Alternative treatments for molluscum contagiosum?
November 3, 2009 8:24 AM Subscribe
Have any of you tried any at-home treatments for molluscum contagiosum? I was diagnosed with it a month ago, and had the existing papules removed at the Dr.'s office. More have sprung up, and I would prefer to try and treat them at home, as the treatment from my Dr. left some unattractive scars.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (10 answers total)
I've been doing some research online, and it seems everyone has a different opinion on whether tea tree oil, salicylic acid, lemon myrtle etc. have any effect on clearing up the molluscum. Are all of those treatments just snake oil/ a placebo to make you feel like you're treating the virus, while it just slowly clears up on it's own? Any advice would be appreciated.