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Hi there,

Our eldest daughter who is 7 and a half has just been diagnosed with this and the GP told us it can take up to 18 months for it to clear and that there isn't anything we can do but wait!! A mum at the school told me about silver cure.  I would like to know if anyone has had any experience of Molluscum, if you'd use anything, how long did it last and when it did eventually go did it leave any scars?  She's got it on her face you see  :(  Thanks a lot.

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I haven't got experience myself but my best friends three little ones have all suffered. It is contagious and there has been quite an outbreak in their school. (Different doctors had different views whether it's contigoius or not, but really the clue is in the name!)
My friend used the silver cure, ordered it off the internet and spent £60, but at this stage she would have paid anything. She took them to specialists, allergy people and doctors galore.

The 8 year is completely cleared after 18 months (though has been warned it could return!) The 5 year old has had it 3 years and is the far worse effected, all over her legs, arms and trunk. The little boy has recovered after about 9 months.

I really feel for you as it's so distressing, perhaps more for the mum than the kids.

I hope the silver cure works!

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Hi Emma,

Thank you very much for replying, didn't think anybody would  :p .  Don't know if I've said but she's got it on her face the poor girl so I would do anything to get rid!!  Would you mind asking your friend which website she used to buy the silver cure and what she used (I mean:cream, bath oil...) I just now hope the other 2 don't get it!! Thanks a lot hun.

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Hi Sam,


My son had it on his neck and had it for almost 3 years. I was told by the GP that there was nothing we could do so we just left it and it lasted much much longer than we ever expected. So if you can find something that works for your daughter, I would go for it.


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For some really stubborn cases the dermatologist can freeze them like verrucah.
 

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OMG Jules 3 years???:eek: :eek:  JJ1, do you think they'd do it even on the face?  Thanks girls  :)

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i've heard them doing it on legs not faces
 

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My son developed this out of nowhere when he was just over 1yr old. It is awful to get rid of so you have my sympathies. ^hugme^

Just to confirm, as we all know, it definitely is highly contagious but the fact of the matter is that I understand it only affects a small number of people who are exposed to it - I believe you need to have some kind of susceptibility to it for it to develop as we know it can. ??? With J, the only contact he had was with very specific people and kids (no daycare etc, just his play date buddies and music class mates) and NONE of them claimed to have it at all, yet he must have contracted it from one of them.

Anyway, for J it covered his chest and stomach, parts of his back and arms and in some patches on his legs. Only one little patch on his face thank goodness. We didn't use any specific treatment for it as none was advised by his pediatrician at the time. We did use a lot of Eucerin cream (can you get that back in UK?) - a good quality moisturiser formulated to 'repair and protect' and recommended by a lot of doctors over here (http://www.eucerinus.com/products/soothe/eucerin-original-moisturizing-creme.html). This really helped condition his skin and I believe helped him get over it quicker... it still lasted for about 8 months tho. :(

The good thing for Jack was that he seemed oblivious to it - it just looked horrible. I hope it is the same for your dd, tho I'm sure at her age the fact that she has it at all and that it's on her face will bother her some. :( ^hugme^

Good luck with getting rid of this. I'm sorry I can't advise about other treatments. I think the concern with some (e.g. freezing) is the potential scarring factor, the discomfort associated with the treatment and the fact that it often returns until it's good and ready to be done.

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Hi

My DD was diagnosed with this two weeks ago, she is 2 (3 in July) like you i was told there was no treatment and it usually lasted 18 months, however, it was spreading (started behind her knees, then her shins, calves) so i went to a homeopath who prescribed weleda Thuja 10% ointment - apply morning and night, and thuja granules - about the amount the size of her little fingernail, also suggested a good multivitamin and eye-q oil to boost her immune system.  I am not sure if its just I want it to work but it does look better to me!!!
 

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Oh poor little thing. ^hugme^

Both my ds and dd1 have had it. My ds had it under his arm and down his side. My dd had it over her back. Both spread to the size of a teaplate. Also they both had it for the full 18 months. ds doesnt seem to have any lasting effects but poor dd is quite badly scarred! :-\

Anyone elses lo's been scarred by this?
 

