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    Homeopathic Treatment of Molluscum Contagiosum


    Allopathic or conventional treatment of molluscum contagiosum includes surgical removal by de-coring, scraping, cauterizing, freezing, cryotherapy, curettage, or through needle electrosurgery.

    The above procedures lead to scarring and most importantly the molluscum recurs.

    Homeopathy on the other hand, works on the natural healing processes of the person being treated, thus offering promising and excellent treatment and remedies for molluscum contagiosum.

    The homeopathic medicines raise the vitality and natural healing ability of the patient and helps the body to heal itself by stimulating the body's own healing powers to fight the disease.

    Homeopathic 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. Thus, homoeopathy offers a painless, non-surgical, non-scarring solution for molluscum contagiosum.

    Unlike conventional or allopathic treatment of molluscum contagiosum, homeopathic medicines treat the ailment from within, emphasising on curing the molluscum contagiosum rather than suppressing it.

    There are 19 homoeopathic medicines which give great relief in molluscum contagiosum. However, the correct choice and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right choice on the part of the homeopathic doctor. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking of the patient of molluscum contagiosum. Thus, homeopathic remedies of molluscum contagiousum are designer made, unlike allopathy or conventional treatment, in which all patients receive the same surgical procedures or drugs - although trade names may be different.

    Some of the homeopathic remedies which may be used in a case of molluscum contagiosum under an experienced homeopathic doctor are Silicea, Hepar sulphuris Calcareum, Natrum sulphuricum, Thuja occidentalis and so on.

    I remember the case of an 8-year-old Priya Varma (name changed to protect her identity), who came to me with a 3 month old history of molluscum contagiosum. The eruptions were on the face around the lips. The presentation of eruptions was pearly white and there was itching also. Her appetite was diminished. She had a history of frequent throat infections, indicating low vitality or immunity. She also had ingrowing toe nails which were very painful.

    Previously, she was treated with allopathy, where cauterization of eruptions was done, but they kept recurring. She had also taken conventional medicines orally for the same, but without any improvement. The molluscum contagiosum kept recurring.

    After thorough case taking, she was prescribed the appropriate remedies (names withheld to avoid misuse). One month into the treatment, her tendency to develop molluscum decreased considerably and she was cured in a span of three months.

    For complete cure of molluscum contagiosum, the homeopathic treatment must be taken seriously from an expert homeopathic doctor for about 3 to 6 months depending upon the severity of the disease.

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    A patient treated by Dr. Ramanand
    molluscum contagiosum before homeopathic treatment molluscum contagiosum after homeopathy doctor treatment
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    What is Molluscum Contagiosum ?

    Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection of the skin, characterized by raised pearl-like nodules or papules on the skin. The eruptions are usually grouped in one or two areas. They can be painful and itchy.

    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 the 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 like 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.

    The patient with molluscum contagiousum should also be investigated for HIV and AIDS as five to twenty percent of immunocompromised people with AIDS and HIV have symptomatic molluscum contagiosum.

    Some of the issues which lead the patients of molluscum contagiosum to consult a doctor are secondary infections, bleeding, discomfort, itching, potential scarring along with social and emotional reasons like fear of embarrassment, disrupted cosmetic appearance, social exclusion and fear of transmission to others.

    Causes of Molluscum Contagiosum
    • DNA virus of the pox virus group.
    • Incubation period is 2 weeks to 2 months after contact.
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