People may seek treatment for social and aesthetic reasons and because of concerns about spreading the disease to others. Surgically removing molluscum or …
Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin infection, caused by a poxvirus. It affects mainly children and adolescents. It occurs worldwide but is much more frequent in certain geographic areas with warm, humid climates and where living conditions are crowded. Molluscum contagiosum usually presents as single or multiple pimples filled with fluid.
The virus is spread from person to person by touching the affected skin. The virus may also be spread by touching a surface with the virus on it, such as a towel, clothing, or toys. Once someone has the virus, the bumps can spread to other parts of their body by touching or scratching a bump and then touching another part of the body. Molluscum can be spread from one person to another by sexual contact.
Although molluscum contagiosum virus is a poxvirus, the smallpox vaccination will not protect you from becoming infected with molluscum contagiosum virus. Although both molluscum contagiosum virus and smallpox virus are from the same group of viruses, they have significantly different genetic make-up and are easily distinguished by your immune system.
There is evidence that molluscum infections have been on the rise in the United States since 1966, but these infections are not routinely monitored because they are seldom serious and routinely disappear without treatment. Molluscum is common enough that you should not be surprised if you see someone with it or if someone in your family becomes infected.
Molluscum contagiosum, in healthy people, is a self limiting, relatively harmless viral skin infection. The infection will usually resolve within months in people with a normal immune system. People may seek treatment for social and aesthetic reasons and because of concerns about spreading the disease to others. Treatment is intended to speed up the healing process.
Persons with weakened immune systems, such as cancer, organ transplantation, HIV and so on, are at increased risk for acquiring molluscum. The growths may be very large and anywhere on the body but are often on the face. These growths usually do not go away by themselves. Treatment of molluscum among persons with weakened immune systems is more difficult than in people with normal immune systems.
The best treatment for people with HIV seems to be helping to strengthen the immune system by treating the primary problem. The risk of a secondary infection caused by bacteria is always present. If you are HIV positive, it is especially important that you see a health care provider. This person will discuss possible treatments for molluscum and ways to improve your overall health.
Many treatments have been used for molluscum contagiosum. There is not enough evidence to show that any particular treatment is more effective than others for treating molluscum infection. Surgically removing molluscum or using acids for molluscum treatment, as commonly prescribed, are traumatic and not always effective. Several of the treatment options are even associated with adverse effects.
As the antiviral properties AntiMolluscum-Rx have the demonstrated ability to penetrate all layers of the skin and thoroughly eradicate molluscum infections, these active ingredients in this treatment for molluscum have received considerable attention from the National Academy of Sciences and medical professionals on a global scale.
Viruses exhibit rapid rates of mutation which can make immunity difficult to sustain. Once a cell is infected it is difficult to selectively inhibit the virus without harming the host cell. As a result, research on possible molluscum treatments have focused on plants as strong allies in restoring immune strength and inhibiting the spread of viral diseases.
Some of the most impressive results consistently achieved in medicinal plants are in the elimination of viruses. The antiviral activity of NaturesPharma’s signature molluscum treatment, AntiMolluscum-Rx, is well documented and principally due to its direct virucidal effects. This results is elimination of the virus, often within several days.
The lipophilic characteristic of AntiMolluscum-Rx allows it to penetrate deeply. It is absorbed in the skin and into the system in trace quantities. Therefore, this treatment for molluscum not only has a direct virucidal effect, but provides total systemic support.