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Molluscum - I hate hate hate hate it

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twolittlekings Thu 29-Oct-09 09:08:19

I know there are quite a few threads on here re Molluscum so I am sorry to start another one but recently DS1's have gone from a couple to quite a few on his trunk and arms. From thinking I would not do anything about it I am now wanting to get rid of it as soon as I can (especially since I have heard it can take 18 months to clear). I have a 3 month DS2 that I don't want to infect and it's starting to affect the way I allow DS1 to interect with DS2.

I have looked on here to see what the best method it and it seems to be quite varied. I have done some internet research but what I can't seem to find out is whether if I prick all of the spots in one place and they go, will that be it providing I don't infect anywhere else on his body in the process - or will the spots just appear randomly somewhere else anyway?

I have to get rid of them as I don't want them to start spreading to his hands and face - especially as they appear to leave pin prick marks afterwards. Do these go away in time?

deaddei Thu 29-Oct-09 15:03:36

They're vile- dcs had them- dozens of them Some got very infected, and then after about 2 years they went. They've left lots of holes, which are still there after 6 years - sure they'll be there for ever.

carocaro Thu 29-Oct-09 15:11:40

My ds1 now 7 had them twice when he was youner, I tried the following

Putting clear nail varnish over the to stop the indfection

Those plasters that contain silver over the worst ones

Manuka Honey, super strength from Holland and Barret

Drops of tea tree oil in the bath every night

They did go, not sure which worked, but they did go with one or all of the above. They never spread to his hands and face, just his torso.

They did not leave any marks, whereas chicken pox left loads.

It is VERY VERY painful for the spots to be pricked and you DS1 may go mental if you try!

Good luck, they are a pain in the ass!

carocaro Thu 29-Oct-09 15:13:03

PS: DS2 never got them from DS1, he was a baby at the time and I suppose they did not really play/roll about together

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