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A homeopathic casestudy of Viral Skin Infections: Molluscum Contagosium

Molluscum Contagiosum (MC) is a viral infection on the skin caused by the Pox virus.

The only symptom which occurs is a number of small, firm, raised pimple like bumps on the skin with typically a pin point dimple in the middle. The bumps often cause no harm to the person, but for some people the bumps become itchy and for others can spread all over the body including the face. The virus can remain in the body for a few months up to 4 years.

Molluscum Contagosium The Round Clinic

Molluscum Contagiosum is very common among school aged children due to the spreading through close contact, either through touching the skin of an infected person or touching objects which have touched the infected person, such as towels, toys, clothes, food, etc.

The two most common conventional ways to treat Molluscum Contagiosum are:

  1. Cryotherapy (removed through freezing): procedure can be painful and possibly leave scars. Once initial ones are removed, more spots can reappear.

  2. No interference - ‘wait and see approach’

In my practice at the Round Clinic, I see around 2 children per month with Molluscum Contagiosum with a high efficiency rate using Homeopathy.

Below is one of my most recent cases.

On August 27, 2017 I saw a little girl, 6 years old, who had over a hundred Molluscum Contagiosum bumps all over her body. Eight months ago her mother said it started with two bumps on her stomach, which quickly spread over the course of the summer.

After she brought her daughter to see me on their return to Hong Kong and spent an hour for her first consultation taking the case. I closely observed and auscultated the child and asked the mother many questions about her daughter since with Homeopathy every detail is important to find the correct remedy.

Homeopathic medicine is very individual. The remedy I gave this little girl was Causticum 200C, with just 3 doses over 2 days.

Feedback from the mother was that within 3 days the eruptions turned very red, then 3 more days later they became quite dry and started to fall off naturally 4 days after. After two weeks her skin was completely clear.

Molluscum Contagiosum

All of the children I have treated with Mollusucm Contagiosum received different remedies as each case is different and unique. This is an essential aspect of homeopathy, with each medicine specific to the person as well as their symptoms.

Homeopathic medicine does not cover up the symptoms of the disease as it stimulates the body to heal itself and eradicate the disease.

This is ultimately the goal of homeopathic medicine.

Michelle Ricaille is a UK registered Homeopath and Nutritionist and can be consulted at The Round Clinic -

T 2648 2612

All pictures posted with permission of the parent.

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