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10 Things You Should Know About Molluscum

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Hi, I am Dr. Briant Burke, founder and director of Naturopathix, and as a practicing physician for over 20 years, I have taken care of many children with Molluscum, just like yours. Now, Molluscum is caused by a virus. It is common in the U.S. It infects about 2 million children each year. It is not dangerous, but it is good, the virus is good at evading the immune defense system, and that explains why it can persist sometimes for 2 to 3 years. The good news is your child eventually will get rid of the virus. That can be an average of 15 to 20 months, and in the meantime you can expect new bumps. A bump is a characteristic wart-like lesion, raised, with a central dimple or ______. The virus is very contagious and it is spread by skin-to-skin contact. It is contagious as chickenpox. You should avoid swimming pools. The virus loves moisture--try to keep the areas on the skin dry as the virus will thrive in wet areas It also spreads unpredictably. Your child could have a few bumps that sit on the tummy and literally do nothing for months at a time and then overnight will spread and can sometimes cover extensive areas of the body. When the virus spreads from one part of the body to another, it is a process called autoinoculation, and to help avoid that, it is important to not scratch, not let your child scratch, the areas. Molluscum often occurs in children with eczema. Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is a condition in children where the skin lacks certain immune factors, and so, the body, the skin in those children is more prone to infection with a virus like Molluscum.

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Posted by: naturopatic on May 21, 2013 - Molluscom Contagiosum is a contagious and unsightly skin condition common in children throughout the world. Traditional treatments, including burning the bumps off or freezing them, can be painful and have been proven to be a short-term solution that does nothing to treat the underlying problem. Zymaderm is a new solution developed by a physician led research team to be a safe, gentle, clinical treatment for people suffering from MCV. In this video molluscum authority Dr. Briant Burke discusses the condition and some things those suffering from it should know.

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