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. We offer full on-going support for your molluscum treatment.
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.
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.
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 on the genitals. Mollenol 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.
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.
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.
Extensive 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.
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