My son had 4 raised areas on his back that have festered, healed and scarred (deeply). He now has them all over his back, stomach and underarm areas. The doctors say let it run its course but... I don't want him to get them on his face. I have seen images of this and it is awful.
Molluscum contagiosum is a viral skin infection that causes raised, pearl-like papules or nodules on the skin. It is caused by a virus that is a member of the poxvirus family.
This is a common infection in children and occurs when a child comes into direct contact with a lesion. It is frequently seen on the face, neck, armpit, arms, and hands but may occur anywhere on the body except the palms and soles.
The virus can spread through contact with contaminated objects, such as towels, clothing, or toys.
In people with normal immune systems, the disorder usually goes away on its own over a period of months to years.
By the sounds your sons MC is widespread and severe. Topical antibiotic creams (available on presciption) may help to reduce infection and scarring. Cimetidine and topical Cidofovir have proven useful but not approved by the fda.
Is it silver that you've heard about ? http://www.molluscum.com/?gclid=CN_yroG9mpwCFRwpawodzG1WdA
An internet search for molluscum contagiosum treatment shows up many products which claim to help. Not sure whether they work or not.
(If it helps all my children had MC and I tried everything. Nothing worked and they did go away. 1 child is permanently scarred)
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