.

Liquid Nitrogen: The first doctor advised treatment with liquid nitrogen.  I agreed.  He used a small spray can and basically sprayed the fluid onto my penis and visible lesions (at this time about 8).  While, it was successful at getting rid of MOST lesions (some required more than one treatment), the treatments left discolorations that 4 months later, are still visible.  While they aren't going to ruin my life and may go away with time, I'm still pretty unhappy about them.  My conclusion is err on the side of caution with freezing treatments as they definitely have the potential for scarring.  Also, as some people have mentioned, while I did notice that while freezing got rid of some of the lesions present, quite a few more appeared.  It may or may not have had anything to do with the freezing but again, it made me somewhat distrustful of this method.

Zymaderm: Didn't do anything.

Iodine:  Didn't do anything

Curettage:  Went to a dermatologist 3 months ago (was pretty unhappy with first doctor on account of the freezing mishap).  She opted to use a curette on the lesions.  For the most part it worked, and surprisingly, really didnt leave any scars.  Unfortunately, she missed several of the small ones and again, I had several more appear in the days and weeks after I left her office.  While this method might work if you religiously went every couple weeks and had it done, I, trying for a quicker solution opted for apple cider vinegar.  In retrospect, ACV took about 3 months anyway, so I might have been better off just hitting up the dermatologist every couple weeks.

Apple Cider Vinegar:  This works.  I'm convinced that ANYONE saying it does not work, is not using it properly.  Here is why.  Acetic acid, the component of vinegar that gives it its acidity, is a relatively strong acid.  Strong enough to burn your skin (albeit slowly and not severely).  If left on a lesion long enough, it simply soaks/eats through the skin above the molluscum core and being an acid, kills biological entities, including Molluscum.  Think of a stronger acid, sulfuric for example.  I can 100% promise you that if you were to drop sulfuric acid onto MC lesions, while it would eat a hole through your skin, in the process, it would definitely kill the virus.  ACV operates on the same concept, just not quite as dramatically.  As an aside, while I don't know if she was fully buying it, the dermatologist actually thought apple cider vinegar was relatively harmless and worth a shot as well.

Here's what I did with the ACV.  I took band-aids (all different shapes and sizes), soaked the absorbent pads in apple cider vinegar (applied via a soaked q-tip) and put the band aids on the lesions, replacing them twice a day.  Over the next two months, I applied it to any lesion that cropped up, and one by one, got rid of them.  The general sequence of events for the individual lesions after application of vinegar is as follows: For the first few days, sometimes up to a week, nothing happened.  Then I began noticing the skin around the lesions, under the band aid pad getting irritated.  The lesions would come to a really gross white head (I argue it is critical to keep them bandaged and apple cider vinegared during this phase).  Then within a few days, the head would turn yellow/black, and fade away.  At this point, I'd continue bandaging for about a week and then call it good.  One thing to note, be careful with ACV on the actual shaft of your penis (obviously if you're female, this doesn't matter).  I got a little overaggressive, treated for too long, and would up with some minor scarring.  If you are unsure, just have a doctor/dermatologist curette lesions on the penis, but after they've been curetted KEEP THEM COVERED FOR A FEW DAYS.

After about 2 months of this, I was declared clear.  I have held off on posting this until just now, 1 month later in order to be more reasonably sure.

Random advice: Obviously, if the lesions are present in hairy regions, you will need to trim them but DO NOT SHAVE as cutting the lesions open seems to make them spread.  I think it is critically important to keep lesions covered up, whether or not you are applying apple cider vinegar.  Molluscum might transmit to the skin next to it regardless of whether or not you have it covered but at least by covering the lesions up, you are preventing it from transmitting by rubbing against other.  I bleached ALL of my underwear and washed my towels after each use.  I washed very carefully in the shower, isolating regions for cleaning and washing my hands between each region (probably excessive but I wasn't taking any chances).  I switched over to using paper towels for hand drying as well.  I think some of the stuff I was doing was likely just OCD and pretty excessive but I wasn't taking any chances and I mean it worked.  The most important things are the apple cider vinegar application and keeping the lesions covered.

