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Molliuscum Contagiosm

By May 21, 2012 - 7:30am
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In Dr. Denise Quance Grobe, N.D. she said that by taking Echinacea to build your Immunce system it will help you with the Molliuscum Contagiosm My question is I bought a bottle that of the Echinacea Purpurea Herb and on the back it say that its not recommended for individual with Autoimmune Conditions. First of all I don't know what that means "Autoimmune Conditions." Second I wanted my son to take it , he is 19 years old and I worry about him all the time. About almost a year ago he got real sick and he end up in the hospital and we found out that he end up with kissing diease. He got over that and now he has the Molliuscum Contagiosm he has gone to the doctor more then once but everything that they give him like medicine creams topical creams its like he takes the pill and nothing works . I know that his immune system is low so I wanted him to build it up so he can get better. He passed the Molliuscm to me , but my main concern is him I don't know weather I should give him the Echinacea because what it says about the autoimmune Condition. Help!

Elida Luna

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Hello Elida Luna,

Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin disease that is caused by a virus. This virus easily spreads from person to person. People can get molluscum by sharing towels and clothing. Most people get about 10 to 20 bumps on their skin. If a person has a weakened immune system, many bumps often appear. Is this the case with your son?

Native Americans used echinacea to fight off infections and cold symptoms. It is now believed to be an excellent infection fighter and natural antibiotic. It is best known today for its use in building resistance to infection of the respiratory and digestive tracts. Echinacea contains polysaccharides that stimulate the immune system.

Check with your son's physician,confirm that he does not have an autoimmune disorder and ask if taking echinacea will be safe and effective.

The American Academy of Dermatology website offers information about the diagnosis, treatment options and prognosis of molluscum contagiosum. Here is the link:http://www.aad.org/skin-conditions/dermatology-a-to-z/molluscum-contagiosum/diagnosis-treatment/molluscum-contagiosum-diagnosis-treatment-and-outcome


May 22, 2012 - 5:39pm

Hi Elida Luna,

An autoimmune condition is an illness that occurs when the body tissues are attacked by its own immune system. The immune system is a complex organization within the body that is designed normally to "seek and destroy" invaders of the body, including infectious agents. Patients with autoimmune diseases frequently have unusual antibodies circulating in their blood that target their own body tissues.

Examples of autoimmune diseases include systemic lupus erythematosus,Sjogren syndromeHashimoto thyroiditisrheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetespolymyositissclerodermaAddison diseasevitiligopernicious anemia, glomerulonephritis, and pulmonary fibrosis.

I hope this helps answer your question!

Best Wishes,


May 21, 2012 - 8:23am
(reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

So what my son has its a skin problem or a virus, so that means that he can take the Echinacea herb to build up his Immune system.

May 22, 2012 - 4:32pm
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