Molluscum Contagiosum may be described as a condition related to the skin that is affected with viral infection which leads to solid round painless small bumps which affect the adjoining areas when scratched. Exposure to contaminated objects and person-to-person contact is behind this problem that affects the children. Adults may also be affected with Molluscum Contagiosum due to genitals’ involvement.
Causes of Molluscum Contagiosum
This disease can occur due to contact with tainted objects like faucet handles, towels or toys etc. Direct skin-to-skin contact is also responsible for this ailment that can occur because of sexual relations with the affected persons. The nearby skin is affected due to rubbing or scratching of the bumps. Children having atopic dermatitis are more prone to this ailment that can occur due to weakened immune system.
Why does one get Molluscum Contagiosum
Atopic dermatitis, weakened immune system, direct contact with the affected persons and hereditary problems may lead to this ailment.
Who gets frequent Molluscum Contagiosum
Anybody coming in contact with contaminated objects may fall prey to Molluscum Contagiosum that affects the children more. Adults may also get this disease.
Where does one get Molluscum Contagiosum
Skin is affected with this problem that results in bumps due to viral infection. Neck, face, hands, armpits and arms are exposed to these bumps in the case of children. Adults may be affected with the bumps on their genitals, inner upper thighs, lower abdomen and buttocks.
Symptoms of Molluscum Contagiosum
Patients affected with this ailment may bear raised bumps on the skin. Quite small in size, they have small dot at their top and become inflamed and red. Scratching and rubbing may lead to spreading of these bumps. The bumps and the skin around them may become red and inflamed.
Treatment of Molluscum Contagiosum
Careful examination of the affected skin is carried out by the doctors who may recommend antiviral creams like imiquimod (Aldara, Zyclara) etc. Use of potassium hydroxide or salicylic acid may also give good results. Freezing, scraping and laser therapy may also be quite effective in treating this disease. The patients are advised to consult the doctor.
Role of Ayurveda in treating Molluscum Contagiosum
Ayurveda has contributed greatly to treat Molluscum Contagiosum by suggesting suitable treatment of the disease. The wonderful ayurvedic medicines facilitated under the Ayurvedic System of Medicine contain the organic ingredients that are free from any harmful elements. Hence the patients are not affected in any adverse manners. Competent medical professionals are employed to prepare these medicines to ensure their quality at all levels.
Nidanam Health Pack
This indigenous health pack is quite effective for treatment of Molluscum Contagiosum and other diseases. Original herbal ingredients are used to prepare this pack that does not put any side effects. This herbal pack is based on the ayurvedic principles. Patients are advised to wash their hands, avoid touching the bumps / share personal items or have sexual contact with the affected persons. The bumps should be covered to avoid exposure to dust or sun.