When I discovered my daughter had Molluscum, I knew I was in for a long haul.
Besides being unsightly, Molluscum can be really difficult to treat. Molluscum are small wartlike pimples that usually grow in clusters.
My daughter was four when she first developed Molluscum on her right knee.
My friend told me her pediatrician had told her to prick them with a pin and then squeeze them out. She told me she traumatized her kids doing that but it worked.
I knew this wasn’t worth traumatizing my daughter over.
I also had a friend who tried removing them on her own and it left her daughter with scars.
I did some online research and found tea tree oil recommended as a miracle product for treating Molluscum.
I started applying tea tree oil according to the instructions I read online. It said to apply daily and they should be gone in a few weeks.
I very diligently started applying it. They stopped spreading and even got very small, but several months later they were still there. I stopped applying it daily because it was just getting tedious.
I added a few drops of the Tea Tree Oil to the bath water because apparently Molluscum virus thrives in water and that is how they spread on the body.
I noticed that if I forgot to add drops to the bath water, a new one would pop out in a different area on her body.
Adding Tea Tree Oil to the bathwater made a difference in reducing further outbreaks on her body.
After 1 1/2 years I think they are finally disappearing.
Big piece of advice: DO NOT bathe your child with anyone else as it will spread to that person.
Now my other daughter just showed up with molluscum on her body!
So to sum it up, after researching and trial & error, I would go with adding a few drops of tea tree oil to the bath water.
I did not notice any side effects (even though my girls will sometimes drink bath water), and I really feel it made a difference in terms of spreading to other parts of body.
Treating Molluscum can be difficult. The only consolation I have is it WILL eventually go away.