Dr. Mohammed Salahuddin1, Dr. Sandhya Rathour2, Dr. Shivangi jain2, Dr. Manju Bijarnia2
- HOD, Department of Anatomy, Homoeopathy University, Jaipur (Raj.)
- PG scholar Department of Paediatrics, Dr. M.P.K. Homoeopathic Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Jaipur (Raj.)
ABSTRACT: Molluscum Contagiosum is a common urinal infection. In this eruption are appearing on the skin which is white pearly appearance. It is a communicable disease through the touch of the lesions. It is a superficial skin infection.
KEYWORDS: Molluscum Contagiosum, Homoeopathy, Viral Infection
INTRODUCTION– Mollucsum Contagiosum is skin infection caused by the virus called fox virus. This disease is common in both children and adults but mostly it is very common in found in children boys are more prone to this infection than girls. The incubation period of molluscum virus range from 14 days to 6 months. In this viral infection and multiple small lesion are appear on the skin this eruption are commonly sites on face, eyelids, neck, forearm, trunk anogenital areas and thighs.
Clinical appearance of the eruption is pearly white, dome shaped papules that centrally umbilication and smooth surface. Once lesion is squeezed cheesy or white curd like substance is oozed out from the lesions. They are small in size groves slowly and usually 2-4 mm in initially and slowly it grows up to 10 mm. They are variable in numbers. This lesion usually clears within a year itself. Molluscum Contagiosum is a communicable disease it can acquired through direct contact or indirectly from the contact discharge of lesion or use infected person clothes or towels.
Investigation: Dermatologist can easily diagnoses by its appearances, but sometimes the eruption is not clearly identified then direct microscopic examination of Giemsa stained central semisolid core revels Molluscum infection.
Management or Treatment:
- Cryotherapy using liquid nitrogen
- Light Electrocautary
- Superficial curettage
- Keep hands clean
- Avoid scratching
- Cover all visible lesions with clothing
- Do not share towels, clothing or other personal effects.
- Bromium: It seems to affect especially scrofulous children with enlarged glands, acne, pustules, boils on arms and face, gland stony hard especially on lower jaw. The sensation of cobweb on the face.
- Calcarea Carbonica: Eruption of red elevated spots of the size of a pea and larger, mostly on the cheeks and elbows, with great heat, much thirst, and little appetite. Great weakness of memory and of conception, with difficulty in thinking. Glands swollen. Better cold air. Apprehensive; worse towards evening; fears loss of reason, misfortune, contagious diseases. Children crave eggs and eat dirt and other indigestible things.
- Causticum: Dirty white sallow, with warts, especially on the face. Burning, rawness, and soreness are characteristic. Intensely sympathetic. Skin prone to intertrigo during dentition.
- Dulcamara: Dryness and heat of the skin. Thick, brown-yellow crusts, bleeding when scratched. Hot days and cold nights towards the close of summer are especially favorable to the action of Dulcamara. Worse, from cold in general, damp, rainy weather.
- Juglans Cinerea: Erythema and erysipelatous redness. Pustular eruption appears on the thighs, hips, and nates, with intolerable itching and burning. All kinds of eruptions have been caused or cured by it.
- Lycopodium: Mild temperaments of lymphatic constitution, skin shows yellowish spots, earthy complexion uric acid diathesis. Copper colored eruption on face, skin become thick indurated. Abscesses beneath skin.
- Mercurius: It’s very often indicated in the secondary stage of syphilis, persistent dryness of the skin, syphilitic pustules on face. Vesicular and pustular eruptions.
- Natrum Muriaticum: Earthy complexion, greasy, eruptions on bend parts, behind ears worse eating salt.
- Ranunculus Bulbosus: Vesicular and pustular eruptions. Burning and intense itching, worse, contact. Vesicles upon the skin, emitting a thin acrid yellowish ichor.
- Sulphur: Dirty, filthy people, prone to skin affections, complaints that relapse, general offensive character of discharge, pimply eruptions, pustules, especially in folds. Skin affections after local medication.
- Teucrium Marum Verum: Very dry skin. Dry eruption, like a scaly. Desire to stretch.
- BOERICKE W-POCKET MANUAL OF HOMOEOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA WITH INDIAN MEDICINE AND REPERTORY
- Chapter – Skin
- Rubric- molluscum
- Medicines – Brom. bry. calc. Calc-ar. kali-i. lyc. merc. merc-sul. nat-m. sil. sulph. teucr.
- SCHROYENS F-SYNTHESIS REPERTORIUM HOMEOPATHICUM SYNTHETICUM 9.0
- Subrubric- molluscum- contagiosum; molluscum
- Medicines – calc. carc. Kali-i. lyc. Merc. phos. sep. sil. sulph. Thuj.
- MURPHY R-HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICAL REPERTORY
- Rubric –MOLLUSCUM contagiosum
- Medicines- Brom. bry. calc. Calc-ar. kali-i. lyc. merc. merc-sul. Nat-m. Sil. sulph. teucr. Thuj.
- S K TIWARI-HOMOEOPATHY CHILDCARE THERAPEUTICS,CHILD TYPES,REPERTORY
- Rubrics – MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM
- Medicines- Ambr, ARS, calc, calc-p, caust, con, dulc, graph, hep, kali-i, lyc, MERC, NAT-M, nit-ac, phos-ac, phos, PULS, rhus-t, SIL, staph, SULPH, thuj
- VAN ZANDVOORT-COMPLETE REPERTORY
- Chapter – SKIN
- Rubrics –ERUPTIONS
- Subrubrics – molluscum- contagiosum;molluscum
- Medicines- BROM. bry. calc. CALC-AR. carc. germ-met. Jug-c. kali-i. lepr. Lyc. merc. nat-m. sacch-a. sil. SULPH. Teucr., THUJ.
- CLARKE JH-A CLINICAL REPERTORY TO THE DICTIONARY OF MATERIA MEDICA
- Rubrics – molluscum
- Medicine– Sul.
- Subrubric- molluscum contagiosum
- Medicines- Calc.sil
RESEARCH RELATED TO MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM IN TREATED WITH HOMOEOPATHY:
Early Remission Of Molluscum Contagiosum Under Homeopathic Treatment: An Observation In 100 Cases- In this study, 100 cases of molluscum contagiosum were treated with single homoeopathic medicine Dulcamara along with a control group of 10 cases treated with placebo. Out of 100 cases, 90 cases showed remission within 15 days and most of them were cured with in 2-3 months. No remission was seen in the control group within 3 months and 4 cases showed slight improvement after 6 months and 2 cases were cured after 18 months. This study indicates a definite role of homoeopathic medicine in the early resolution of molluscum contagiosum.
CONCLUSION & DISCUSSION: Molluscum Contagiosum is a self-limiting viral infection. This lesion is disappeared itself within a year but sometimes they are more in numbers and parents get offered about their child’s health so with the help of homeopathic medicines we can easily cure the Molluscum contagiosum.
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