Homeopathic medicine for Molluscum contagiosum

Information about molluscum contagiosum causes, features, diagnosis, homeopathy treatment or homeopathic medicine for molluscum contagiosum.

Homeopathic medicine for Molluscum contagiosum

Are you looking for a homeopathic cure for molluscum contagiosum? This article discusses the homeopathy treatment of molluscum contagiosum along with the best homeopathic medicine for molluscum contagiosum treatment.

Molluscum contagiosum is a viral skin infection that causes raised, pearly-white papules or nodules on the skin which is umblicated, dome-shaped & having central depression.

Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a viral infection of the skin or occasionally of the mucous membranes. Molluscum contagiosum has no animal reservoir, infecting only humans, as did smallpox. The infecting human molluscum contagiosum virus is a DNA poxvirus called the molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV). There are four types of MCV, MCV-1 to -4; MCV-1 is the most prevalent and MCV-2 is seen usually in adults and often sexually transmitted. About one in six young people are infected at some time with molluscum contagiosum. The infection is most common in children aged one to ten years old. Molluscum contagiosum can affect any area of the skin but is most common on the body, arms, and legs. It is spread through direct contact or shared items such as clothing or towels.

The virus commonly spreads through skin-to-skin contact. This includes sexual contact or touching or scratching the bumps and then touching the skin. Handling objects that have the virus on them, such as a towel, can also result in infection. The virus can spread from one part of the body to another or to other people.

The time from infection to the appearance of lesions ranges from 2 week to 6 months, with an average incubation period of 6 weeks. Diagnosis is made on the clinical appearance; the virus cannot routinely be cultured, this can be done by popping with a needle but it must be done regularly to prevent multipying.

HOMOEOPATHY TREATMENT for Molluscum contagiosum

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of homeopathic medicine for molluscum contagiosum is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathic medicine for molluscum contagiosum is not only to treat molluscum contagiosum but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available for molluscum contagiosum which can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the complaints. For individualized homeopathic medicine for molluscum contagiosum and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important gout remedies are given below which are much helpful in treatment of molluscum contagiosum symptoms:Homeopathy offers good prognosis to cases of molluscum contagiosum.

Homeopathic Remedies for Molluscum

• Bromium.
• Bryonia.
• Calc ars.
• Causticum.
• Kali iod.
• Lycopodium.
• Natrum mur.
• Silicea.
• Sulphur.

Silicea

Delicate, pale, waxy. Cracks at end of fingers. Painless swelling of glands. Rose-colored blotches. Scars suddenly homeopathic medicine for molluscum contagiosumbecome painful. Pus offensive. Promotes expulsion of foreign bodies from tissues. Every little injury suppurates. Long lasting suppuration and fistulous tracts. Dry finger tips. Eruptions itch only in daytime and evening. Crippled nails. Indurated tumors. Abscesses of joints. After impure vaccination. Bursa. Lepra, nodes, and coppery spots.

Yielding, faint-hearted, anxious. Nervous and excitable. Sensitive to all impressions. Brain-fag. Obstinate, headstrong children.

Kali iod 

Purple spots; worse on legs. Acne, hydroa. Small boils. Glands enlarged, indurated. Hives. Rough nodules all over, kali iod homeopathic medicine for molluscum contagiosumworse any covering; heat of body intense. Saliva increased. Faintness at epigastrium. Cold food and drink, especially milk, aggravate. Much thirst. Throbbing, painful burning. Flatulence.

Lycopodium

Wonderful medicine for various skin complaints including molluscum and abscesses. Skin symptoms includes, skin; worse warm applications. Hives; worse, warmth. Violent itching; fissured eruptions. Acne. Chronic eczema associated with urinary, gastric and hepatic disorders; bleeds easily. Skin becomes thick and indurated. Varicose veins, nævi, erectile tumors. Brown spots, freckles worse on left side of face and nose. Dry, shrunken, especially palms; hair becomes prematurely gray. Dropsies. Offensive secretions; viscid and offensive perspiration, especially of feet and axilla.

Dyspepsia due to farinaceous and fermentable food, cabbage, beans, etc. Excessive hunger. Aversion to bread, etc. Desire for sweet things. Food tastes sour. Sour eructations. Great weakness of digestion. Bulimia, with much bloating. After eating, pressure in stomach, with bitter taste in mouth. Eating ever so little creates fullness. Cannot eat oysters. Rolling of flatulenc.

