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post #141 of 268
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please forgive me for not reading through this whole post, so i'm not sure if this has been mentioned. liquid bandaid will get rid of them. my kids caught it from their cousins - this worked really well and it doesn't hurt my kids when i applied it. hope that helps.
Thanks but we are all cleared up! :0) We did the popping method Everywhere you read it says do not do this but I finally got brave popped them and was careful to remove and discard the waxy core and all is good. I later asked my dr. about what I did and she says it is in the medical books to do that but they do not advise anyone to do so because of lawsuits. You know you must serilize the needle and use good common sense, but dr.'s want advise to do that because most she said will not use what she called good common sense. So anyone else care to do it that way I think was the fastest way for us. No scarring either. Blemishes everyone talks about but they quickly faded and now gone. Well good luck to all of you and I hope everyone's dc becomes MC free SOON!!!!
post #142 of 268
So glad to find this thread after realizing that the bumps on my son's legs are exactly like the pictures of this on the web - little fleshy domes w/ a dimple in the middle. They don't bother him at all, and it seems to be rare(?) to have them on legs only, but there they are.

My question: there doesn't seem to be any sign of any kind of "white core" anywhere. These don't look like something that could pop. Some are blood-scabbed over, my guess is just irritation from clothes/sitting/etc. If they look exactly like the online pics, am I right in assuming that's what this is?
post #143 of 268
Good luck diagnosing your son's rash. My son's don't have a visible white core until they grow considerably & the only reason I can recognize the bumps as molluscum is because I've seen them begin, grow, and get dissected upon removal. The pics on the net don't really help.

Just want to post to update a bit. I started feeding my son a flaxseed pill here and there, mixed in with cold flavorful foods, just in case his essential fatty acids were low (we're vegetarian). His latest few have been emerging since December, really slowly & all of a sudden after the first few days of flaxseed they all started to come to heads or turn red. Don't know if it's related, but one erupted & I was able to remove it after a bath. If my son was a little more patient I could remove the last few myself. We have an appt. for removal tomorrow & I'm hoping that the flax seed pills have helped so we won't see any more breakouts. I don't see any more bumpy areas on his body waiting to erupt. Wish us luck. I'll keep updating, & wishing everyone else luck with this.
post #144 of 268
We're in the middle of dealing with this too. I'm so frustrated. DS has had about 6-8 spots under his belly button for a few months. We went to the ped last week and he said it was MC and prescribed Aldara. We put it on him and his skin is now red, irritated and has open places that are bleeding and are oozing green. NICE! Thanks so much ped! I did a little more research on Aldara and is labeled as a carcinogen and used to treat skin cancer. Not exactly what we were hoping for..

I called the ped and they said to stop using the cream (DUH!) and use warm soap and water on it and keep it clean and dry and under a band-aid until Wednesday then come in if it doesn't look better.

I'm ticked about this. I was afraid to not do anything since it's spreading. Bleh. No sure what to do now. I don't want it to get all over his torso and his face and neck. I'm going to wait until Wednesday to see what happens and then we might end up heading to a pediatric dermatologist.

How can I boost DS's immune system? He does have eczema and has had the chicken pox vaccine (fwiw my only child who has had it and the only one with MC).

Bleh..This is just annoying! I'm also taking him to get allergy tested on Wednesday for other issues. Would him having MC make a difference with the testing? I don't want to overload his system!
post #145 of 268
Oh you poor things! One year ago I was exactly where you are. That is until Australian lemon myrtle saved the day. I read about it on another forum. I ordered it online and mixed the entire bottle with olive oil in a 1:4 ratio. I saturated each bump with a q tip 3 times a day and changed my ds's tee shirt each time as they started popping and bleeding a little almost immediately after use. We had been dealing with mc for four months, the lemon myrtle cleared it up in about a week. Good luck!
post #146 of 268
Thanks for the suggestion! Right now we've got to let his stomach heal from where the Aldara took it's toll then I'm going to attack the MC again.

Just a warning for anyone who has eczema. Be VERY careful about using the aldara. The dr was amazed today how DS reacted to the cream. It looks like a burn on his belly and we're having to treat it like one. It's awful!!
post #147 of 268
I need help! My daughter was diagnosed a few weeks ago. She had groups of small pimple-like bumps on one of her arms, the side of her neck, and 3-4 in other random spots. In just two weeks it has spread to her other arm, her chest, and belly. She must have 50 bumps and I'm sure she'll get more. Is this normal? I kind of assumed since she's healthy she'd only have a few. I got Lemon Myrtle n the mail yesterday but I haven't used it yet. I guess I need to go get some olive oil. Anything else I should try? How often should I apply the oil? I'm really upset about this and afraid the rest of us will get it too.
post #148 of 268
If you can, remove the core. Paint with Gentian Violet. Wash everyday with mysore sandalwood soap. Put mysore sandalwood oil on them at least once a day.

