What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #50 on: 26/03/2006 22:42:39 »
My 14 year old son was diagnosed with molluscum a few weeks ago - his upper thighs, elbows and arms were absolutely covered with the spots - and they were constantly itching and became infected. Our GP was sympathetic, but could only offer fucidin to stop the itching.  I enquired at our local health food store, run by an ex GP, who suggested Chelidonium, by Bioforce.  It can only be ordered via an independent pharmacy and must be painted on the spots twice daily.  In two weeks of using the product, most of the spots have dried up.  There are still a few left, but we are delighted with the results.
 

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« Reply #51 on: 27/03/2006 00:20:56 »
My dermatologist confirmed molluscum in the groin area after some tropical travels and commenced to freeze them off at regular intervals with no apparent overall progress.  I did my own research and started using thuja.  Within three weeks all lesions were gone.  Subsequently I encountered someone else with a similar case of diagnosed molluscum and recommended thuja.  She had the same success that I did.
 

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #52 on: 27/05/2006 16:10:11 »
I have read all you comments and relate to them all my lovely daughter has Molluscum Contagiosum all over her private parts and at the back of her legs and I'm interested in Zymaderm it seems to work for some of you and wondered if any of you would know whether you can by it over here in the UK.

My first posting[:I][:D]

Thanks
Nicky(Glad 2 know I'm not the only mum who worries about these things)
 

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #53 on: 10/06/2006 05:48:20 »
Some questions that I am shure everyone is thinking about.

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

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

Ive goten molluscum after a sexual encounter. I had only one wart, but I shaved over not knowing what it was and spread it all over my penis now. Still, I only have about 20 warts. And they seem to be spreading, I am pretty positive about getting rid of it...but, for the love of all that is holly, people help me get rid of this **** before it spreads all over, my penis is gold to me. A male is in his sexual prime from 18-25, I am only 24 and have plenty off lady friends. I have gone about two months without sex...if I have to do two years, especially since that will void my prime, I will go mad. So yeah, please throw me a bone on the questions above. I am a really nice guy and do not wish to spread this to any girls.
 

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #54 on: 18/06/2006 17:00:53 »
grrr, had molluscum for about 3 years now, and they have been getting progressively worse. at first i thought possibly they where zits as wen squeezed, excreted a white pus. i know for a fact it wasnt sexually transmitted, because i had got it already long before i had had sexual contact with anyone. i have several hundred, ranging from large to small all over my genitals. too shy to take it to a GP, hoped they would go away on their own, my personal hygiene is good, and yet now im overwhelmed. im going on holiday in a month time, and decided i want them gone beofre i go, i wud lyk to have sexual relations on this holiday, and yet with all these spots there will be embarassing. i do not trust the NHS atall to deal with it, as them have recently done an operation on my chest which went wrong. it seems that anything that a teenager is unlikely to have, i have got!grrr!!! i had to have the mamotome operation (i think that is what its called) to get some fatty infected tissue removed from my chest, they only removed half of it, and it grew back to twice the original size, then they gave me a date for an operation to have it all removed, and then as the time approaches, they cancel it and move it foward two months, so now i have to go on holiday with all the lads with molluscum, and a huge lump on my chest! not very appealing to the ladies if u ask me :(

why me?
why me?

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #55 on: 18/06/2006 17:14:53 »
THE HALEX
Can i just say from the bottom top and middle of my heart i feel for you, i really do , i hope for you and all the ladies that you meet that somehow someone will come up with some advice to help.Good luck and i hope you have a good holiday

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

Michael

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #56 on: 28/06/2006 20:57:28 »
wow, its good to see other people dealing with the same thing. my girlfriend was diagnosed with molluscum a few weeks ago. we have been together for 7 months and i havent shown any signs so the first thing i thought was that she cheated on me (due to the area that it was on). to be honest ive still been struggling with that idea even though there have been no other signs. anyway, after some research i realized i had had it about 2 years ago. in my reading of web forums there seem to be alot of people whos partners are unaffected by this virus, therefore supporting the idea of immunity and general ease of tramsmission. however, this also supports the idea that the virus never truely goes away and can still be transmitted. on another forum i found a doctor who insists that it cannot be transmitted by towels and such and is only transmitted sexually when amongst adults. his theory is that it would be all over all of us if it were transmitted so easily. my theory on this is that children have much softer and more sensitive skin. adult skin is alot tougher, except for areas like the genitals which dont see much wear and tear and almost never get seen by the sun. any thoughts on that??
 

