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Molluscum worries ( again) and holiday to France

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BooCanary Tue 16-Apr-13 20:17:08

I've posted before about my DS's molluscum. Thankfully it cleared up before Xmas after a major flare up. But not before DD caught it off him sad .

Fast forward 4 or 5 months and DD is plastered in them, on her legs, arms, torso and neck! To make it worse she is getting horrible eczema around the bigger clusters, poor thing. Now I know from DS that they need to really flare up before they go, but I still bought some Poxiderm just in case.

My big worry is we are going to France in the summer for a few weeks, to a campsite with swimming pools. DD loves swimming, and sounds all of our holiday in the pool. On a previous thread someone mentioned that in France you are banned from pools if you have MC!! I am panicking that it won't be better by then, and our holiday will be ruined.

Firstly, is this the case re. French pools? Secondly, is it worth me trying to 'traumatise' one of DDs spots now to try and trigger the inevitable flare up? Am pretty much convinced the many remedies are useless.

gordonpym Tue 16-Apr-13 20:53:43

There is another thread going on about MC MC .
2 days ago I squeezed 2 of them. Now I'll wait and see, and I am ready to squeeze them all (less than 20). For what I read it is very painful, and so I bought some Elma cream which is a local anesthetic. DS2 didn't feel a thing, and I was squeezing and pressing hard with my nails. So if you take that route, I strongly recommend you apply the cream for an hour priorly.

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Tue 16-Apr-13 21:08:43

I live in France, i can't confirm this about swimming pools but i know there are very strict generally, they are normally more relaxed with pools on holiday complexes ( No swimming caps needed etc) .
If it's contagious surely it wouldn't be fair to let DD go in a swimming pool though so if DD still has it surely you would use your judgement anyway and keep her out.

BooCanary Tue 16-Apr-13 21:12:31

Advice in UK is it is OK to go swimming ( although best not to share towels/baths). DCs can have MC for years so not going swimming for all that time is extreme. I would of course prefer she got rid of them before holidays.

gordonpym Tue 16-Apr-13 21:16:12

And what about wearing a surf t-shirt?

BooCanary Tue 16-Apr-13 21:38:23

Thanks for the link to the either thread gordonpym.

An all in one wetsuit type swimsuit is something we will need if it hasn't cleared by then. When DSs MC flared up it was winter so no one really noticed it much, but it did look as bad as chicken pox. Poor DD will be mortified if the same happens to her ( she is older - nearly 7) and I'd hate for her to spend the whole summer wrapped up sad .

frazzledbutcalm Tue 16-Apr-13 21:46:10

I'm watching the other thread also. I was told by GP that warts/verruccas etc can't actually be caught from swimming pools because it's a virus in your blood so would have to burst to be caught, not just by someone walking barefoot in the same spot as the person with the wart, and also advised that the chlorine in the water actually helps treat them. Seems everyone has different/conflicting views.

Doshusallie Wed 17-Apr-13 11:44:36

My son's Molluscum completely cleared up when I bought an elderberry extract for him to drink combined with a silver particle spray. Bought them from a herbal online seller. Cannot recommend highly enough. Went in 5 days.

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Wed 17-Apr-13 12:13:14

frazzled your GP was wrong about how the wart/verruca virus is spread. Walking on shed skin cells containing the virus is exactly how they are spread. There are blood borne viruses in the same family as warts but they are different.

frazzledbutcalm Wed 17-Apr-13 12:54:14

accidental I know so many people with differing views. Half say it can be spread through barefoot walking contact, half say it can't. These views are from 'normal' people and health professionals. I remain blissfully confused! wink

BooCanary Wed 17-Apr-13 13:35:33

Dosh I tried colloidal silver and elderberry extract with DS and it didn't seem to work, but maybe I'll give it another try with DD.

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Wed 17-Apr-13 14:17:43

I'm a podiatrist.

gordonpym Wed 17-Apr-13 14:27:11

DS2 gets frequently verrucas, but I get rid of them easily with surgical tape, just by covering them for less than a week.
Are Molluscum and verrucas linked?
His brother never had MC nor verrucas. So is it more linked to personal immunity? I BF DS2 till he was 15m.
And i totally agree about the huge confusion ref MC.

frazzledbutcalm Wed 17-Apr-13 14:59:35

accidental .... you must be right then wink

fran250 Wed 17-Apr-13 22:13:24

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gordonpym Wed 17-Apr-13 22:48:57

fran250 I am a little confused: either you did some research and found this miracle product by yourself as you state in this thread or it was given to you by a new doc, as you write in another thread?

Anyway, nice first posts, welcome to MN or was your prior nickname jessjoin who bought this MolluscumRx it on the internet?
By the way what is it made of?

gordonpym Wed 17-Apr-13 23:14:04

Sorry correcting myself fran250, it's definitely not your first post about Molluscum Rx, you've been a very busy person lately writing on all forums known to mankind about this product. Time to change that fran250 to fran251 I guess.

I don't even know why I bother to write this, it's just that I hate hate hate when people like you take advantage of your LO's discomfort and pain.

frazzledbutcalm Thu 18-Apr-13 14:12:23

Blimey gordon I'm confused! I think I must be very naive .... is there some ulterior motive going on with fran? Is she trying to advertise a product, I didn't think you were allowed to do that ... How do you know she's not genuine? Seems a bit MI5 ish .. I think I lead a sheltered life grin

frazzledbutcalm Thu 18-Apr-13 14:15:12

It's $60 a bottle!!! shock

gordonpym Thu 18-Apr-13 14:32:56

Just google "MolluscumRx fran250" and you'll find dozens of hits of her (or him) writing in parental forums. Just try.
Well and ref. to the MI5, like everybody in this MC battle we have converted ourselves in information specialists! GP doesn't seem to care much, DS2 is ashamed of them, MC is becoming a problem with sleepovers, swimming and I see them increasing in number. So yes, I do a lot of research on the internet, and I keep bumping in fran250 posting everywhere. Always and only to advertise this product.
Well, if she's real, she'll come back , and I will be more than happy to say : sorry, I was wrong, thanks for the tip.

Branleuse Thu 18-Apr-13 14:45:07

my ds1 and 2 of my daughters dds molluscum cleared up within a few days after being treated by this homeopath

she was brilliant. Really indepth

indeed Thu 18-Apr-13 15:18:17

I have tried EVERYTHING. Now I am squeezing with blackhead tool and applying tea tree oil. Dd3 hates it and I feel terrible. Expect social services round each evening due to the screams. But they do seem to be healing a little. It has been 12 months now. There are 2 massive boils on her thighs, someone said they go like that at the end due to body having massive reaction to fighting the virus. I can only hope. Dd5 got some now too, am waiting to see if she gets lots. The doctors are no help and there's such a lot of conflicting advice and evidence. The Internet is a blessing and a curse.

Not sure if any of you saw the thing about the Cardiff uni mosaic study being done on MC? Doesn't help us and our dCs now but it might help others in the future. No doubt they would be grateful for your participation.

You get a tenner for your time. I am taking part and have suggested to other MC mums I know.

indeed Thu 18-Apr-13 15:21:55

By the way Gordon I am off to get some of that elma cream, thanks for tip!

MrsWildermac Thu 18-Apr-13 15:30:19

Zinc and caster oil, apply twice daily and will disappear in no time.

BooCanary Thu 18-Apr-13 16:53:55

Thanks for the link indeed .
I have applied to join study. I hate pesky MC and am happy to do anything I can to help people find out more about it.

Am using poxiderm on DD now, although not as regularly as they suggest due to DDs eczema. Have a doctors appt next week re. The eczema but will mention the mc again, probably to no avail.

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