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Molluscum Contagiosum - naturopath / homeopath in SW London? (Putney)

(48 Posts)
testbunny Sun 18-Nov-12 21:47:05

Hi there

My 4 year old DD has had MC now for c.3 months. It started out on her bottom, but now has spread to her back. Now today I've noticed one on her neck - I'm petrified it will spread to her face. I understand that doctors don't treat young children, and it just goes away eventually, but I really want to try and nip it in the bud before it spreads.

Can anyone recommend a naturopath or homeopath who treats MC, preferably in SW London?

Thanks so much

testbunny Sun 18-Nov-12 22:02:38


sorry, forgot to say that DD also has atopic eczema so can't use anything harsh on her skin.


eragon Mon 19-Nov-12 23:03:50

so i wouldnt personally risk trying anything that a normal doc would feel comfortable prescribing.

go back to the gp and ask again.

WarmBooties Mon 19-Nov-12 23:07:33

I had to reply because my dd had this for 3 years.. I then came across a blog which suggested manuka honey. I swear to you, within 3 days they were all gone!!

WarmBooties did you put the manuka on the molluscum or did your DD have to eat/drink it? My DS's arms, legs and torso are covered in them and are spreading and getting infected by the day. He's had them a year now and I'm desperate to find something that works. He also has exzema so I need to be careful.

Sorry for the thread hijack testbunny, I hope your DD is able to get rid of them quickly.

MistressFord Wed 21-Nov-12 18:17:24

Thuja is meant to be good.

MistressFord Wed 21-Nov-12 18:17:24

Thuja is meant to be good.

WarmBooties Thu 22-Nov-12 13:56:50

The blog suggested popping them and putting the honey on it. But it hurt her so I never popped them, but did kind of squeeze it and then put lots of the honey on. I got the lowest strength honey as well- 2 jars as I thought I would need it. Literally must have put the honey on twice a day, for the 3 days and they shrivelled all down, had some marks, but they have all gone now.

It's natural so should be ok for your sons excema? If anything ask the doctor! Hope it works for you like it worked for us.

Thanks for that. There's no way he'll let me squeeze them but I might try putting some on after he's bathed so they're a bit softer. I'd been trying tea tree cream after reading another thread on here but that seems to have aggravated the excema.

I've asked the doctor a couple of times but he just keeps saying the same thing, that they'll clear up on their own over time. I told him I'd been trying tea tree cream but he said I was wasting my time because nothing works. Very frustrating as they look so sore. He's had anti biotics a couple of times for some very nasty ones that got infected, I'm fed up with them!

Thanks again.

WarmBooties Thu 22-Nov-12 14:53:09

That's ok, I was the same with the doctors! They just printed the same thing off, and said the same. But I had just had dd2 and they were bathing together, plus dd was getting very conscious of them. Fingers crossed it works!

dabdab Thu 22-Nov-12 14:57:10

I have 1 dd who has had them, and one who currently still does. Was told by the doctor that they are usually gone in 18 months, which held true in the dd who does not have them anymore. I did use tea tree neat on them, which seemed to help dry them up, but I agree, it is a bit harsh on the skin.

fledtoscotland Thu 22-Nov-12 19:09:28

Spray twice a day with non colloidal silver (there's an online company in devon I got mine from). DS2's "spots" we're gone within about 2months. He has eczema too and totally fine on his skin.

There is little peer-reviewed research but after long chat with my pharmacist colleague (I'm a nurse) it made sense as silver is anti microbial and non-colloidal meant it was inert and wouldn't cause any reaction.

InNeedOfBrandy Thu 22-Nov-12 19:12:35

I had these of my groin blush the clinic froze them but that didn't work, honey didn't work, I ended up seeing a higher up dr and he ripped them off, hurt like but nothing else worked. Apparently they go between 18 months and a year so it won't be forever even if nothing works.

testbunny Thu 22-Nov-12 20:23:06

Hi. Thanks for all your replies. I have been trying tea tree oil, but it is only really good for drying up the ones she picks! i did manage to pop a few (the yellow head came out...yuck), but she didnt let me do that again! I will try the things on here, one by one, and let you all know. It makes me so sad. TBx

hellion Mon 26-Nov-12 20:55:47

We are using poxiderm. It's slow going but it seems to stop the spots getting big and exploding. If I catch the little ones early, the poxiderm seems to stop them getting bigger or clear them up. The ones that have been around for a few months (we have only been using poxiderm for a few weeks) are proving more stubborn. Oilatum bath also helps.

jenesaispas Mon 26-Nov-12 21:08:00

All of my DC have had them - awful things.

