Any tips??? Ds1, age 5, has had the flipping spots for 6 months. He swims twice a week. Doc said not to keep him off swimming, and NICE guidance says he can go swimming. But I'm getting funny looks from other mums. He's had the spots for 6 months!!!
They go on their own eventually. The individual spots don't last that long, but because new ones appear the total time a child has the spots can be many months. It is awkward if you are getting funny looks but they are harmless and very common in young children.
ds(13) had them last year for 10 months, but they cleared up eventually on their own after GP said to leave them alone. Encourage not to scratch or they will spread, if any burst or leak cover with a plaster until they crust up. They will be much worse before they get better.
His cleared up last November, he's got friends here who slept over last night, lots of wrestling and sharing beds. I've just noticed one of them has it (one was itchy/burst) and gave him plasters. Will need to give the mum the news when she picks them up later and hope none of the rest of them have caught it.
ds is panicking about getting it again as he had a particularly nasty one that got infected (his whole arm was hot/red/sore) and needed adult strength doses of two antibiotics at the same time to eventually clear it, he still has a huge purple scar in his arm.
I'm not sure if he got again if I would try a invasive method to try to get rid of sooner as I heard there is a risk of scarring. He had some huge spots, but the only one the scarred was the infected one.
.....And I'm convinced ds caught it from the swimming pool, they were going to funswims a lot at the time with the big inflatables you climb on/hug to stay on. So while swimming is ok I would avoid any toys/float sharing.
The recommendations are you shouldn't swim with open wounds/sores, molluscum is no exception to this, when there are burst spots as you can catch an infection.
DD had it on top of eczema. She was so itchy and unhappy. We started her on Thuja tablets asap, after seeing it recommended on here. The spots she had dried up and no more appeared. We were also using steroid creams and lots of moisturiser at the time, so really could have been that too.
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Oh my word.some of my Granchildren had thi as its very contagious.and takes a long time to get rid. I put plasters on the affected spots and they did go quicker than usual.this is something I’ve never come across before but if u put tape or players on them. They go away quicker.