Discovering Molluscum bumps around your anus can cause your heart to stop. Not literally, but the experience is a scary one. Your first instinct is to worry whether or not you’ve contracted a sexually transmitted disease. If you’re in this situation right now, rest easy. We’ll explain the difference.
Molluscum contagiosum bumps are bothersome and highly contagious. Luckily, molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV) is virtually harmless. It’s normal for this condition to provoke anxiety when you locate it around your anus. Fortunately, there’s a way to distinguish MCV bumps from genital warts. Mollusca bumps appear on the skin and are caused by a virus. There are a few characteristics healthcare providers use to distinguish them from genital wart for diagnosis.
These Distinguishing Characteristic Include The Following:
• Color – Molluscum bumps are smooth, flesh-colored, and pearl-like
• Size – These bumps are typically small and do not grow or swell
• Location – Molluscum bumps appear individually or in groups near the face, neck, chest, groin area, and stomach
Molluscum Bumps Differ From Genital Warts In The Following Ways:
- Genital warts grow on or around the genitals and look like warts
- Without treatment genital warts grow larger and resemble cauliflower
- Genital warts are dry and itchy
- Genital warts cause abnormal menstrual bleeding and an increase in vaginal discharge
MCV bumps are harmless and painless. In most cases, they do not itch. These bumps can be found on children and adults, especially people who have eczema or asthma. It’s normal to mistake these bumps for pimples or small moles. MCV bumps found near the anus are normally found in adults. MCV can be transmitted sexually, and for this reason, the genital area is susceptive to contracting the virus.
Whatever You Do – Don’t Scratch
When you have MCV bumps near your anus, the worst thing you can do is to scratch. Scratch not only irritates the bumps, but it can cause an infection of the skin. When you’re battling this virus, the last thing you want to do is to add an infection to your list of issues. Try to keep your hands away from the area unless you are cleaning yourself, or it’s time to apply your treatment.
Homeopathic Treatments For MCV Around The Anus
MCV isn’t something you need to see a doctor for. While it may be uncomfortable and embarrassing, there isn’t much your doctor can do aside from cutting or freezing the bumps off. Both of these procedures can result in scarring. There are plenty of homeopathic treatments you can try at home to eliminate these bumps. Below, we’ll cover a few home remedies for molluscum bumps near the anus.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is one of the most common home remedies available for molluscum contagiosum. It is equipped with powerful properties that act as antibacterial and antiseptics. This powerful astringent helps reduce the growth of MCV bumps, and be applied directly to the affected area. You can even use it in your bath water.
H-Molluscum Formula is a homeopathic, 100% natural solution that is works quickly to fight off MCV and reduce the appearance of bumps. After using it three times a day for two weeks, in most cases, the lesions are completely gone. While this product isn’t safe for women who are nursing or pregnant, it is safe for children age four and up and adults. It’s a gentle, natural solution to speeding up the healing process. It’s also affordable and easy to locate.
It may seem crazy, but people have been using duct tape to treat warts and skin lesions for years. You can apply a small piece of duct tape to the affected area overnight, remove it in the morning, and eventually the bumps will disappear. The duct tape doesn’t rip the bumps off. Instead, it peels away layers of skin until the bumps are gone. Not only does it remove dead skin, but it protects the virus from developing an infection. This may not seem like a pleasant idea for MCV bumps around the anus, but if you’re tight on cash, it may be the only viable solution for you.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is notorious for its natural bacteria fighting ingredients. All you’ll need to do is dip a cotton ball into the apple cider vinegar and apply it directly to the bumps. Next, you’ll place a bandage over the area and repeat until the bumps have disappeared. It’s best to do this before bedtime, and remove the bandage in the mornings.
We’ll admit that it’s not easy to see your backside, but exfoliating the area gently can accelerate the healing process. Make a paste with equal parts baking soda and water. Before you get into the shower, rub the paste on the area and rinse it off with water. Do this until the bumps disappear completely.
Sea Salt Scrub
If you want to try an easy home remedy to cure your molluscum contagiosum, try sea salt scrub. You just mix olive oil and honey with sea salt and rub it into the lesions 2-3 minutes before you take a shower at night. Wash the solution off with clean water, dry your skin, and repeat often throughout the duration of your treatment.
Garlic paste is a powerful home remedy that can cure MCV quickly. You’ll need to apply garlic paste to the infected area and cover it with a bandage. Wash the area carefully in the shower to remove the paste. Garlic capsules are also effective for treating molluscum contagiosum.
Take A Gentle Approach
Your anus is a sensitive part of your body. When treating this area, be sure to take a gentle approach. Irritating this area can only result in more devastation for you. Always use homeopathic products, and never scratch the area. As long as you follow your treatment regimen religiously, you should be in good shape. Remember, all of these treatments take up to two weeks to work. There is no overnight cure for molluscum contagiosum.