Dr. Grobe describes molluscum contagiosum and discusses treatments.
Molluscum contagiosum is a very clearly contagious viral infection, very similar to HPV, and it might even be actually a papillomavirus.
It is self-limiting so your body will eventually get rid of it. In the meantime while you have active lesions you can transfer it to other people.
The best thing to do if you’ve contracted molluscum is to support your immune system, support viral elimination of the immune system to facilitate your body getting rid of the infection.
I know conventionally molluscum is burned off. I think some people even recommend that you try and pop them, which is not really an appropriate thing to do.
Burning them off does remove the lesions. It does not, however, remove the viral infection.
About Dr. Denise Quance Grobe, N.D.:
Dr. Denise Quance Grobe, N.D., is a licensed Naturopathic Physician. Her practice is directed towards women's health issues among adults and adolescents, with a focus on personalizing treatments to stimulate the body's healing potential. She blends botanical medicine, homeopathy, medical nutrition, and acupuncture with lifestyle counseling to provide the optimal level of care for her patients.
Dr. Quance Grobe received her doctorate degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona, in 2004, and has continued to educate and practice within the local community. She is accomplished at treating Stress conditions, Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, Depression, Diabetes, PMS, Menopause, Hormone Balancing, and Osteoporosis.