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Molluscum Contagiosum

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.
Symptoms:
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.
<strong “>Location : Usually appear on the face, neck, armpits, arms and tops of the hands in children, May be seen on the genitals, lower abdomen and inner upper thighs in adults if the infection was sexually transmitted.
Causes:
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.
Preventions:
  • 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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