Molluscum Contagiosum Remedies

Last Modified on Aug 11, 2014


Apple Cider Vinegar   46  0   

Posted by C (Anonymousville, USA) on 02/17/2010

I got molluscum around my vagina and didn't know it so my boyfriend and I continued to have sex. One day we realized there was a lot on both of us. So we went to the doctor and they zapped us with liquid nitrogen. I went home and it spread. The zapped ones didn't look very different, so I went online and found out about apple cider vinegar. We got Heinz 5% and left it on overnight with cotton. The small ones look about the same, some spread, and the big ones turned really dark. The skin around the entire area has been really red and itchy. The ones on my boyfriend's shaft turned into huge black patches and it irritated areas around it. Is all of this normal? And since a lot of them don't seem to be going away, should we keep using ACV or should we try something else, like tea tree oil?

Thanks!

Posted by Amy
Southeast, Us
03/08/2010
I had molusscum over six years ago. I thought that they were bumps from shaving the bikini area (all of my bumps were only in the bikini line area, with a few just near the outside folds of the vulva), but after a yearly pap I was told that they were molusscum. The nurse told me that I didnt need to worry about them, that they would go away on their own. However, as I continued to shave, I was getting more. I went to my doctor and he burned them off, weekly as more would show up, for about a month. Then I moved, and I still had some showing up. I looked a little online and read about silver solutions and various silver devices killing it, but the sites (at that time) wanted me to spend nearly a $100 or more on the solution and/or equipment that would get rid of it. So instead, I found some silver bandaids and covered the few remaining ones. Amazingly, they disappeared not long after, I think it was within a few weeks. But its been over six years now and I have not had a reoccurence with them. So I would suggest to others to give silver bandaids a try. I didn't try ACV for it so I cannot give an opinion on it.
Posted by Ecruz
Miami, Fl
03/26/2010
My 5 year old son has MC and he has been under treatment for aroung 6 months and the bumps were not going no where so I ask one of my friends and she told me to put clear nail polish and it worked they are almost all gone within a week or two.
Posted by Ecruz
Miami, Fl
03/26/2010
My 5 year old son has MC and he has been under treatment for aroung 6 months and the bumps were not going no where so I ask one of my friends and she told me to put clear nail polish and it worked they are almost all gone within a week or two.
Posted by Any
Miami, Fl, Usa
07/01/2010
My 3-year-old son has had MC for a few months already; it started with one single MC, but now it is spreading and he has multiple of them. They are still quite small and he doesn't show any sign of discomfort. We took him to the Dermatologist, and they sent him home with Retinol treatment, but the truth is that it hasn't helped at all. The Dermatologist says she will remove them when she sees him next time if the MCs hadn't disappear. I would much rather use a home remedy before putting my son through the pain of freezing the MCs. My pediatrician, at some point recommended to use clear nail polish, but since he had one MC at the time I didn't really pay much attention to it. Seeing the post about the use of clear nail polish to treat MCs, I would like to know how the clear nail polish needs to be applied on the MCs in order for it to be successfull? Any help is appreciated, I am pretty desperate to get him cured without putting him through any pain.
Posted by Daniellesoclopez
Cornelius, Oregon
07/07/2011
[YEA]   "I just wanted to say thank you I have two young kids one 3 one 4 they are both covered with mc I have gone to the dr and they said wait it out well it has been a year now and they are on there genitals on there face I decided to turn to the internet I saw this web sight by just searching and searching we have burned some off and that has been real trama for my babies but now I see apple cidar vinager so I told my husband what can it hurt I went to dollar store bought cotton balls makeup remover pads bandage raps 20 dollars later then whent to the store and bought the vinager .

i soaked the pads then rapped them up with the ace bandages left on all night and the next day they were white by that night they had started scabing so I did this for three night the boys cried saying it was bugging them but gess what it has been one week alot of hard area I just wiped and now they are mostly all gone maybe 5 left each before they had at least 200 each. no kidding thank you very much you have saved my children it was so bad they got infected they had pus in them they were soar and no more now they look normal thank you thank you god thank you to every one thank you with tears down my face thank you!!!!!!!!!! Good luck to everyone

Posted by Stephanie
San Antonio, Tx
09/14/2011
I have a 2 and 3 year old and they both have a mild case of MC. I am scared that its going to spread to other kids and mostly I'm scared that the bumps are going to get worst in my own kids. I tried ACV on my daughter and she screamed bloody murder saying that it stung and it stinks. I am at wits end. Any advice on how you got your little ones to allow you to do this treatment would be much appreciated.
Posted by Lilly
Divide Colorado
03/05/2014
HI there, I've read through pages of all your comments trying to get help. My 4yr old son has a bunch of MC on his stomach back and under his arm pits. I was thinking of trying the ACV but was worried about it stinging or burning him, so I tried the clove oil and he was in agony so had to bath him straight away. Was I meant to dilute it ???. Just feel like it all sounds a but risky ie causing pain or discomfort-but definitely want to use home remedy rather than medication. Just need a bit more advice either on the dilution of the clove oil or more positive results from ACV ??? thank you all so much
Posted by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa
03/05/2014
634 Posts
Dear Lilly,

Clove oil is pretty strong, though I have used it neat (without diluting) in the mouth before. You can try 1 part clove oil and 3 parts oil (extra virgin coconut oil might be good as it is also an anti-viral. Test that on a small area and if it stings, dilute it further.

Same with Apple Cider Vinegar. If you want to try it, start with diluting it 1 part vinegar and 3 parts water. Test a spot and dilute more if it is irritating. You can also try 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water and see how that does, if the weaker dilution is okay, but again, test a small area first.

I have found essential oils and vinegar, when diluted, to work well on skin issues and not to burn. I hope that is the case for you, too.

I hope your little guy is better soon!

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Bumpy (Columbia, SC) on 05/16/2009

[SIDE EFFECTS]  Did anyone's molluscum get worse before it got better when you used apple cider vinegar? I've noticed that I've broken out with LOTS of bumps, especially on my arms. Just curious. Also, did anyone have it on their face?