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

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #58 on: 05/07/2006 13:54:19 »
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Originally posted by bezoar

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

Bezoar


You may be inetersted in website call forces-of-nature.org -all natural remedies, my 3 year old daughter is suffering terribly from molluscum all over her face and hands and I have just ordered their herbal remedy - will let you know how I get on with it - but do take a look at their website!
 

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #59 on: 10/07/2006 14:49:52 »
my one year old had one on his face....it grew and grew until it was really ugly so I just put some wart medicine on it finally and it fell off (leaving a scar unfortunatley)
NOW he got like 8 of them and they're on his EYELIDS and the corners of his eyes?!
Can I use his urine diaper on his eyes or is that dangerous and what else can I do to prevent them? How can try and boost his imune system...he's only one?
Did anyone have any othe remedies that worked???
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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #60 on: 11/07/2006 20:43:17 »
Hello All.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good luck to everyone in your endeavors to rid yourself of this terrible disease.
 

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #61 on: 12/07/2006 11:38:22 »
hi all, IM A 23 YEAR OLD FEMALE FROM LONDON
I have been diagnosed with molluscum around my bikini line and on my inner thigh. my gynecologist has treated them with liquid nitrogen, but i am not really happy with this treatment. I was wondering if anyone can give some recommendation of herbal remedies etc that are available to buy in England....[:(] [:(] [:(] [:(] [:(]

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


 

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« Reply #62 on: 05/08/2006 05:25:58 »
newbielink:http://www.Molluscum.com [nonactive]
USA - telephone #: 304-725-2202
e-mail - info@molluscum.com

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

 

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #63 on: 09/08/2006 19:04:02 »
Molluscum acts differently than common warts.  Molluscum can be treated in young or old by pricking with pin or needle to traumatize the lesion. A tiny bit of blood must be seen. This turns on the immune system itself to take care of the virus, which usually takes about 1-2 weeks.  As new ones develop, ***** as needed.  Occasionally the old ones may need to be re-pricked.  This is much less traumatic to youngsters than liquid nitrogen and some other wart treatments.  People with atopic dermatitis or eczema tend to be more susceptible to molluscum because of tiny breaks in the skin which allows the virus to invade or spread.  Good skin hydration is of utmost importance to keep skin in a healthy state to decrease reinfection.
 

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« Reply #64 on: 14/08/2006 15:25:29 »
Been battling with these irritable pointy, hard, red spots with a white core for 6 months (various sizes under 5mm in diameter).  They would quickly spread around on the skin as clothing was rubbed on them and would itch sometimes. Tried for weeks with the ridiculously expensive oil bottle and gel (not naming names) mail order products and they did nothing except just seemed to change size of spots but not the number of them.  One day I decided to abandon the medication and just put cream to avoid chapped skin in cold weather.  The spots stopped spreading and started getting smaller.  So I decided to PASTE the entire area with oil daily or twice daily (I used nut oil but presumably you can use any type) - it leaves no strong smell, leaves your skin looking slightly shiny for a few hours (nobody notices since it is transparent) and is fairly cheap to get hold of. Using this caused most of the small spots to disappear within 5 days.  After 2 weeks the larger ones had erupted and burst leaking the fluid/gel contained within them (this may cause a little bleeding in some of the larger spots as the core falls off and if the bleeding happens it will be a bit itchy).  What are left are small areas of white circles within a darker outer ring where the spots used to be but this is disappearing slowly and not nearly as noticeable as the spots.  Where the spots were there are no craters/protrusions and the skin feels as smooth as where there are no spots.  If you have not tried oil it is quite cheap and you can buy fairly large bottles, I think it is supposed to be good for your skin as well and the change in some of the spots that I saw was quite noticeable in only 6 hours - 1 day.  I don't think that this is a cure but I think reapplication of the oil daily or weekly is required for maintenance of healthy skin to stop you drying out.  Hope this remedy works for others as well.
 

