My MIL was asking me this weekend if I knew of any type of alternative treatment for molluscum contagiosum (no idea if that is spelled right). Apparently it is a highly contagious viral infection that is often spread in pools. The toddler across the street has a terrible case of it and the dermatologist has basically said it has to run its course and also prescribed Retin-A. The mom is hesitant to rub Retin-A all over her 2 year old but doesn't really know what else to do. I suggested breastmilk because I figured even if it didn't help it certainly wouldn't hurt but my MIL had already suggested it and the mom pretty much brushed the suggestion off saying her supply was long gone and MIL did not get the impression that she would be open to getting it from another source.
At any rate, I had never even heard of this and thought maybe someone here might have done suggestions or personal experience.
on Apr. 7, 2013 at 10:52 PM