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my 3.5 year old daughter is suffering from molluscum quite extremely. Her neck, chin and torso are very bad and it is now spreading to her back and face.. i have tried zymaderm and it hasnt helped.. can anyone please help my little girl?
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replied May 19th, 2009
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Have you contacted a medical professional about this? It is highly contageous, even without direct contact, so be care please so that you don't get it or spread it to someone else.

You should definitely take her in for a professional treatment for this, espeically since she is so young and it is such a severe case. You will be able to discuss options with your doctor. If you already have been to one and this is the only remedy you've been given, I would advise to see someone else.

Here is a link to possible treatments, which you will not be able to do on your own.




Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you have symptoms suggestive of molluscum contagiosum. Also call for an appointment with your health care provider if lesions persist or spread, or if new symptoms appear.


http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/ar ticle/000826.htm#Treatment
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replied May 20th, 2009
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yes i have seen a dr. about the condition and they told me that it was very common and to ignore it, as they believe she will rid her system of the virus by herself in time. i tried zymaderm after researching on the net.
i dont want to subject my daughter to surgical methods of removal if its not necessary.
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replied May 21st, 2009
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I have never seen a baby with this...and I have seen a lot of babies! Even if it is a common illness, so is the flu...and so was measles at one time.

It is not an excuse to say "oh it is common" to leave something untreated and keep the person, especially a child, in pain and discomfort. I would suggest seeing a different doctor who actually cares about your child, and who might be able to give you some viable options which do not include surgery or something invasive.