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #65 on: 21/08/2006 03:29:39 »
Just to let everyone know molluscum.com is a scam.  You will get the Silver Cure product but it doesn't work and pretty much looks like some dark colored petroleum jelly, and I'm pretty sure that's all it really is.  The ReBuilder Medical company offers a money back guarantee so after it clearly didn't work we sent it back.  No response for weeks of course.  We call and they say they will send a check out the next business day.  Two weeks later still no check.  We follow up with some emails and we get a letter from an Attorney (or a letter that looks like and attorney) that says they are about to enter bankruptcy court and encourages us to accept the attached check for $6.  Otherwise we will have to see what happens in court.  I doubt this company is going into bankruptcy but I know if I hold out I would never get the full refund as promised.  

Buyer beware.  This stuff is a complete scam and fraud.  Do not believe these posts from their company employees poising as members that are on this site.  The stuff doesn't work.  Wouldn't you think a dermatologist would use it if it worked.  We told our daughters we tried it and he laughed.  Now we just feel foolish.
 

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« Reply #66 on: 22/08/2006 15:53:44 »
I know alot of people got this infection without knowing where they got it.  From what I've read and been told, it can pass on anything moist, such as shared towels, or someone not wiping the sweat off a seat in a gym.  Either way, the groin area seems the perfect spot for these little buggers.  Here's how I got it and have dealt with it.
  My girlfriend got it some how, and because of her diabetes and her preference to taking baths, has it on her head, neck, chest, and legs.  Once she was diagnosed with it, she stopped the baths, but by that point the damage was done. She's been battling it for two years now.  The dermatologist has tried freezing, scraping, blueU treatments, and is about to try a chemical peel.  Its very frusting, especially since she naturally has acne and is very fare skined.  This makes it very difficult to diagnose bumps and probably the biggest reason why I was infected.
   For the two years she's known to have had it, we made every effort to ensure she didn't pass it onto me, however, I ended up being infected twice.  When she was first diagnosed with it, they had only found it on her legs.  We ended up necking one night, and a few weeks later I had a breakout on the left side of my chin.  After three months of freezing, they were gone.  At least from this, the doctors determined she had it on her neck.
   The second infection came a year later.  At this time the doctor said she was cured.  He looked over her body and any bumps he found he said were acne.  Even though we knew we should have waited a few months after the 'cured' verdict, she and I started having sex.  Now granted, we are both adults, and especially in this day and age TV makes it sound like you have to bump uglies after three dates, we had some pent up desires.  Well, you can guess what happened next.  I found a nice colony in my groin area one day while I was showering.  I went from thinking I'd never get a STD, to dealing with one.
   With this infection I could fully comprehend what my girlfriend was going thru.  I had to change the type of underwear I wore.  I couldn't work out at all in fear of spreading it further down my legs and/or giving it to someone at the gym. Heck, I started using those paper things on toilets.  So I've spent several months getting scraps and freezing at the dermatologist's office.  Towards the end, we'd argue about what I thought was molluscum and what he thought was clogged pours on my penis.  I,like my girlfriend, have very fair skin and acne. A couple of months ago he declared I was cured, but I believe I still have them.  If I break out again, I'll probably try to Zymaderm stuff.
   So from having to deal with this twice now, here's my advice (which maybe should have been stated at the beginning of all of this.)  
1.) Be patient.  It takes awhile (even with treatment) for it to go away.  
2.) Check the infected area and surrounding and touching areas every day.
3.) No baths! Ever.  This is how my girlfriend got it all over her body.  Showers are better for you and the environment.  Wash suspect areas last.  And always use a fresh towel every time you clean.
4.) If given the choice, I'd suggest having them scrapped off. That was the fastest way I found to get them removed. I was petrified at first, but with local anesthetic, its pretty painless procedure with some minor discomfort later. Its the only way I know where you're guarranteed to prevent existing cores from infecting other areas.  But I may change my mind if the zymaderm actually works.
5.) Please don't have sex if you have it.  Even if you only have it on your elbow, the last place you want it on yourself or others is on the groin.  And if you've been given the all clear, wait a few months.  Its easy to miss even one of them.

