Molluscum contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum

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This is a viral infection of the skin, caracterised by red raised papules or skin lesions. They are not painful but can be itchy. Rubbing or scratching causes the lesions to pop and spread the infection.

It normally clears within 12-18 months but in people with a weakened immune system, it can stay around for longer.

The reasons we treat people with Molluscum in practice is that some children find it uncomfortable or embarrassing, or parents may be concerned that it has been present too long. In rare cases, a high number of lesions are present and this can be very uncomfortable.

The herbal treatment involves a topical application alongside herbs to help support the immune system. This approach normally yields good results, within 2-3 weeks.

Do ring or email us if you or your child has Molluscum and would like help.

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