Molluscum Contagiosum (or water warts) is a very common skin condition which mostly affects young children, although adults can get them too. They are caused by a virus and are incredibly contagious. The little warts can be very itchy and irritating, and given the fact that the virus travels via contaminated objects as well as direct physical contact can have a real impact on your life or that of your child. They can clear up by themselves within 6-18 months, or you can use MolluTinc to get rid of them within 4-6 weeks.
How do you know it’s water warts?
Water warts are very easy to spot, although they might be mistaken for eczema at first glance. The infection usually starts as a small number of raised, pearl like spots on the skin. The warts are known to have a little dimple in the middle. Although they can spread all over the body, most commonly they start in small groups in the armpits, behind the knees and around the groin.
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How to prevent the virus from spreading
If you or your child has molluscum, first make sure the virus doesn’t spread. This means that flannels, towels and bedlinen can’t be shared within the household or even stored close to each other. More annoying still, infected children cannot share their toys with other children. The virus is also transferable from direct skin contact, which means that contact sports such as rugby are out of the question as well. And as an infected adult it means that you shouldn’t have any sexual contact without taking precautions. Finally, the virus is prone to autoinoculation or self-infection, meaning that if you have the virus and you scratch your skin elsewhere, the warts can spread to that area.
Why use MolluTinc
If you wait for water warts to clear up by themselves, you might be waiting for a very long time. Naturally, the virus usually clears up anywhere between 6 and 18 months but in some cases it’s taken years to completely disappear. MolluTinc promises to make a difference within days of applying. It contains 10% Potassium Hydroxide, which when applied to the skin dissolves the upper keratin layer so the virus can be fought properly. Within 2-10 days of using the product, water warts turn red and you can stop treating them. In another 1 to 5 weeks the warts will have disappeared. Take a look at the video below for a full explanation of how it works!