-jdd
 

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #67 on: 25/08/2006 06:22:32 »
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Originally posted by rolans

Hi-

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

Roland        
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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #68 on: 25/08/2006 06:31:31 »
My son had molluscum all over his legs and we couldn't decide whether to try the silver thing or ZymaDerm so we got both and put silver on 1 leg and zymaderm on the other. The silver did nothing!! Absolute squat. The zymaderm dried them up and they are almost gone now after 3 weeks. Some of them got a little red but the customer service people were really nice when we called and reassured us that it was nothing to worry about. We returned the silver stuff to molluscum.com and we also got some bullsh_t letter back about bankruptcy. What a total dirt bag site!!!

 

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« Reply #69 on: 25/08/2006 06:34:39 »
Sorry for the double post. The one about urine is not me. I hit the wrong button and somehow got my name posted to his letter! Sorry everyone.
 

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« Reply #70 on: 30/08/2006 14:19:09 »
My friend daughter has been on Thuja 30c and using tea tree on the spots. Also she has done everything homeopathic to boost her daughters immune system. Fingers crossed it's working! This company with the silver thing ought to be ashamed of themselves. Praying on desperate people. Oh and IF you are posting on their behalf "May you suffer with facial and Genital warts for the rest of your lives". You disgust me!
 

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« Reply #71 on: 30/08/2006 14:19:09 »
My friend daughter has been on Thuja 30c and using tea tree on the spots. Also she has done everything homeopathic to boost her daughters immune system. Fingers crossed it's working! This company with the silver thing ought to be ashamed of themselves. Praying on desperate people. Oh and IF you are posting on their behalf "May you suffer with facial and Genital warts for the rest of your lives". You disgust me!
 

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« Reply #72 on: 11/09/2006 10:24:08 »
Wow, i thought my little girl was the only one with molluscum! It's reassuring (in a round-about kinda way) that we're not alone.
She's had molluscum for coming up to a year, and they are in all the usual areas - thighs, legs, stomach, arms.
She's due to start pre-school nursery soon so we're desperate to get rid of them, and am also fed-up with the usual 'they'll go away on their own' medical fob off.
We're currently trying Zymaderm which to be honest, i'm not sure if it's making any difference. I've just ordered a small pot of Silver-stuff to give that ago too. I'm not convinced about this either. To compound things there's mixed responses on this forum! I'll update once i've tried the Silver-stuff, but would appreciate any advice anyone has![:)]

Cheers

Mike ; )
Cheers

Mike ; )

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #73 on: 11/09/2006 18:39:18 »
Dear All,

re: Molluscum

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

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

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

Here is what you do:-

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

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

see link:- newbielink:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betadine [nonactive]

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

This does two things, viz:-

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the other lotions and miracle creams like silvercure are just a scam. The Zymaderm is just iodine based and may help.
 

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #74 on: 11/09/2006 18:41:29 »
Dear All,

re: Molluscum

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

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

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

Here is what you do:-

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

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

see link:- newbielink:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betadine [nonactive]

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

This does two things, viz:-

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the other lotions and miracle creams like silvercure are just a scam. The Zymaderm is just iodine based and may help.
 

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« Reply #75 on: 15/09/2006 16:29:24 »
Well the Silver Stuff pot has arrived, and if it's half as efficient as Fed-ex we're onto a winner (though looking at the statements on this thread i'm thinking wishfully)!!
I'm going to trial the Zymaderm on one leg and the Silver Stuff on the other. I may or may not also pee on her body (not literally!) to see how that goes too.
I have looked online at the Aldara Cream as mentioned in Iain's (ibprentice) thread, and this looks promising. I'm wondering though if GP's are reluctant to prescribe this because of the cost £57 for 12 sachets. Am i being too cynical of the NHS? This cream is an immunomodulator and basically gets the body to target each individual wart to fight it. Though isn't recommended for children, so i may be scuppered there.
I'll update after a few days - hopefully with some posisitve news!


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« Reply #76 on: 18/09/2006 12:54:45 »
Rub a lot of oil (your choice of which type you use Ė I prefer nut oil) to the affected skin and leave it for a few hours to be absorbed.  It does not matter if you cover the area with clothing or not since there is a lot of oil still on the skin and can still be absorbed.  I imagine thicker oils take longer to be absorbed.  Do this at least twice a day and you should see the spots either starting to burst (larger ones) or pulled back into the skin (smaller ones) within a week.  I think oil based moisturising creams (according what agrees with your skin) works as well but slower.  Total removal with no reoccurrence with some faint scarring may take two weeks but not nearly as noticeable as the spots themselves.  Note this is not a cure but maintenance.  After all the spots on the affected area have gone you can drop the application down to once a week or less if you want.