Good luck.
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replied July 6th, 2009
My 6 year old niece has this same virus. The doctor told my sister to leave it alone (don't try to remove them or let my niece scratch them open) and it will clear up on its own. If it doesn't, the doctor said the only other alternative is surgery. She had an appointment with another doctor to look for other options, but the outlook doesn't seem very promising.
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replied August 11th, 2009
Molluscum Contagiosum
My 2.5 year old has a cluster on her inner upper arm, and it has spread over the past weeks to be apprx. 15 tiny bumps with 1 main blister. very small but worrysom to me. My pediatrcian also said they should dissolve on there own in less than 6-9 months time. I have also been advised to try the duct tape method of killing the virus?
Amanda-Jacksonville, FL
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replied January 7th, 2010
My little girl (3) started with this virus in July 09 and we are still battling it. Today the specialist said she has one of the worst cases he has seen and yesterday her PCP said the same thing. It started in July with a few of them on her arm and now is covered on her arms, back, under arms, torso, bottom,legs and making its way to her feet. Back in Aug. I too was told to leave it alone. However it grows weekly. She is getting more and more places faster then she can get rid of them so now a few have turned into hundreds. Today we tried a newer treatment plan.We injected yeast into two different spots and then we will get more in four more weeks. This is suppose to make them go away faster. This was done at Arkansas Children's Hospital and has already had success in about 60 cases. Since she has so many it isn't an option for me to have them removed any other way but don't wait to get treated if your child has ecezma. Bec of her itching all the time it caused it to grow and grow.She has several allergies to food and the environment so is on 5 different meds to help with the itching. Her ecezma is doing great and has been the past few months but the molluscum is still spreading. I wish we would've at least tried treatment instead of leaving it alone like what was asked in the beginning. Now she has staph in two locations and is having to go through cuting those open and draining them. We are praying the injections of yeast will speed up the virus coming to an end and keep it from spreading. Just wanted to pass along since this is a newer form of treatment at AR Children's Hospital...one of the best hospitals in the US for kids. Has anyone else ever tried the shots of yeast with success?
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replied March 4th, 2010
Are we talking about molluscum contageosum? I think that's how it's spelt. If so it's NOT contagous, my son had has it since he was only a few months old and it doesn't bother him in the slightest. If it's the same thing then it could easily be made worse by the things that you're trying to treat with. My sons began to get worse with certain creams designed for eczema and also certain kids body washes. When i stopped using these things on him it calmed down and is barely noticable.
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replied March 5th, 2010
Yes molluscum is contagious but usually doesn't bother them like you stated. However when they itch them due to ecezema it can cause secondary infections like staph. My daughter has had staph three times since first developing molluscum in July 09. The treatments of the shots into the actual pox bump has been a miracle. We first did two injections in her back and within a week they were all gone on her back. 5 weeks later we did them in her stomach...this is at Ar Children's hospital..one of the top children's hospitals in the world....and now it has been 2 weeks and literally 100's of bumps are completely gone. It has been a miracle with how fast it killed the virus. My child's immune system wasn't reconizing the virus and therefore it was spreading horribly. She has allergies and ecezma so it spreads fast because she is itching due to it being contagious. Not sure where you got the info that it isn't contagious because with direct touch or even sharing a towel it is. The 5 Dr's we see at Children's since my child's is so severe said it would be almost impossible for the rest of us in the home to not get it but it is nothing to be worried about because more than likely our bodies would only have a few of the wart like looking bumps and then reconize it and then its killed on its own and end of story. They were right. My 19 month old, my 5 yr old, my husband, and then myself all in that order just within the last month have had it show up but only with just a few bumps and nothing like my three year old who started with it. My five year old sister had just a few first and then my daughter got it from her. They told me I didn't have to keep her out of school,mothers day out or church but to keep them covered if possible and avoid direct skin on skin contact with other kids to prevent spreading. I just took her out of mothers day out just so another parent doesn't have to go through this in case they had a bad immune system like my three yr olds. Well its only been since the first of Jan we have been treated at a leading hospital in the United States and I've learned so much about the pox virus called molluscum. I wouldn't use any cream on it unless it is itching and then its to relieve that vs to rid of the virus. We did have to use a steriod cream and be on antibiotics for the staph to treat those specific areas that were infected but that is all any topical stuff was used for. The yeast is given just like a shot is only they pick a few bumps that are large and actually inject it into the bump and fill with the yeast. The way I understand it is the body discovers the yeast and knows it doesn't belong so kills it and then in the process it sees the pox virus and they hope rid of that too. Dr. Kincannon is amazing and about a year wait to see at Children's. Dr. Kincannon is on a team of residents, surgeons, and specialist that are amoung the top around the world so if you are close to AR and anyone struggling with any type of skin disorder, virus, growth, etc...it would be worth a little drive to see him. We couldn't be more pleased. Her poor little body was getting them way faster than she was killing them on her own. She truly looks like a new child. Praise God.
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replied March 7th, 2010
I do apologise, you are right apparently it is contagous. Our doctors have told us that it's not and it hasn't spread to any other children that we know and my son plays with. He's shared a bath with 1 of them in the past and nothing has happened. We must just be lucky in that sense. He's had this since he was atleast a few months old and as I said it's only worsened with certain creams and stuff. But then this was at the point when other doctors didn't have a clue and they were suggesting all sorts of things, one of which was eczema. I'm glad your daughter is better and I'm sorry your entire family has suffered from this. Altho i wouldn't be able to go to that hospital even if I wanted to, we're not in America.
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replied March 23rd, 2012
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We are battling mc as well! Imiquimod is working on our 3 year old. It sends fighter cells to the skin surface at application site. Cortisone sends the cells away, so don't use it unless your doctor recommends it. My son also has eczema. I do recommend seeing a dermatologist. DO NOT BATH YOUR CHILDREN TOGETHER! It can take 6 months for the first bump to appear. Best wishes to all of you going through this!!!
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replied June 24th, 2014
I am curious about this as well. My 7 year old has it and has for probably 8 months. It seems to be getting worse around her chin. I understand that Thuja is a good treatment (what the drs gave her have caused a pigment discoloration on her cheek and hasn't helped much). I am wondering what form and dosage. I see where you can buy it online but I've seen it as anything from dissolving homeopathic pills to creams and oils. Thoughts or others with experience with this?
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replied July 16th, 2015
Molluscum contagiosum treatment
Hi, interesting thread here. My three kids all had molluscum, and being a medical researcher myself I was familiar with the virus and the many cures talked about.

Thuja (also called bettle juice) is sometimes prescribed by doctors but is know to run the potential of scarring.

In total across my kids we dealt with hundreds of molluscum bumps over a period of 16 months. We tried various ointments but returned to a specific Australian made product called Mollenol. It was really good, easy to use, etc and didnt scar. I highly recommend it. hey
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