It has been two weeks since our last visit to the doctor’s office and I have lost count on the number of times we have been there this summer.
My 5 year old daughter has these little bumps on her arms, legs, and trunk that the doctors keep telling me are molluscum warts. The problem is that they keep getting infected and becoming abscessed. According to our doctors the molluscum are viral and will go away on their own. They have not mentioned them being contagious and neither of my other children have them – and my girls sleep in the same bed frequently.
I just can’t help but to think that there is more to it than meets the eye. I have been doing some research and then there is the family history part of it all. My mom had similar skin issues as a child and now has diabetes. There is also celiac in the family, too.
The warts are not breaking open and then getting infected, rather the infection seems to come from the inside. I know the infection is taking its toll on her little body. She is tired, cranky and has no real appetite.
When we are at the doctor’s today, I am going to see if they are willing to do more research, run some tests and help me get to the bottom of this.
If you have any experience with kids and molluscum, I would love to hear about what worked, what didn’t and such.
<strong>GET THE UPDATE:</strong> <a href=”http://raisingahealthyfamily.com/the-molluscum-are-finally-gone/”>The molluscum are finally gone! </a>