Posted by Gnomelover
Houston, Tx
08/23/2009
[YEA]   "Hi Everyone. I just wanted to say two things about my experience with ACV. I've had MC for about 5 months now. It started with one lesion on my thigh that turned into about 10 autoinnoculated spots on my privates. Thanks to my Dr that told me it was a *YEAST* infection on my skin!!!!! This is why I kept shaving. Note: do NOT NOT NOT shave when you have MC. It *will* spread like wildfire! :(

To the poster that asked if the MC got worse before it was better using ACV, I am thinking you might have just had some bumps that hadn't surfaced yet and the ACV made them more visible.

I have been using Heinz diluted to 5% ACV since last night. I soaked a cotton ball in it and then covered the area with one of those huge bandaids and left it on about 12 hours. I woke up this morning. My MC is WHITE with black in the middle!!! Even with the diluted version this is already working. I discovered about 10 bumps on my buttocks last night :( Had no idea that they were there. I am going to be doing this method to them all day today and all night to help them on their way OUT the door.

I have popped my other MC but I gave this a try and this is great. Everyone says it burns but my ACV does not burn (probably due to dilution) and is still seemingly effective.

I am also trying DRINKING this horrible stuff. I mean it's really awful tasting to me but I figure drinking and topically applying will be better than just one or the other.

Bless you all and speedy healing!

Posted by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
08/23/2009
252 Posts
Hello Gnomelover, Question: You stated you are starting with Heinz ACV and diluting it to 5%. What percentage is it to begin with? Most grocery stores carry the most common dilution which is 4.5 or 5% acetic acid. However I did once run upon (and purchased) a 1/2 gallon container of ACV 10% solution. If you have purchased a 10 percent solution and using it without dilution, it would be horrible tasting to get down. If so please dilute it with 1/2 ACV & 1/2 water before measuring your oral dosage to take.
Posted by Dinks
Sydney, Nsw, Australia
11/12/2009
2 Posts
Molluscum Contagiosum

Hi Bumpy from Columbia to answer your question, Has any one had MC on the face? Yes I do, around my right eye, I originally had two about 1 year ago from the pool for I am a Swimming Teacher and now they have come up again about 3 and hopefully thats it, but there so itchy I really have to restrain myself from scratching.

Posted by J Mom
Massapequa, Ny
05/05/2010
Bumpy and Dinks - the itching is eczema. I did read somewhere there is something you can put on it to make it stop itching, so I'm sure a derm can tell you.

Also, the ACV dries out your skin and causes the eczema. Different dots. See the derm for a med. In the future, if you put desitin (baby rash lotion/aka zink oxide) around the pock before you put ACV, it will get less irritated.

Posted by Maree
Gladstone, Qld, Australia
06/28/2010
Hi there. I have just had several MC removed from my right eyelid and above my right eye. The opthamologist cut out the largest and 'burnt' the 'babies' that were spreading into my eyelid!!!

It was costly - $400, and has left me with a long scar!!!I thought I had seen the last of them! but then saw my baby of 11 months has several on his back!!!

OMG! I am now thinking of not waiting for them to dissapear, and will investigate the health shops for some treatment.

Posted by Shaina
Pahrump, Nv
03/04/2011
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   "Hi, My daughter and I have been dealing with this for almost a Full year... We went to the doctor many times in Nevada. They gave her Amox. And we still had the bumps. They slowly spread everywhere (torso, arms, legs, tummy, ect. ) over time. We are down to 3 bumps right now. I do not know where she caught it from at all!!

We have been using ACV for the last couple months and what a miracle.. A couple of the bumps were along where her pants rub and boy did they get swollen. I have been soaking her in a hot tub and ACV. And in the tub the bumps popped on their own. I hope it helps someone else :) Keep your fingers crossed.

Posted by Kimw2010
Ottawa, Ontario
08/05/2012
Hi. My son had mc from age 13 to 18 months, and we were able to successfully get rid of them. We tried waiting them out (really bad idea), Zymaderm (phase II included), and liquid nitrogen and failed previously. Waiting them out only made it worse – they kept spreading, Zymaderm prevented the spreading, but the bumps did not go away, and liquid nitrogen was effective in killing the virus, although you have to take multiple trips to kill newly formed bumps and stay ahead of the newly forming bumps. Do not bother with duck tape. It may prevent the spread, but that is about it.

To successfully get rid of ms, use the following steps as recommended by my dermatologist:
1) Go to your dermatologist or pediatrician and get your child diagnosed with mc.
2) If the doctor says to wait them out, it is time for you to take action. You have to remove the white sac that contains the virus by popping the bump like a pimple. Do this without rupturing the sac and exposing more virus to the skin. This will hurt, and will cause bleeding. Cover with band aid if desired. Wear gloves or wash your hand very thoroughly because the virus may spread to others. Wash area with rubbing alcohol. Wash all clothes, towels, blankets, and bedding.
3) Repeat step 2 with new bumps daily until they are all gone and no new ones form.

MC is a virus like chicken pox. Your child will eventually be able to fight it off by making antibodies. I also looked online to find remedies and am now responding to forums with what I found actually works. Hope this helps.

Posted by Seattlegal
Mcallen, Tx
08/24/2012
[YEA]   "We tried the Apple Cider Vinegar for my 4 year old. She has been dealing with MC for at least a year. Her older brother had it first and his went away with in 6 months. Hers however would get infected. And a few weeks ago when I noticed they had started spreading "down below" I decided I needed to try to get rid of them. I used those small circle band aids and applied the Apple Cider Vinegar right to the pad on them then applied the band aids to her spots. All it took was 3 applications overnight and removing the band aids during the day. The majority of her 30+ MC had died. I gave her a few days of a break and then we tackled the remaining 6 or so spots over two more nights. It is amazing... For the first time in a VERY long time she is spot free!!!! It has only been a week since then so I can't tell you if this is a cure. But even if it isn't and some spots come back, I now have a way to treat them before they spread. One tip I would give is to give Tylenol over it as well if your child complains that the treated spots are itchy or burn a little. Just one dose of Tylenol did the trick and my kiddo had no problems sleeping. I'm so happy I found this website!!!
Posted by Judite
Camb, On
09/23/2012
Our 4 yr old has MC on his eye lid and under his eyes in clusters can you put ACV that close to his eyes? they are right up close to lower eye lids? Would dabbing ACV all day and just leaving it without a cover work? He has had this since Feb 2012 and doctor wont do anything because too close to eyes and doesnt want to take the risk.

