Molluscum contagiosum sounds unpleasant doesn’t it? Its actually a harmless but rather annoying (and slightly unsightly) skin complaint which is mostly found in young children. it manifests itself in wartish lumps on the skin which appear, in my experience at least, in tucked away areas like the back of knees, and under arms.
There are two annoying things about this little infection:
- They spread through contact, and try getting a toddler to NOT touch something!
- The NHS dont have appear to have a solution for it. My GPs advice was “they will go in a year or so.” Oh great, so in the mean time my child has to deal with it spreading and potentially become self conscious about it? Thanks for that.
We have tried a few medical solutions but none have made any difference. But after scouring the forums and blogs I may have stumbled across something that is working, and its all natural!
Manuka Honey comes from the Manuka plant (not the bees) and has an antibacterial agent thanks to Mother Nature. I was doubtful at first but after a couple of weeks of putting a drop on each spot before bedtime, we seem to be winning the battle. Old spots are disappearing and newer ones are not growing. Its still a battle as it spreads, but I can see a light at the end of the tunnel.
The honey itself comes with a score based on the amount of the active ingredient contained. I got 20+ as the article I read had been about 18+ and said a lower scoring version hadn’t worked. It goes higher, not sure whether that would speed up the effects.
It isn’t cheap. Mine was £27 for a jar from Holland & Barrett but I have found it on amazon now for less so if we get more (which we probably wont need to) I will go there.
If your child has this issue I would recommend start early as it has stop the spread completely in my youngest who only had a couple. The eldest had more so it has been more of a battle.
You can buy 30+ Manuka Honey at Amazon for a lot less than I paid here, you wont need much so I would get the smallest jar:
I do love a good natural remedy!