I have no advice on natural remedies, but I happened to take DC3 to the GP about something else and he noticed the molluscums. He prescribed an anti-biotic that would treat both the infection he had (can't remember what - tonsilitis?) and the molluscums.

I was amazed as his spots were gone within a week - wished I had taken him months before.

testbunny Mon 26-Nov-12 22:34:42

Wow. That's interesting jenesaispas. Wonder why my gp didnt mention anti-bios? Have been putting honey on her spots and also giving her a teaspoon of it in the morning for three days now. Not sure it is working, but will carry on. Will investigate poxiderm too.....

fledtoscotland Mon 26-Nov-12 23:06:36

Testbunny- please try noncolloidal silver spray. PM me if you want more info but it cleared DS2s spots within a matter of weeks and he was covered in them. No scarring and it actually healed his eczema too

fledtoscotland Mon 26-Nov-12 23:07:10

Plus an antibiotic cant treat MC- it's a virus

Startail Mon 26-Nov-12 23:20:42

They will go away eventually. I wouldn't do anything. Getting ex

Startail Mon 26-Nov-12 23:22:13

sorry new kindle, I keep getting the wrong buttons

hellion Tue 27-Nov-12 22:18:30

We had antibiotics for the infected ones. They cleared up the infection but not the mollascum.

Same here re the anti-biotics for the infected ones. About 3 times now, molluscum still there.

fledtoscotland I'm interested in the non-colloidal silver spray, would you mind PMing me the details of where you got it from so I can have a look into it? Thanks.

seeker Tue 27-Nov-12 22:46:01

I'm really sorry, but molluscum last for about 12-18 months, then go away, and there's nothing you can do about it sad Sometimes they get very red and angry shortly before they go away and that's when people tend to use all sorts of remedies. It can look as if the remedies make them go away, but they would have gone anyway. PLEASE don't waste money on homeopaths, naturopaths, manuka honey- theywill go, but none of these things will make them go.

There is some evidence that quite qgressive scraping/squeezing can hurry the process- but only of they are on th wqy out anyway, and this cqn lead to scarring. If left to go naturally, they never leave scars.

fledtoscotland Tue 27-Nov-12 22:46:24

Scarlet - just PMing you now. My mistake it's colloidal silver - got mixed up non-colloidal dressings at work.

fledtoscotland Tue 27-Nov-12 22:50:17

Seeker - much of the info about MC is personal experiences but surely it's better to try options rather than leaving a problem alone with the hope it will just go away.

suburbophobe Tue 27-Nov-12 22:51:02

fledtoscotland, can you PM me too? I've never heard of
noncolloidal silver spray or how it could heal eczema
(a link would do), thanks so much.

fledtoscotland Tue 27-Nov-12 22:59:36

Surburb- Just about to copy the messege I've just sent to scarlet. Apologies for calling it noncolloidal - it's in fact colloidal silver.

fledtoscotland Tue 27-Nov-12 23:01:27

Suburb- re the eczema, it hasn't healed ds2s eczema as a whole rather just the patch under his armpit where the MC were. He still needs his creams and steroids for the rest of his body sad

mumchat Wed 28-Nov-12 20:01:26

My friend took her 7 year old to homeopath for this and her child went from having a couple of dozen mc spots ( that both my child & hers had had for 2-3 months) to being covered head to foot in 48 hours! Had I not seen it with my own eyes I would never have believed it.

thegreylady Wed 28-Nov-12 20:21:59

My dgs had this fom age 18months to 3 and a half.He had them mainly on his body but developed a couple near his eyes for which doc prescribed and antibiotic and some cream.They have completely gone now-just one scar from one on his back which got infected.

testbunny Wed 28-Nov-12 22:01:52

Oh, i am so confused now. Am using the honey (topically and orally). Thought it seemed to be working, but perhaps all in the mind.....thought the honey was good for warts so hoped it would help mc too.....

hellion Wed 28-Nov-12 22:09:17

The infected ones were really horrible. I think you feel powerless to do anything. People ask me what I am doing about them and don't believe there isnt a remedy. My ds is in year 5 and I am hoping he gets rid of them before secondary school.

seeker Wed 28-Nov-12 22:38:08

generally when they get infected and horrible it means they are on the way out.

