What is molluscum contagiosum?
Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin disease that is caused by a virus. The disease is generally mild and should not be a reason for concern or worry.
Molluscum infection causes small white, pink, or flesh-colored bumps or growths with a dimple or pit in the center. The bumps are usually smooth and firm and can appear anywhere on the body.
They may become sore, red, and swollen but are usually painless. The bumps normally disappear within six months to twelve months without treatment and without leaving scars. In people with weakened immune systems, molluscum growths may grow very large, spread more easily to other parts of the body and may be harder to cure.
How Can Essential Oils Help with Molluscum Contagiosum
Natural treatments don’t have nearly as many side effects as the regular MC treatment. They can:
Decrease the time needed to get rid of the infection.
Prevent it from spreading to other parts of the body or people.
Keep it in check for people with a weak immune system.
MC treatment can reduce the time needed to heal and get rid of the infection. Normally, it takes up to 18 months or more to run its course. MC treatment can reduce that time to 2 – 4 months.
Give the blend a good shake and apply only on the molluscum bumps. Apply 2 – 3 times a day for at least 10 days. I suggest going to regular checkups to follow the progress up close.
The best and most direct method of treating molluscum naturally is a topical application. Always dilute your essential oils first. Otherwise, they can sensitize or even burn the skin. Mix 6 – 15 drops of essential oil for molluscum contagiosum/ Oz carrier oil. This ratio is for an adult.
How to Use Essential Oils for Molluscum Contagiosum
Molluscum contagiosum is a virus. Diffusing essential oils regularly can kill viruses and bacteria in the air. In other words, you can use them to purify the air and prevent viral infections.
I recommend using a high-quality aroma diffuser like a nebulizer. Diffuse a few drops for 20 – 30 minutes only. You can repeat every 2 hours or longer, and always in a well-ventilated room. Read this post to find out how to diffuse your oils properly and why it’s important to do so.