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Molloscum in adults?

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MazzleDazzle Wed 11-Nov-15 23:18:14

Minor, but irritating, health issue here.

I'm 19 weeks pregnant and struggling a bit. Over the last few weeks I've noticed bumps around my bottom and today the doctor told me it was molloscum and it could take up to 18 months to go away.

Does anyone have any experience of molloscum in adults? Is there anything that will help?

I also have vaginal varicose veins, so my entire crotch area is now very uncomfortable!

MazzleDazzle Thu 12-Nov-15 20:55:35

Anyone?

QueenMolotov Thu 12-Nov-15 21:05:24

Sorry to read this, OP.

Molloscum is more common in children due an immature immune system. Their immune system usually 'wakes up' to molloscum and the warts disappear.

I imagine the reason why you have it might be because you are pg and your immune system isn't as sharp as usual? Might you have been exposed?

Some say to leave them alone as the fluid in them contains particles that will make them spread and the immune system will notice them eventually. Some say to carefully pop one to wake up the immune system quicker.

I'm not advocating this, but when dd1 had them (when she was 2yo), I did not want them to multiply and therefore carefully popped one with a needle,. I was extremely careful to mop the excess fluid so that it didn't come into contact with her skin. I then covered it with a plaster.

It eventually went and so did the other molloscum warts.

QueenMolotov Thu 12-Nov-15 21:08:14

What I mean is that I had a piece of gauze there ready to catch the oozing fluid.

However, I've just re-read your post and that your molloscum is contained around your bottom. That's a tricky area to self treat!

MazzleDazzle Fri 13-Nov-15 22:45:03

Yes, I have been exposed. My niece has it. Can't believe that my kids haven't caught it, but I have!

If there's even a slight chance that it might speed things up I'm willing to pop one. My DH is away working, but will be home in a week: I'll ask him to oblige. Thank you for the advice.

I've also ordered something called Comfrey cream. Not sure how it works, but I'm willing to try anything.

LibrariesGaveUsP0wer Fri 13-Nov-15 22:47:14

I was desperate with DD1 and put tea tree on them. Went red and nasty for a week.

I have one weird bump on my tummy which I twigged last week might be mollusc um. I have popped it and will report back!

MazzleDazzle Sun 15-Nov-15 16:24:38

Did you DD's go away after tea-tree oil? I hope so! Not nice to be inflamed for a week and still have the blighters.

I've also read about something called Lemon Myrtle, which I think is similar to tea tree. Think I will see how the comfrey cream works before I try it.

I'm now a google expert on molloscum! Haven't been having any baths, just showers and I've been wearing leggings or tights 24/7. Mine are in the groin area, so it's the easiest way of keeping them covered. Also, it stops my itching at night.

Good luck! Let me know if the popping works.

LibrariesGaveUsP0wer Sun 15-Nov-15 16:32:49

Sorry; yes. They all went after the tea tree.

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