I've had this forever, but I didn't know it. I've had one on my finger that I thought was a callous for ... oh... about 20 years. I had a metal sliver there, then the callous developed. The core has come out of it a number of times, and I thought it was wierd that happened and that it never went away.

I put it together when I realized that what was on my ears and on my eyelid was MCV.

One week later, all of them are gone. Good stuff that soap.
post #149 of 268
Thanks Demeter After reading tons of stuff today I've decided to do 3 things...

1. 1-2T organic, unfiltered, unpasturized Apple Cider Vinegar in juice 2 times a day.
2. Dab bumps with diluted Lemon Myrtle EO 2 times a day.
3. Wash daily with mysore sandalwood soap.

I'll report back in a week Wish us luck!
post #150 of 268
stacey-change her shirt often, every time you reapply l.m. They should begin to pop pretty quickly and will leave little spots of blood where the bump is. They don't continue to bleed. You just want to get the yucky mc germs off her body asap because it's the inside core that is the contagious part. I had ds in a onesie so that he couldn't scratch them too. Good luck!
post #151 of 268
Stacey - did your strategy work? I am in my 30's and have got MC (not through Sx) I think i caught it from my boyfriends little girl. i had really bad eczema 6 months ago and she has it. It took a couple of months to come out and now my back is covered. It was very benign for all this time but as soon as i started to manage it, the virus has really taken hold. I also had a cold last week so took some immune fighting, virus attacking combination of andrographis, olive leaf and echinacea. I think my body is trying to reject the virus and so have had a mass break out. I am at my wits end so any advice is good. I also live on my own and can't get to my spots to squeeze them!
post #152 of 268
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Stacey - did your strategy work? I am in my 30's and have got MC (not through Sx) I think i caught it from my boyfriends little girl. i had really bad eczema 6 months ago and she has it. It took a couple of months to come out and now my back is covered. It was very benign for all this time but as soon as i started to manage it, the virus has really taken hold. I also had a cold last week so took some immune fighting, virus attacking combination of andrographis, olive leaf and echinacea. I think my body is trying to reject the virus and so have had a mass break out. I am at my wits end so any advice is good. I also live on my own and can't get to my spots to squeeze them!
yes! It is working so well. I did get the core out of a few, and those are healing faster than the others, but all of her bumps are getting smaller and much less noticeable. I ended up not getting the soap because I couldn't find it. We apply the lemon myrtle oil (diluted with olive oil, 2 parts LM: 8 parts olive oil) 2 times a day and I have stopped giving her the vinegar after one week. She was a little trooper about drinking it, but since things have improved so dramatically I figure we can just do the oil and see if things continue to progress.

I have to admit I am a little surprised that it worked. Much love to the mommas on mdc who shared their wisdom --> :
post #153 of 268
I think we're licking it! Both my DDs have MC. No idea where the older one got it (no chicken pox, no vax, no exposure to CP or shingles or the vaxes of which we're aware, maybe 5 lifetime trips to public pools). The little one got it from her older sister.

We stopped towel sharing completely. Washed the girls' towels religiously.

We did a 50/50 mix of iodine and tea tree oil. Once nightly dabbed directly on the spots with toilet paper or a tissue.

My older kid gets it every couple days still (3 or 4 weeks later) but she only has 3 or 4 spots left. They're not red, raised, or very noticeable. I just don't want them to spread.

The little kid without the eczema (go figure) developed a horrid, itchy, painful diaper rash looking thing. Her itching caused the whole thing to spread all over, up and down her legs and onto her back, and stomach.

I did one day of her sister's eczema steroid to clear it up to stop the spreading and the pain asap. They say steroids can thin the skin and cause more MC, but I guess this is heresay and there are no studies to back it up. Besides, after 2 applications, she was all better. The MC are quickly disappearing with TTO again.

The whole thing should really take a couple weeks without the complications. You can also dilute the TTO more than I did -- mine is obscenely strong and probably not a good idea.
post #154 of 268

Advice Please

My daughter who is now 6 since june started out with these bumps on the back of her knee a bit over a year ago, we went to the doctor and was told they were just skin tags (at that time she only had about 5-6) well the whole year through Kindergarten she began to get more on the same area so i took her to the family doctor and did not say what it was he just asked if we wanted them off, so we agreed to have them frozen, well I had no idea how painful it would be for my baby girl she screamed and squirmed so much he actually missed a few and got her normal skin, anyway we left there and by the time we got home she had 3 more then when we went we decided NOT to ever have that done again yet kids were making fun of her "kudies" etc so 3 days ago we went to the Pediatrician and she took one look at them and said it was MC, there is no cure and it has to run it's course which can be anywhere from 6 months to 5 years, I was horrifed ...she wrote the name down told me to go home and goggle it so I have been on the internet ALL weekend trying to find a way to rid this stuff. Funny thing is.. I dont understand how it is so "highly contagious" as she told me it was seeing how my daughter has had this for well over a year now and no onelse in the household, her soccer team, dance class or friends have contracted it. I have read many things online the last 2 days and I am skeptical of some, and curious of others. I did go to our natural food store today I purchased the organic apple cider vinegar, but I am wondering.. how long should I leave the dampened cotton ball and bandaid on the bumps? Where online can I purchase the lemon myrtle? and how in the world did you moms get your children to allow you to "pop" them she freaks out when I try to clean them and take bandaids off. So any adive will help. thank you

