What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?

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Offline wyndow

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« Reply #300 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! 

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« Reply #301 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.

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« Reply #302 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.

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« Reply #303 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...

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« Reply #304 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.

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« Reply #305 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

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« Reply #306 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

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« Reply #307 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.   
 
                                           

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« Reply #308 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.

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« Reply #309 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.  [:(]

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« Reply #310 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.

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« Reply #311 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.

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« Reply #312 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

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« Reply #313 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

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« Reply #314 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...

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« Reply #315 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.
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« Reply #316 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.

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« Reply #317 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!


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« Reply #318 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.

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« Reply #319 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

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« Reply #320 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.

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« Reply #321 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

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« Reply #322 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

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« Reply #323 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.
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« Reply #324 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. 

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« Reply #325 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.

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« Reply #326 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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« Reply #327 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.

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« Reply #328 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..
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« Reply #329 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.
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« Reply #330 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.



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« Reply #331 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 youíre struggling with the dreadful  virus known as Molluscum Contagiosum.  Although I really donít 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 didnít regard them seriously.  Later, when I realized they were multiplying, I began researching symptoms and thatís 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.  Thereís a whole lot of skin on skin contact with your sparring partners.  If youíre a male and have Molluscum, donít shave near areas with lesions!  Not even with an electric razor.  The only thing you can do is use the ďtrimmerĒ 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 didnít want anyone feeling like my presence was a threat to their health.

This meant I didnít 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 couldnít 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, Iím back in the game.

Donít Waste Money.  I wasted many months trying homemade remedies and treatments.  Nothing worked.  Not even close.  The first thing youíll notice about Molluscum lesions is how stubborn they are.  I tried every treatment imaginable from Tea Tree Oil, Zymaderm (donít 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 youíre gonna need to be more even more resilient. 

Secret Ingredient.  Finally, I discovered the ďmagicalĒ secret ingredient, Hydrogen Peroxide Cream.   This cream works wonderfully on lesions and itís super cheap (about $3 a bottle).  Itís 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 donít 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.

Thatís the good news.  The bad news, however, is that itís 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.  Iíve 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 itís actually contained in the bloodstream.

IMPORTANT:  As useful as the peroxide cream was, it didnít work by itself.  I used the ingredients and steps below to maximize the treatment:

1.    Panoxylís 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Face/Chest/Body wash.  Itís available at Walgreens.  Shower with this each day.  This wonít 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 thatís what the next ingredient is for.

2.   Dr. Wheatgrasss Ė Superbalm.  When you get out of the shower and your skin is feeling dry and flakey from the benzoyl peroxide wash, use Dr. Wheatgrassí Superbalm as a moisturizer.  I donít know what it is about Wheatgrass, but this stuff really seems to work.  Itís 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 thatís 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 donít 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 youíve left the ACV/Tegaderm bandages on for about 18 hours, remove the bandages. If air didnít 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 ďsecret ingredientĒ above - Salon Developer 40).  You can find this at Sallyís Beauty Supply or any other beauty stores.  Itís basically the cream used for developer when dyeing hair.  Please be advised that this cream stings and itís 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.  Donít 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.  Itís not going to kill you.  Be strong.

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« Reply #332 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.
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« Reply #333 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.

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« Reply #334 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!! :(

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #335 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!

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #336 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.

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #337 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.

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #338 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!

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #339 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

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #340 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.

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #341 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!!!  :)

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #342 on: 26/04/2012 03:58:59 »
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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #343 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

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #344 on: 12/05/2012 16:20:16 »
The information is very interesting. Now I'm interested in the properties of vinegar.
Apple Cider Vinegar

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #345 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


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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #346 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.

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #347 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.

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #348 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!

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #349 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