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Molluscum Contagiosum and the Ultimate Cure from Purehealing

Author: AMY

Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a viral infection of the skin or occasionally of the mucous membranes. MC is caused by a DNA poxvirus called the molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV), which is the biggest Pathogenic virus in human body, about 300A—200A—100?m in size. There are four types of MCV, MCV-1 to -4; MCV-1 is the most prevalent and MCV-2 is seen usually in adults and often sexually transmitted.

 

MC is flesh-colored, dome-shaped, and pearly in appearance. They are often 1-5 millimeters in diameter, with a dimpled center. They are generally not painful, but they may itch or become irritated. Picking or scratching the bumps may lead to further infection or scarring. In about 10% of the cases, eczema develops around the lesions. They may occasionally be complicated by secondary bacterial infections. In some cases the dimpled section may bleed once or twice.

 

MC is one of the epidemic ailments all over the world. This ailment has a high incidence in Papua, New Guinea and Fiji. In west, MC is becoming as common as genital herpes, lues and gonorrhea.

 

The infection more often occur in children at age of one to ten years old. MC is most common on arms, and legs. However, you can also see it in other place of the body. It is spread through direct contact or shared items such as clothing or towels.

 

The virus commonly spreads through skin-to-skin contact. This includes sexual contact or touching or scratching the bumps and then touching the skin. Handling objects that have the virus on them, such as a towel, can also result in infection. The virus can spread from one part of the body to another or to other people. The virus can be spread among children at day care or at school. Molluscum contagiosum is contagious until the bumps are gone-which, if untreated, may be up to 6 months or longer.

 

The time from infection to the appearance of lesions ranges from 2 weeks to 6 months, with an average incubation period of 6 weeks.

The viral infection is limited to a localized area on the topmost layer of the epidermis. Once the virus containing head of the lesion has been destroyed, the infection is gone. The central waxy core contains the virus. In a process called autoinoculation, the virus may spread to neighboring skin areas. Children are particularly susceptible to auto-inoculation, and may have widespread clusters of lesions.

Treatments

Individual molluscum lesions may go away on their own and are reported as lasting generally from 6 or 8 weeks, to 2 or 3 months. However via autoinoculation, the disease may propagate and so an outbreak generally lasts longer with mean durations variously reported as 8 months, to about 18 months, and with a range of durations from 6 months to 5 years.

Treatment is often unnecessary depending on the location and number of lesions, and no single approach has been convincingly shown to be effective. Nonetheless, treatment may be sought after for the following reasons:

  • Medical issues including:
    • Bleeding
    • Secondary infections
    • Itching and discomfort
    • Potential scarring
    • Chronic keratoconjunctivitis
  • Social reasons
    • Cosmetic
    • Embarrassment
    • Fear of transmission to others
    • Social exclusion

Many health professionals recommend treating bumps located in the genital area to prevent them from spreading. The virus lives only in the skin and once the growths are gone, the virus is gone and cannot be spread to others. Molluscum contagiosum is not like herpes viruses, which can remain dormant in the body for long periods and then reappear. Thus, when treatment has resulted in elimination of all bumps, the infection has been effectively cured and will not reappear unless the patient is reinfected. In practice, it may not be easy to see all of the molluscum contagiosum bumps. Even though they appear to be gone, there may be some that were overlooked. If this is the case, one may develop new bumps by autoinoculation, despite their apparent absence.

Molluscum Care is the ultimate cure for MCV:

Molluscum Care is not like the usual medical treatments which include the use of acids or chemical solutions, or even cauterization or burning off the lesions. Such treatments have been shown to often be ineffective and the molluscum eventually recurs.

In treating molluscum through topical applications, it is important to use an organic product that nourishes the skin and is lipophilic or is absorbed into your blood stream. The 100% pure essential oils and extracts of Molluscum Care are lipophilic, meaning they are soluble in fatty tissue and cell membranes, allowing their antiviral properties to penetrate into cell membranes and safely destroy the MCV virus.

No other topical product can match the speed and efficiency of pure essential oils in penetrating into the cells. Synthetic laboratory products have not proven themselves on any substantial time scale.

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Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molluscum 

 

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