Re: Mollescum Contagiosum
Okay, so, after doing a search on here for molluscum I went and bought rubbing alcohol, peroxide, disposable gloves, cotton balls and toothpicks. I used the rubbing alcohol first and then tried squeezing out the centers with tweezers. It worked well on a couple and not so well on others (most of mine really aren't that big). Then I would pour the peroxide over them and kept going, changing gloves frequently and using fresh cotton balls each time and cleaning the tweezers between each new bump with alcohol. I tried using the toothpicks to poke the centers but that didn't really work for me. After awhile of doing this I noticed the peroxide was making the ones with the virus still in turn nice and white for me to easily see. I used the tweezers on those and again, worked for some and not so much for others. I then would clean with peroxide and used clear packing tape and put over the area, then pulled it off. I did this quite a few times using a new piece of tape each time. It got a lot of the centers that I couldn't get but seemed to work the best after a new application of peroxide before each piece of tape. When I was finished I applied more alcohol (OUCH!!) and peroxide and then covered the area with a fresh piece of tape and left it there to prevent spreading. Some bled and from what I read that's a good sign. I plan on starting to use my aldara cream nightly starting tonight instead of 3 times a week like my doc told me. Hopefully this will help speed things up!!
Just wanted to add, I soaked in the bath tub for a few minutes to make the bumps not so firm and easier to pop.
Last edited by mmk2009; 06-09-2010 at 03:19 PM.