LASTLY: While I can't advise you not to listen to doctors, my experience with them was that they did not know as much about this condition as they let on.  Research into it seems woefully incomplete and doctors base their decisions on personal experience (limited) and research (here- incomplete).  You know your body better than a doctor does, and you are far more invested in your condition than any doctor will be.  They are not infallible.  Make your own judgments and ALWAYS err on the side of caution.  Best of luck to everyone, I really hope this helps.  Remember, not having sex while you have this is a bummer, but use the time to learn a new skill.  You can turn this awful condition into something positive.

TL;DR- USE APPLE CIDER VINEGAR- IT WORKS

Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: AnnieOne1987 on 03/04/2015 12:22:17
Thank you, very informative, I have a question – has anyone tried shungite water? One of my friends advised me to try it, in his case it helped. If anybody faced this situation and tried it please advise.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mcv_dad on 08/07/2015 10:57:27
Hi, I have heard that eugen oil works well. Mollenol also.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: koolmelee on 15/10/2015 01:17:38
Seems like quite a few people have various ways of treating this. I'll be brief and give my current status & what I'm trying:

Status 9/15/2015

Status 10/1/2015

A couple weeks later(10/13/2015), the lesions are still there, so I attempted the following treatment:

Status 10/19/2015

Status 10/22/2015

Overall, my approach is extremely aggressive. I don't really fear pain/scarring so I tried to tackle this as quickly as possible.

So I got rid of this in about 1 week with agressive treatment. I believe the initial treatment on 10/13 eradicated it, but I did follow up treatments to be sure. They key seems to be the anti-viral properties of apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil!

I'm not sure if it's just in my head, or what, but I feel like I have more energy now that the virus is gone!

Follow up suggestions:
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: dreamn34 on 15/10/2015 20:01:01
Hi all. Came across this thread while searching for treatment options and so very happy to find so many possibilities to try!

My daughter is 10 and she's on 2 immunosuppression drugs (Remicade and Mercaptopurine) for Crohn's Disease, which she's had for 4 years. She popped up with these bumps about 6 months ago on the back of her leg and it quickly spread to the other leg and also to her step-brother and baby brother. Her step-brother is 6 and was able to get rid of them on his own pretty quickly. Her baby brother is 3 and currently has them all over his buttocks but they aren't causing him any issues.

My daughter on the other hand is having a heck of a time! They are angry and they hurt and alot of the time the skin around them is having a reaction too. She's also self conscious about her legs when wearing shorts and skirts. I've taken her to the pediatrician and she recommended Zymaderm. Didn't do a thing for anybody! She's told me about the other medication options but my daughter has really sensitive skin so I'm very nervous about taking her to Dermatology for any type of treatment. She has so many random rashes already and we always have a supply of 2% hydrocortisone cream on hand.