Posted by Erica R (Miami, Florida) on 09/25/2008

[YEA]  Apple Cider Vinegar cured my Molluscum Contagiosum. I'm not sure where I got the virus, but I did. It started off as one pimple-like thing on my leg, and began spreading. I went to the doctor. She told me I had Molluscum Contagiosum, so I immediately began researching natural cures for it. Rather than going to a dermatologist who would possibly burn them and leave scars, I instead bought a $4 bottle of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. I would tape small cotton balls to the infected area. The pimple-like things turn black and eventually fall out. It's unbelievable, and really works!

Posted by Lisa
Gaithersburg, Md
07/05/2012
[YEA]   "After noticing some small bumps on my 6 year daughter's left side, I took her to the doctor. Like most of feedback on this site, her pediatrician told us what it was, and that the only thing we could do was to let it run it's course.

Well after about 2 months, it only got worse... Her skin was red and raw (probably from scratching) and several more bumps appeared. After doing some research, I came across the thread on this site, and decided to give ACV a try.... Well it worked... Each night for about a week I cut up a cotton ball into 4 small pieces, and put some ACV on each piece. I used waterproof bandages to secure them in place, and let her sleep with them on. Then in the morning, I would remove the bandages... Over time, the bumps turned white, then black, then scabby, then one by one all the scabs fell off. Her skin is still healing from the ACV and bumps, and I'm using Neosporin and Vitamin E oil in the morning and evenings to help her skin heal, however she's certainly on the road to recovery.

Posted by Cloveoil
Orlando, Fl
07/05/2012
Clove oil worked in a couple days and doesn't hurt or damage the skin. Did the ACV and it worked okay, but just hurt my 2 yr old too much. Tried zymaderm, didn't work. Tried clove oil applied directly too spots (my bottle was over 8 yrs old so I applied direct, but probably dilute with carrior oil if new(some say their oil is strong enough undiluted to blister. So be careful, don't get it too strong). It should only be a mild tingle if anything when applied. First the spot gets a little raised and inflamed around it. Then the horrible little spots get a dark spot in the center within a couple days of 2 applications per day and fall out. Killed them dead. Finally something that works, if I had only known at the beginning, he would have only had 15 spots to treat not 50. Clove oil, who knew.

Posted by Theresa Corzatt (Lacrosse, Kansas) on 08/08/2008

[YEA]  My 7 year old grand son contracted molluscum at the swimming pool. It covered his back and was spreading fast. I researched cures and found that Doctors in other countries use apple cider vinegar to cure this ailment along with vitamin E. We wore gloves and saturated cotton balls with apple cider vinegar. We taped pieces of the saturated cotton balls on each wart. We put this on every night at bed time and also gave him vitamin E twice daily. This took two weeks. The warts blister and the core comes to the surface. We removed the core and continued the treatment. He is completely healed and has no scars. The vinegar does sting a little bit at first. Thank God for apple cider vinegar.

Posted by Acnosweat
Boca Raton, Florida
11/27/2009
2 Posts
I used this straight on my granddaughter and it hurt.. so i put her in the bathtub with it and in 3 weeks it was gone thank you so much...
Posted by Judovich
Rices Landing, Pa, Us
02/05/2010
My daughter is 2 years old and has Molluscum on her right side and now starting on her leg. We are on our third type of treatment, which involes an oral medication and a gel. I, too, have started vinegar and salt baths daily. I can see a difference in her one large Moloscum, but the smaller ones seem to be a little more stubborn. Did you notice if they took longer to go away?
Posted by Deborah
Boca Raton, Florida
12/11/2013
2 Posts
My Granddaughter has gotten Molluscum again at age 12. Doing Apple Cider Vinegar baths again, as I got rid of them with Apple Cider Vinegar at age 9. As I promised her I would have them gone before she moved to Texas, and with Apple Cider Vinegar Baths we did it to… Putting Apple Cider Vinegar in a bath will not sting but make sure you use a enough Apple Cider Vinegar or it will take to long to draw out. So hoping Mom and Dad can get them gone in 2 weeks as I wish I was there to help.. love her so much…love Mimi

Posted by May (Iowa City, Iowa) on 06/18/2008

[YEA]  Hi there! A while ago I was diagnosed with Molluscum Contagiosum, an itchy fungus sort of thing that showed up around my vagina. It's not considered an STD but I no doubt contracted it from God-knows-who during a one night stand. So anyway, I couldn't stop itching it and the stuff was spreading like mad. My gyno reccomended that I have it burned off with acid. Ouch! No thanks! So, having heard of the healing properties of ACV, I gave it a shot. I applied a little bit to the affected area twice a day with a q-tip. In 2 weeks it was completely gone! Just dried right up. Totally easy and painless. It has now been over 6 months and it hasn't come back. Thank God for ACV!

EC: Thank you for your feedback! A new page has been created for this condition...

Posted by It Happened To Me Too:(
Orlando, Fl/u.s.
06/11/2010
[YEA]   "First, Thank you for this website..I use it for everything, since I don't believe in medication anymore. Anyway, My boyfriend and I both got Molluscum and we both applied apple cider vingear straight to a baby wipe and left it on the affected area all day and night..stung alot at first but it was gone within 4days..his hasn't returned, while my molluscum just fell off last night.
Posted by Sleepless W/ Mc
Cincinnati, Oh
07/27/2010
I was diagnosed with MC about 2 months ago, but noticed the first pimple around my genitals back in February. I never knew what it was and just kept popping them and then a new one would form every week. Sometimes a few at a time! Anyway, once I found out what it was I immediately started my research and trying different things (during this time I never shaved/trimmed because I was afraid it will come back). After a steady month and a half of treating it I shaved and noticed a few stragglers. This was a week ago roughly. I was under the impression it takes 3-6 months for this to heal on its own and how long did you leave the baby wipe with the ACV on it? I want to try it because I only have like 3 little pimples left.
Posted by Chris
Raleigh, Nc
06/02/2012
Im a 23 year old sexually active male. I noticed 2 bumps on my penis 1 week ago and immediately thought it was warts (HPV). I went to see a doctor at a planned parenthood and she told me it was not warts, definitely not herpes, but looked characteristic of Molluscum with the dimple in the center, however I left undiagnosed and she recommened me see a dermatologist. SO I essentially paid the doc to give me a new disease to google. I decided to forgo the dermatologist due to the wait periods before appointments and because I have read that their treatments are mostly ineffective or take too long to work.

