Home Remedies for Molluscum Contagiosum

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Molluscum contagiosum is a common, contagious viral skin infection caused by poxvirus. This skin condition most commonly affects children and sexually active adults, but it can also affect individuals whose immune system is not strong. Molluscum contagiosum shows as scattered, small, smooth tan or pink bumps; sometimes people refer to them as small warts or lesions. The condition can clear on its own, or you can use easy home remedies to treat the skin.

Sea Salt Scrub

  • Use a daily sea salt scrub to help get rid of the lesions. Mix two cups of sea salt, 1/2 cup of olive oil, 1/4 cup of grapeseed oil, 1 tablespoon of honey and two drops of tea tree essential oil. Store this homemade solution in a glass jar, and it will last for months. Shower as you normally would and gently massage the scrub into the lesions. Allow the mixture to sit on the skin for a minute, rinse off with clean water and pat the skin dry with a clean towel.

Exfoliate Skin

  • Exfoliating and removing dead skin cells can help treat lesions as well. Make a homemade exfoliating solution by mixing half a cup of baking soda with enough water to make a paste. Rub this homemade exfoliating mix into your skin during a shower, rinsing it off with water afterwards. Use this home remedy daily until bumps are gone.

Duct Tape

  • Duct tape is a common home remedy for treatment of warts and skin bumps. Duct tape gradually removes dead skin from the wart and helps eliminate the wart virus that resides in the skin. Apply a very small piece of duct tape to the section of skin that has bumps on it, and leave it on overnight. Remove duct tape in the morning and repeat the process until the bump has disappeared.

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