Molluscum Contagiosum is one of the most severe skin infections. It is caused by a virus (Molluscum contagiosum) which produces lesions or bumps on the upper layer of your skin. The small bumps are painless, while the large cracks can cause discomfort. The virus spreads by direct contact with the lesions of an infected person or by contaminated objects (towels, clothes).

A lot of medicines (trichloroacetic acid, Condylox, Cantharone, Aldara) and beauty products are available to cure the skin problem, but the following home remedies have no alternative.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the most efficient remedies for molluscum contagiosum. It has loads of antioxidants and helps kill the microbes responsible for the illness. Take a few drops of liquid apple cider vinegar and massage on the affected area. It will penetrate into the skin quickly and eliminate the source of infection.

Plus, Apple cider vinegar has loads of minerals and vitamins that boost the immunity, and help speed up recovery. Mix three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and two tablespoons of honey to prepare a paste. Consume it every night before going to bed for prominent results. Alternatively, you can massage the skin with this paste ( a mixture of honey and apple cider vinegar), and leave overnight.

Tea tree oil

A study published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology indicates that Tea Tree Oil acts as a potent antiviral and antiseptic agent. It penetrates the skin cells and helps fight the molluscum contagiosum virus. Regular massage of the oil is good for bone health; take a few drops of tea tree oil and massage on the affected area using your fingertips.

Alternatively, mix three tablespoons of tea tree oil and one teaspoon of olive oil. Apply this mixture on the affected area, and leave for a few hours. Then rinse it off with cold water, and repeat the process twice per day for noticeable results.


Colloidal oatmeal is one of the best remedies to soothe itchy and irritated skin.

It helps prevent molluscum contagiosum and other skin complications. Mix three tablespoons of finely ground oatmeal and two teaspoons of lemon juice. Apply it on the affected area for prominent results.

Oatmeal has excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-irritating properties that provide relief from itching. You can prepare a paste of oatmeal, honey, and olive oil. Mix finely ground oatmeal and a few drops of lemon juice. Add some honey to it, and consume the mixture thrice per day. Apply extra virgin coconut oil and almond oil to help soothe the skin.