After finding Earth Clinic, I have a newfound hope that I can rid myself of these molluscum. By the way this site is EXCELLENT!!!

I found an article on the web from a dermatology journal (there is a good amount of jargon in the article, so it may be difficult to comprehend for those unversed in medical or biological terms. I myself am a college graduate and have grown accustomed to reading scientific articles, so it was a good informative read for me.)

http://dermatology-s10.cdlib.org/92/reviews/molluscum/diven.html

I learned that the virus only exists inside of the papules (bumps), it is thought that this is how MCV evades detection from the immune system. As I began to learn more about the disease, I felt more empowered... Knowledge truly is power! You'll notice in the article that it lists several treatment options, with evisceration of the lesions being the most effective method. The article also gives details on effectiveness of other treatments.

...Back to my story, so a day or 2 after seeing the doctor, I noticed 2 more bumps on my penis. The bumps are scattered with two on the top side of my penis and 2 more on the underside. I decided to start ACV treatment since I havent been officially diagnosed with MCV and since there are only 4 at the moment, which is easily manageable. I used small pea sized pieces of cotton, soaked in ACV, and taped them to the lesions with band aids. I only do this overnight as I sleep, and after two days, 3 of the 4 have turned dark grey and look a bit scabbed. The 1 bump that has resisted the treatment is very small compared to the others and may not even be MCV at all.

Now, I work fulltime, outside and sweat alot, so I was next concerned with auto-innoculation or spreading of the virus. I read somewhere (possibly on EC) that you can cover the bumps with fingernail polish to help prevent spread. I use fast drying clear fingernail polish and dab it on the bumps with a Q-tip, being sure to use a new swab for each bump, and never dip a swab in the polish after touching the bump.

My routine is as follows for ACV treatment:

1) clean the area with soap/water

2) wipe areas with rubbing alcohol, then peroxide, then alcohol again, then iodine.

3) Next I take the small cotton ball soaked in ACV and tape it down directly over the bumps. Then I wrap my penis with bandaids (2 or 3) to secure the taped cotton balls.

4) go to sleep

5) wake up, remove bandages and note progress

6) clean areas with alcohol, then peroxide, then alcohol, then iodine.

7) now Im ready to cover the bumps since I have to go to work and want to prevent spread. I dab the nail polish directly on the bumps and let dry (I like to give it at least 2 coats). This may sting a bit, even more than the ACV, but to me its worth a few seconds of pain, after the polish dries you cant tell its there.

8) When I get home from work, I wipe the areas with nail polish remover, then take a swower. I use paper towels to dry off my genitals and dry the rest of my body with a towel.

*Helpful hint, try to avoid getting any of the chemicals in the urethra, because it will burn!

I have my fingers crossed that I dont have any new bumps come up, but like I said it has been a week since I noticed them. I will not resume sexual activity until I have gone at least a month without bumps.

I am also taking vitamin C to help boost the immune system. This will be helpful in the case that I have to pop the bumps myself. The article that I referenced says that after popping the bumps and draining them, a massive immuno response occurs due to the injury from popping the bump (this is good), which will then kill any remaining virus partices in the lesion. This makes sense because the virus is sitting, undetected in the bump, but as soon as you puncture the skin, your body will react and the immune system will "investigate" whats going on at the injury site, and the immune system will then be able to find the virus that was previosly undetected and destroy it!

I will have to provide an update sometime soon, but I am currently remaining positive in thought and suggest that you do the same as well. Stressing the disease will not make it go away, so why stress it? Learn as much as you can on the subject and it will feel less devastating as you realize that this is just a puny little coward virus that our bodies are well equipped to destroy!

Posted by Hatethisvirus
Lala, California
04/04/2013
This is seriously the most horrrendous thing I've dealt with. I cry literally every day because of this. I feel gross and less confident as I have it on my genital area. It sucks. I was prescribed imiquimod which is like aladara and it worked. But I had a few more bumps so I went to the doc to have her scrape them off. She did. The a few days later I saw more pop up. This virus is terrible. I still have been using imiquimod. I tried ACV a couple nights ago and it seemed to have made some smaller. So I'm going to continue this tonight. I really hope this is the answer for me. I can't deal with this anymore. I've literally thought about just offing myself. But, hopefully this ACV will work. I hate having to deal with this.
Posted by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
04/05/2013
Hatethisvirus, have you looked up the remedies for this here on EC?
Posted by Dave
Fountain Inn, SC
04/05/2013
450 Posts
Try colloidal silver - topically.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Antiseptic Powder   0  0   

Posted by Dinglebert (Anytown, Futureworld) on 03/10/2011

Hi please post this, just edit the language if you have too, but I think ppl will appreciate it. cheers.

Molluscum Contagiosum

A cure using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and nail/needle core removal .

prevent infection spread with Alcohol and antiseptic powder.

Writing this as of day 4 from positive doctor diagnosis, approximately 4 months from when the first bump appeared. Feeling pretty positive at this stage, enough to want to get this out there and help others as soon as I can.

Ok firstly let me just say a big thanks to all those that took the time to write on the internet their successes and failures with this problem. An especially big thanks to all those that put a bit of humour in it as after all laughter is the best medicine.

Secondly I'm not an idiot, I'm a pretty clued up guy, I've learnt a thing or two about life as well, sometimes when you ask the universe a question it gives you back an answer.

I broke up with a girlfriend about 6 months ago, I was looking at porn in the meantime, my conscience was telling me this isn't right, sure the women were of age it was pretty standard stuff, but I kept asking myself is porn wrong? I laid off it for a month or so, then got back into it.

That's when the universe gave me my answer, porn is wrong it exploits women and puts them in positions where they are susceptible to sexually transmitted diseases like MC, but also all the other much worse ones. I don't think sex is wrong or having fun or anything like that, but an industry and a society that risks health for pleasure needs to question itself.

So that's what I've learned out of all this lay off the porn everyone spread that message.

