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molluscum in 8 year old dd

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melfisk Sun 10-Jul-11 20:53:07

My lovely dd has developed molluscum around and on her nose. The pimples were under the skin but have started to form a small head which bursts and then dries up (looks like lots of little red spots). My dd is starting to be conscious of them and I really want to get rid of them. She's had them for at least 6 to 8 months. She had them previously in her bottom when she was about 5 years old and they disappeared after a year. Can she keep getting them?

OnlyWantsOne Sun 10-Jul-11 20:54:29

and this is in AIBU why?

try childrens health - or your GP

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 10-Jul-11 20:58:40

I think OP is new, OWO

OP I have heard great things about Arden 8 hr cream and molluscum but no personal experience

FabbyChic Sun 10-Jul-11 20:59:02

You really need to take your child to the doctor, anything that affects them psychologically needs to be dealt with and quickly, wishing them away or trying to treat them yourself is not going to do her any favours.

FabbyChic Sun 10-Jul-11 20:59:31

Why has she had them for six months and not been to the doctor?

pointydog Sun 10-Jul-11 21:03:16

There's not a huge amount a doctor can do for molluscum. Maybe the op knows this already.

januaryjojo Sun 10-Jul-11 21:05:16

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PinkSpottyBag Sun 10-Jul-11 21:08:33

Can I say my DD had them and we went to the Doctor's on numerous occasions and the response varied from useless to uninterested so we tried everything known to man apart from squeezing them as DD had a few on her face and I was worried about scaring. Then a friend suggested Lanacane, medicated body powder which we got from the chemist and applied it twice a day and they were gone within the week.

Hope that helps smile

PeggyCarter Sun 10-Jul-11 21:10:15

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Mendeleyev Sun 10-Jul-11 21:10:33

My dd wouldn't let me near her big fat juicy one. Very envy that you got to burst some JJJ!

FabbyChic Sun 10-Jul-11 21:13:58

Sorry have no idea what it is sounds painful!

januaryjojo Sun 10-Jul-11 21:14:47

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PeggyCarter Sun 10-Jul-11 21:18:27

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janetsplanet Sun 10-Jul-11 21:19:02

my 2 girls had them. i used to pop them

pointydog Sun 10-Jul-11 21:35:48

They are agony to pop. I'm surprised so many of you did.

melfisk Sun 10-Jul-11 21:51:12

thank you for your messages. My dd has been to the doctor who told me they were molluscum and that it was a virus and I had to wait it out. I tried a few things witch hazel, emolument (sp) cream, savlon, sudocrem but none have worked. Thank goodness they aren't large ones they are like tiny ones under the skin x any tips welcome

melfisk Sun 10-Jul-11 21:54:06

sorry where is the link? I'm not a frequent user!

glassescase Sun 10-Jul-11 21:57:20

Try thuja- have sent you a PM from the other thread

PeggyCarter Sun 10-Jul-11 21:58:30

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