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Molluscum Contagiosum

Additional Information

What is molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum Contagiosum is a relatively common viral infection of the skin and wheatgrass is a natural remedy for Molluscum. Dr Chris has successfully and safely treated this unpleasant condition in numerous patients.

Molluscum contagiosum is a common and quite contagious viral infection affecting mainly school-age children. It appears as small, sometimes itchy raised spots anywhere on the body, but mostly on the face and upper body, armpits and behind the knees. Although not dangerous, molluscum can be quite unsightly and distressing to both child and parents. Scarring, dermatitis or skin infections can sometimes result from the infection.

Molluscum also occurs in adults and is usually, but not always, sexually transmitted.

What causes molluscum contagiosum?

Molluscum Contagiosum (warts) is caused by virus known as the molluscum contagiosum virus, which can be spread through direct or indirect contacts.

The mollescum virus generally spreads via direct contact from person to person (e.g. from family members or other infected people, with whom they swim or bathe). The incubation period can vary between about 2 to 24 weeks.The condition itself, if left untreated will eventually disappear, but this could take up to 2 years or more.

How is molluscum treated with Dr wheatgrass extract?

Molluscum, being a virus, can not be cured by drugs. Wheatgrass however, is not a drug, it is a herbal extract which has been shown to be a potent but safe, immune-modulator. In other words, it "powers-up" the patient's immune system to get rid of the virus. Topical application alone can eliminate the virus, however, adding daily oral ingestion of wheatgrass or wheatgrass supershot could be reasonably expected to accelerate elimination of the virus by boosting the patient's immune system even further. Wheatgrass can also safely be applied anywhere on the body including the genital area.

In the early stages, you won’t see much change. In fact the spots may spread further at the beginning of wheatgrass treatment, which is nothing to be concerned about. It just takes time for the bioactives in wheatgrass to destroy the virus, so try to persevere. Remember, molluscum is not harmful, just unsightly. So keep up the once on alternate days application and spread it over the spots. Under-treat rather than over-treat, and it doesn’t need to be rubbed in.  

Around six weeks is the time to start looking for change, but this can vary. Often, at the beginning you may see increased numbers and spreading of the spots, redness, enlargement of some and perhaps some yellowish colouration. But these are not bad signs. Why? Because they show that the virus is REACTING to the extract and in the majority of cases, is beginning to give up the fight.

Details for treatment of Patient 1 (shown in image above)

Cantharone (cantharidin) is a highly toxic substance extracted from beetles and used for killing the wart virus. It is also very expensive. By comparison, molluscum in most cases, responds well to wheatgrass, which is non-toxic, safe and doesn’t damage the skin such as seen in this case.  

Details of treatment of patient 2 ( shown in the image above)

Image shows right thigh before and after 4 weeks wheatgrass treatment ( daily application of Dr Wheatgrass Skin Recovery Spray).


''Just wanted to drop you a line and say a huge thank you. Initially I thought my four year old daughter was developing skin tags, but very quickly the lumps and bumps quickly developed all over her stomach, groin and legs.  After one got badly infected she was diagnosed by the GP with molluscum. He gave her antibiotics for the infection and said it was common virus and we should wait it out''  R. R. Australia.