How to Use

How to Use

Dab Mollenol twice daily directly on molluscum bumps using a q-tip (cotton bud) or your fingertips. Mollenol is readily applied to bare and hairy skin.
It is best to cover any pus filled bumps with one of our Hydrocolloid Patches to limit the spread and speed the resolution of the bump.
After several applications of Mollenol the molluscum lesions should inflame and reduce in size. The molluscum head may scab over.
Use Mollenol Sensitive for children 2-7 years old and for the private and sensitive parts of adults and children of all ages. Use Mollenol for children 8 years and older and adults for general application. Mollenol Patches can be used for all ages including children under 2 years old (see our Infants section).

We offer full on-going support for your molluscum treatment.

Large pus filled molluscum contagiosum lesion.

Large molluscum bumps can look inflamed and ugly but do not burst or pierce them. Instead dab a little Mollenol or Mollenol Sensitive on each molluscum bump and apply a Mollenol Hydrocolloid Patch to absorb and contain the pus. The molluscum pus carries the contagious virus which spreads the skin disease. For more detail on How to Use Mollenol Patches see here.



Image of molluscum contagiosum virus lesion cluster on a baby.Molluscum clusters often appear on the torso, thighs or elsewhere. These clusters may have larger molluscum lesions surrounded by very small, pin-sized bumps. The small bumps are early stage molluscum.

Apply a thin smear of Mollenol or Mollenol Sensitive to the molluscum cluster. Do not rub in. Keep covered with clothing or a large Hydrocolloid Patch. Patches can be overlapped to cover a larger area.  


Picture of molluscum contagiosum on the face of a child.Molluscum on the face is treated with Mollenol Sensitive twice a day. Dab a little Mollenol Sensitive on individual molluscum bumps. Do not rub in. Be careful to avoid the eyes. Use a Mollenol Hydrocolloid Patch if any bumps contain pus.



Molluscum contagiosum treatment for the genitals, scrotum and penis.Molluscum on the genitalsMollenol Sensitive is ideal for treatment of molluscum on the genitals. Dab a very small amount to one molluscum bump at a time using a q-tip (cotton bud) or your fingertips. Ensure minimum spread to surrounding area. Do not wax or shave pubic hair while you have molluscum. This is likely to spread the infection widely. It is also best not to engage in sexual activity when molluscum is present. 


Treatment for molluscum under public hair and genitals.Molluscum can lodge under hair on the head, pubic hair and under armpit hair. Mollenol or Mollenol Sensitive can be applied frequently to molluscum bumps in these locations. Mollenol lotion is easy to use on hairy places.



Treatment for atopic eczema dermatitis associated with molluscum contagiosum.Eczema and molluscum often appear together, with more molluscum lesions that last longer. Mollenol will soothe and moisturise the skin, reduce itching, and give relief to dermal inflammation associated with molluscum infection and atopic skin conditions. This minimizes scratching and limits the spread of the molluscum infection.


molluscum-contagiosum-leg-of-2-year-old-boy-small.jpgExtensive molluscum infection results if molluscum is not treated quickly, covering large sections of the body with many lesions in various stages of growth. The best approach is to treat the worst infected areas with Mollenol or Mollenol Sensitive, working through the infection day by day. Cover as many pus filled bumps as possible with Mollenol Hydrocolloid Patches.

Practice good hygiene, use towels only once, use a hair dryer to thoroughly dry skin.

An apple cider vinegar wash can be helpful when molluscum infection is widespread. Wash over infected skin with apple cider vinegar daily, dry off, apply Mollenol as outlined above. 

Molluscum and hygiene

Molluscum is very contagious. It can be contracted directly from an infected person or indirectly from objects. You can spread the molluscum virus across your own body as well as to other people. Wash your hands often. Change pillows and clothes more frequently and bath towels daily. Don't use soap bars, use liquid soap instead. Don't shave or wax molluscum and limit physical contact with molluscum infected areas. Don't scratch bumps and cover any pus head molluscum with adhesive bandage or clothing. Don't share towels, toys or clothing.  

Signs that molluscum is healing

Mollenol penetrates into the molluscum and the bump will often inflame. This is a sign that the molluscum is dying off. Drying out or flattening of the molluscum may follow and sometimes a hard or scabbed head may develop. The final phase is when the molluscum starts to fade and the skin begins to look normal again. 

*All photos submitted by people who used Mollenol to treat molluscum contagiosum. Individual results will vary.


Your Treatment Options:


  • Mollenol Hydrocolloid Patches. A mix of bigger, thicker high quality hydrocolloid patches

    Mollenol Hydrocolloid Patches

    Generous pack of 88 patches. Hydrocolloid patches draw out pus, cover, protect, and limit spread.  Mollenol Hydrocolloid Patches are BIGGER, thicker hydrocolloid patches infused with tea tree & clove. Apply Mollenol Patches to larger...
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    Hydrocolloid skin patch with clove & tea tree. For all ages. Use alone or with Mollenol lotion.
  • Mollenol Sensitive for children as well as sensitive areas adults.

    Mollenol Sensitive 25ml (0.85 fl oz)

    Molluscum contagiosum treatment formulated for children 2-7 years old and "private parts" and other sensitive areas for adults. Sensitive areas include face, under arms, and when eczema present.  Topical lotion applied to skin. For...
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    Topical lotion applied to skin. For children aged 2-7 years and for adult face and "private parts".
  • For persistant, widespread molluscum contagiosum infection. Recommended for older children and adults.

    Mollenol 25ml (0.85 fl oz)

    Use Mollenol standard only for adults and children 8 years old and above. Use Mollenol Sensitive for younger children and for private parts and all sensitive areas on older children and adults. Large 25 ml bottle. Mollenol, molluscum...
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    Topical lotion applied to skin. For adults and children aged 8 and older.
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    Molluscum contagiosum treatment with Mollenol 25ml and Mollenol Sensitive 25ml.

    Mollenol & Mollenol Sensitive Pack

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    The Mollenol Pack includes 1 x Mollenol 25ml/0.85 fl oz and 1 x Mollenol Sensitive 25ml/0.85 fl oz. Both large 25 ml bottles. Use Mollenol standard only for adults and children 8 years old and above. Use Mollenol Sensitive for younger...
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    Topical lotion applied to skin. Mollenol Sensitive for young children and Mollenol for adults and children aged 8 and older.
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