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Title: Could this be the fastest home remedy for Molluscum Contagiosum
Post by: heretohelp on 03/05/2020 23:12:10
Hi Everyone,
I wanted to share this home remedy that allowed me to cure my son's Molluscum Contagiosum in a about a week.  First let me say I am not a doctor or nurse and please try at your own risk.  This is free info and I am also not promoting any product and everything I'll mention are just generic items you can get anywhere. However this worked for my son and I hope it can be a help to someone else. I've been meaning to do this for a while but kept putting it off.

Backstory
First let me you what let to me searching for a home remedy.  My son was 5 at the time. My wife was bathing him and asked me to come in the bathroom.  She showed me a small flesh collored bump on his butt.  It was quite tiny at the time.  It was round and maybe the diameter of a little smaller than a grain of rice.  I thought it might be molluscum contagiosum but wasn't sure.  I talked to her about it later and told her I wasn't sure so lets give it a while to see if it goes away. She was also applying tea trea oil and this seemed to have no effect.  After maybe a couple weeks we noticed it was getting slightly larger and there was a second much smaller one forming maybe half a centimeter away only slightly larger than a grain of salt or sand. 

So at that time we made an appointment with the pediatrician.  He immediately confirmed it was molluscum contagiosum and said these things usually just go away on their own.  However he applied some antibiotic cream and covered it, sealing it tightly with a bandage.  Immediately in my mind just from what I had read about the disease I thought this was wrong but he's a doctor so.... He told me to make sure not to get this area wet and don't remove it for 3 days which was when he set the followup appointment for. 

So in three days my son and I went back.  And by this time my son is experiencing some pain in this area. He removed the bandage and to my shock, the entire area he had covered with the bandage and cream (about 2" squared) was full of bumps and these bumps were 3 or 4 times larger and really looked disgusting.  I almost cried and I'm a man.  I felt I had really let my son down. Then the doctor said "Oh now that looks much better!" I was like "What?  Are you kidding?  It looks 100 times worse!" I honestly wanted to punch him because that showed me he didn't remember or care about my son at all.  Of course I didn't but I was obviously upset and he tried to sweet talk me and say its ok.. let's set another appointment and we can try another treatment blah blah. I refused because at this point I had lost all faith in him.  I took my son home and showed my wife trying not to upset my son too much and she was shocked too.

The Cure
Anyway, now to how I was able to cure my son of this.  Didn't read this anywhere. It just came to me. As soon as we got home I took him in the bathroom. I took a couple of the round cotton makeup pads that my wife had and cleaned the area with water with a couple and dried with another couple (throwing them away as I go) I then soaked another one in bleach I thoroughly soaked the entire area with bleach and threw that away. Let it sit about 30 sec to a minute. I then took another 4 or 5 and soaked them in water and cleaned the area well being sure all the bleach is gone (bleach is caustic to the skin).  Next I soaked another two or three cotton pads with alcohol and applied it to the area. I fanned it dry and then I took another 2 or 3 and applied 3% hydrogen peroxide, which I left on.  Once finish I covered it with a large bandage that has the sticky part on only two sides so it protected the area but air could still circulate underneath.

This was around maybe 2 or 3pm and by bedtime you could already see a slight difference.  So I did it once again after his shower. The next morning there was already a really significant difference. The bumps had shrunken a lot and started to dry up. So I continued doing this 2 times a day. Before school and after his shower.  By the second day most of the bumps had gotten really dry except I noticed some had like that waxy appearance people say molluscum is known for. So I started rubbing with the pads to apply some friction to penetrate this protective coat. Not too hard though. On the third and fourth day they were pretty much all getting really dry and at some point rubbing them there was a tiny bit of blood.  I mean really tiny like a couple dots...but by about day 5 or 6 it was probably 90% gone and by 8 or 9 days completely gone.  Even after there were no more bumps I continued to do this for a few more days just to kill anything that may have been microscopically living under the surface.  Also about half way through the area started getting more red so I started dilluting the bleach about 5 to 1 with water and only applying it once a day while still doing the alcohol and hydrogen peroxide twice. I probably would go through about 20 of those make up pads with each application.  They come in packs of like 200 and are about 1 1/2" wide. I was very careful to throw them directly away and not to let them touch any other surfaces and even holding them in a way that I don't make any skin to skin contact with that area. 

About half way through when we were seeing the results my son said "Dad you're like a doctor" (I am not) but that really warmed my heart especially after seeing how bad it had gotten.


The other important thing was I had to really talk to my son and tell him its verry important he not scratch this area.  I know its going to itch a lot but if you scratch you can spread it to the rest of your body or to the rest of the family.  He understood and did his best not to.

That's it.  It's been about 7 or 8 months and it never came back.  I hope this can be a blessing to someone who is suffering with this.  All the best.
Title: Re: Could this be the fastest home remedy for Molluscum Contagiosum
Post by: jackienelson on 08/02/2021 19:34:33
Hi good story I'm researching skin diseases and your story interested me I'm not particularly good at self-medication but your method as for me is very good I want to get a dermatologist education and show your article to my colleagues
Title: Re: Could this be the fastest home remedy for Molluscum Contagiosum
Post by: Bored chemist on 08/02/2021 20:11:44
He immediately confirmed it was molluscum contagiosum and said these things usually just go away on their own.
And it did.
The end.