beckboo's picture

molluscum contagiosum

Hi my name is Michelle

I'm just wondering if there are any parents out there who have had to deal with this skin virus in their children.

My daughter has it and I'm so frightened of my son catching it is there any one i can talk to who has gone through this.

gail's picture

I posted asking you for a description, then googled it myself.  No experience with it.  What does the dr say about contagion?

amanning12's picture

Hi - my son is 3 1/2 yrs old.  He has had this conditiion since August.  He currently has about 60 of them and some are infected.  I took him to the docs and they told me to leave it alone.  Yesterday I purchased Tea Tree Oil.  I read it helps.  Has anyone ever tried this?

andreed's picture

My beautiful 4 year old grandson had a horrible breakout on his face and belly. It is supposed to be very contagious, but no one else in our family of five got it. Having a good immune system has a lot to do with how well the body can fight it off. My daughter and I tried a lot of different home remedies because the dermatologist ointment is very severe and burns the skin. We had the best luck with salt water in his bath, (I bought instant ocean and use about 100 grams per bath.) It dried up the pustules and caused most of them to fall off. We also had good results with blue star ointment. I am not sure why, but it seems to shorten the duration of the outbreak. He probably had over 50 bumps when we started and now he has three on his chin and about four on his tummy. A huge improvement. It took about a month for them to dwindle to this level, but the difference is very noticable and the ointment is not at all uncomfortable for him. My daughter was feeling desperate before this, (it just looks so bad), so I think anything you try is worth it. It worked for us, and it can't hurt anything, so good luck to you.

knightmommy's picture

Hey Michelle, just wondering if your daughter still has the son was just diaginosed last month and it is getting worst....Dr says it will go away in probably 6-24 months but I am frightened it will pass on to my other children.

dalosbio's picture

google a product called Poxiderm it is all natural and it works without the normal treatments that can scar your child's skin it has scientific basis not just another"remedy". It actually works

dalosbio's picture

check out a product called poxiderm it works and has great success rate. It has scientific data behind it