My five-year-old has molluscum as well. The doctor recommended a natural cream called Black Cream which we used for several days. It is literally black and rubs off on clothes. It also smells like BBQ chicken cooking on a charcoal grill! We didn't stick with that very long! We are currently trying a liquid medicine called Zymaderm which I ordered online. It was recommended by the doctor and is applied sparingly to each bump twice a day. After using it for two weeks a few have gone away, but a few other have appeared, and others remain the same. From what I've read, the virus will run it's course, but it could take a year. In the meantime, it's contagious. Another option our ped. gave us is to freeze them off. If we don't see more progress in a couple of weeks, we may go that route. A friend whose son also has it was told by her dermatologist not to break them open or they will really spread. Her dermatologist is applying something to several bumps at a time which is supposed to make his body start building immunity to the virus to knock them out. Hope all this helps and good luck!