Molluscum Contagiosum Treatment Tea Tree Oil Iodine
Herpes and molluscum contagiosum, in adults, are usually spread during sex. Everyone knows that you need to treat Herpes, but do you need to treat Molluscum? The answer is right there in its name. If you want to know why and more importantly how, stay tuned! Hello I’m Neal Schultz.
pause And welcome to DermTV. Molluscum contagiosum is one of the three most common viral infections of the skin in adults. Most of you know the other two: Herpes and warts. So arent you happy to now know number three?! Because molluscum is almost always spread by skin to skin contact,.
In adults it tends to occur in the genital region and on the face. While in theory it can spread by contact with contaminated objects like towels and clothing, I would emphasize skin contact as the source, not these other objects. And its contagious. Very contagious. Thats why its called Molluscum contagiosum. And because its not confined to the genitals but is so often on the pubic area,.
Lower abdomen and thighs, condoms may not be very helpful in preventing its spread. The individual lesions of molluscum are bumps that tend to be dome shaped with a somewhat flattened top which is often indented or dimpled in the center. The bumps are usually one to five millimeters in size,.
Skin colored or pink except the center which can be whitish or waxy in appearance, and the entire bump can even have a pearly appearance. They dont hurt or itch unless theyve been scratched or rubbed, so often they spread and there are many lesions by the time you see them. There are two real tricky parts to this very inconvenient but not dangerous infection:.
The incubation period and the treatment. The incubation period is so variable, ranging from a few weeks to many months that its often impossible to know who was kind enough to share it with you unless youre in a long term monogamous relationship. And in terms of treatment,.
While humans survived molloscum before the advent of dermatologists, waiting the months or years for your own immunity to finally kick in and cure you as you watch the lesions multiply and spread is not a real swell idea and does nothing to endear you to others. There are dozens of different chemical treatments that either dont work or cause unacceptable side effects like pain, blisters, scarring.
And then often dont work. so heres the good news/bad news. The bad news is theyre best treated by having each individual bump scraped off with a surgical instrument called a curette, which is a curved knife. But the good news is that with modern topical cream anesthetics, there are no needles involved and the procedure is totally painless and quick.
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I love essential oils for many reasons, both medical and aesthetic, and while there are literally hundreds of them, some of which I even include in my own skincare products, my favorite is Tea Tree Oil. Today Ill tell you why. Hello I’m Neal Schultz.
pause And welcome to DermTV. Tea Tree Oil, which is obtained from a small tree in Australia, is one of the most potent antiinfectious essential oils. It also has mild antiinflammatory powers. I just love it. Its main use is as a topical, antiinfective ingredient.
Its unusual amongst essential oils because its active against all three major classes of infectious agents: bacteria, viruses and fungi. In fact, tea tree oil can kill many germs on contact. This makes it an antiseptic, like betadine, iodine, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, and chlorhexidine.
Now, while it can be used as the only active ingredient to treat different types of skin infections, I like to combine it with other antiinfective ingredients to get a synergy amongst the ingredients, which makes it even more potent, especially when treating minor bacterial skin infections.
As an antibacterial and antiinflammatory ingredient, tea tree oil is very useful for treating inflammatory acne pimples. In a al trial of 60 people with mild to moderate acne, participants were treated with placebo or 5% tea tree oil gel. The tea tree oil gel was significantly more effective than placebo at reducing both the number of acne lesions and their severity.
Tea tree oil is also useful for treating common fungal infections like athletes foot. In a doubleblind, placebocontrolled trial, 158 people with athletes foot were treated with tea tree oil solution or placebo. About 60% of the tea tree treated patients were cured while only 30% of the placebo treated patients got better.
Thats a meaningful difference. While tea tree oil can be used for a lot of other problems, Ill just mention that its also pretty good at helping dandruff. The downsides? To some people, its Tea Tree Oils aroma, which has been described as both spicy and pungent. So in most products, large concentrations aren’t used,.
Which may limit its effectiveness. I, however, have found the aroma in lower concentrations to be a fair trade off for its efficacy! So, just in case you couldn’t tell, Im a big fan of topical essential oils, especially Tea Tree Oil.