How To Get Rid of Molluscum Contagiosum

By Subodh / August 25, 2012

Molluscum Contagiosum is a skin problem that happens because of a virus. It is a mild skin problem so there is nothing to get worried about. Though it can happen to anyone, it mostly happens to people who live in hot and humid areas. It can also be transmitted through sexual means or even if you are in constant contact unhygienic things like gym equipment or even swimming pools. Basically, it is contagious and can be transferred through any sort of contact.

Fortunately there are many ways of treating it. Most of these ways are very simple and you need to go through extensive treatment to get rid of the skin problem. Some of the methods of treating Molluscum Contagiousm are given in the following.

Apple Cider Vinegar: All you need to do is soak cotton in a mixture of water and apple cider vinegar, with 50 percent water and cover the affected area with it. You leave it covered with the cotton. This method yields amazing results within 2-3 sittings. Also, you need to cover the uninfected skin with zinc oxide to protect it from apple cider vinegar.
Tea tree oil: It is considered as one of the best natural cures for Molluscum Contagiosum. Not only does it stop the spreading of the skin problem, it also cures you of it completely. You simply pour a little in your bath water and soak in it for approximately 15 minutes. It reduces the irritation almost immediately.

Tea tree oil

Some people may not be confident about using these methods. Some may have a more serious case of the problem. In such cases, you have to consult your physician. As it is a common problem, there are certain methods that are used by all doctors.

Homeopathic: This is the most commonly treatment used by doctors as it does not have any side effects. It also an extremely effective treatment as it works with the immunity system of the person effected.
Lasers: They are used to remove the Molluscum bumps. It can be a little painful but it is very effective. Laser treatment is one of the most commonly used treatments as well.
Curettage: This is a method that involves removing the fluid from inside the bumps to remove the infection. Though even this method is slightly painful it works wonders on people.
Cryotherapy: Cryotherapy is one of the most used methods by doctors. In this the bumps are frozen off from the body. The growth is frozen and then removed. It is also a slightly painful method. However, it is not popular among patients as they have claimed it does not work as well.

The main problems with Molluscum Contagiosum are that it is transmittable or contagious and that it can come back even after it has been cured. When you have this skin problem you have to be very careful about not spreading it to others. This can only be done if you do not come in direct contact with anybody till the time you are infected with the virus.