Molluscum Contagiosum is a viral infection of the skin that results in round, firm, painless bumps ranging in size from a pinhead to a pencil eraser. If the bumps are scratched or injured, the infection can spread to surrounding skin. Molluscum contagiosum also spreads through person-to-person contact and contact with infected objects. Though most common in children, Molluscum contagiosum can affect adults as well — particularly those with weakened immune systems., Molluscum contagiosum involving the genitals is considered a sexually transmitted infection.
Signs and symptoms of molluscum contagiosum include bumps on the skin that:
- Are raised, round and flesh coloured.
- Characteristically have a small indentation (umbilication) or dot at the top near the center.
- Can become red and inflamed, itchy.
The virus that causes molluscum contagiosum spreads easily through:
- Skin-to-skin contact.
- Contact with contaminated objects, such as towels.
- Sexual contact with an affected partner.
- Scratching or rubbing the bumps, which spreads the virus to nearby skin.
- Wash your hands. Keeping your hands clean can help prevent spreading the virus.
- Avoid touching the bumps. Shaving over the infected areas also can spread the virus.
- Don’t share personal items. This includes clothing, towels, hair brushes or other personal items. Refrain from borrowing these items from others as well.
Homeopathic Approach :
The aim of homeopathic medicine for molluscum contagiosum is not only to treat molluscum contagiosum but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility.
- Silicea : Delicate, pale, waxy. Cracks at the end of fingers. Painless swelling of glands. Rose-coloured blotches. Scars suddenly become painful. Pus offensive.
- Kali Iod : Purple spots; worse on legs. Molluscum in children who are very restless.
- Lycopodium : Wonderful medicine for various skin complaints including molluscum and abscesses. skin; worse warm applications. Violent itching; fissured eruptions.
- Carlcarea Carb : Skin unhealthy; readily ulcerating; flaccid. Small wounds do not heal readily. Glands swollen. Nettle rash; better in cold air. Warts on face and hands. Petechial eruptions. Chilblains. Boils.
* Note – Above medicines are for knowledge purpose only. Take the medication only after doctor’s consultation. Do not self medicate
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