oh yeah I forgot to mention that the ped doc counted them Friday and she has 16 on that leg, 6 on the other thigh and 3 on her back right shoulder then told my DD that she is not to touch them, pick them, scratch them and the only thing she can do is look at them. How in the world do they expect a child to remember that when she is at school and goes to scratch and I am not there to tell her not to? She starts first grade tomorrow and I am afraid to tell the teacher and then have people exclude her. I feel so bad for her.
post #155 of 268
I got the l.m. at lemonmyrtleessentials.com. The l.m. mixed with olive oil should cause the bumps to pop on their own so you should not have to do it yourself. I tried once or twice on my ds. He screamed like mad. Not worth it imo. Almost a year later we are still mc free thanks to the l.m. Best of luck!
post #156 of 268

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I got the l.m. at lemonmyrtleessentials.com. The l.m. mixed with olive oil should cause the bumps to pop on their own so you should not have to do it yourself. I tried once or twice on my ds. He screamed like mad. Not worth it imo. Almost a year later we are still mc free thanks to the l.m. Best of luck!
Thank you so much for the advice. and the website info. I went to our loca homeopathic store this morning and purchased the sandal wood soap bar and they sold me so wart/ skin virus oil, she said I can bring it back if it does not work. Last night I put the saturated cotton ball in the apple cider vinegar and tight bandaid over it (just tried this on one to see what it would do) and when I checked it this morning it looked no different the before. I am going to try this oil they gave me and if it does not work I will bite the bullet and buy the lemon oil from the site. I looked at it and I am wondering since it is comingfrom AUST. how long should ti take to get to me, I love in FL?
I will keep an update on how we are doing~
post #157 of 268
I don't remember it taking too long at all and I was definitely anxious to get it! Maybe a week? I live in Maine. Can't be too different.
post #158 of 268
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I don't remember it taking too long at all and I was definitely anxious to get it! Maybe a week? I live in Maine. Can't be too different.
OK, well thank you so much, I ordered the lemon myrtle oil today I hope it gets here soon but i have a questions about it. once I put the oil on, do I still cover each one with a bandaid or do I leave it open? Any suggestions will help. also my daughter did let me pop one (the biggest one) it did not hurt her at all and it just bleed, there was absolutly NO white stuff??? is this normal? thanks so much !!
post #159 of 268
We got some LMO a month ago, diluted it in olive oil, and put it on twice a day for a week. Nothing happened. None of them have popped, bled, or gone away. I think they *might* have stopped spreading, though. Not sure.

After a week, I got discouraged, and started doing it just whenever I remembered - about once every 3 days, lol!

Anyone else start out this slow and then later get good results? I need encouragement to keep up twice a day on two boys who really don't want me doing it!

I have a feeling the medical professional actually knows NOTHING about MC. They say it's common & very contagious - but no one else in our house has gotten it after 6mo of it here, and NO one I talk to, friend or family, has ever even heard of it! Apparently only pediatricians know what this is! For something so obvious and unsightly, I can't believe no one's ever heard of it! Weird.
post #160 of 268
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We got some LMO a month ago, diluted it in olive oil, and put it on twice a day for a week. Nothing happened. None of them have popped, bled, or gone away. I think they *might* have stopped spreading, though. Not sure.

After a week, I got discouraged, and started doing it just whenever I remembered - about once every 3 days, lol!

Anyone else start out this slow and then later get good results? I need encouragement to keep up twice a day on two boys who really don't want me doing it!

I have a feeling the medical professional actually knows NOTHING about MC. They say it's common & very contagious - but no one else in our house has gotten it after 6mo of it here, and NO one I talk to, friend or family, has ever even heard of it! Apparently only pediatricians know what this is! For something so obvious and unsightly, I can't believe no one's ever heard of it! Weird.
I am right there with you, I am beggining to lose total faith in Medical doctors, when she told me there was no cure and it is soemthing that has to run it's course (up to 5 years) I told myself and my daughter there is no way I am going to let it go that long I will find a natural way to get rid of it along with lots of prayers, after all god put plants on this earth for a reason and I am begining to believe it is for natural healing. did you keep bandaids on the bumps even with the LMO was on them?

I just wonder because if I put it on there with no bandaid and it pops then it will get on skin and cause more? I dont know what do to but I have been keeping bandaids on all of them because they are "highly contagious" per the dr's.
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