Anyway, Firstly I knew this had a high likelihood of working as I once had a wart when I was a kid and my mum told me to put a banana peel on it and cover it with a bandaid, I did and the wart was gone in a week.

So rewind 4 months, I notice a bump right at the end of my foreskin in the shower, thinking it's just a pimple I poped that sucker but left the core

This was my mistake, if I had of taken the white core out and thoroughly disinfected, the surrounding area I probably would have been ok, but I didn't know I was dealing with this sneaky little pest. I left it and 3 months later 1 had turned into 8, mostly only 1-2mm but one was closer to 3 or 4mm. I'm worried its genital warts so I go to the doc, and he says It's "MC , it'll take care of itself over time, don't have sex there's not much else you can do maybe aldara". But I still think there is something I can do, cause I've read all the messages of people online, and I know the banana skin trick works. Now the reason I think the doctors say this is they're covering their own asses, they can't send any Jo off the street home with a bottle of acid and a scalpel and tell them they're a surgeon, of course not.


  1. BUY ACV. Anyway so get the ACV, I didn't get organic, but I did choose the one that the most wisps in it. Now I'm a pretty scientifically minded guy, I trust my own senses. I don't think there's any magic powers in ACV what I think is that it's a mild acid. Also it doesn't stink and stain like dark vinegar, you could probably use this method with other kinds of vinegar and it might still work, but hey why bother when we know ACV works.

  2. APPLY ACV. Put it on little bits of cotton wool till they are reasonably soaked, say one half, and stick them with bandaids to the MCV bumps. I used silver bandaids cause they were there, but I don't think silver really matters that much. If the bumps are on on your dick this isn't gonna be easy, give yourself plenty of time, like an hour, you don't want your flatmate, boss or hotel maid walking in on you. If there on your ass, well you better get a real good friend to help you.

  3. PREVENT SPREAD this shit is called Contagiosum for a reason! Treat it like its Ebola, buy a bottle of medical alcohol and some strips of cloth or what ever and wipe everything down you touch or the MC touches, wash your hands. Get some antiseptic powder the one I got is called medi-pulv it contains chlorhexidine HCL 10mg/g I think this is some pretty amazing shit, look it up on Wikipedia, it actually has antiviral properties as well as anti-biotic. The great thing about the powder is that you can douse your whole body in it and still go to work without being all sticky and crap. If you wear boxes switch to briefs to prevent your dick touching your thigh. Get about 10 pairs, burn each pair after you wear them, haha nah you don't have to, just wash them, you should be ok, this thing shouldn't last more than 24 hours outside of it's human host. Ok so ACV bandaids doused and briefs, go to sleep.

  4. WAIT. Leave it on for 24 hours. When you piss wash your hands hard out, don't do the bandaids so tight you can't piss, you'll swell up like a balloon and the whole thing will explode and you'll be covered in piss and virus, probably another reason why doctors just tell you to keep your damn hands off it.

  5. PREPARE to OPERATE. After 24 hours you're ready to operate, you're gonna be a fricken surgeon here so take this seriously, get all the supplies beforehand and give yourself 2 hours alone, you don't want your mates coming around drunk with Mario cart when you have your pants around your ankles and blood and cotton wool and bandaids all over your cock and balls. Need about 6 cloth swabs per bump I had 9 bumps (found another lil bastard during the operation) I used cotton wool as a blood swab but this is shit because you get covered in fluff, some cloth squares will be better cut up a clean pillow case into small squares if you have to, make sure you have heaps, you're gonna be swabbing and disposing, remember like the girl said treat this stuff as radioactive. The acid (ACV) after 24 hours should have slightly dissolved the tops of the bumps exposing the core, I also think the acid as it works on the skin, may trigger the immune system to work harder in the area, pushing the white head/core out slightly. Now it may very well be that if you just kept the ACV on for a week, the bumps will just go away on their own, which maybe fine, but I also think it might mean they'll fall off and go somewhere in your undies and may spead the virus, so that's why I think the best way is just get rid of the shit as soon as you can. The draw back is it's a bit bloody, and there maybe a risk of normal infection, plus I'm impatient. If you don't think you can handle blood you might just wanna try waiting it out. Ok get some alcohol to wipe away the blood, at first I thought the blood maybe infected, but now I'm not so sure, anyway treat it like it is, you wont be able to keep the blood off you but just wipe it away fast with the alcohol.

  6. CORE REMOVAL. Ok this is it, you're saving your dick here (or whatever part of your body these are on). I had a couple of beers beforehand, you might want a shot of whiskey, depending on how many you have you might want to plan to stage it over a couple nights, all up including prep and clean up I spent about 2 hours on it. At first I screwed up, I went for the biggest one first with a needle, which was probably a mistake. Start with the little ones as they are easy and work up to the big ones when your skilled at it. My big one started to bleed, and I freaked out about the infection, couldn't get the core out kept dropping crap there was a vein right under it too, so I just swabbed it and held it on there to stop the bleeding, core half out feeling defeated. But then I notice the smaller one right next to it, and I remembered how some punk girl wrote she used to just use her fingernails like a white head, so boom I did it, core out stuck to my nail, tiny bit of blood, wiped that crap away on a piece of paper, alcohol swab and then swab to stop bleeding. Now I know it can be done, boom boom boom I do next 7 like it aint no thing, now there's one left, the end level monster, make sure you have got good lighting by the way, I swear these bastards will duck under and try and get away, so boo yah! In with the nails, out comes the core, is that the core? I don't know it looks too small? Check, I don't know is it cotton wool? No it's the core I've done it! Luke just blew up the death star!

  7. CLEANUP. You are still one highly radioactive mofo, wipe away every last bit of blood with alcohol, the bleeding wont completely stop but should slow to a crawl, if you had too much whiskey the blood will be thin, and keep bleeding for longer (btw don't confuse the whiskey for the medical alcohol you're a fricken Doctor now JIM! ). Now because ACV got me into this I figured ACV was gonna get me out, dab a bit on with a cotton bud and then bandaid back up. Douse the crap out of everything with Chlorhexidine or something similar. That means your legs your hands your pubes the carpet your dog everything. Put those briefs back on wash your hands, wash your keyboard, wash your mouse, don't use the same towel twice.

