Molluscum contagiosum is a viral skin infection that causes raised, pearl-like papules or nodules on the skin.
It is most commonly seen in children affecting around 17 percent of young children between 2 to 12 years of age. It usually affects the face, neck, hands and armpits but may be found anywhere on the body except palms and soles.
In adults molluscum contagiosum is generally seen on the groin and genitals as a sexually transmitted disease.
The virus spreads through direct skin to skin contact and through contact with contaminated objects door knobs, tap handles, toys, swimming pools and so on. Rubbing or scratching the eruptions spreads the virus to the nearby skin thus spreading the molluscum.
Also the patient with molluscum contagiousum should be investigated for HIV and AIDS as five to twenty percent of immune compromised people with AIDS and HIV have symptomatic molluscum contagiosum virus.
Some of the issues which lead the patients of molluscum contagiosum to consult a doctor are secondary infections, bleeding, discomfort, itching, and potential scarring along with social and emotional reasons like fear of embarrassment, disrupted cosmetic appearance, social exclusion and fear of transmission to others.
Molluscum contagiosum is caused by a virus that is a member of the poxvirus family. You can get the infection in a number of different ways.
This is a common infection in children and occurs when a child comes into direct contact with a lesion. It is frequently seen on the face, neck, armpit, arms, and hands but may occur anywhere on the body except the palms and soles.
The virus can spread through contact with contaminated objects, such as towels, clothing, or toys.
The virus also spreads by sexual contact. Early lesions on the genitalia may be mistaken for herpes or warts but, unlike herpes, these lesions are painless.
Persons with a weakened immune system (due to conditions such as AIDS) may have a rapidly worse case of molluscum contagiosum.
Typically, the lesion of molluscum begins as a small, painless papule that may become raised up to a pearly, flesh-colored nodule. The papule often has a dimple in the center. These papules may occur in lines, where the person has scratched. Scratching or other irritation causes the virus to spread in a line or in groups, called crops.
The papules are about 2 - 5 millimeters wide. There is usually no inflammation and subsequently no redness unless you have been digging or scratching at the lesions.
The skin lesion commonly has a central core or plug of white, cheesy or waxy material.
In adults, the lesions are commonly seen on the genitals, abdomen, and inner thigh.
Auroh Homeopathic Treatment
AUROHs homeopathy treatment for molluscum contagiosum is absolutely harmless and essentially safe without any side effects, even for children and pregnant females.
No external applications like ointments or greasy lotions are given during homeopathic treatment. Any external application on skin leads to severe suppression of existing disease form. Mostly avoid ointments during homeopathic treatment.
Homeopathic medicines are in the form of pills and tablets, has to be taken internally. Thus, homoeopathy offers a painless, non-surgical, non-scarring solution for molluscum contagiosum.
Homeopathic medicines continued for longer period of time helps improve immunity levels with good nourishing skin, for those suffering from skin problems.
The homeopathic medicine raises the vitality and immunity of the patient and helps the body to heal itself by stimulating the body's own healing power to fight the disease. homeopathy is highly recommended for molluscum contagiosum.
Unlike conventional or allopathic treatment of molluscum contagiosum, homeopathy medicines treat the ailment from within, emphasizing on cure of molluscum contagiosum rather than its suppression.