Having a child with eczema means that they are more likely to also have molluscum during their childhood. This is because their skin barrier more easily allows allergens and other irritants, such as skin viruses to enter the body.
What is molluscum?
Molluscum contagiosum is a common viral skin infection which causes harmless, raised bumps on the skin. These bumps can take weeks to show after your child has been infected with the virus and can last for any length of time from a few weeks to more than a year.
How is molluscum spread?
Molluscum is contagious and is spread by contact with an infected person. It is also spread in swimming pools, and children sharing baths, towels and toys.
What does molluscum contagiosum look like?
Molluscim bumps are usually:
- small, shiny and smooth
- have a white mark or corre in the centre
- can be flesh coloured, white or pink
- are usually seen on the nappy area, face, yummy, arms and legs
- can range in size from 1mm to 2cm
What are the risk factors ?
Molluscum can affect anyone, but some people are more likely to become infected:
- children between the ages one one and ten
- people who have eczema
- people with weakened immune systems
What is the treatment?
More often than not, molluscum will not need any treatment. The immune system kicks in and is usually able to fight the virus. There isn’t a universal treatment which is effective for all people who have molluscum and your doctor will be able to advise on what course of action is suitable for your child.
Can itchy baby co. products help with molluscum contagiosum?
Itchy baby co. products target eczema and itchy, dry skin, although we regularly get positive feedback about our products used for molluscum
“My son was diagnosed with Molluscum Contagiosum about 7 months ago and it’s been a constant battle every single day. He is constantly itching his ‘spots’ every day to a point that he’ll be bleeding and screaming in pain but he just wants to keep itching. This has been happening daily for 7 months now. I’ve been at my wits end trying to work out how to get rid of this horrible mess and I stumbled across your page on Instagram and I honestly thought it’d just be another gimmick but I’d give it a go.
Wow, I was so wrong!! After using the bath soak and cream twice his spots had almost completely dried up and disappeared, I couldn’t believe it. He is unfortunately covered in scars but he hasn’t itched in about a month now and I cannot thank you enough! I’ll definitely recommend you to everyone and continue buying from you. 10/10! Thankyou!!! “Chelsea Harper
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Disclaimer: Information provided is of a general nature only, and you should always consult your medical professional.