Molluscum Contagiosum

• Molluscum contagiosum is a common and contagious viral skin infection. It causes raised, pearl-like nodules or papules on the skin.
• More common in children than adults

• Molluscum Contagiosum Virus (MCV) can spread through close, direct contact with an infected person, normally through skin-to-skin contact, for instance, via sexual activity. It can also spread to different parts of the body, and to other people if they touch contaminated objects, such as towels.
• Most people are resistant to the virus, and they are unlikely to become infected unless their immune system is compromised.
• Children under 10 years of age, people in tropical climates, people involved in contact sports where skin-on-skin contact is more common, anyone with a weak immune system, individuals with atopic dermatitis are all at risk of getting infected with MCV

• The papules appear as small, firm, flesh-coloured, dome-shaped, pearly, wart-like spots on the skin and are 1-5mm in diameter with a dimpled centre
• Mollusca tend to develop on any part of the skin that is not usually covered, such as the arms, face, and hands. They can also occur on chest and stomach.
• Sexually transmitted Mollusca generally appear on genitalia, groin, lower abdomen, and inner thighs. They develop in small clusters and remain on the top layer of skin, but they can spread to other parts of the body.
• Some Mollusca have a small white dot with pus, and they release a thick, white fluid when they burst. The dimpled part may bleed.
• The virus is contagious until the bumps are gone.


• Practice good hand hygiene
• Avoid contact sports
• Don’t touch, scratch, or rub the papules
• Do not shave over affected areas of skin

Like any other infectious disease, molluscum contagiosum’s treatment comes with certain dos and don’ts. It is a contagious disease and can spread from one person to another or on one part of the body to the other. This may happen by use of similar clothing or even physical contact.
Molluscum contagiosum is usually a self-limiting viral disease which generally disappears within a year or two. But who would wait for such a long time especially with its tendency to be infectious and contagious? Hence treatment at the right time becomes a must in such cases.
Allopathic treatments usually go for invasive methods for the removal of these eruptions that may or may not leave a scar on the affected area. A topical cream or ointment is prescribed to be applied on the papules of the molluscum. But it has been seen that such creams don’t really have an impact on curing the disease completely, rather in certain cases eruptions might reappear after going away initially.
Homoeopathic treatment on the other hand, is best suited for patients suffering from this infectious disease. With in a few weeks itself the eruptions are totally gone and do not leave any scar. More importantly, they never seem to reappear.
Molluscum contagiosum is also commonly seen in people whose immunity is compromised. For instance, patients suffering from other systemic disorders like AIDS, Liver Cirrhosis, SLE etc, where there is always vulnerability to catch other viral infections, MCV is one of the commonly seen infections. In such cases also, Homoeopathy comes to be of great help and it speedily eradicates the MCV infection without much hassle which is a great relief to any already tormented patient.
Homoeopathic medicines like Calc. Carb, Silicea, Rhus Tox, Nat. Mur, etc. are extremely beneficial in treating the cases of Molluscum Contagiosum.

• Clinical examination of the skin
• Skin Biopsy if needed

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