There are few viruses as successful and widespread as the Poxviridae family of viruses. Officially categorized as a viral infection, molluscum contagiosum afflicts both young and old. Regardless of your health or hygiene, it's possible to become infected. Even though the resulting growths of this virus are not detrimental to your health, the visibility and potential proliferation of lesions can cause great mental distress.
If you're seeking a method of eliminating the physical signs and symptoms of molluscum contagiosum while simultaneously killing off the responsible virus, you have a plethora of options. Although Western medicine has created various medications (both oral and topical) capable of reducing the severity and duration of a molluscum outbreak, many of these compounds call upon synthetic chemicals. If you have sensitive skin or wish to naturally eliminate this common skin disease, you may find success in the realm of natural remedies.
Molluscum Contagiosum | Natural Treatment Options
Although the natural healing industry is filled with products promising outstanding results, but delivering the opposite, there are several herbal ingredients known to kill off this virus. The goal of any natural remedy is to treat the physical symptoms of a condition while simultaneously inhibiting the underlying virus. Naturasil's Molluscum Contagiosum Treatment was constructed with the most potent ingredients throughout the herbal industry. Each compound injects a vast array of nutrients capable of hindering the health and development of the molluscum virus.
The following natural treatments feature powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties, which may help not only eradicate the molluscum virus, but create an environment where the virus is unable to grow. Of course, not every remedy may work for you. The time-honored approach to natural treatments involves a series of trial-and-error. What works for one person may not be as effective for you. This being noted, each of these compounds features clinically-proven biological actions that may make it a powerful treatment option.
- Colloidal Silver | Considered to be one of the most effective natural antivirals in the world, colloidal silver is a concoction of suspended submicroscopic metallic silver particles. For years, this natural remedy was used to treat a wide array of ailments; however, it's use as an antiviral agent is just beginning to reach the mainstream consciousness. Although there aren't any viable studies regarding the interaction between colloidal silver and molluscum contagiosum, since this virus is a member of the smallpox viral family, data derived from a study published in the 1992 edition of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal may be applicable. Throughout the study, researchers found the introduction of colloidal silver to the smallpox virus resulted in a statistically significant reduction in viral activity. This suggests colloidal silver acts as an antiviral toward this specific virus. Because smallpox is related to the molluscum contagiosum virus, it may be an effective topical treatment option.
- Zinc Oxide Cream | This specialized ointment is used for a wide array of medical purposes, ranging from diaper rash to fungal infections. Although this may be a common natural treatment for a variety of conditions, its use as an antiviral to eliminate the physical symptoms of molluscum contagiosum is just beginning to gain attention. Perhaps the most notable study was published in the 2010 edition of the Indian Journal of Dermatology. Throughout the study, patients with active molluscum contagiosum infections were given zinc oxide cream with colloidal oatmeal extracts. The cream was applied once a day for four weeks, and at the conclusion of the study 66 percent of participants featured complete remission of lesions while over 50 percent experienced a decrease in the total number of growths.
- Tea Tree Oil | Utilized for centuries as a healing agent, the active compounds in tea tree oil are known to hold powerful antiviral properties. Although the use of this herbal ingredient is rich in alternative and Eastern medicine, the Western world is just beginning to understand its potential use. The most noteworthy study was published in the 2012 edition of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. Researchers from the Center for Biomedical Research in Boise, Idaho treated 19 children with active molluscum contagiosum infections. At the conclusion of the 30 day study, 16 out of the 19 children treated with tea tree oil experienced a 90 percent decrease in the number of lesions. This leads researchers to suggest tea tree oil is among the most effective natural treatment option for molluscum contagiosum.