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Molluscum Contagiosum Home Remedy and Best Treatment

Has your child or your husband been diagnosed with Molluscum Contagiosum (MC)? Although it’s a skin infection that can be healed by itself, but treatments and remedies still needed to avoid the disease spreads. Check what are the best Molluscum contagiosum home remedy and best treatment below.

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What is Molluscum Contagiosum ?

According Central for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Molluscum Contagiosum is a benign skin infection caused by poxvirus or molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV). There are 4 types of MCV virus, I to IV. MCV-I is the most prevalent virus, while MCV-II is commonly seen in adults that probably transmitted s*xually. About 60% of MCV-II infection is suffered by HIV positive patients.

The virus will infect skin then cause lesions, or known as Mollusca, that can appear in any part of body (rarely on palms and soles). It’s normal that the infection resolves within 6-12 months, but for the scars fully disappear may take approximately 4 years.

 

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How the Molluscum Contagiosum Virus Spread ?

This infectious virus is spreading from direct person-to-person physical contact such as touching or scratching the lesion or other part of body of infected patient called autoinoculation. By using the same contaminated inanimate objects such asclothes, towels, pool equipment, bath sponges, even toys with infected patients, you can be highly infected. Take a note, sharing baths, saunas, swimming pools, or in the wet or warm environment won’t spread the virus, unless you share the same towels or clothes after that.

The Mollusca also can spread through shaving or electrolysis. In adult, many virus spreading cases are happened through s*xual contact. Unlike influenza, coughing and sneezing won’t spread the virus. Since the virus only remains on epidermis or top layer of skin, so once the lesions are gone the virus is also gone.

What are the Molluscum Contagiosum Symptoms ?

MC virus has average incubation period in 2 to 7 weeks, so the visible symptoms can be seen up to 6 months after infected by the virus. And what does molluscum contagiosum look like ?, When the lesion start appearing whether alone or in patch, the characteristics including:

  • pink, white, or flesh-colored
  • small, smooth, and slightly shiny
  • like a wart that firm and dome-shaped, usually with dent in the middle
  • once erupted, the core is filled with waxy like materials
  • the diameter is usually 2-5mm
  • can appear in any part of body except rarely on palm and soles, commonly in face, legs, arms, torso, and abdomen
  • in adult, can appear in abdomen, genitals, and inner thigh
  • people with weakened immune have significant symptoms such as bigger diameter size (about 15mm) and mostly on the face.

Molluscum Contagiosum Home Remedy and Best Treatment

Actually, Molluscum contagiosum will be fully healed and disappeared after 6 to 12 months without any treatment. Yet, treatments are needed to reduce the period and lessen the probability of virus spreading. The optional Molluscum contagiosum home remedies including:

1. Australia lemon myrtle

The no 1 of my natural remedies for molluscum contagiosum list is Australia lemon myrtle. Based on the research conducted by Center for Biomedical Research in Boise, Idaho, Australia lemon myrtle and olive oil were used as treatment for MC disease. From 31 children (average age of 4.5) were treated with topical application with a solution of 10% Australia lemon myrtle and 90% olive oil once a day. After 21 days, there is 90% lesions reduction in 9 from 16 children treated with Australia lemon myrtle, while children treated with olive oil showed no improvement.

Lemon myrtle oil has citral component that work as effective antibacterial that treat skin issues such as bumps caused by the virus. It will be very effective as a natural Molluscum Contagiosum home remedy.

Prepare the ingredients including: lemon myrtle oil, carrier oil (vegetable oil such as olive oil), and cotton ball

How to use it:

  • Mix 2 drops of lemon myrtle oil with a teaspoon of carrier oil.
  • Massage onto the skin where the bumps appear with the oil.
  • You can also use cotton ball to apply the oil onto the bumps sites 1-3 times per day.

2. Tea Tree Oil with Iodine

There is a study research on the use of Tea Tree oil for Molluscum Contagiosum. About 53 children suffered from MC receiving topical application of Tea Tree Oil combined with iodine. The result showed that there is 90% lesions reduction, while only applying Tea Tree oil or iodine separately showed no effect. It’s because Tea Tree oil bound iodine organically to work as antifungal and antimicrobial. Is also will work quite well as a Molluscum Contagiosum home remedy.

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3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Molluscum Contagiosum Home Remedy

How to treat and get rid of molluscum contagiosum with apple cider vinegar ?, In this section we will learn about that.

In the Pediatric Dermatology journal, apple cider vinegar is used as alternative treatments for Molluscum Contagiosum. The substances of apple cider vinegar work as antibacterial and antiviral to treat infected skin areas. You can simply dip a cotton ball into apple cider vinegar and apply it onto the lesions routinely each day. It is also one of effective Molluscum Contagiosum home treatment.

4. Neem

Neem is one of the trees that came from India, and I think a lot of people already know and realize the capabilities of this tree in treating various infections. It is one of the very effective anti-viral agents for treating molluscum contagiosum.

The methode is very easy, you can prepare boiling water, and then put some neem leaves into it. Boil the water for 10 to 15 minutes and use the this water for bathing. You can do this every day without fear of side effects. Neem is including in one of the most effective molluscum contagiosum homeopathic treatment.

5. Catechu

Catechu contains antiviral agent which is quite effective as an antidote to the bacteria and inflammation. You can buy some pasta catechu in the supermarket or online. The method is almost the same as treatment with apple cider vinegar, you can immediately apply this paste all parts of the bumps, then leave for a few hours, and repeat. You can expect that this will make the infection of molluscum contagiosum disappear within a fairly short time.

6. Coconut oil

Molluscum Contagiosum Home Remedy

Coconut oil is also can be used as molluscum contagiosum treatment in children and adults. It is very effective to cure various types of skin diseases and also some virus problems because the content of antiviral and antibacterial in it. It can kill the molluscum contagiosum virus effectively and help to ease the bumps caused by this infection.

You can applying coconut oil to the infected part and do it for 2 to 5 times a day. It would be very effective to relieve the itching , inflammation and also very efficient. If you ask me about how to get rid of molluscum contagiosum fast and naturally at home, then this is one of the best answer.

Make sure to apply Molluscum contagiosum home remedy and best treatment to reduce the long term disease and risks of spreading. Instead of leaving the lesions alone without any treatment, simply applying essential oil every day will help to fight against the virus within affordable costs.