My DS2 has had molluscum contagiousum for at least 2 years. It started on his arms which have mostly healed. About a year ago he got some on his legs. When they started getting 'bad' I took him to the dr (2 actually, the 1st didn't believe me), and he recommended some acid stuff, which turned the spots into huge painful weeping craters. Argh. They have now just spread soooooooo much, all up his thighs and down to his knees, and a couple now on his groin. There are at least a hundred.
I have tried lemon myrtle, tea tree, strong steroid, popping them, tape over them, that horrid acid stuff, probably other stuff as well.
He is very prone to eczema and I see that they love his eczema spots, probably because he scratches his eczema and then they spread that way. So I've been trying very hard to keep that under control with lots of steroid creams.
Since they've been bad I have been so thankful it's been winter so they've been covered, but the warmer weather will be coming and I don't want other kids seeing them, plus the contagious aspect of it too. I want them gone!
My DD now has them too, she has about 15 of them on her thighs. I want them gone too as little girls can be so cruel.
HELP??? Is there anything else I can try? Are there any specialists that might have a better idea on what to do? I am so over it. They are supposed to be self-limiting but so far that is so not the case in this house!!