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

You can try the natural oils from the two main websites but it will be very obvious to others that you are using it by the smell.  These oils are very expensive, got to keep up with treatment and then it gets frustrating when more spots appear despite your best efforts, very easy to rub off by clothing or objects once since it is only applied to the top of the protruding spots and not the surrounding area.  I have found that Heal Warts does not do much after the first 2 weeks of use and by the 8th week you end up getting frustrated because the number of spots did not decrease they just got bigger and more itchy.
 

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« Reply #77 on: 18/09/2006 12:54:45 »
Rub a lot of oil (your choice of which type you use Ė I prefer nut oil) to the affected skin and leave it for a few hours to be absorbed.  It does not matter if you cover the area with clothing or not since there is a lot of oil still on the skin and can still be absorbed.  I imagine thicker oils take longer to be absorbed.  Do this at least twice a day and you should see the spots either starting to burst (larger ones) or pulled back into the skin (smaller ones) within a week.  I think oil based moisturising creams (according what agrees with your skin) works as well but slower.  Total removal with no reoccurrence with some faint scarring may take two weeks but not nearly as noticeable as the spots themselves.  Note this is not a cure but maintenance.  After all the spots on the affected area have gone you can drop the application down to once a week or less if you want.

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

You can try the natural oils from the two main websites but it will be very obvious to others that you are using it by the smell.  These oils are very expensive, got to keep up with treatment and then it gets frustrating when more spots appear despite your best efforts, very easy to rub off by clothing or objects once since it is only applied to the top of the protruding spots and not the surrounding area.  I have found that Heal Warts does not do much after the first 2 weeks of use and by the 8th week you end up getting frustrated because the number of spots did not decrease they just got bigger and more itchy.
 

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« Reply #78 on: 24/09/2006 03:08:06 »
My 2 sons have MC and They are quickly spreading.  We started using the Aldara cream ~2 months ago.  ($500. for a 3 month supply) It has cleared a couple of the bigger spots by causing them to erupt.  It does look like it may scar, time will tell.  We were using the cream 3 times a week and recently switched to nightly use.  
I am interested in trying the tea tree oil idea.  If we ahe success, will let all know.
 

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« Reply #79 on: 24/09/2006 03:13:49 »
My 2 sons have MC and They are quickly spreading.  We started using the Aldara cream ~2 months ago.  ($500. for a 3 month supply) It has cleared a couple of the bigger spots by causing them to erupt.  It does look like it may scar, time will tell.  We were using the cream 3 times a week and recently switched to nightly use.  
I am interested in trying the tea tree oil idea.  If we ahe success, will let all know.
 

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« Reply #80 on: 24/09/2006 03:14:40 »
My 2 sons have MC and They are quickly spreading.  We started using the Aldara cream ~2 months ago.  ($500. for a 3 month supply) It has cleared a couple of the bigger spots by causing them to erupt.  It does look like it may scar, time will tell.  We were using the cream 3 times a week and recently switched to nightly use.  
I am interested in trying the tea tree oil idea.  If we ahe success, will let all know.
 

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« Reply #81 on: 24/09/2006 15:43:28 »
Hi,
I have not been sexually active for a whole year[:(]partly because I got a very severe but temporary virus that kept me in bed for 3 months, ect.  I stayed for a month at my sister's. My sister had caught molluscum about 9 months before and was unsure if she caught if from her (soon to be ex)husband or not, as he finally admitted some unfaithfulness. She also is with kids a lot, so...
But I had never heard of this illness before and now, after the average 7 week incubation period, I first got a big bunch of itchy bumps on vulva and now they are going to arms, legs,shoulders,etc as had no idea what it was at first and didn't pay close attention to washing hands ect.  So, unless incubation is a year, it is definitely possible to get them without getting sexually transmitted.  At my sister's I didn't pay close attention either as i neither knew she still had it, not that is was contagious (here is where the doctors make a big mistake saying it's almost always sexually transmitted!!! [:(!]First went to gynocologist who didn't know what it was cause when she's seen it before it was individual bumps and not a cluster like mine[:(!]. She sent me to dermatologist who confirmed that is very probably molluscum and offered to burn them off by acid.  I'm going to try the urine, cause i have heard of several people who used urine for other skin ailments, successfully. I have not ever wanted to try it, but then never had a skin ailment before since chicken pox at 5!  Here i read a few people have used it very successfully, so not too expensive, just a little wierd, especially if it doesnt work!
Well anyways, I can say that you can rest assured that there is no proof that you're girlfriend has had relations with someone else for a long time.  If she tends to be very honest about everything, she probably is. that's my experience anyways.
good luck!!