  8. WAIT 24 hours and take the bandaids off and air that bump free bad boy out! Oh yeah! You will have new lease on life now my friend, keep searching for any new bumps, don't ever have sex with anyone you don't completely trust again, unless you want your dick to fall off.

  9. REPEAT. I haven't found anymore, but if any new ones spring up then do the same, it gets too hard go back to the doctor, pay for cyro or laser removal.

  10. LOOK AFTER YOURSELF AND OTHERS eat healthy that means fruit, vege, nuts, legumes breads and cereals, don't eat meat not only is it unhealthy leading to bowl cancer and some instances like chicken full of salmonella, animals don't like it when you scare them into a pen and kill them, just like your pet dog at home they have feelings and can feel pain, I am a firm believer in a kind of karma, if you inflict pain on others, or are indifferent to the infliction of pain upon others the universe will likely try and let you know, like a mirror, how that pain can feel back on you. Ok so your free now go be the best person you can be.

Posted by Willow
Lexington, Ky
07/21/2011
I've got to say that I'm only dealing with what I think is one MC bump. My doc tried to tell me it was a skin tag, but when it's on your privates, you become obsessed. I don't think it's a skin tag, but a single MC pimple. It's never bursted, which is why I don't think it's spread. However, I have noticed some smaller bumps down there that aren't really noticable but feel suspect. Good grief. Can't people just have sex anymore? And the doctor does nothing but frustrate me.

I bet I've read this post about 4 times now - too too funny. I appreciate the humor, and to be honest, the crude language. Sometimes you have to laugh at this crap or you feel like you are going to crawl under a rock for life.

I started the ACV last night but not sure if I'm going to operate yet. Some folks are having luck with just ACV. We'll see.

Cheers to humor!

Posted by Ff
Wtf, Fml/usa
07/25/2011
Also enjoyed the post. I tried the ACV but only for about 4hrs before bed. When I removed the ACV swab, each bump was now large and white. Wasn't the same as others reported, but seemed similar to this post. I didn't try the operation, and the bumps appeared back to their original state the next day. Gonna try the ACV over night like recomended before operation. Thanks for the post!
Posted by Eastcoast
Albany, Ny
09/29/2011
I used my fingernail to scrape out the core. You have to press down hard on one side of it then pull it across the bump, and the hard, white core (virus) will come out. It will bleed a lot. Make sure you put the 'cores' in a tissue or something so they don't get back onto your body and reinfect. When you're done, wipe with acv. THEY WILL BE GONE! I did this for myself and my boyfriend. After the first round, wait a few days to let your skin heal and the redness to fade, then recheck the area to see if you missed any, and repeat.
Posted by Cdfs
Dsadsdaas, Dsa
11/17/2011
You don't have to operate, read more threads. Operation just increases chances of spreading it and probably scars the area you did it on. Just ACV overnight for a week and the bumps will eventually change color and die. Re-apply and be rid of them.
Posted by Jethro
Happy Town, Lovely Land
12/01/2011
Sorry I'm gonna have to disagree with you on not operating, purely based on my own experience. You have to remove the white cores, I suspect that not only can they spread above the skin, I. E. Skin to skin contact, regardless of if they burst or not, they can also spread under the skin. Remember this is a virus here, a living organism, and it can adapt, I think the ACV only helps, the risk of leaving it for longer is that the virus will spread.

I've been MSC free now for 10 months after originally writing this post. They never came back! Seems like too many people on here apply ACV only and then watch it spread or get bigger. You must remove the core this is the virus.

There's even video on youtube now of doctor using a needle to get them off someone's chin in South America or somewhere.

Thank you combined Human Intelligence!

Posted by Anon
Nottingham, Uk
12/17/2011
Okay so mine have scabbed over and gone completely black, but I can still see the white in the middle. Also they look slightly infected, they are slightly greenish :/ How long do I wait for the scabs to fall off? And I don't want to burst them to expel the white stuff in case the virus spreads - please help! It's so appreciated, I'm 16 and so sick of these things!
Posted by Mommy
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
04/25/2012
Thank you guys for taking time to share your exexperiences! ACV really does miracles! We have been fighting with my son's Molluscum for the past 2 years. It's been 5 days since we started treating his bumps, located on his face and they started getting black, ugly and scab.

My concern is that it will leave scars, because he's only 4 years old and his skin is still very delicate.

Did you notice scars after the treatment and is there a way to prevent that?

Thank you~~

Posted by Sandra G.
Miami, Fl
05/07/2012
My 3 yr old son has molluscum on his belly and side. We went to the Dr. and he said there wasn't much he could do and that it would go away on its own. I started researching Molluscum and foud that it is extremely contagious and it spreads like wild fire. I searched for home remedies, and found ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) Treatment. I started putting the ACV on the cotton balls and putting then on the Molluscum with band-aids. I let him sleep with it over night. My son had about 7 of them. I also give him ACV baths with 8 cups of ACV to a full tub and one cup of salt, which it is used to draw out the dormant ones and the ACV then kills the virus. I let him soak there for about 30 minutes or more if he likes. After just one night of doing the cotton balls, I could tell that the molluscum were responding. One of them turned bloody dark like a scab. I continued with the treatment, and I had 4 more turned bloody dark like a scab. There are 3 more that are a bit stubborn, but I will keep trying. Also, put neosporin on all of them and covered them during the day. When you put the cotton balls, try a little piece of cotton on the Molluscum if the Molluscun is spread out, that way you can avoid any irritation to the skin around it.

I was wondering if anyone here has done the ACV treatment and can tell me when it is safe to stop the ACV cotton ball treatment? I also want to know if I should put more or less than 8 cups in the bath?

Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon Myrtle and Tea Tree Oil   1  0   

Posted by David (Melbourne, Vic) on 06/28/2012

[YEA]  This will be my first ever posting on the internet for I simply could not help share my personal cure for molluscum. After reading countless sites and forums over a period of a year I found the only thing I could to rid myself of molluscum, of which I endured for over a year until very recently! A truly horrible experience I have to add!

Firstly I would like to say please ensure you are very careful to not pass this on as I had no physical contact for over a year and was at my wits end. Be vigiliant as other people tell you keep the infected areas clean and try and use handtowels to dry this area, and wash them regularly as you don't want to spread them over the rest of your body, for they soon spread!