I purchased Derma E Antiseptic Cream for myself and that also seems to help calm these down some. It definitely helps the skin around them that's having issues. Emuaid Max caught my eye but I haven't plucked down the $50 to try it yet. I had someone else suggest Dr Wheatgrass Skin Recovery as it worked for them. We already have tea tree oil and apple cider vinegar at home so we may try those before I order anything else. She's not going to cooperate very well if it involves burning and I definitely won't be able to squeeze and/or cut these things out of her! 
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: elphjohn on 25/11/2015 10:22:52
Hello, I also Came across this thread while searching for treatment options but this was a couple months back. I will share what quickly happen to me I'm not sure how I was infected with this virus many are not but i had them on my genital area. I would guess i got them from an ex. I would recommend going to the dermatologist to get them removed Cryosurgery but since the dermatologist in my area didn't take my insurances only cash check or credit card I went to urologist. The urologist didn't know what they was for sure so he just froze them with Cryosurgery like many on other sites i read it didn't work the first time it removed maybe 1 or 2 bumps and scattered the other ones into smaller bumps so i went back for another treatment to get those removed this also didn't work and scattered them even more it frustrated me very much so I took matters into my own hands which I don't recommend i popped the remainder of the small bumps and made sure to remove the white head core once i did that they just looked like small bumps with holes in them after a week or so they healed up now its no scars nothing the Cryosurgery works but you need alot of treatment to get to the core the cores are the problem if you can remove the core and let the bumps heal this will go away quickly . I had it for about 11 months so yea it does take a year to 6 months to go away
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: mcv_dad on 26/11/2015 07:38:29
This all sounds so extreme. There is no need for freezing, surgery, piercing, and scrapping. It is the last thing I would do for a child and I would have second thoughts about it for myself. There are a number of molluscum creams and lotions in the market. We used Mollenol but there are plenty of others.  [:)]
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: CBM on 26/12/2015 03:48:07
Hi everyone, after much digging around I came across this forum. I been dealing with this horrible disease for about 4 months now. I notice something was off when I notice these bumps in my inner thigh area. I didn't think much of it cause I have sensitive skin and usually get a rash. Im really paranoid about these things like that and usually go to the doctor. They just look at me like im crazy cause its nothing, But this wanst the case this time obviously. I left it alone for a while thinking it was nothing, then i started talking to this girl who was awesome. I decided to get my inner thigh checked out just in case. My dermatologist confirmed it to be Molluscum. He said it could go away within a month. So I was cool about if it when away within a month. I decided not to tell the girl anything since I thought it was going to be gone within a month, and I am not going to do anything sexual till it was gone. The last thing I wanted  was to pass this diseases on. She wanted to have sex, but I kept avoiding it and she has lost interest of me completely....were just friends now( barely). Its been 4 months since I been dealing with this. I dont know if i made the right choice by not telling her, the only right choice I did was not doing anything sexual with her. I would feel like sh1t if I did something scummy like that. I tried a whole lot of stuff to get rid of these lesions. I got them frozen, burned, ACV, tea tree oil, iodine wash, panoxytil 10 soap ( dermatologist recommended it and it does absolutely nothing) and some cream called conzerol. I work out a lot cause I love it to stay healthy, I have garlic supplements and st john wort for a strong immune response. and they just keep springing back. if looks like its almost gone, and boom more comes out. Its a lot better than before, but its still around. Its taking forever and lost out on someone cause of it.
Title: Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
Post by: SylMar on 14/03/2016 02:28:08
Hi all and thanks to everybody who have shared their experience, it helped a lot when searching for a viable treatment, and I think this was the most useful forum for this condition of them all. I have a medical background and thus have also read up on the most reliable medical sources.

Me: 49 years old, sexually active male.

My history:
1. Three weeks ago, I found the first spot at the absolute lowest point of the abdomen. Thought it was a pimple, but four days later I had five new spots in the same area and they did not look like pimples anymore.

2. I reckoned it was genital warts and went to a dermatologist who quickly found that this was not the case - it was genital molluscum contagiosum. I had decided on cryotherapy no matter what it was and he freezed all lesions.

3. During the next three days, five new lesions appeared on my very upper left thigh. I knew that dermatologists advice that freezing should be performed every 2-3 weeks, however I had personal reasons to get rid of them quicker so I went back four days after the first consultation, and although slightly annoyed he accepted to freeze the new ones as well.

Note: I have noticed that many contributors think that cryotherapy is the reason for spreading the lesions, but I think this is false. When you go to the dermatologist and have your lesions freezed, and the next day you find five new spots this is not because of cryotherapy. It takes weeks to months for new spots to appear after selv-inoculation. The reason I had a lot of new lesions just after the cryo was that I was in the middle of an outbreak.

4. Reading the very most realiable sources (UpToDate, Cochrane, studies in PubMed) I found, among the multitude of commonly suggested alternatives that have no convincing evidence, that podophyllotoxin had been found to be effective in a well conducted study. 0.5 percent was highly effective, compared to smaller doses. I got the medicine as a 0.5 liniment at the pharmacy (a prescription is needed).

5. 1 - 2 new spots arrived at the right and left thigh every day. Each morning and evening, I looked for new spots and applied podophyllotoxin on each lesion and covered each one with band-aid, which I found could be really small, two-centimeter in diameter and circular.

