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What Is Molluscum Contagiosum?

August 25, 2019

Greetings. Eric Bakker, naturopath from New Zealand,
author of Candida Crusher, formulator of the CanXida range of products. Thanks for checking out my video. Today, I’ve got a question from a lady in
Kentucky and she’s asking me, “Eric, what is molluscum?” I think she means molluscum contagiosum. She wants to know about what causes it. The symptoms and things like that. She’s got a child with skin condition. Listen to that word, molluscum contagiosum. Sounds a little bit like some kind of Harry
Potter, expelliarmus. Expelliarmus. Remember, Harry Potter and they came out with
these crazy things? Leviosa and all those kind of words, levitate. Avis like bird spells and stuff like that. Molluscum contagiosum has nothing to do with
Harry Potter, but it sounds a little bit like that. We come up with these crazy stupid words. Instead they could just call it “red skin
condition,” but they like to come up with this crazy stuff. I don’t know why. Molluscum is a common condition that effects
mainly infants and you’re going to find it in kids generally under 10 years. Little red papules. Almost looks like a donut on the skin. You guys know what donuts look like? I saw plenty in America. These round things with a hole in the top. Imagine lots of small little red donuts that
sit on the skin. They kind of have a whitish kind of core. They can spread very, very easily. The cause of them is really unknown, but I
would say it’s got to do with a slightly suppressed immune function. Stress, poor diet, overcrowded conditions,
lack of sanitary or lack of washing. It’s a viral skin condition and it favors
areas a little bit like yeast like the groin, armpits, around the neck and ear folds, but
you can have it anywhere on the skin. It can get itchy and irritating for kids at
times. It’s generally pretty harmless. Like a wart, it’s not really going to do much. Warts are viral. Molluscum contagiosum is viral as well. The big issue with molluscum is when it gets
scratched because that can cause a secondary bacterial skin infection and that can be a
little bit more of a concern. We also will commonly see molluscum in kids
with eczema. It tends to be more common in those kids. Homeopathically, I’ll write down what I’ve
found works quite well and then I’m going to explain a few more other treatments for
it. This is Ant Crud, so Antimonium Crudum. It’s a type of a homeopathic preparation. If you’ve got a young child, Ant Crud 6 often
works quite well. So you can just go to a homeopathic pharmacy
and ask for Ant Crud 6 and you would just put one or two granules in the baby’s or child’s
drinking water each day. That’s going to help quite a lot. It’s a little bit like a yeast infection. You’ve got to keep the skin clean and dry,
regular washing with a natural preparation to keep the skin really well clean and dry. The other thing is I found sunlight can sometimes
really help quite a lot, too. A little bit like psoriasis. Be careful if you’ve got more than one child
because this condition can spread because it’s called “contagiosum.” What does that word mean? It sounds a little bit like contagious, doesn’t
it? If you’ve got one child rubbing up against
another child or putting two kids in the bath at the same time, that’s going to be a problem. That’s what you’ve got to look out for. Generally, self-limiting is going to last
anything up to two or three months and it’s gone. In extremely rare cases, it could last up
to 18 months or 2 years. You can get a little bit of those donuts you
can still see, but generally, it’s not really a problem, this condition. I’ve treated it many times in the clinic sometimes
with a little bit of tea tree oil in a tiny little bit of sunflower oil, for example,
or Jojoba oil or different carrier oils. You can just smear a little bit of that on
the skin. That’s often going to help quite a bit, too. Try those suggestions out, but don’t panic. Molluscum contagiosum is not some Harry Potter
spell. It’s not going to create really bad problems. It’s usually self-limiting. Thanks for tuning in.


  • Reply Kale Mussel October 4, 2017 at 2:08 am

    Great and happy to see you are fine Eric.

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