What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #250 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.

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #251 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

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #252 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. :)

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #253 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!

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #254 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%.
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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #255 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.   

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« Reply #256 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.   

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #257 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

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #258 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. :)

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #259 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. 

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #260 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 ~~<><~~   

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #261 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!!

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« Reply #262 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!

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #263 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.

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #264 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!


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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #265 on: 17/06/2009 03:02:43 »
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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #266 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!

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #267 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!

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #268 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 :)

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #269 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.

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« Reply #270 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
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« Reply #271 on: 23/06/2009 15:33:49 »
Crowsnest, I'm curious if the wash comes with it? I've ordered it off Amazon.

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #272 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!
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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #273 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         
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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?

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« Reply #274 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 :)

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« Reply #275 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

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« Reply #276 on: 14/09/2009 15:22:22 »
bump...no pun intended

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« Reply #277 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.


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« Reply #278 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...

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« Reply #279 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.
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« Reply #280 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
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« Reply #281 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.

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« Reply #282 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.

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« Reply #283 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

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« Reply #284 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!

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« Reply #285 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

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« Reply #286 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!!

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« Reply #287 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!!!


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« Reply #288 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!

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« Reply #289 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.
Kirk Francis
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« Reply #290 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

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« Reply #291 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

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« Reply #292 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)
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« Reply #293 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.

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« Reply #294 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.
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« Reply #295 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!::..

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« Reply #296 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.





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« Reply #297 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!::..

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« Reply #298 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. :)

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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

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« Reply #299 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.