Anyhow I tried numerous concoctions such as expensive creams from the dermatoligist, also creams such as Dr Wheatgerm's, nail polish, canesten and numerous other things; but never bleach as some suggest though by the need of it I was nearly willing to try. So basically the only thing that worked, for me, was a mixture of tea tree oil, lemon myrtle (difficult to get hold of though) and Raw Organic apple cider vinegar. By themselves these were not that efficent, though teatree was somewhat effective. Basically I mixed these in a bottle along with some water to dilute the ACV etc and applied with cotton balls or make up pads. However, if I had a large one appearing I would soak the cotton ball a little (but only enough to cover the infected area) and use medical tape and tape them on overnight, or simply treat as many times a day as you can. In a matter of weeks they were all gone!!!

A note of warning though be mindful of not exposing unaffected skin to ACV as it can leave burns, although the markings have dissapeared. Just be sure to use the cloudy organic ACV as the normal ACV is useless! Good luck and hope this helps.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Probiotics   1  0   

Posted by Tracy S (London, England) on 11/15/2011

[YEA]  My son has molluscum and we used ACV and it helped but I also made him take a probiotic vitamin for a healthy immune system. You can buy these for children and adults in chemists, because one of the reasons for getting molluscum is having a low immune system. We also made him shower the area twice a day. And changed his clothes everyday. It is working great and he only has two now.

Posted by Aaronfromnorthgeorgia
Flintstone, Ga Usa
01/19/2012
My 9 month old was just diagnosed with MC. Although it sounds like there have been some good results, I am hesitant. A 9 month old will not understand that the pain caused by ACV, is a good pain. Can anyone help me with this dilemma? What should I do?
Posted by P
Middle, Fl
01/19/2012
Check out coconut oils and aloe vera gel or even the juice, just moisten skin with plain aloe juice and apply the oil over it! You can also use chamomile tea as an after bath tonic! Even a sea salt soak might work!
Posted by Tina
Houston, Us
01/19/2012
Please google 'pranic healing' and find someone who can do this. You will see results within a few sessions.
Posted by Jen
Bozeman, Mt, Us
01/20/2012
114 Posts
I can tell you that I don't think the apple cidar vinegar is painful as much as it is just unpleasant smelling. As long as you don't puncture the molluscum they will not be painful with the apple cider on top. I treated my 10 year old daughter with it and the only issue was the smell. The molluscum she had was right on her shoulders. I put a makeup pad soaked in it and taped them over the molluscum then left it on while she slept for seven nights. She whined about the smell but I never heard a complaint about it being painful. 9 month olds are usually not to worried about smells yet so I don't think it will hurt them as long as the molluscum are not open sores.

I tried the apple cider vinegar on my other child's planters wart that was getting so huge that it was affecting her ability to walk as it was on the instep of her foot. It only took a couple treatments and now it's just a small red scar. ACV is amazing.

Posted by Mc In Pa
Allentown
06/11/2012
Does anyone have experience with MC on their face or tongue? All discussion here has been about the skin, but what happens when it goes beyond that? I was MC free for a year, went into a friends hot tub, and red spots appeared. Thought nothing of it, til I spotted red spots on my tongue, which soon spread to the back of my throat (I take it they transferred from my body to my girls, where I picked it up orally). Any suggestions on this? I've soaked a cotton ball in ACV and left it on my tongue as long as possible, I gargle with 1/2 ACV/1/2 water, but still they remain. This virus sucks- I'm just hoping it can't pass beyond my tongue/throat and cause internal problems.

Aromatherapy   0  0   

Posted by Bess (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 10/19/2012

A mother wrote an interesting blog entry using aromatherapy to cure her toddler's molluscum contagiosum. It's very informative and she posts photos of her little boy and his progress. It did take several months but the spots haven't come back. It's posted on a site that sells essential oils but you can buy essential oils just about anywhere these days. It's the information that is useful. For what it's worth:

http://naturesgiftaromatherapy.blogspot.ca/2012/09/more-on-molluscum-contagiosum.html

Lemon myrtle is usually applied to adult skin but the mother found it too harsh on her son so she used Ravensara in Calophyllum.

Hope this helps someone.

Clearasil Pads   1  0   

Posted by Mom T (Cincinnati, Ohio) on 04/12/2012

[YEA]  Two of my boys had Molluscum Contagiosum, and we have found our own way to get rid of them. It takes consistency, but it works. Every night and Every morning they would rub each bump with a Clearasil pad (the ones with 2% saucilic acid in them). This dries the bumps out and they disappear within a couple weeks. Now, both of my boys also have severe Eczema. So obviously using a drying agent on their skin caused their Eczema to flair (esp. Since it was in their elbow arm pits- a bad eczema spot anyway). We combated their eczema at the same time with their prescription Elocon lotion (being sure not to touch the bumps with the eczema lotation, b/c that would just counteract the molluscum treatment you just did) The bumps will be a little painful and bright red as they are drying out, but I promise they will go away one by one, quickly! Try it and see if it works for you- I hope!!! Molluscum is awful and ugly!

Clove Oil   4  0   

Posted by Nicole (Ma) on 11/14/2013

[YEA]  Clove oil seems to be working for my 7 year old son! It's been only 5 days some have gone away quicker than others! They seem to be coming to a head and easily pulled off! Does burn a bit but not as bad as having them burned off!

Posted by Godblessedme (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) on 08/31/2012

[YEA]  CLOVE OIL! CLOVE OIL! CLOVE OIL! I caught molluscum from a sauna at the gym, I had a hard time getting rid of most of them. I tried ACV and that just irritated my skin and made things worse. I ordered the strongest Tea Tree oil on the market from Melaleuca, that worked a little better but it took quite a while. After 8 months I thought they had all gone away but apparently I had one little spot that stuck around for another 4-5 months, I didnt realize what it was and scratched it. Well needless to say, it spread to about 7 bumps. I was devistated, then I found this thread and someone had mentioned clove oil. I got 100% pure clove oil, applied it to the spots and within hours the spots were smaller and almost gone. I applied the oil 4 times and over night, they had all disapeared! I was amazed and so relieved! Try clove oil! Just be careful because it seriously burns if you get in the wrong areas by accident. I have a hypothyroidism which causes my immune system to be weaker than normal, so I thought I would never be cured of this. With much praying and much effort of not irritating the spots, and dialy upkeep of oils and cleansing I am happily free of the ailment!!! Good luck to everyone, I hope my advice helped someone. Prayers and Clove oil!

