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Molluscum bloody contagiosum

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winkywinkola Sun 04-May-14 07:11:03

Ds2 has this on his neck, in the crooks of his elbows and back of knees. He picks at the little blisters, making them sore and bleed.

Is there really nothing I can do to make it better or go away? GP says there is nothing to be done.

Why has he got this?

marymoocow Thu 05-Jun-14 12:16:00

On a lighter note, DS had these when he was about 8. One day at school (I work there too) his teacher came running in from the playground to tell me to stay calm but that DS had had quite a serious accident. She took me to the first aid room and whispered that he'd slipped on the rope bridge, caught his chest, and 'sliced off his nipple'shock . I walked in the room to see a fair bit of blood. I lifted up his t-shirt to discover he had burst his molluscumgrin. The look of horror on his teachers face still makes me giggle grin .

Sisterthree Sun 27-Dec-15 09:51:39

There is plenty of good research around about molluscum. Research undertaken by Johns Hopkins University Baltimore showed that half of children who have molluscum have it one year minimum. Many have it for up to two years. Also once one child has it other members of the family are very likely to catch the molluscum virus.

All our three children got molluscum and we tried all sorts of ways of treating them (I hesitate to say "every way").

The most important I think to combat molluscum in order are:
- most importantly, getting on top of it quickly. We left our first children who caught molluscum for too long (on advice of doctors). Our other two we got on top of very quickly and limited the spread
- plus once caught, good hygiene is vital.

Things that worked for us:

apple cider vinegar
Mollenol - on OTC
clove oil - very harsh

OTCs that didnt work:

Conzerol - seemed to stunt growth
Zymaderm - not much impact
Derm Allay - worst of all.

I hope this helps others. It is a long process but stick with it. Good luck. smile

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