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Molluscum contagiosum

(8 Posts)
floooOoooatyfloooOooo Fri 13-Nov-15 23:35:36

What can I put on it to help itching and stop any dryness.

Will a simple (as in the brand) mosturiser do? Or should I buy something in particular?

PhoebeMcPeePee Fri 13-Nov-15 23:41:41

Calomine lotion is great for dabbing on or Aveeno for all over moisturising although if there's any heads you might want to avoid smearing a lotion in case it spreads . You have my sympathies as my DC had this for over a year sad

floooOoooatyfloooOooo Fri 13-Nov-15 23:48:18

Great thanks. I didn't think of calomine so will pick some up tomorrow. At the moment she has few on her foot and one elbow. I'm hoping they clear quickly and it doesn't become a prolonged issue! Over a year sounds hell!

cornflakegirl Fri 13-Nov-15 23:58:25

DS2 had this. We were using Aveeno anyway for his eczema so stuck with that. They spread quite a lot, and one got a bit infected - and then they were all gone. Didn't really seem to bother him.

Missanneshirley Sat 14-Nov-15 00:21:49

Over a year for us too sad

Missanneshirley Sat 14-Nov-15 00:22:45

Posted too soon - meant to say that I was told by another parent that acne cream got rid of it on their dd

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Sat 14-Nov-15 00:32:38

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/ya/ref=oh_aui_i_sh_post_o84?ie=UTF8&ac=od&ii=&noi=&of=&oi=&oid=205-7771449-9629141

Try this 6/8 weeks

Theonlyoneiknow Wed 18-Nov-15 12:44:32

Seeing a homeopath cleared up both my Dcs molluscan. DS had thuja but that didn't work with Dd so she had something different.

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