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Edie had this last year and it lasted about nine months, I think she's just starting with it again  ^bigbad^ This time it seems alot worse and is all over her shoulders and back. Gonna take her to the doctors first thing to get it diagnosed AGAIN!

Ive been looking on the internet and theres something called Moll-U-Skin which is a spray and two food supplements- all totally herbal, its £40 though but is supposed to shorten the life of MC. If she's diagnosed with it tomorrow, I might look into getting it. Shes also got probable excema/ring worm too! My poor baby!

 

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Oh Bagpuss1 poor little mite!!!  Thanks for that website, I will go and have a look in a minute!! Warnin TMI coming up!!  I just wanted to know what the spots look like when they are going?  A's ones (well 2 so far!!) look like them "yellow" filled spots and then they (only one so far) has crusted over and is about to dissappear..well I'm  ^pray^  it is!!  Is that how your little ones' Molluscum have gone?  Thanks again girls  ^hugme^

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Both my  little girls had them and one has scars the other doesn't. They went away in about 9 months on their own. On the way out they kind of burst like a spot and the inside came out like a root thing. ewww. they seemed to have new ones appear near the original outbreak, i was told you could squeeze them but my girls wouldn't let me.  I didn't know they could come back though?
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I'd heard it can recur just about anytime, tho thank goodness it hasn't come back with J... yet. 


I was told not to intentionally squeeze the spots - this is more likely to lead to scarring, besides which the scab plus the stuff that comes out is the contagious bit...  ???


I'm trying to think back to when J's finally went... we never squeezed any of the spots and I think they just seemed to dry up/crust over and fade away.  We kept up with the Eucerin skin conditioning cream for a good while after it cleared up and still use it often to keep his skin nice (he gets dry bumpy skin on the top of his arms in the triceps area otherwise).
 

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Just got back from the doctors. Edes has something called pityriasis rosea! its a possibly viral condition that starts with one 'herald spot'. It looks like ezecma but isnt. Thankfully its not contagious! She also has probable ring worm. We have antifungal cream for the ring worm and its watch this space for the pityriasis- it could stay for up to three months but is self limiting!

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Oh poor little thing!!  Bagpuss1 what do you mean by self limiting? (sorry I'm french  ::) ) Hope she gets better soon  ^reiki^ ^reiki^  Aaliyah's come back from school today and said one her friend thought that one of her spot was growing!!  :(  Well it kind of is as it's full of "puss" and hopefully will crust over this week but as it's on the edge of her eyebrows it's quite noticeable!! Bet you people think she has a bad case of acne at the grand old age of 7!!  :-[  Let us know how Edes gets on  ^hugme^

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Thanks Sam,

Self limiting means that it just goes away by itself with no treatment, same as Molluscum Contagiosum. Poor Aaliyah, MC is horrible, Edie was so lucky not to have it on her face. Fingers crossed it doesnt last too long for her! Hopefully the fact that it has crusted over means that it will go soon!

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I've not had it in my family at all, but have two friends whose children have had it. One was a little boy about 4, he had it under his arms and it's lasted about a year.

Another family, two out of three of their children have it - both girls, their boy didn't get it. The oldest girl, 2, had it on her tum and it didn't last that long or scar. The baby has it round her groin and it's been there quite a while so far.

They were told it's not contagious through skin contact but through water - a bit like verrucas are - so it is often picked up swimming, bathing, sharing towels or wet areas like bathrooms and sinks. Which may be why you can't trace the exact source, if you go swimming you can pick it up randomly from anyone.

Don't know if anyone else was told this?

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Nope - I was told skin contact can totally pass it on... it just depends if you're susceptible or not.  :-\
 

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Check out this link for some solid info about it (Mayo Clinic is a well-respected health organisation over here):

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/molluscum-contagiosum/DS00672

If you click through all the pages, at the very end of this article it actually casts doubt over whether or not MC is passed on through chlorinated water.

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