This past summer I sat down and wrote a blog post about the horrible experience that one of my sons had had with Molluscum Contagiousum
. It turns out that the post has become one of the most popular, most read and most commented blog posts here at Frugality Is Free despite being a bit off topic. At first I was surprised about the response, but then I thought about it again, and it really is not surprising at all. Anyone who has been affected by Molluscum Contagiousum is desperately seaching for the Molluscum cure
, and this is what I wrote about. Apple cider vinegar has been the Molluscum cure for my family, a simple home remedy that does what no expensive lotion or medical treatments seem to be able to do. Apple cider vinegar
cured the Molluscum virus in my sons!
Molluscum Contagiousum – The Second Battle
Not long after we got rid of my son’s molluscum bumps thanks to apple cider vinegar did we discover that our youngest son had a bump under his arm as well. At first we were hopeful that it was not Molluscum, but then a second bump appeared.
For the first year or so, we were told by my son’s doctor that we should not worry about our son passing on the Molluscum to other kids including his brothers (we even got a letter for the school saying just that), but after reading up on the topic I have later found this to be extremely misleading. After finally seeing a dermatologist, I did get the sense that the Molluscum was very contagious, although the doctor said that it would not spread in the pool as long as my son’s Molluscum affected areas were covered.
If one of your children is affected by Molluscum Contagiousum,
do not let him or her share a bath
with his/her siblings, do not let them share clothes, towels, bedding etc.,
and make sure to wash bedding and towels often to prevent spreading.
Make sure the child’s Molluscum affected area is always clothed,
so that no other children or adults will get affected.
We tried the apple cider vinegar treatment that had worked so well on my other son, but there was no response. The “molluscum bumps” did not react at all – I was devastated. I had a theory that the apple cider vinegar treatment worked best on mature Molluscum affected areas, so I decided to wait and see for a while.
I was hopeful, yet doubtful and I kept on observing my sons bumps. Then we got some very hot and humid days here in South Florida, and all of a sudden the Molluscum started spreading all over my son’s body. It was like deja vu from my other son’s experience.
When I went in for my son’s 2 year appointment about a month later, I consulted with his new doctor about the Molluscum. I explained that while I had been successful in curing the Molluscum virus in my other son with apple cider vinegar, the first treatment had not done anything to my youngest son’s Molluscum bumps.
The doctor was surprised to hear about the apple cider vinegar molluscum cure (or treatment if you will), and he wanted to hear more. I told him everything about the apple cider vinegar treatment, and about how fast it had worked on my other son’s Molluscum. I also mentioned that I thought it might work best on mature Molluscum bunps, and that I intended on starting another round of apple cider vinegar treatment on my youngest son soon.
The doctor took an extra look at the Molluscum bumps, and then he told me that the only Molluscum treatment he had had success with was literally cutting off two of the bumps completely, as this seemed to attack the virus. He also said that this worked best when the molluscum bumps were mature. He emphasized that this certainly was not one of his favorite parts of his job, and that it took a certain kind of kid for him to be able to do it.
He then suggested that I should begin the apple cider vinegar treatment again, because my toddlers Molluscum bumps seemed to be mature at this point.
That night I went home and started the apple cider vinegar baths, and after my son fell asleep I added a couple of cottonballs with apple cider vinegar on his mature bumps. The next morning he woke up with darkened Molluscum bumps, they were scabbing over, and a few days after they were gone. After two weeks with the apple cider vinegar treatments all of my toddler’s
Molluscum bumps were gone (even the ones that never matured), and apple cider vinegar really was the Molluscum cure that I was hoping for it to be.
Earlier this week I took my son to the doctor, because he was not feeling well, and the doctor was amazed when he saw a few leftover marks where the Molluscum bumps used to be.
I am writing this second Molluscum post, because I want to encourage anyone dealing with Molluscum not to give up, even if the apple cider vinegar treatment does not work the first time around. The Molluscum Contagiousum bumps may simply need to mature a little more, before they can be receptive to the apple cider vinegar treatment.
When the Molluscum bumps are mature, they begin to look like pimples ready to be popped. They have a white area in the middle, and you will be able to see a difference between these bumps and any new bumps.
It is essential that you are consistent with the apple cider vinegar
molluscum treatment for about two weeks, as the Molluscum bumps
appear a few weeks after an area has been affected.
For my kids the Molluscum cure has been apple cider vinegar, a natural, low-cost treatment that is accessible to everyone.
For those of you, who are not familiar with Molluscum Contagiousum
, I am going to share a few of the comments from my first Molluscum Apple Cider Vinegar
post, as these comments show just how amazing the apple cider vinegar treatment is, and how Molluscum Contagiousum can affect a person’s life.
“My son, 7, has also had this for about a year. I heard the same information as above from the dermatologist (it’ll go away on its own, freeze them, scrape them, etc.). I have been using ACV for several days and with cotton balls, bandaids and cloths, several hours at a time, and the hundreds of bumps on his neck, face and back are all scabbed over now. It looks awful but I am assuming the scabs will heal soon and then we’ll only have a few bumps here and there to contend with until it’s completely clear. The ACV was a miracle!”
“It’s me again. I’m happy to say that my daughter’s 37 bumps on her legs are down to ZERO now. I feel the ACV has been the main reason why they are gone…. I highly recommend making tiny balls soaked in the ACV and putting the little shot bandaids on over the ball and bump. It healed my child!!! I could just cry. We’re going to have a no bump party this weekend!!!”
“I wish the medical community would stop ignoring molluscum….obviously their children have never had it or they wouldn’t be so lackadaisical about it!”
“I just want to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for posting this blog!!… After less than a week of applying ACV while I slept at night, they have all scabbed over, and will hopefully be gone soon.”
I want to emphasize that I am not a doctor, I am not a nurse, I am not a Molluscum specialist, I am simply a concerned mother, who has finally found the Molluscum cure for her children. I am a mother who wants to share my knowledge with other parents, who find themselves in the same helpless and frustrating situation that I was in not too long ago. If you have any concerns, I highly advice contacting your family doctor, but I also recommend doing your own research as Molluscum does seem to be a mystery even to many doctors.
You can read more about my family’s experience with Molluscum Contagiousum, and the Molluscum Apple Cider Vinegar treatment here. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on creams and medical treatments that had no definite cure, I am excited to be able to declare that I found the Molluscum cure for my family.