Molluscum Contagiosum Home Treatment

by admin on June 25, 2010

Molluscum Contagiosum is a viral infection caused by POX VIRUS (DNA virus), there are no alternate host other than man, its highly infective disease spread by contact, even fomites can spread so do not use towels used by infected person.

Its higher incidence is seen in school going childrens, sexually active people, or those whose immune system is weak.

Molluscum Contagiosum is characterised by Henderson Peterson bodies or Molluscum bodies, these are basically inclusion bodies made of nuclear or cytoplasmic aggregates usually proteins, they typically represent sites of viral multiplication in our body usually capsid protein.

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Molluscum contagiosum lesions are flesh-colored, dome-shaped, and pearly in appearance often 1–5 millimeters in diameter, with a dimpled center, known as umblicated lesions, lesions not painful, but they may itch or become irritated. Picking or scratching the lesions may lead to further infection this process is known as autoinoculation.

Virus is present at the head of the lesion, so just removing the Handerson Peterson body treats the infection, this concept is being utilised below

Home Remedy For Molluscum Contagiosum

Take a 26 gauze sterilized needle, and 30 % trichloroacetic acid (TCA), gloves and make patient lie on couch in supine position.

With the help of needle just remove Molluscum Bodies, as shown in video below on youtube, after that apply 30 %  trichloroacetic acid on the tip of area where molluscum contagiosum lesion was present.

To fill TCA in needle, just dip the needle in acetic acid solution it will ascend up due to capillary action. Now watch the video below on youtube.

There are other treatments also for molluscum contagiosum read here at wikipedia.

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