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| Remedy for Molluscum Contagiosum |
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Name Not Given
Posted on: February 20, 2005
I am seeking a remedy for Molluscum contagiosum on the sex skin.
Molluscum contagiosum is skin disease caused by a poxvirus infection in the skin. The "contagiosum" implies that the virus is easily spread by skin contact.
I have not treated molluscum contagiosum. The general herbal treatment would be to optimize the immune system, using diet and herbs, and to use anti-viral herbs to kill the virus. Consultation with a medical or clinical herbalist would uncover where support is particularly needed in your body to boost your health and powers of resistance. For example, if your digestion is not optimal, herbal remedies will not be well metabolized. If your body is under nervous stress, your ability to fight the virus will be low.
Echinacea and fresh garlic would provide immune system support and antiviral activity. Fruit and vegetables should be emphasized in the diet, and sugar should be avoided, as it depletes the immune system.