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    Default Molluscum contagiosum please help

    Does anyone know a successful treatment for this? My four year old has had two dots on his shoulder for over 12 months and now it looks like it is spreading to his face. The doctors are no help, they just keep saying it will go away by itself. It really bothers ds and I would like to fix it for him.

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    After much research and trying some natural treatments (essential oil). We started popping DS's, pricked with a pin and squeezed the core out then dabbed with some betadine (and wash hands thoroughly after). He did not have any on his face though. They did not return after we got through them all (we bribed DS with lolly snakes and did a few a night).

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    Yes, I can help. My dd had 1 on her shoulder and then a few on her face. I took her to a Naturopath and she got rid of them!!! Amazing!! Where are u located??

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    My niece had them, if I recall the only thing that worked was getting the core out.

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    I went to a top dermatologist and they couldn't help. We just had to wait them out. It took almost 2 years for them all to go

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    I hate them ds3 has them bad in his groin area. He gets them on his testicles and the look so painful at times.

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    No swimming. No baths (especially no hot baths bc it opens the pores and you get more of them).

    Tried tea tree oil.

    Popping them (as above) works if you get core out, but is painful for the kids.

    We finally got a doctor who treated them with 'beetlejuice', and after 4 treatments (6 weeks apart), finally got rid of them. still a long term treatment, but the home treatments would have taken a lot longer.

    a private dermatologist offered us another script for 'Aldara' that can be given at home, but it is quite expensive.

    The beetlejuice was given at the children's hospital in melbourne.

    They can scar, whether you do anything to them or not, but with young skin the scars are meant to disappear over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melb81 View Post
    Yes, I can help. My dd had 1 on her shoulder and then a few on her face. I took her to a Naturopath and she got rid of them!!! Amazing!! Where are u located??
    Rockhampton in qld

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    http://www.rch.org.au/kidsinfo/fact_sheets/Molluscum/

    I don't know if there's anything on here that you haven't tried.

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    My DS did not get any scars from us squeezing them not saying other kids won't but he did not.

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