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

 

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« Reply #82 on: 24/09/2006 15:44:43 »
Hi,
I have not been sexually active for a whole year[:(]partly because I got a very severe but temporary virus that kept me in bed for 3 months, ect.  I stayed for a month at my sister's. My sister had caught molluscum about 9 months before and was unsure if she caught if from her (soon to be ex)husband or not, as he finally admitted some unfaithfulness. She also is with kids a lot, so...
But I had never heard of this illness before and now, after the average 7 week incubation period, I first got a big bunch of itchy bumps on vulva and now they are going to arms, legs,shoulders,etc as had no idea what it was at first and didn't pay close attention to washing hands ect.  So, unless incubation is a year, it is definitely possible to get them without getting sexually transmitted.  At my sister's I didn't pay close attention either as i neither knew she still had it, not that is was contagious (here is where the doctors make a big mistake saying it's almost always sexually transmitted!!! [:(!]First went to gynocologist who didn't know what it was cause when she's seen it before it was individual bumps and not a cluster like mine[:(!]. She sent me to dermatologist who confirmed that is very probably molluscum and offered to burn them off by acid.  I'm going to try the urine, cause i have heard of several people who used urine for other skin ailments, successfully. I have not ever wanted to try it, but then never had a skin ailment before since chicken pox at 5!  Here i read a few people have used it very successfully, so not too expensive, just a little wierd, especially if it doesnt work!
Well anyways, I can say that you can rest assured that there is no proof that you're girlfriend has had relations with someone else for a long time.  If she tends to be very honest about everything, she probably is. that's my experience anyways.
good luck!!

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Originally posted by mjboone79

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

 

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« Reply #83 on: 25/09/2006 22:33:24 »
Well, I have bad news for you guys. I had MC 13 years ago. After repeated visits to the dermatologist, they finally stopped coming back about 11 years ago......until I found 10 on my stomach last week. I never had them on my stomach before.
Well, he froze the areas with liquid Nitrogen. Now they are all the size of bright red dimes. That should take care of them, but I'm sure that new ones will pop up. they always seem to. My doc said that once you get MC you should never get it again. Well....I managed to get it somehow. I haven't had any new sexual contact with anyone as I've been with the same person for 8 years! -And they don't have any MC either.
I have purchased the SilverCure and will use it if any new bumps come up. I'll report back here if is see any result either way. Good luck to you all.

 

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« Reply #84 on: 03/10/2006 22:49:26 »
Hi,
I feel pretty upset! I had about 60 warts, spreading out from a mass of them on my vulva and down to my knees and eaking up towards my belly.  i started using urine a bit and also betadine(iodine solution) tea tree oil and vitamin e, as well as starting to take vitamin C and echinecia.  a couple of days later i had an appointment with the dermatolist who looked through a sort of magnifying glass and confirmed that it was definitly molluscum. he said it's very contagious and must be treated right away, by burning them. i made an appointment with him for the next day.  I called him back that afternoon to ask if it would scar. He said only a little at first and then that would go away completely. That was about a week ago. Now I have noticable sores all up my thighs and on my vulva. Before, only the mass on the vulva was really noticable as the color was quite close to skin color, not this reddish-dark brown sores all over. And some of them look deep enough that i have a very hard time believing that they're going to disappear any time soon.  i've hence looked this up on the web and see that is says that this burning method very often does scar. i'm really angry that this guy would say that it doesn't, just to get more patients.  Also molluscum continues to spread a bit. This also corresponds to what ive read, that this burning treatment is not known to be highly efficient.  i'm usually much more prudent about research on treatment. But since he said it was a rush and i was pretty dismayed to have this big lump on my vulva, and also because he was recommended by an accupuncturist who seems quite competant, i bought into it. Now i think i may have scars for life. I'm supposed to go back next week, but i don't know!

anybody have any experience with this burning with electricity. i'd love to hear that it didn't cause scars.
 

