Well, once again I find myself frustrated with the medical community...my 5 yo was diagnosed with molluscum about 2 months ago after dealing with it at home for about the same amount of time (so we're probably talking 4-5 months total with this problem).¬† Was told then that it was a virus (which it is) and that it will run its course.¬† Okay, run its course...I'm thinking maybe a couple of months or so.¬† So, here we are, a couple of months later and it is still here and getting worse.¬† So, I start to research (I know, I should have started at this point, but I didn't -- once again to my detriment--AAHHH!¬†
)¬† And what do I find out?¬† Not only is it HIGHLY contagious (he told me it could spread, but that it wasn't likely), but that it often takes 2-3 years to leave the system.¬† Two to 3 years!!!! Are you kidding me?
¬† This is especially true in those with immuno-compromised systems or allergies, which if you remember, I think my son may have a problem with yeast.¬† ¬†I'm beginning to wonder now if he may also be allergic to milk -- he drinks it constantly -- and when a body is trying to fight the allergy, it can't fight the virus.¬† Who knew?¬† ¬†
Now, granted, this doesn't seem to be bothering my son too much, but given the fact that we just spent the weekend vacation in a swimming pool (a prime area for spreading it) and that his swimming lessons will start on Monday (my boy is a FISH), it sure bothers me!¬† ¬†I don't know what to do.¬† I did a search on this site and it showed one thread related to this, and at that point no one was too familiar with it.¬† Just wondering if that has changed at all.¬† Has anyone had any experience with this nasty little virus and how have they treated it?¬† I came across one site (molluscum.com) that promotes their treatment that has silver, tea tree oil and petroleum jelly in it.¬† I'm considering trying it, but wanted to check here first to here from some veterans as to what their experience has been (if any).¬† Any advice is appreciated.¬† Thanks.