Last winter I noticed what I thought was a little skin tag under my daughter’s arm, close to her armpit. Then, I noticed another nearby the first. Not too concerned, I casually mentioned it to our family doctor at a routine visit and he immediately diagnosed them as Molloscum Contagiosum.
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I had never heard of that before, but it turns out it’s a viral infection that causes wart-like bumps to crop up, which can last for 6-12 months. It also turns out it’s highly contagious.
Information that would have been useful to me YESTERDAY, as I smack my palm to my head in realizing all the times I bathed our girls together, had them share towels, etc.
My daughter’s case of Molloscum Contagiosum has become rather bothersome. She now has about 12 of the bumps, and some have reached their last stage wherein they turn red and blister. It’s really gross. She hasn’t been too worried about them, and I have taken her to see three doctors regarding possible treatment (mainly to stop them from spreading) but they all insist the best thing is to just let it run its course since the bumps are resistant to traditional wart treatments.
Since having to deal with this, I have heard from SO many other moms whose kids have had it, but I had never known about it until now. (Kind of like how they don’t tell you what your boobs will look like once you’re done breast-feeding.) (They look really bad, in case you’re wondering.) (Kind of like two fried eggs, hanging sadly.)
Have you had a run-in with Molloscum Contagiosum? Did your doctors recommend burning or cutting the bumps off? Or did you just let them sprout in peace and wait it out?