6. Podophyllotoxin should be used for three days, morning and evening, then stopped for four days. What I found was that after 2-3 days the spots had shrinked to nothing. I was careful identifying spots when they were really small. In the beginning, I put podophyllotoxin liniment on every small red dot, until I found out that this was overdoing it and I changed practice so that only when I could clearly see it was a molluscum, I applied the liniment.

7. Two weeks/ten days after the cryotherapy, on the spots where the lesions were treated, there is now either a) normal skin, b) pigmented spots c) crusts or e) red skin. Mostly, there are pigmented spots and crusts. In comparison, the lesions treated with podophyllotoxin the last ten days are either a) very small blue dots (the podophyllotoxin I got has blue colour) b) very small blue dots with a little bit of redness around them.
To summarise: podophyllotoxin treatment has left very small traces of what had been there, and it will heal. Cryotherapy left much more visible and lasting effects.

8. Conclusion: In my experience, the best way of treating molluscum is the following:
a. Buy podophyllotoxin (get a prescription from the GP if needed). Ask for the non-coloured type, not the blue one. Condyline has no colour, Wartex has. If you can only get the blue type, buy acetone and use it to easily get rid of the blue colour after you have removed the band-aid. It will remove the colour, except from the area where the molluscum was.
b. Look for new lesions morning and evening. When you are sure it is a molluscum, and when it still is very small, apply podophyllotoxin on it. Let it dry, then apply again 3 times, letting it dry between each application, so that you are sure you really get at it.
c. Put small band-aids over the spot you have treated. Write the date you started treatment on the band-aid so you know later when you started treating it. If the spots are in your face, there is little reason for using band-aids if you can refrain from touching them. If you use the non-coloured type of podophyllotoxin, I would think that it shouldn´t show and after a few days the molluscum will be gone.
d. Keep applying podophyllotoxin on all those lesions currently treated and covered with a band-aid, paying attention to when you started treating each one (look at the date you wrote on the band-aid so that you keep to the three-day maximum).
d. For each spot, stop applying podophyllotoxin after three days. If after three days of treatment the molluscum is not gone, you might see effects in the following days. Keep covering the spot for a few days to prevent spreading.
e) After removing the band-aid, a minimal dot of a concealer covers the small spot remaing so that it does not show at all, or shows very little.
d) When showering, pay attention to the spots you are treating so thay you do not spread the virus. Wash and dry those areas as the last thing you do.

Now, sixteen days after getting the diagnosis, I can quite easily manage the condition.

I do not know how long this condition will last, perhaps there will be massive outbreaks both here and there, or maybe only 0-1 new spots per day like now. In any case, I will identify the spots when very small and treat them early with podophyllotoxin.

Maybe this approach will not help everybody, and I am sorry if this is the case. However, for me, emotionally, it has meant going from despair and horror, to a feeling of relative control and being relatively relaxed about this, only two weeks after the diagnosis.

One more thing: Because of my medical training, I decided to perform an experiment. One week ago, when a new spot had appeared, I took a sterile needle and scoped up the white material in the molluscum with it. I then stuck the needle right into the spot, continued inserting the needle further until the tip was about 5 mm into the tissue below, and made sure the white material was deposited there. A vein was punctured so it bled a little. Why on earth do this? Well, I know that the molluscum virus thrives in the outer skin layers, because of this it is difficult to discover it for the immune system. Also, parts of the molluscum virus genome actively prevent the immune system to discover it. I inserted the molluscum into the deeper layers of the skin, and muscle, in the hope that it will be easier for the immune system to discover it.
I would strongly recommend against this procedure if you do not have a medical background, second, because this is highly experimental and the effects are uncertain, third, maybe there will be adverse effects and maybe it helps nothing at all. The worst thing would be inserting the needle into the femoral artery, in that case you might have a very dangerous and massive bleeding, or hitting a nerve with the needle. I take delight, however, on seeing sustained redness around the spot where I performed this experiment, hoping this is the immune system taking action and preventing new lesions.

I hope the best for everybody and this is my way of showing gratitude to all those converting their suffering into genuinely trying to help others.