Molluscum Contagiosum


These treatments are what I recommend am by no means a doctor and only am giving advice nothing more. The best thing for you to do is go to the doctor and see what they have to say.

1. Leave it alone and Coverup

I think this is the best thing to do leave it for at least two years and let the immune system work its magic in the end of everything I tried this was the best thing to do as they did start disappearing just over two years. There are so many so-called cures but to be honest most are destructive to the skin. This is the reason I say leave it alone…

2. Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar

I used this on my daughter and had good and bad results firstly I bought an Asda brand which did nothing then I bought the Braggs I am unsure if it was because the Asda brand was not organic and unfiltered is the reason it did nothing.

Anyway I cut some cotton up soaked it in the ACV covered the spot with the cotton and some medical tape to secure it and left overnight this burnt the small spots and worked wonders but on some of the larger ones they seemed to go very irritated and look infected. In the end, I gave up with the ACV as it scared my daughter and also she started rejecting me when trying to put it on her. That said it did work and killed the ones I tried it on.

The best thing to do with this is to try it in a small area overnight maybe one small spot and see the results for yourself.

3. Tea Tree Oil

Use 100% pure tea tree oil on the affected spots this will cause them to dry out as they thrive in moisture apply this two times a day to the affected area this will make the skin very dry so only on the spots personally I did not see a huge noticeable difference with this but have heard good things about it so worth a try.

4. Burst the Suckers

I did have success with bursting some of the spots but this has to be done very carefully it can spread very easily if not treated right also you need to get the whole core out which is going to be very discomforting to a child if your doctor is trained in this he can also do it.

After a bath when the spot is nice a soft was the best time for me to try this if you do try this then make sure you keep it nice and clean as they can get infected and be very careful with the core this is the contagious part of it. I did put a plaster on after bursting.


To boost the immune system fish oil I heard was good. I did not try this but it can only help.

These under here are taking from the NHS site which are treatments the NHS advise you to do

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9 thoughts on “Molluscum Contagiosum

  • ana

    thank you for sharing. In my case, i wish the doctor would tell me to treat it when it was just on bump. Now my daughter has like 20 on her back, MC spread fast!!!, i will try immune system boost for her. She is on Imiquimod for 12 weeks. when we went to the doctor, he said” it will go away by it’s own” then they were 10..we went again to see her regular doctor and again he said “it will go away” I couldn’t believe it! then my husband and I decided to see a dermatologist. The only thing i wish is that when it was only ONE bump the doctor would referred us to a dermatologist.
    Imiquimod is working really slow, but WHILE one bump disappears 3 little ones appear.
    My advice, get them removed when its only ONE OR TWO BUMPS! its hard to keep the kids from scratching them!
    saves you time and money! and it does not spread to other little ones.

    • All about nothing Post author

      Thanks, I have cleared it up a little there was some bad grammar and spelling mistakes but I am not the best writer unfortunately.

  • Lara Bee

    Thanks for writing this. Like many parents I’m combing the Internet searching for help. We tried the Apple Cider a while ago, didnt do much. We did see a dermotoligst he treated the one she had with beetle juice (can’t recall the medical name) and then, one left and six spouted up. I’m so upset. My daughter contracted this from swim team. She’s so upset she quit swim and threw away 3 years of hard training. We are seeing a different dermotoligst tomorrow. I don’t know what to do. It’s on her neck, she’s in 5th grade not the best age to be trying to deal with this. 🙁 In our time, with medicine the way it is, we shouldn’t have to deal with things like this. There should be a straight forward cure. Duct tape? Witchcraft, beetle juice applecider ? UGH !!!!

  • helenjones62

    My son had many molluscum spots, his torso was pretty much covered in them. We received the same advice from the GP to leave them alone and they would go in a couple of years, but we were also told that our son couldn’t go swimming while he was suffering from it. He loved swimming and two years was just too long to be away from it!
    In the end, what worked was Thuja homeopathy tablets, I can’t remember where I bought them from, this was 10 years ago. I’m not convinced homeopathy works for everything but it certainly did the trick in this case. I do know of one other child whose molluscum cleared up using Thuja, too.
    Hope this helps someone!

  • worried mummy

    thank you…my 5 year old daugter have them on her chin…6 for a 10 months now…3 weeks ago 7 more apeard like over night…it doesnt look nice…her lil sister got them too all over her body and its seems that soaking in a bath with apple cider vinegar dry s them out and hopefully they r going away..
    But doesnt help my other daugther and at the moment im trying some molludab(potassium hidroxid) it seems to make them very angry and scars the skin around but the spot are not really changing…we r 3 days on it x2 a day…it doesnt look nice at all either way and i dread letting her going back to shcool tomorrow

  • Laura

    So what really works. My granddaughter who is 4 probably has 60 on her. A dermatologist used some chemical which caused blisters. Now we are trying to cure the blister sores. I have read some articles about Lemon Myrtle. It’s a oil and also comes in the form of cram from Australia. Though I cant’ find it locally I am considering ordering it.

  • Hannah

    This virus is just awful. My daughter had it for 3 years and had probably more than 50 on her inner thighs and then a few on her arms. They got infected and irritated regularly and were just awful. Some got really big too. She got them when she was 8.5years old. We tried very treatment we could find, herbal, tea tree, cider vinegar, fucibet etc etc nothing worked. We just had to wait for them to go . We went to dermatologist and he froze two on her knee hoping it would shock her immune system into recognising them and clearing them. Didn’t work. Was such a stressful time. Now she has been clear for 6 months and my youngest who is 5 has just developed 2….. can’t even explain how upset I am. Can’t go through this again. Just hoping she has less than her sister. Torn between ignoring them and treating them seeing as there are only 2 so far … not sure what to do