Molluscum Contagiosum Treatment

Some people choose not to undergo molluscum contagiosum treatment since the condition generally does not lead to medical problems and in many cases does not even cause discomfort. However, many people do seek treatment for molluscum contagiosum since the condition can significantly affect the appearance and can cause itching in some cases. Also, as the name suggests, the condition is contagious, so people want to avoid spreading it to others.

Conventional Molluscum Contagiosum Treatment

Some people hesitate to seek treatment for molluscum contagiosum because conventional treatment sounds so severe. Things like cryotherapy, which refers to the process of freezing off the small bumps on the skin with liquid nitrogen; electrocautery, which refers to burning off the bumps; and chemotherapy cream sound imposing and potentially risky to many people.

Molluscum Contagiosum Treatment

In fact, side effects of cryotherapy range from pain to infection and excessive bleeding to permanent scarring and loss of sensation in the area where it is applied. Side effects of electrocautery range from pain to excessive bleeding to infection. Side effects of chemotherapy cream range from itching and pain to permanent scarring and discoloration of the skin to stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea. You can understand why people would prefer to avoid these potential side effects, but they still want an effective treatment for molluscum contagiosum.

Cost is also an issue for many people and as you might imagine, things like cryotherapy and electocautery are costly. To save money, some people try over-the-counter remedies for warts, which may be effective against molluscum contagiosum in some cases. However, people with molluscum contagiosum often have more than 30 small bumps in one area and most over-the-counter wart remedies are designed to treat just one or two warts at a time; the cost increases significantly if you must purchase enough of the product to treat 30 lesions or more.

As mentioned above, many of the treatments commonly used for warts are sometimes used for molluscum contagiosum. Click here for more information on wart removal.

Molluscum after cryotherapy on childs legMolluscum 3 months after cryotherapy. The molluscum on the bottom grew back and needs to be treated again.

Natural Treatment for Molluscum

When patients express concern about conventional treatment for molluscum contagiosum, some physicians simply suggest not treating the condition at all. The bumps will usually go away on their own without treatment in time, provided you make sure you do not continue to spread the condition to other parts of your body. Unfortunately, the condition is very contagious and spreads easily; simple daily activities like shaving frequently lead to the spread of the bumps.

Some people try home remedies for the treatment of molluscum contagiosum, such as placing a small piece of duct tape or electrical tape over each bump. You can imagine how difficult that could be if you have multiple bumps (some people have 30 or more in one area), or how awkward it might be if you have bumps in a highly visible area such as on your face. Walking around with 30 small pieces of duct tape on their faces is not what most people have in mind when they ask about a natural molluscum contagiosum treatment.

Recommended Molluscum Treatment

We like products that contain all natural plant ingredients because they have few to no side effects, yet still work well. Naturasil Molluscum contains plant extracts that have natural antiviral properties that safely and effectively eliminate the virus that causes molluscum contagiosum. We also like Naturasil Immune Renew, which boosts your immune system so that you can ward off the molluscum contagiosum infection on your own (which is the way the immune system in healthy adults is supposed to work). Just follow this link for more information on our preferred molluscum contagiosum treatment.

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