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About a week after the dr. appointment, it was apparent that the molluscum was spreading and getting worse instead of getting better. At this point he had over 20 all over his body and since the start of school was around the corner I wanted to get rid of these bumps ASAP!

So I did what most people do now… after my kiddos went to bed I opened up my laptop and started researching on the internet. What I found definitely did not make me feel better at all! The first thing that caught my eye was that it can take up to TWO YEARS for the MC to go away!! No way I was waiting that long!!!

So I decided to search for treatment options. The prescription creams seemed painful, pricey, and full of chemicals so I started looking for at home remedies. I’m not a hippie or anything but I’d rather try natural remedies than drugs especially on my baby’s skin!

The list I compiled was pretty lengthy, but I will list it all here so that you can learn from MY mistakes instead of put your child through the misery mine did!

– Tea Tree Oil

– Apple Cider Vinegar

– Beetle Juice

– Zymaderm

– DermAllay

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How it all began…

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My name is Stacey and for the last 16 months I’ve been fighting the uphill battle against molluscum spreading throughout my family. I am a single mother of 2 children, Kate (3) and Matthew (6) who both have contracted molluscum… This is the story (adventure really) of the long road we traveled before finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. And yes, there is a light!!!!

It all started when Matthew came home from summer camp one day complaining about his friends making fun of him because he had these bumps under his armpit while at the pool. I took a look and sure enough there were 3 bright red bumps that seemed to have come out of nowhere! I didn’t think anything of it and figured it was just a rash so I put some Benadryl on it and brushed it off as nothing. The following week I noticed more and more of these bumps showing up in random places like his belly, leg, and even one on his face so I decided to take an appointment with our pediatrician and google search like a crazy person until our appointment the following day. By the time we made it to the appointment I had narrowed it down to about 5 different possibilities… None of which were correct! 

The doctor told me it was Molluscum Contagiosum, comforted me (because I was visibly panicked after hearing such a foreign and horrible sounding name) and told me it was a very common viral skin disease and would go away on its own! I went home, $76 poorer but relieved that this was nothing scary and not for a second did I ever think it would turn into the nightmare it ended up being. 

This was the last month I went to bed without worry for over a year….