The problem here is that when they are at their worst people are desperate and try anything, and because they were going anyway, they think that whatever they've tried has worked. They are horrible, but they go and they don't usually scar.

testbunny Thu 29-Nov-12 21:18:49

If they become infected does it mean they will all go or will they crop up somewhere else??

CoteDAzur Thu 29-Nov-12 21:32:22

Read this before you touch colloidal silver.

fledtoscotland Fri 30-Nov-12 00:33:23

Cote- most of that article is about ingestion and long term use over years. Two sprays of the stuff for a few weeks is different. Silver is used in many dressings because of its anti microbial properties and is perfectly safe. As far as I was aware no one has mentioned drinking it but using it as a short term topical application

seeker Fri 30-Nov-12 11:53:39

I am constantly amazed at people who are all suspicious of conventional medicine, but are prepared to use all sorts of completely unregulated untested potions from alternative practitioners. Usually saying something "oh, but they are safe because they are chemical free"

fledtoscotland Fri 30-Nov-12 12:41:18

Seeker- whose suspicious of "conventional" medicine and using untested potions?

babamummy Fri 30-Nov-12 13:01:20

Have PMed you OP

tougholdbird Sun 02-Dec-12 19:53:18

Late to this thread, but have you tried comfrey cream? My DD was cleared of her molluscum within weeks after I found recommendation on MN for this ( thank you goosberrybushes!)

seeker Mon 03-Dec-12 13:23:17

Tougholdbird- roughly how long had your child had the molluscum before you put the cream on?

tougholdbird Mon 03-Dec-12 18:39:02

About 2 months. She has atopic excema as well and I was getting worried it was spreading. The comfrey cream stopped it in its tracks, at least it has for now. Desperately hoping it stays gone.

For anyone who is battling this with their DC and those of you who posted on this thread late last year, I just wanted to let you know that my DS's molluscum have all gone!

He had a major flare up and a few got infected. He was anti biotics purely to clear up the infection. I honestly thought it couldn't get any worse and then he broke out all over in a hideous rash. This was apparently some sort of immune response and his system was finally doing something about getting rid of it. And they all just went, within a couple of weeks! I couldn't believe my eyes tbh. I'd not got round to buying any of the stuff mentioned on this thread so I know now that they will just go on their own in their own time.

It was just over a year in the end and they definitely got a lot worse right before they disappeared. He has a few scars left on his knees even though we didn't pick or squeeze, but it really doesn't look that bad.

goingmadinthecountry Tue 29-Jan-13 00:18:36

I must be very old. I always thought the MN cure was the Elizabeth Arden gel thing - 8 hour cream? Worked for mine and I only read about it on here.

liveoutloud Tue 29-Jan-13 21:12:43

I used garlic first and then tea tree oil. They disappeared in a few days. Just like that. Do not worry if they become red and looks really bad, apparently it is a good thing. What happens, this virus is somehow invisible to our body but if you do something with it, and it starts to look infected, your body notices it and starts fighting it.

hellion Sat 09-Feb-13 22:45:53

After 12 months they have finally gone. Unfortunately there has been no magic cure. They have just started disappearing. Good luck with all those still battling with these horrid little spots. They do eventually go.

lrussell Thu 07-Mar-13 16:10:41

My daughter had molluscum contagiosum for about 11 months. After 8 months of waiting for it to go away I tried apple cider vingar and jojoba oil. It took 3 months to have every last bump gone. The bigger ones left scares and when I was applying it on her she scream like it was killer her, which lasted about two mins. At the same time I was going through this with my daughter my sister in laws friend was going through it with her son. His was a lot worse them my daughters. He also got eczema with his. She tried the same thing I did and countless prescriptions from the doctors which didn't help him. She then came across this skin care product which was all nature and tried it. After 3 weeks he was almost 100% cleared up and his eczema was gone. Needless to say we are both selling it and I'm am trying to spread the word because no child should go through this. It's not expensive at all and it would be shipped straight to you. If you would like more information just email me at Thank you for ou time

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