Molluscum Contagiosum is a skin disease or infection which affects children and babies the most. Children aged 1-10 are affected the most by this virus. When it comes to the treatment of molluscum contagiosum there is not a particular treatment for it which is recommended by the doctors because it clears up on its own as the time passes.

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It may take up several months or years to recover completely; therefore, it is advised to wait and watch carefully the progress of recovery. However, while the immune system works by itself to clear this disease, there are also some treatments against virus which helps in the treatment faster and removes the symptoms more quickly.

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What Are The Natural Remedies For Molluscum Contagiosum?

Oatmeal Bath. Oatmeal bath is a good natural remedy for molluscum contagiosum. Grinding the oatmeal into fine powder, mixing it with warm water and having a bath with it causes relief in the itchiness and dryness of the skin. The oatmeal have triglycerides which are fatty acids having anti-inflammatory properties which provides relief in the symptoms.

Tea Tree Oil. Tea tree oil mixed with iodine helps in reducing skin lesions. Tea tree oil is easily available at any general or medical store. Tree tea oil is a good natural remedy for molluscum contagiosum.

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Coconut Oil. This thick oil has soothing properties and anti-inflammatory properties dues to high content of fatty acids. Applying it to the skin helps in reducing the skin dryness and itchiness. Coconut oil is an excellent natural remedy for molluscum contagiosum.

Those children who spent their time at the day care are more prone to this virus because germs tend to spend more and linger. It is a contagious disease which can happen in adults also especially in those who have a weak immune system or those have more than one sexual partners. Close contact with the person having Molluscum Contagiosum also causes the disease.

Causes And Symptoms Of Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is a popular contagious skin infection caused by Molluscum Contagiosum virus. It can happen both in children and adults who have weak immunity; however, children are more likely to have this disease. The most common symptom caused by Molluscum Contagiosum virus is small bumps on the skin which are harmless; however, they become a matter of concern if they are appearing on the face or genitals. When the molluscum contagiosum disease causes bumps on the skin it means it s contagious. The virus spreads from skin to skin contact and many times it can spread also by sharing used towels and clothes. The infected mats touched by wrestlers and gymnasts can also be the cause of molluscum contagiosum.

The bumps on skin caused by molluscum contagiosum are sometimes mistaken for chickenpox, warts, STDs, like herpes or sometimes it is also mistaken for skin cancer. The symptoms of molluscum contagiosum develop after six to seven weeks of exposure. The symptoms might not be severe but it is ling lasting. The virus and the symptoms may take as long as 12 to 18 months to get completely removed from the body and during this times it is fully contagious even if the symptoms are reducing.

Treatment For Molluscum Contagiosum

The self-treatment for molluscum contagiosum may take a very long time and if someone does not want to wait for such a long time they may go some natural remedies and treatments. The molluscum contagiosum may cause eczema, which produces lots of uneasiness and itching and requires faster treatment. The conventional natural remedies may not completely treat the disease or remove the virus completely, but they can relieve the tingling and itching which constantly occurs. The bumps on the skin may settle on their own with time, but the discomfort can be reduced up to some extent. It should also be noted that when the natural remedies are given for children, a pediatrician should always be consulted so the results are positive and not negative.

Conclusion

Molluscum contagiosum is a popular contagious skin infection caused by molluscum contagiosum virus. It can happen both in children and adults who have weak immunity; however children are more likely to have this disease. When the natural remedies are given for children, a pediatrician should always be consulted so the results are positive and not negative.

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Pramod Kerkar

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: March 14, 2019

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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