Molluscum contagiosum is a contagious skin disease caused by a virus. This disease manifests itself in the form of small and raised bumps on the surface of the skin. It usually appears on the hands, face, inner thighs, genitals, armpits and neck.People living in tropical climates and who have a weak immune system are more liable to contract this infection, as the virus breeds and thrives in a warm and moist environment. The virus is transmitted by direct contact with the infected person or by using the infected person’s personal articles like towels, combs and brushes.
The bumps are smooth like wax and are very painful and itchy. They appear several weeks after the virus has entered the body and sometimes they may not appear for several months. They give one an ugly appearance and are very unsightly. Adults usually contract this disease through sex. This disease can be easily managed and cured at home by using natural substances.
Home Remedies To Cure Molluscum Contagiosum
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is the most sought after remedy for all kinds of skin infections and diseases. It has powerful antiviral, antifungal, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties which kill the virus at its root and help the bumps to shrink and vanish very quickly.It also provides tremendous relief in the itching and burning. Take a cotton swab and dip it in tea tree oil. Dab the oil all over the infected skin and if possible tape the swab to the bumps. Repeat the process two or three times daily until you are completely cured.
Neem is a traditional medicine widely used in India for all sorts of diseases and disorders especially for all kinds of skin infections. Its antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties eradicate the virus swiftly and bring instant relief in the pain and itching.It also prevents the disease from recurring by removing every bit of the infection. Take a cluster of neem leaves and boil them in a bucket of water for ten minutes. Cool the water a little then bathe your whole body with it twice, daily.
Grind lots of garlic to a fine paste. Smear the paste over the bumps and cover it with a warm betel leaf. Tape the leaf to keep the paste in place. At night before going to bed, apply a fresh coating of the paste and repeat the earlier process. Also, swallow three cloves of minced garlic with water every morning. The virus will be completely annihilated and the disease will be cured for good.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a natural and easy remedy for molluscum contagiosum. It has great antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties which destroy the virus and restore the pH balance of the skin.It also brings considerable relief in the itching and helps to shrink the papules. Swab all the bumps with apple cider vinegar as frequently as possible till all the bumps vanish.
Mix some turmeric powder with slaked lime to form a thick paste. Apply the paste on the infected skin and leave it there to dry.Do this, three times daily till the infection is completely uprooted. Turmeric and slaked lime work in synergy to kill the virus, heal the bumps and mitigate the itching.
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