How to Use
Simply apply Mollenol lotion to each molluscum with your fingertip or a q-tip and after 30 minutes put a Mollenol Patch or waterproof bandaid on any pus filled bumps. Do this once per day.
Additionally, undertake another round of applying Mollenol lotion to the bumps which do not have a Patch or bandaid. You could repeat this 2-4 times per day.
Each evening after washing remove the Patches or bandaids carefully so as not to spread the pus. Wait 30 minutes after bathing to apply Mollenol lotion.
The aim is to soften the head of the bumps. You should see inflammation of the bumps and surrounding skin.
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).
Refer to the Stages of Molluscum for more information.
What is not a molluscum anymore
Do not apply Mollenol and let heal
Pus has exuded and the molluscum is now dead. Keep the lesion clean and allow to heal.
Mollenol lotion may sting especially for small children if you apply to these open, burst or scratched lesions. Don't apply Mollenol lotion or Mollenol Patches.
When the head of the molluscum has opened and the pus exuded the molluscum is dead. The lesion is now a “wound” and should be kept clean and left to heal with no further application of Mollenol lotion or Patches. Use antiseptic lotion and cover with a bandaid if needed and consult your doctor if signs of a bacterial infection occur.
Signs of bacterial infection are a large dark red inflammation surrounding the lesion, tender to touch, perhaps harder than normal. Sometimes pus exudes which is darker or thicker than molluscum pus. Blood may also exude.
Get started quickly
Cover large pus filled molluscum
Cover large bumps with Mollenol lotion and Patches or bandaids. Some inflammation should occur.
Bumps can look inflamed and ugly but do not burst or pierce them.
Dab a little Mollenol or Mollenol Sensitive lotion on each molluscum bump and apply a Mollenol Patch or waterproof bandaid to absorb and contain the pus.
The molluscum pus carries the contagious virus which spreads the skin disease. Molluscum which burst or open without containing the pus will spread the infection.
Preventative action must be taken.
Mollenol lotion softens the head, irritates the molluscum virus and helps active the immune system. Mollenol Hydrocolloid Patches or bandaids effectively capture the pus.
Cluster of beginning stage molluscum
Beginning stage bumps before application of Mollenol
Cluster with small and developing molluscum slightly inflamed after application of Mollenol
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 and may only show after Mollenol has been applied.
Apply a thin smear of Mollenol/Mollenol Sensitive to the molluscum cluster.
Do not rub in. Keep covered with clothing and use Mollenol Patches or waterproof bandaids on any larger, pus filled bumps within the cluster. Patches can be overlapped to cover a larger area.
Extensive molluscum infection
Molluscum from beginning (4) to burst (1) and pus-filled molluscum bumps (2 & 3)
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 Sensitive, working through the infection day by day. Cover as many pus filled bumps as possible with a Mollenol Patch.
Practice good hygiene, use towels only once, use a hair dryer to thoroughly dry skin.
What to expect
Inflammation after application of Mollenol lotion
Pus filled molluscum should be covered with a Mollenol Patches or waterproof bandaid to control exuding pus viral matter.
The infection spread from the pus filled molluscum across the skin now inflamed and drying after Mollenol lotion.
We expect to see some inflammation and it is generally a good sign.
Apply Mollenol lotion only to intact molluscum not where the head is open or broken.
Apply Mollenol Patches or waterproof bandaids to all pus filled molluscum.
More generalised inflammation looking like a rash may indicate resolution is close
From pus filled molluscum to healing skin
Mollenol starts to inflame and reduce the largest bumps. Small bumps which may not have been noticed show as they inflame. (observe: L-R, T-B)
Mollenol penetrates into the molluscum and the bump will often inflame and perhaps enlarge. Adjacent small bumps also inflame into what looks like a rash.
Drying out or flattening of the molluscum usually 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.
Well formed and intact molluscum with no inflammation are often more stubborn. The skin looks thick covering the bump and there is a lack of innate inflammation.
Some molluscum do not respond quickly to Mollenol. This is because the virus has penetrated deeply with a thick layer of skin forming the bump. Application of Mollenol is not resulting in an inflammatory immune response.
Aim now to soften the head of the bumps to allow Mollenol to penetrate and for the pus to exude. This may be achieved by apply Mollenol Patches or waterproof bandaids for 48 hours at a time. Using more Mollenol lotion may also help. Persistence and patience will be required.
Molluscum on the face
Act quickly when molluscum is on the face
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 when applying Mollenol lotion to the face, go slowly and ensure to avoid the eyes.
Use a Mollenol Patch or waterproof bandaid if any bumps contain pus. Mollenol Sensitive should not be used on the eyelid and no closer than 1cm from the eyes.
Eczema and molluscum side by side
Look closely for scaly skin
Eczema and molluscum often appear together, with more molluscum lesions that last longer.
Apply Mollenol lotion to the molluscum within the eczema area.
This will help soothe and moisturise the skin, reduce itching associated with molluscum infection and atopic skin conditions. This minimizes scratching and limits the spread of the molluscum infection. Eczema often resolves or decreases when the molluscum is reduced.
Do not apply other creams or lotion when apply Mollenol.
Molluscum under hair
Mollenol lotion penetrates through
Molluscum can lodge under hair on the head, pubic hair and under armpit hair.
Mollenol or Mollenol Sensitive can be applied frequently, minimum of twice per day, to molluscum bumps in these locations.
Mollenol lotions are easy to use on hairy places.
Molluscum on the genitals
Mollenol Sensitive is best for 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. Mollenol Sensitive should be applied minimum of twice per day.
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.
Signs that Mollenol is working
Progression of extensive infection with many pus filled molluscum using Mollenol Sensitive and Mollenol Patches.
Day 1 of use of Mollenol. Some very slight inflammation of intact pus filled molluscum.
Day 4 with some molluscum shrinking, others swelling, all look more irritated.
Day 7 many molluscum have shrunk and are drying out, more stubborn pus molluscum are showing.
Day 14 and only a handful of molluscum contain pus with the skin inflamation finalising the drying process.
Day 17 immediately after application of Mollenol lotion areas of underlying infection are inflaming.
Day 20 and large area of skin is now healing but a small number of the most stubborn molluscum remain.
Day 25 Mollenol has done its job. Let the skin heal without any further application.
Day 35 the healing is nearly complete, only fading darker spots remain. The darker or lighter skin areas are called hypo and hyper pigmentation and are common after molluscum. They may be irregular in shape or take the shape of the bump or the patch or bandaid cover. They are the result of the molluscum infection. They should clear over the coming weeks.
While some people see results quickly, for others it may take longer. The average time with continuous use is around 3 weeks.
We would hope to see some signs within 14 days. The first sign is slight inflammation (redness) of and around the molluscum bump. Softening of the head of the larger bumps is also a sign of progress in the first week. You can see this softening by the bumps looking whiter or larger. A generalised rash can indicate that the immune system is now fighting the molluscum.
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 or pierce bumps and cover any pus head molluscum with Mollenol Patches, a bandaid or at least clothing. Don't share towels, toys or clothing.
*All photos submitted by people who used Mollenol to treat molluscum contagiosum. Individual results will vary.
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