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Molluscum Contagiosum: Has anyones child ever had this? Lock Rss

As the heading states has anyones child ever had this?

Its a mild viral infection that causes small, shiny pimples on the skin.

Anyway my daughter has had it for a few months now. I took her to the doctor as soon as she got it and the doctor said to leave it, dont put anything on it and it will go away. Months later it is still here and is getting no better. PLus it gets quite itchy. I took her back to the doctor last week and they have given me a referal to a dermitologist.

I know if they dont disapear that they usually use something to burn/scrape them off but i'm sure that would have to be quite painful so I thought id ask here and see if anyone knows anything about it?


As the heading states has anyones child ever had this?




























Hi my DD#1 had this a few years ago.
It can stay in the system for up to 12 months.
The doctor advised us to just let it run its course rather than burning them off.
I must say that when they are about to 'go away' they look horendous. They swell and bleed then just disappeared.

Good luck but dont panic. Its more common than you think smile













Its a mild viral infection that causes small, shiny pimples on the skin.

Anyway my daughter has had it for a few months now. I took her to the doctor as soon as she got it and the doctor said to leave it, dont put anything on it and it will go away. Months later it is still here and is getting no better. PLus it gets quite itchy. I took her back to the doctor last week and they have given me a referal to a dermitologist.

I know if they dont disapear that they usually use something to burn/scrape them off but i'm sure that would have to be quite painful so I thought id ask here and see if anyone knows anything about it?

Mr Reed born 20/1/2010. Too cute smile

Hi

DD2 has had it since she was about 8 months old. I am fairly sure she picked it up from the shower area of the local pool. It is highly contagious and in adults is a sexually transmitted disease. She is two next week and they are finally looking as though they are about to end. I was told by my doctor that they usually go around the 2 year mark. She only has one left on her thigh. At her worst they were all over her nappy area, back and thighs and she had upto 20 at a time. I thank God they didn't get on her face and I could always hide them when she was out.

They are so revolting. They start off as skin coloured lumps like little warts and then eventually go bright red and look like a big pus filled pimple. It isn't though, it is core of hard white stuff. When they go like that you can 'core' them by scraping/sqeezing out the centre but I only did this if they were in an area that rubbed and she was in pain as the core is the contagious bit. It is very painful for them and leaves a scar so not something to do lightly.

I researched treatments but there really is nothing effective available in Australia. I tried to 'air out the area where they were as much as I could as they thrive in moist warm conditions so lots of nappy free time is good. Swimming in the ocean also seemed to help.

You shouldn't bath or swim in pools with them as they can spread to other parts of the body or other children. I found a mild tea tree ointment helped stop them becoming inflamed and seemed to relieve the itch. I also try to build up DD's immunity with lots of fruit, veg and nutrient rich food so she can better fight the infection.

I feel for you as they are horrible and they won't go away overnight but eventually they do so hang in there.
Yep, B has had this for months now! Started around one nipple and has spread all over his chest, tummy and upper arms. Our Dr prescribed a cream (some type of Cortesone?) that is used to treat excema to help with the itching until it goes away, which can be at least 12 months he advised. He did say the itching is usually worse at night and the cream has REALLY helped, they were raw and bleeding but now they're just pimply again
DD1 had this and I was give a cream that you can only order from the Children's hospital here in Melbourne, she had it for quite a while and when we started using this cream it cleared it all up within a few weeks.
yes, its a type of wart and you can get a cream for it.I got prescrition for it and the local chemist made it up otherwise get it through the melbourne hospital as a pp advised.. ask the doc for this prescription:
IMIQUAMOD 0.1% in UEA 12.5g

We were told that there is not much that can be done for it, apart from burning them off but the cream worked for my son.Left untreated they will disaappear on their own but can take up to 18-24 months

mum of 3 boys aged 11, 13 and 14

Hi all. This sounds very much like what my DS1 has. I showed them to the Dr when we were there for something else (not our normal Dr BTW) and all he said was that they would go away and they were normal. I have been thinking about taking him to our usual Dr to see what they really are. Looks like I may have found my answer here!

I don't suppose anyone who has replied, whose child has them, would be able to put a picture up of what they look like?? I would myself to get a response but he's at school and I don't have a pic of them.

I have to head out and won't get back on til tonight or tomorrow so please don't think I'm rude if someone goes to the effort of posting a pic and I don't reply, smile .

TIA

DSS 13yr, DS1 4yr, DS2 3yr

bubbaboys I will try to take a pic and put it on when she wakes up.

Thanks so much to everyone who replied! I'm definitly going to write down the name of that cream and ask for it!

I agree with a PP that the cream from the Royal Children's is wonderful. My Lachie pickd it up from the pool where he was doing swimming lessons sad

We saw a specialist who also advised that we do not give Lachie baths until they had cleared as they spread futher around the body when sitting in warm water. I think we showered him instead for about a year.

So just to clarify to those who said they got the cream, was it the IMIQUAMOD that you all used? Thanks Ladies. I have a referal to a dermitologist so i'll definitly be asking for a prescription for it! XO

Hiya, just checking to see if you have seen the dermatoligist(sp) yet, and how you went. Hope it gets sorted for you soon smile

DSS 13yr, DS1 4yr, DS2 3yr


Hiya, just checking to see if you have seen the dermatoligist(sp) yet, and how you went. Hope it gets sorted for you soon smile


Hey luv, I have just taken some pics but I have no idea how to put them on here. Do u know how ?

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