Molluscum Contagiosum

Um, ‘scuse me? What’s that, and why do I need to know about it?

I know, it sounds like a Harry Potter spell, doesn’t it?

It’s a pox virus your kiddo can get from touching a contaminated surface. It causes little blister-like bumps that look like warts or white-head zits.  A  friend of mine’s daughter had it on the back of her legs. Because of the location of the bumps, she may have picked it up from a public restroom.

If you are a mom with little kids – public restrooms are just a fact of life. Seeing the restroom is almost a form of entertainment for kids, or at least it seems that way. Mine always want to go when we are in a store or restaurant. Do your kids do that too? I tell them to put paper down, but I know  it doesn’t always happen–especially if they are in a hurry. Anyway, this is one of those viruses that could totally come our way which is why I am mentioning it here.

Tips for Mulloscum Contagiosum

  • Our friends had a hard time getting it to go away, but through trial and error found something that works REALLY well. It’s called Zymaderm, and my friend totally recommended it.
  • She also advised against popping the blisters because they can get infected.
Hope you never need it, but wanted to pass along this advice just in case.
Great tips! Thank you, Friend, for telling me about this. Hope it’s helpful to someone. 
Anyone ever dealt with this virus before? If so, and you have any tips, please feel free to share them with The Mommyhood.

3 Responses to Molluscum Contagiosum

  1. Suzy Weinland September 17, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    My son had Muscullum when he was about 3 yrs. old. I had him take Esberitox (a tiny, little chewable pill ) which has Thuja in it. Thuja is known for killing warts viruses. Plus, the other natural ingredients in Esberitox boost your immune system, which helps your body fight the warts virus better. AND you can take it during cold season to help ward off nasty winter colds. Find it at your local health food store.

    • Heather September 17, 2012 at 9:47 pm #

      Hey – thanks for the tips, Suzy! Thuja – who knew?! Will have to check that out.

  2. Suzy Weinland September 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    Oops…I meant Molluscum…whatever…I agree it sounds like a Harry Potter spell!!

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