Home Remedies for Molluscum Contagiosum

There are several natural remedies for molluscum contagiosum but none of them are scientifically proven to have any positive effects on the condition. One of the most common remedies for this condition is the use of over the counter creams such as salicylic acid patch. There are several commercial preparations that contain salicylic acid and these can be topically applied to dissolve the bumps. Like any other wart treatment medications, these over the counter medications may also cause scarring and worsening of symptoms when applied over the bumps.

You may also use over the counter home wart freezer devices, which can be used for self freezing at home every few weeks. This can help increase the chances of removal of the warts naturally. The appropriate use of such devices may successfully remove the bumps without any unnecessary scarring and complications.

Another simple molluscum contagiosum natural treatment is to apply a small piece of duct tape on each individual bump and after fastening the duct tape to the skin, remove it in one quick and swift motion. This can help remove the bumps, but it can be very painful and leave behind infectious lesions or scars. It is best to use this remedy only as a last resort.

You may also squeeze the core of each bump to remove the waxy substance inside it. Ideally, this should not be done as it can cause a spread of infection to other parts of the skin. 
  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.
  2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001829/