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« Reply #85 on: 04/10/2006 21:10:50 »
I don't know if this will help, but here is my story. I have had molluscum for 6 months now only on the shaft of my genitalia.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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« Reply #86 on: 05/10/2006 19:25:56 »
I got this disease (Molluscum) 2 months ago.  I first noticed it when I found a strange bump on my superpubic area when I was about to shave again.  Concerned; I cut the thing off (I don't think that one came back), later I thought I found another, so I shaved my area and several more appeared shortly after on the opposite side of where the first appeared and on the side of my genetalia.  I self-diagnosed and went to the dermatologist to confirm it.  He swears up and down I got it from sex.  If I did, it was 6 months prior to the first legion appearing and she didn't have any visible on her.  I tend to notice those things.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If there is any other valuable research on this disease going on, I'd appreciate someone posting it.
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« Reply #87 on: 05/10/2006 20:17:26 »
Here we go IwishIknew,

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

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

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

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

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

Most of the current research is being done on HIV patients and usually invoves a whole cocktail of treatments together such as Cryosurgery and immune boosting creams such as Cidofivir.
 

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« Reply #88 on: 06/10/2006 02:15:05 »
Well.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for the response M.I.A. !
 

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« Reply #89 on: 06/10/2006 23:59:24 »
DONT USE ELECTRICAL REMOVAL

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

I'm not sure if I can sue him as he lied to me about the results. I really dont want to go to the bother of suing him, but this is worse than the molluscum, unnatural and looks like it'll be longer lasting. I still have to use other treatments, cause it continues to spread. There's no way i'm going to let him roast my skin again!
 

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« Reply #90 on: 10/10/2006 20:07:54 »
Am still dealing with this. Am using betadine (iodine based product)2 x a day, changing towels twice a day (bought some new ones), using vitamin e and tea tree oil in the morning and have on and off used peepee therapy. Taking a bath seems to foster lots of molluscum. The other things mentioned above seem to keep it from spreading to quickly. My immunity is low after having contracted a temporary but serious illness last spring.   I'm taking echinicea and vitamin c, not eating sugar and doing my best to eat healthily.
Any other suggestions? I am still getting mini-spots appearing, but the treatment seems to keep most of them at bay or even make them disappear (? time will tell).  But then one pops up someplace i hadn't been treating. Wish me luck and send advice if you can.
Thanks!
 

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« Reply #91 on: 13/10/2006 07:01:33 »
My boyfriend had some on his elbow and somehow i started getting some on various parts of my body and then the genitals, since i didn't know what it was at the time i wasn't too careful. I read somewhere about the duct tape so i tried that, worked for a bit but what really worked was after the tape and once you are clean, i read that you can apply a sort of acid which you can find in face cleansers such as "Clearasil" and it worked!!! i applied it everytime i got out of the shower and i dont get them anymore...so try it!




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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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« Reply #92 on: 13/10/2006 07:06:02 »
I had some on my genitals and read somewhere that a certain acid that you find in face cleansers can help...such as "Clearasil" pads...it worked, i don't have them anymore.


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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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« Reply #93 on: 18/10/2006 10:52:21 »
Hi,

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

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

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« Reply #94 on: 23/10/2006 06:21:01 »
I've been diagnosed with Molluscum a couple of weeks ago. I've been doing a lot of research on the subject since I was going crazy looking at those bumps on my pubis. Yeah, I must have caught it during sexual intercourse...damn alchool. So I went to my doc 2 wweks ago; he burned the bumps with liquid azote. I read a lot about tea tree oil, and i've been using it on the lesions, and it seems to help the healing process of the burned ones. But i don't think it is doing anything to the new ones...[:(]
I'm fraking out, and i have a couple of questions. I read a lot about cases were subjects were stuck with this **** for years...are those exceptionnal cases? Does anybody heard of other people geting rid of molluscum within months?
I'm also getting paranoid. For instance, is washing hands with ordinary soap and water enough to prevent molluscum to grow elsewhere on your body, while you shower for instance? I always wash the infected area last, i never take baths, and I'm using tea tree oil on the lesions...is there something important i'm missing? From now on, the moment i see a bump on my body, i'm freaking out...does mollusucum spread that easily? In my case, the lesions appearded about 4-5 months after the intercourse...does that mean that in 5 months, molluscum can appear anywhere on my body I touched when i wasn't aware of the problem before I noticed the bumps?
Damn...i'm going nuts about this. Thanks to all of you to share your experience with other people...helps me a lot. [:)]