Posted by Clove Oil Worked Best (Orlando, Fl) on 07/22/2012

[YEA]  Clove oil worked in a couple days for Molluscam Contagiosum and doesn't hurt or damage the skin. Did the ACV and it worked okay, but just hurt my 2 yr old too much. Tried zymaderm, didn't work. Tried clove oil applied directly too spots (my bottle was over 8 yrs old so I applied direct, but probably dilute with carrior oil if new(some say their oil is strong enough undiluted to blister. So be careful, don't get it too strong). It should only be a mild tingle if anything when applied. First the spot gets a little raised and inflamed around it. Then the horrible little spots get a dark spot in the center within a couple days of 2 applications per day and fall out. Killed them dead. Finally something that works, if I had only known at the beginning, he would have only had 15 spots to treat not 50. Clove oil, who knew.

Posted by Rkainne
Guerneville, Ca
11/03/2012
Hello everyone. for the last few years, I, too, have suffered from mc, - on my face! So, I am very leary of treating with the acidic apple cider vinegar (acv) and had more questions about the clove oil treatment.

#cowb in orlando, fl, if you're out there, you wrote that you applied the clove oil directly. My questions: how often did you aply the oil and how did you apply it? did you put it on cotton or some other carrier and bandaid it as with the acv? thx ahead of time. I want these little guys gone...

Posted by Clove Oil Works
Orlando, Fl
11/08/2012
I applied the clove oil at 100%. That said it is NOT recommended. You should dilute it per recommendation at 20/80 clove oil to coconut oil or a carrier oil. The face is tender skin. If you put it on undiluted or even 50/50. It will sting for about 10 minutes. Not bad just wow warm. Don't use if you have medical conditions... Etc. depending on the size of the MC, small ones will only need a couple days if clove oil applied with a q-tip, and then they will get a tiny scab in the center and they are dead. Mature ones might take a week or two. But NOTHING out there works as quickly or painlessly without damaging the skin like clove oil. PS. It also cured a coworkers jungle rot. You don't need to cover it with band aids. Just dab the spot with the clove oil mix. Let it soak in and forget about it. I put this out on the web in June 2012 and I have found many people who have replied that it worked for them. Please let us know your results.
Posted by Steph
London, Uk
03/14/2013
[YEA]   "This has really worked for me so far.

I woke up with spots all over my side and collar area a few days ago and went straight to see the doctor. She told me it was MC, that it will go away on its own and to not share towels with others.

I immediately came home and started dabbing them with ACV before even looking it up. After some more research, I tried clove oil. It's been less than 2 days, and the spots are already dried up and look like they may be on their way out. They are very small, so they don't really have a head, although it looks like they have a tiny tiny black head, which is towards the end I think.

I don't know if I have a mild case, which explains why they are small, but either way I recommend treating spots ASAP after diagnosis or, prefereably, discovery.

I would not recommend picking or scraping.

Clove oil all the way!

Colloidal Silver   1  0   

Posted by Relieved Mom (San Francisco, Ca) on 09/23/2012

[YEA]  My 8 year old son got MC about last winter and it spread like mad over the summer. First we tried apple cider vinegar - it worked a little but burned and itched. He also had so many lesions that I was concerned about spreading them every time I used a cotton ball to dab the ACV on. Tried clove oil (no change at all), tea tree oil (dried his skin out and itched), and boosted his immunity with vitamins and probiotics. Nothing worked until we tried Colloidal Silver. Within 2 days of ingesting 1 tsp/day and spraying his body topically, almost half of the lesions in his armpit (which was covered) were gone. He was also pain free from the itching and burning. We are 4 days in and every day the improvement is tremendous. I bought it over the counter at Whole Foods and can't believe the change. He is thrilled and I am so relieved that something finally worked!

Dead Sea Mud   2  0   

Posted by Mohammed (Amman, Jordan) on 10/14/2012

[YEA]  My 4th year daughter diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum , it started with about 25 spots , we take her to the dermatologist , and he adviced us to make a cryotherapy to remove it - it was abad experince for my daughter because it was painful - we did it because it was a fast solution to prevent spreading the virus to other areas on her body , after 2 weeks I noticed a small spots with a numerous numbers all over her hands and legs , we were shoked from that , so we took her again to her dermatologist , he adviced us to paint Benzac 5% all over her legs and arms , of course I did not listen to him , because Benzac 5% it an irritating medicine it will casue a pain and my daughter and she may scratch it - Because of benzac - and this will lead to spread the virus to other areas on her body or to us ...

Since I live in Jordan where dead sea locate in , I know Many people come from all over world to the dead sea to enjoy there and to treat many skin diseases such as psoriasis , even when I was in Jordan - now im living in other country - I used to go with my family and friends to swim in the dead see , and paint our bodies with this mud , By the way this mud is very rich of minerals especially sulfur and it has astrange texture because it lays under the most salted sea in the deepest point in the world , where you cant find and creature live in because of heigh concentration of the salt and minerlas - except some kind of Bacteria where discovered recently - , by the way and many cosmatic companies used this mud in their product ....

so I decided to use Dead Sea mud , and I started to paint my Daughter arms and leg with her cheek ( because it start to appear on that area ) with that mud , when me and my wife finished from painting our daughter , she was look like a Mumy :) .... we left the mud for 15 minutes on her body till it become dried , then we wash her by water and we used Dettol shower gel , after shwer we noticed that the spots become large , inflamed and red , we were woried , I asked my daughter honey do you feel any pain or itching , she said no. after a few hours the spots come back to its normal size and shape , we repeated the treatment for 5 consecutive days , all the spot become dried and their size become smaller , so we decided to stop painting , now most of the spot gone and the remaing is very small , really I was happy for that result , I want to share this experience with all people whom suffering from MC , By the way from my experince Dead see mud will leave your skin clean , soft , without any irritation or dryness , its not toxic like Clove oil non irritanat like Apple cide vineger , Sorry if my english languge was not fluent ....


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