Molluscum Contagiosum Ayurvedic Treatment

July 26, 2018
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Molluscum Contagiosum Treatment With Ayurveda

Molluscum contagiosum is a viral skin infection, commonly found among children. It looks like a small, pearl shaped, pinkish white nodular eruption on the skin.

It commonly affects the age group of 1-10yrs but is also seen in the immune-compromised adults.

Risk factor:

  • other allergies
  • family history of allergies
  • drugs which weaken the immune system

Cause:

  • DNA Poxvirus or Molluscum contagiosum virus.

Location:

  • In children primarily on the trunk, extremities and face. It occurs anywhere except the palms and soles.
  • In adults occurs mainly on lower abdomen, genitalia and inner thighs.
  • Lesions are usually found in groups but can be widely disseminated.

Incubation period:

  • It is variable between 14days to 6 months.

Symptoms:

  • Diagnosis is made merely by the presentation.
  • Benign self limiting infection.
  • Presents as a small, soft, dome shaped, skin colored, umblicated papule.
  • They contain semi fluid casseous matter which becomes solid with time.
  • It is generally not painful but may itch and irritate.
  • If it bursts it becomes painful, gets secondary bacterial infections, may lead to scarring and bleeding. In 10% cases eczema develops around the lesion.
  • There are usually 20 lesions but may be more in HIV and eczema cases.

Spread:

  • In children it is through skin contact and touch, especially at schools, swimming pools and by handling objects with the virus like towels.
  • Auto inoculation or self spread especially in children.
  • In adults mainly by sexual contact.

Management:

It is a self limiting infection which cures by itself if left untreated but this may at times take over 6 months.

Treatments reduce this duration and reduce the chances of spread.

Conventional management:

Surgical invasive methods like cryosurgery, laser therapy, scraping, de-coring, freezing, electro-surgery. These methods can however leave scars.

Homoeopathic management:

Homoeopathy offers a painless, non surgical, non scarring treatment for molluscum. Emphasis is on the cure of the disease than the suppression of the lesions. Homoeopathy believes that the only way to regain complete health is by removing all the signs and symptoms present and not just the disease, hence it aims not only to treat the molluscum but also its underlying cause and individual susceptibility which lead to this infection.

In individuals with underlying immune deficiency homoeopathy proves very effective in building the body’s immunity and stimulating the body’s own healing mechanism to fight the infection.

Therapeutically several remedies are available to treat molluscum which can be selected on the basis of symptoms like the cause, presentation and modalities.

To work upon the susceptibility to the infection, individual constitutional remedy is selected.The commonly used remedies to cure Molluscum are silicea, thuja, mercurius, natrum mur.

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Disclaimer: In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.

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In any means, we, Ayur clinic team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.


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