What is Molluscum Contagiosum?
Molluscum Contagiosum is a commonly found skin infection, especially in children, which looks like small, pearl-shaped, pinkish-white eruptions on the skin. It is a viral infection. Molluscum Contagiosum is caused by a DNA poxvirus called the Molluscum Contagiosum virus. It is also found in adults who are immunodeficient due to some reason. The infection is most commonly found between the age of one to ten years. Molluscum Contagiosum can affect any area on the body but is usually observed on the face, arms and legs.
The virus commonly spreads through skin-to-skin contact. Handling objects that have virus on them, such as towels, can also result in infection. The virus can spread from one part of the body to another or to other people.
What causes Molluscum Contagiosum?
Psoriasis or lichen planus skin conditions involvement
Sharing of personal belongings of affected individuals
Commonly seen in STD cases
Even in cases of immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) with lower CD4.
What are the symptoms of Molluscum Contagiosum?
Lesions that are flesh-coloured and dome-shaped appear
Painless but may itch or become irritated
Scratching of bumps leads to infection
Lesions generally last for 6 months
What are the possible complications of Molluscum Contagiosum?
Irritation, Inflammation and secondary infections
Cellulitis is another complication seen in HIV infected individuals
Follicular or papillary Conjunctivitis
What are the preventive measures to stop the spread of Molluscum Contagiosum?
Wash your hands regularly. Keeping your hands clean can stop the spreading of the virus.
Avoid touching the bumps.
Avoid sharing personal items, which includes towels, clothing, hairbrush or other personal items.
Cover the bumps with clothing when around others to prevent direct contact.
Can Homeopathy help in treating Molluscum Contagiosum?
Homeopathic remedies can prove as a safe and effective means to treat Molluscum Contagiosum. It is harmless and has no side-effects. Moreover, it offers treatments that are painless and non-scarring. It can help in improving the immunity levels and as a result the quality of the skin also improves. Homeopathy stimulates the body’s healing power to fight diseases. It helps in treating the cause of the disease rather than suppression.
Dr. Mahavrat’s homeopathic remedies and treatments are effective and safe when it comes to treating Molluscum Contagiosum. You can visit our website and book an appointment today!