Molluscum Contagiosum isn't life threatening by any means. It's in the "pox family" of viruses. It can't hurt your child - it's just really annoying - especially for children that struggle with eczema. Amelia is our super-sensitive-to-everything child. We couldn't even use Dreft when she was a baby because she would break out all over her body. She couldn't use the sweet smelling baby lotions. To this day, if I try to put a new outfit on her without washing it first - she'll break out all over her body.
I'm not going to lie, when she caught this virus and I started reading about it, I freaked out inside. It can stay in their system for up to a year and even as long as three years. You're supposed to keep it covered whenever they're around other children, they can't bathe with their siblings, they aren't supposed to swim with other children, and they can't scratch it or it will spread the virus. It's a never ending cycle if they're always scratching it. And a child with eczema seems to always have sensitive areas that itch.
We found ourselves constantly telling Amelia:
"don't kiss your sister on the mouth"
"don't scratch your arm"
"don't kiss your cousins on the mouth"
"don't scratch your leg"
"don't kiss your friends on the mouth"
What's with little girls wanting to kiss everyone?? I never realized until we were dealing with this virus. We just didn't want her to spread it and give the virus to other children and per our doctor, we knew how easily that could happen.
We took Amelia to a pediatric dermatologist. We decided on a treatment where they would inject a yeast into the top of one of the lesions. This treatment has the best success rate but it takes several injections. You get one injection per month for up to 6-7 months.
Amelia was still getting new lesions and was MISERABLE after our first injection. She would cry at bedtime and ask us when her "spots" were going to go away. She would pray at bedtime and ask God to take her "spots" away. She would ask why her sister couldn't take a bath with her anymore. We never told her it was because of her virus but she knew. It broke our hearts.
So...I stayed up that night and cried and searched the internet until 2am for any and all treatments available. I read every review known to man. In my search I found THIS product and decided it couldn't hurt to try it. I ordered two tubes, not knowing how much it would take if it really worked. I'm going to be honest, I would have paid any amount of money at that point to get rid of it. At the point of my three year old crying every night - that's when this Mama took matters into her own hands and there was no price tag too large to help her.
This was our routine every single night for two weeks. They recommend you use the product 2-3 times a day but it can stain clothing and I didn't want to make Amelia start and finish her day with this process. We chose to only use it at night after bath time. The first picture is the amount of lesions she had when we first started. The second is how many she had after using the product for a week.
This is the before and after picture - when we first started using the product and at the end of the two weeks. She also had it on the back of one of her legs.
The medicine is plant-based and literally dried out every single lesion. It was amazing! It did dry her skin out a little, so after it dried I would put vaseline on her as well. I used a blow dryer on a cool setting to dry the medicine really well before putting her pjs on her. Her bedtime routine was about a 30 minute process every night but it was worth it because this medicine killed the virus within 2 weeks! Months later, you can't even tell Amelia ever had the virus on her arm and leg.
We took her back to her dermatologist and all though the scientist in her wouldn't agree the medicine we used is what cleared it up within two weeks, she did admit she has never seen a child get rid of the virus with just one shot of the yeast that Amelia had been given. She said it always takes at least 6 injections and sometimes the injections don't get rid of it.
I totally believe the Conzerol works and if you know anyone who is dealing with MCV - tell them about it. Even though our dermatologist said it wasn't the Conzerol that cleared the virus - I noticed her nurse jotted down the name of the medicine and I hope they tell other families about it. We needed less than one tube of the medicine to get rid of all of Amelia's lesions. And it was worth every penny spent!
I'm not being paid to write this review. I just want anyone dealing with this virus to know this medicine works!!