This can be a tough one. Molluscum contagiosum (or molluscum as it is sometimes referred to) is one of those diseases that just does not go away quickly. The lesions can last anywhere from 6 months to 6 years if left untreated.
Why is it so hard to get rid of molluscum contagiosum?
They reside on the surface
The molluscum lesions reside on the outer dermal layers of the skin. They sit right on the surface. This may allow them to go undetected by the body’s natural defenses.
Molluscum is big
Of all the viruses, molluscum is the largest. Not only is it big, it’s surface is full of all sorts of bumps and indentations. This complex outer structure may be another reason why the virus is able to live so long
I don’t want to wait! So how do I get rid of molluscum contagiosum quickly?
This is the freezing of the lesions. Drops of liquid nitrogen are placed on the lesions to freeze them off.
Curettage is the removal of the lesions by scooping them out with a curette.
Cantharadin is sometimes referred to as “bettle juice”, it is a blistering agent. The liquid comes from the blistering beetle. And just as its name implies, it uses acid to blister away the lesions. This treatment is probably the most common used by doctors.
The problem with these 3 treatments is that often times the procedures are painful. No parent likes to sit there and watch their child scream in pain while a doctor applies acid to their skin. In addition, the treatments can lead to scarring. These treatments traumatize the surface of the skin, resulting in scars.
D) Prescription Drugs
Some doctors will prescribe antiviral creams such as Aldara and Zyclara. These drugs tend to be very expensive and have a relatively low efficacy rate. Again, up until now the doctors just have not had viable options.
Over the Counter Drugs
There are lots out there. Over the past few years the market has become flooded with all sorts of products claiming to get rid of molluscum contagiosum. The products vary in ingredients and treatment patterns. Prices range form $30 to hundreds of dollars depending on which treatment you choose. Tea tree oil, jojobe oil, Emu oil, melaleuca oil, this oil and that oil… There are endless lists of products containing all sorts of products containing all sorts of oils. Many of these oils have been used for various treatments over time. The bottom line is you want a treatment that is going to work.
MolluscumRx. The Physician’s Choice.
MolluscumRx is the only OTC product that I know of that is actually sold by physicians. You know as well as I do that most physicians, especially dermatologists, are very reluctant to use a natural product. Mainly because they know that most of them do not get rid of molluscum contagiosum. *
MolluscumRx has proven to be so effective that doctors all over the country now sell the product in their offices (a little over 200 to date now carry the product). *
They sell it because they know it works. MolluscumRx may not the cheapest product on the market, but that’s not a bad thing! The high quality ingredients make the product more expensive to produce. This quality ingredients make MolluscumRx the best treatment for molluscum. *
That’s why the doctors sell it… because it works!