Treatment for Molluscum Contagiosum

Since molluscus contagiosum does not cause any health concerns, it does not require immediate medical attention. In most cases, the disorder does not require any treatment at all and goes away on its own. It may take the person a few weeks or even a year or two to be completely healthy again. However, those who have a compromised immune system usually experience a rapidly worsening case of molluscum contagiosum. If there are only a few lesions on the skin, they can be removed surgically for cosmetic reasons. If not removed properly, the surgical removal of lesions may lead to scarring. Some of the methods utilized for this removal include de-coring, needle electrosurgery, scraping and freezing. Ideally the lesions should only be removed if they are in an inconvenient place or if they can cause spread of the infection to other parts of the body.

Though there are not many medications that may help in the removal of the bumps caused by molluscus contagiosum, some wart removal medications may be useful in such cases. However, there are many side effects of using such medications that need to be taken into account. Wart removal medicines may often cause blistering and even skin discoloration. Beetle juice is one medication that can be used for the treatment of these lesions, but use this medication carefully and sparingly as it may cause similar side effects. 
  1. Stephen K Tyring, Molluscum contagiosum: the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Volume 189, Issue 3, Supplement, September 2003, Pages S12-S16, ISSN 0002-9378, 10.1067/S0002-9378(03)00793-2.