Carlcarea carb

Skin unhealthy; readily ulcerating; flaccid. Small wounds do not heal readily. Glands swollen. Nettle rash; better in cold air. Warts on face and hands. Petechial eruptions. Chilblains. Boils.

Increased local and general perspiration, swelling of glands, scrofulous and rachitic conditions generally offer numerous opportunities for the exhibition of Calcarea. Persons of scrofulous type, who take cold easily, with increased mucous secretions, children who grow fat, are large-bellied, with large head, pale skin, chalky look, the so-called leuco-phlegmatic temperament; affections caused by working in water. Great sensitiveness to cold; partial sweats. Children crave eggs and eat dirt and other indigestible things; are prone to diarrhśa. Calcarea patient is fat, fair, flabby and perspiring and cold, damp and sour.

ETIOLOGY

CAUSES

• 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.

Risk factors involved

  • Other allergies or a family history of allergy
  • Use of drugs that cause a weak immune system
  • Outbreaks have been reported among children using swimming pools

Symptoms of Molluscum

• Onset- insidious.
• Location- trunk, arms, neck, face, thighs.

LESION

• Pearly-white, smooth, umblicated, dome-shaped.
• Multiple, discrete.
• Size- 2-5 mm.
• Hard in consistency.
• When squeezed, cheesy material is discharged.

COURSE

• Self limiting lesions usually clear spontaneously in about a years time without any sequelae, though some lesions may resolve with scarring.
• Large solitary lesions may not resolve spontaneously.
• Persistent, extensive & difficlt to treat lesions in immunocompromised individuals & in patients with atopic dermatitis.

COMPLICATION

• Superimposed secondary infection.

DAIGNOSIS

Molluscum contagiosum may occur on any part of the body but in adults often affects the anogenital area. There are usually about 20 lesions, but they may be more extensive in HIV  infection and atopic eczema. The lesions resolve spontaneously after 6-24 months and treatment is only justified on cosmetic grounds or if there is discomfort. If necessary diagnosis can be confirmed by the typical appearance of the contents of the lesions on light microscopy.

Differential diagnosis

• Verruca vulgaris.
• Cryptococcosis.

Prevention of Molluscum contagiosum

Practice good personal hygiene

Avoid sexual contact with infected people. It is unclear if condoms are effective in preventing spread.

After diagnosis, to prevent spread to other parts of the body or to other people, do not scratch parts.

REFERENCE WORKS

Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 14th ed, McGraw-Hill

Davidson’s Principles and Practise of Medicine, 17th ed, 1996, Churchill Livingstone

New Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica & Repertory, William Boericke, 2nd revised ed., 2001, B. Jain

The above information about homeopathy treatment of molluscum contagiosum is only for information purpose. Please consult a professional homeopath before taking any homeopathic medicine for molluscum contagiosum.

About the author

Dr. Manisha Bhatia

Dr. Manisha Bhatia

BHMS, M.D. (Hom), CICH (Greece)
Dr. Manisha is a leading homeopathy physician working in Rajasthan, India. She has studied with George Vithoulkas through the IACH e-learning course. She is Director of Asha Homeopathy Medical Center, Jaipur and is also a Lecturer of Homeopathic Repertory at S.K. Homeopathy Medical College, Jaipur. She is also a Director of Hpathy.com. Find more about her at www.ashahomeopathy.com

5 Comments

  • pls include hepar sulph,tuberculinum,calc, thuja, medorrhinum-those medicine are high value in treatment of mollascum.

  • my 4 yr old daughter is suffering from molluscum for past 8 to 10 months.. earlier i was giving her calcarea ars 30 bromium 30 and silicea cm but to no relief.. now i have started with hepar sulphur pentarkan.. its been 10 days but i dont c any improvement.. wat to do?? pls help

  • The long last sentence below makes no sense because it should be 2 sentences. There should be a full stop after “public areas” and a capital “I” for “In children…”

    Characteristic features

    Molluscum contagiosum lesions present as small, smooth, umblicated papules. In sexually active young adults, these lesions are spread through sexual contact and are found primarily on the lower abdomen, inner thighs, genitalia, and pubic areas in children the mode of transmission is nonsexual skin contact.

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