Molluscum Contagiosum Treatment
Molluscum contagiosum is a relatively common viral infection of the skin that most often affects children. It results in firm bumps (papules) that are painless and usually disappear within a year without treatment. If the papules are scratched or injured, the infection can spread to surrounding skin. Though common in children, molluscum may affect adults as well. In adults, molluscum contagiosum involving the genitals is considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD). The disorder may also be seen in adults with an altered immune system.
Molluscum contagiosum spreads through direct person-to-person contact and through contact with contaminated objects. Molluscum contagiosum is a common viral skin infection caused by the Molluscum contagiosum virus or MCV. Because it spreads easily, doctors often recommend medical treatment, especially for adults.
Molluscum contagiosum is a self-limited disease, which, left untreated, will eventually resolve in immunocompetent hosts but may be protracted in atopic and immunocompromised individuals. Some patients pick and scratch at the lesions, a habit that may lead to scarring. In addition, some schools and daycare centers will not admit children with visible molluscum papules.
When patients seek medical attention and desire to rid themselves of the papules, there are several means of therapeutic destruction to help speed resolution. The decision whether treatment is necessary depends on the needs of the patient, the recalcitrance of their disease, and the likelihood of treatments to leave pigmentary alteration or scarring. Most of the common treatments consist of various means to traumatize the lesions. Antiviral and immune-modulating treatments have recently been added to the options.
As molluscum is caused by a virus, it is highly contagious and can infect human tissue virtually anywhere on the body. Unfortunately, there are few adequate and non invasive medical options. Surgically removing molluscum or acid treatment, commonly prescribed, is traumatic and not always effective.
Skin is comprised of the epidermis (outer layers), and the dermis which is referred to as the true skin (inner layers). The epidermis has 7 layers which protect and surrounds the true skin. Because the true skin is the reservoir of nourishment, it is the area where most dermatological problems begin and where the root of a molluscum resides. This is why surgery to remove molluscum is highly invasive; it must dig deep through all dermal layers.
Very recent advances in the scientific understanding of medicinal plants suggest a much broader use of natural medicine in the process of eradicating molluscum and infectious viral diseases than science thought possible just ten years ago. AntiMolluscum-Rx is characterized by very strong and real antiviral properties which destroy the molluscum virus. The antiviral pharmacological activity of this treatment is well documented.
As the antiviral properties of AntiMolluscum-Rx have the demonstrated ability to penetrate all layers of the skin and thoroughly eradicate molluscum infections, they have received considerable attention from the National Academy of Sciences and medical professionals on a global scale.
Viruses exhibit rapid rates of mutation which can make immunity difficult to sustain. Once a cell is infected it is difficult to selectively inhibit the virus without harming the host cell (human tissue). As a result, much interest has focused on plants as strong allies in restoring immune strength and inhibiting the spread of viral diseases. Some of the most impressive results consistently achieved in medicinal plants are in the elimination of viruses. The antiviral activity of AntiMolluscum-Rx is well documented and principally due to its direct virucidal effects.
The mode of action of AntiMolluscum-Rx as an anti-molluscum agent is particularly interesting not only in consideration of its ability to destroy the extra cellular molluscum virus in very small quantities (just one drop of product), but also for its ability to stop the cell-to-cell virus proliferation. This not only eradicates the existing infection but also helps prevent autoinoculation — the spreading of the infection to other parts of the body. AntiMolluscum-Rx is therefore highly unique and delivers a profound curative effect against molluscum via topical application.
AntiMolluscum-Rx is composed of naturally occurring high intensity antiviral extracts which have a lethal effect against molluscum upon exposure. Application of AntiMolluscum-Rx provides maximum and rapid penetration of antiviral agents into cell membranes without damaging healthy skin tissue. As a result, this treatment enjoys a well earned reputation for its curative effects against molluscum. To learn more, please go to http://www.naturespharma.org.