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

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #95 on: 26/10/2006 07:03:21 »
Well, I can report back that the Silvercure does indeed work on me. Since my trip to the dermatologist a month ago. I still am pink from the cryo freezing process. BUT, I have had 6 or 7 new ones pop up. I applied the Silvercure twice a day and after 3 or 4 days the new ones dissappear. After a week, they are practically gone and it's hard to apply as you can't find where they were. Seriuosly, One morning I found my first new bump after my first freezing trip to the dermatologist. I was upset obviously. I was going to be out of the house all day for a sporting event so I applied Silvercure to the bump and tried to forget about it. I had a few too many beers that day and forgot to apply it that night. I awoke the next morning dreading checking out the bump.  When I examined it, it was smaller and much less red than it was the day before. After 5 days it was completely gone. I was pleased....but, I still wasn't convinced as it could have perhaps been something other than a molluscum. So, I just kept a watchfull eye. As time progressed, there have been several confirmed molluscums that went away quickly with the Silvercure in less than a week.

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

P.S. One of the ones that was frozen came back. None of the ones treated by Silvercure have reappeared....yet. I'll let you guys know. I've only been treating the "reappeared one" for a couple of days with the silvercure. the bump is smaller, but still there.
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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #96 on: 26/10/2006 13:04:57 »
Well Hoorah at last!! My daughter's molluscum seem to be on the mend! I'm dubious whether this is attributable to either the Silver cream (stuff!) or the Zymaderm, and tend to think it must have been her immune system finally kicking in. She has got a few red marks where some of the spots have been, which will hopefull fade in time. I read somewhere that Molluscum is going to be the new chicken-pox due to it's potentially contagious nature. I just hope she doesn't have a recurrence.
Good luck to all those suffering, time will sort it, but patience is required.
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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #97 on: 27/10/2006 16:46:14 »
I've been diagnosed with Molluscum a couple of weeks ago. I've been doing a lot of research on the subject since I was going crazy looking at those bumps on my pubis. Yeah, I must have caught it during sexual intercourse...damn alchool. So I went to my doc 2 wweks ago; he burned the bumps with liquid azote. I read a lot about tea tree oil, and i've been using it on the lesions, and it seems to help the healing process of the burned ones. But i don't think it is doing anything to the new ones...[:(]
I'm fraking out, and i have a couple of questions. I read a lot about cases were subjects were stuck with this **** for years...are those exceptionnal cases? Does anybody heard of other people geting rid of molluscum within months?
I'm also getting paranoid. For instance, is washing hands with ordinary soap and water enough to prevent molluscum to grow elsewhere on your body, while you shower for instance? I always wash the infected area last, i never take baths, and I'm using tea tree oil on the lesions...is there something important i'm missing? From now on, the moment i see a bump on my body, i'm freaking out...does mollusucum spread that easily? In my case, the lesions appearded about 4-5 months after the intercourse...does that mean that in 5 months, molluscum can appear anywhere on my body I touched when i wasn't aware of the problem before I noticed the bumps?
Damn...i'm going nuts about this. Thanks to all of you to share your experience with other people...helps me a lot. [:)]

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

Nick

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

Good Luck

Mike
Cheers

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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #98 on: 01/11/2006 23:23:17 »
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Hi,

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

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

Good Luck!


I just tried your advice on my molluscum. 

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

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

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

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


I'll report back here in  a couple days as to how it develops  If this little experiment works then i'd suggest everyone just try it on at least one lesion and if it works on that one then try it on the rest...
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Re: What is the treatment for molluscum contagiosum?
« Reply #99 on: 01/11/2006 23:30:04 »
I got this disease (Molluscum) 2 months ago.  I first noticed it when I found a strange bump on my superpubic area when I was about to shave again.  Concerned; I cut the thing off (I don't think that one came back),

How did you "cut it off"  You also say that it never came back, so maybe doing it yourself is a fast possible way to get rid of this.  Right now after 30 min where i pinched off the warts, it looks fine, just a little scab that will probably heal in a couple days...