6 Home remedies for Molluscum contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is an infectious disease and its symptoms are lesion and bumps. You can treat its symptoms at home with these effective natural remedies.

Molluscum contagiosum is the contagious skin condition caused by Molluscum contagiosum virus. In this skin conditions, the skin is marked with the symptoms like raised lesions, bumps and rashes appearing on face, abdomen, torso, arms, legs, inner thigh, genitals and abdomen.

Since Molluscum contagiosum is infectious skin condition, it passes from victim to the healthy person by touching, sharing of belonging and close contact. A person with this condition may spread it throughout his body by continuous touching, scratching and shaving the affected part before touching the other part of the body.

Though they are painless, they can leave scares if they’re left untreated. Here are some home remedies you can use to treat Molluscum contagiosum.


Neem is known for having the powerhouse of antibacterial and antiseptic properties which remove the infection causing viruses. It has been the reliable herb for various skin conditions for ages. Since Molluscum contagiosum is the contagious disease, neem is effective home remedy for that as it removes the viruses.

All you need to boil handful of neem leaves in water and then apply this water on the affected part of the skin. You can use the water also in your bathing.

Apple Cider Vinegar:

Like neem, apple cider vinegar is some effective home remedy rich in antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic contents. This is why it effectively treats all the signs of infectious skin conditions like Molluscum contagiosum. It is very easy to use for Molluscum contagiosum. Just take cotton ball and soak it into apple cider vinegar. Now, dab it on the affected parts of the skin. Repeat the process daily till you get rid of the problem.

Tea Tree Oil:

Also termed as melaleuca, tea tree oil is the powerful antiseptic and antibacterial lotion which effectively treats the infections and wounds. Tea tree oil is obtained from Melaleuca alternifolia, an Australian native plant. Several medical studies have proved its efficiency in eradication of bacteria, fungi and viruses. That’s why it has been the active component of various cosmetic and household cleaning products. Coming to its role in treating Molluscum contagiosum, tea tree oil is effective, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and natural antiseptic actions.

Take a cotton ball and dip into tea tree oil. Now, apply this on the affected part of your skin for 3-4 times a day. With the regular use, you observe the bumps and blisters are going away.

Besides treating Molluscum contagiosum, it is beneficial in other skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and scabies.

Coconut Oil:

Arguably, coconut oil is the one remedy for all skin conditions as it is high on many antibacterial substances that play a key role for healing. It has been the approved remedy for many skin conditions including Molluscum contagiosum. It lowers the pain and lessens the swelling and expansion of the bumps on the skin. Use it directly over the affected areas and repeat it many times in a day. The antibacterial properties will heal the blisters and rashes in few days.


Garlics not only add flavor to your food but also useful in treating many skin conditions. It is the common ingredients in your kitchen and has been praised for its therapeutic values for ages. Garlic contains Allicin, which is a Sulphur compound and contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Besides, it enhances your immune level and prevents diseases. Let’s see how you can use it for Molluscum contagiosum.

  • Chopped some garlic cloves.
  • Place them on the areas where molluscum contagiosum appears.
  • Secure them with a bandage.
  • Repeat it daily and wash the area before using the remedy.


Alcohol has the powerful anti-bacterial content to eliminate Molluscum contagiosum. It kills the bacteria and prevents the infections. Take it on the cotton ball and apply on the affected part of the area.

  • Using these home remedies is not as effective until you follow some precautions regarding hygiene and safety.
  • Always wash your hand with warm water and soap
  • Avoid sharing clothes, belongings, soaps, and brushes with others.
  • Don’t touch affected parts of the area.
  • Keep the area clean and covered

Don’t shave where you’ve developed the bumps.

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