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Molluscum warts anyone?

(10 Posts)
BlueSmarties Wed 19-Aug-09 09:32:16

I know it resolves itself but ds2 is immuno-compromised so instead of a year it could take 5! Starts pre school in Sept and not looking forward to daily battle of 'oooohhh not sure if we should take him, what about the other children....' - i had this with ds1 coz he has bad eczema and they frequently inspected him for signs of impetigo - my dr was getting fed up of writing notes saying he was ok for school!

Anyway - don't much fancy the truly barbaric treatment options from the nhs - anyone know of a kinder way - some magic bath cream or miracle lotion perhaps. Am googling but woul rather go on a MN'er recommendation.

Ta.

TheDailyMailHatesWomenAndLemon Wed 19-Aug-09 09:38:44

Not me, but a friend's DS has this; he's not immuno-compromised but just seems to be one of those children in whom it takes years to clear up for no apparent reason. They have been trying some very expensive cream on a private prescription; not sure whether it's had much effect to be honest although his mother thinks it has, a little. They are more concerned about other children making comments so are putting him in undershirts under his school uniform (fortunately his is just on his torso and upper arms).

If you do find a magic fix then I'm sure she'd be interested to hear, but she's been through several NHS and private specialists without anything much having changed or any miracle solutions.

Seona1973 Wed 19-Aug-09 12:12:58

where are the lesions? If they are on arms then put your lo in long sleeved tops. DD had them when she was at nursery and nobody said anything about them. She even had them on her face which was unsightly. She had hers for around 18 months-2 years. The only thing that helped was when she went for an eye operation and the surgeon removed some molluscum from her arms and face at the same time (pretty drastic solution though!!)

p.s. I tried colloidal silver and zymaderm but neither worked.

BlueSmarties Thu 20-Aug-09 21:17:35

thanks - its probably more useful hearing what doesn't work than what does, save me wasting loads of time and money iykwim.

Have just had a water softener fitted to help with ds's eczema so will wait and see if that has any effect as there doens't seem to be a magic cure out there.

SydneyB Thu 20-Aug-09 21:23:28

DD has had them for about a year. They're only on her torso and arms and I am pretty sure that the only thing you can do is wait it out... GP said you can burn them off etc but that's tough as you get rid of one and they pop up somewhere else. I don't think they're fantastically uncommon (think DD got hers at nursery or swimming pool) and schools/nurseries etc should be pretty used to them.

TrinityRhino Thu 20-Aug-09 21:33:23

dd2 is not imuno supressed and she had them for about 2 years

the problem is that the body does not recognise then as something that it needs to get rid of

noone else caught them off her

cece Thu 20-Aug-09 21:38:21

DD has had them for 12 months now. DS has been sharing a bath with her all that time and has onlyy just caught them.

SydneyB Fri 21-Aug-09 09:17:31

DS has been sharing a bath with DD since he was a baby and is now 10/11 mths and no sign of them yet either...

thesleepyprincess Fri 21-Aug-09 20:56:46

I've posted before about this, so I'll keep it brief, but my DD was diagnised with molluscum abut a year ago. I read somewhere that Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream contains something that is also used in wart remedies and I used it in her spots twice a day. They were gone in 2-3 weeks.
May not work, may have been coincidence but worth a try...a tube lasts forever anyway and it's also great on chapped lips!

alypaly Wed 02-Sep-09 12:23:39

my son had literally 60 on his abdomen and initially i thought they were warts. Varying sizes and he was really embarrased about them.they say it is an immune related problem in all my dermatology books, but so are warts.He was not immune compromised. Gp said they will go when they are ready , but 6 months down the line it was affecting him emotionally and making him self conscious at school. So i looked in my trusty dermatology book...i used to work for a dermatology company for many years and it said to get a cocktail stick and prick some of them hard enuf to make them bleed slightly. I know this sounds cruel. It hurt him slightly, but anything was worth a try. A week later one of them went really red, flared up and then it acted like what they call a satellite lesion and one by one they started to go. It was like a chain reaction...they flared up went red and then disappeared leaving no trace. any that lingered i just re prodded and then they went too. this method is in my dermatology book so its obviously been tried and tested in the past.
hope this helps....just ignore the screams..its worth it long term

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