SKIN DISEASE

MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSM

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.

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.