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How to treat molluscum contagiosum with MolluDab®

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about how to use MolluDab® to treat molluscum contagiosum, how MolluDab® works and the benefits of using it. You’ll also be able to read a mum’s and a dad’s story about their experience of their child’s molluscum contagiosum and how they used MolluDab® to treat it.

What is MolluDab®?

MolluDab® is a clinically proven topical solution to effectively treat molluscum contagiosum. MolluDab® contains 5% potassium hydroxide which is well tolerated (when used as directed) to help treat the molluscum contagiosum virus.

How does MolluDab® work?

MolluDab® works by breaking down the skin cells infected by the virus. When applied onto the molluscum bumps it stimulates the body’s own immune system to detect the virus and can treat the bumps, usually in 1-4 weeks.

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Benefits of treating molluscum contagiosum with MolluDab®

MolluDab® is clinically proven to treat molluscum contagiosum in 1 to 4 weeks.

In clinical studies, 5% potassium hydroxide (i.e. MolluDab®) is proven to be as effective as some other treatments*, but with less skin irritation.

MolluDab® is ideal to treat molluscum contagiosum at home.

MolluDab® comes with an applicator that’s precise, easy to use and helps protect healthy skin.

MolluDab® is suitable for adults and children over 2 years old.

Molludab® can still be applied for up to 14 days to any bumps that are not inflamed and any new bumps that appear during the healing process.

A Mum’s experience with molluscum contagiosum by Elizabeth

Elizabeth’s daughter was only a year old when she developed molluscum contagiosum (MC)….

The rash, caused by a very contagious virus of the same name, started on her chest and abdomen then as these bumps abated, moved to her back, arms and legs. Elizabeth explains that the spots were worst on her daughter’s arms and there is still one persistent lesion remaining. “The bumps began as small skin-coloured pimples which gradually grew in size, then became more red and angry-looking and ‘burst’ before clearing up. Fortunately, my daughter has not really been irritated or bothered by the MC bumps and although she is aware of them, they have not caused her any real discomfort.”

As she is so young, she has thankfully not been aware of them being unsightly, and her parents have kept the rash covered up so as not to cause concern from other parents and to minimise any risk of passing them on. Elizabeth adds, “We are lucky that there have not really been too many bumps at any one time, and they did not spread to her face. Although some of the spots have left marks which are now fading, I’m confident they will not leave any permanent scarring.”


Elizabeth consulted their GP about her daughter’s condition and was referred to a skin specialist at the local clinic….

The specialist confirmed she had molluscum contagiosum and advised Elizabeth that it would disappear of its own accord in 18-24 months or thereabouts. Elizabeth and her husband used an antiseptic healing cream on the recommendation of another parent with MC-affected children and this helped to speed up the recovery once the bumps had burst. Elizabeth continues, “As MolluDab was new to the market, we were advised that no treatment was available and would have to wait until our daughter’s immune defences built up for the rash to resolve. This was very frustrating.”

When her daughter was two years old Elizabeth was searching on the internet and found out that Alliance Pharmaceuticals had a treatment for molluscum contagiosum called MolluDab® and purchased a bottle from her pharmacist. Elizabeth applied MolluDab® using the simple dab-on device twice daily to her daughter’s spots and has been pleased with the results after five weeks. She found that the spots treated with MolluDab® became red and burst more quickly than when they had left them to develop on their own. Elizabeth explains, “My daughter’s spots were already quite large when we started treatment, so we have no experience of using it to treat smaller, new spots. I was slightly concerned that the spots that had been treated left a more noticeable, angrier mark after they had burst. That said, the spots have faded significantly and are now barely visible.”

A Dad’s review of using MolluDab to treat his son’s molluscum contagiosum

My 6-year-old developed Molluscum around June 2015. We tried the Doctors and was told the usual, let it clear up by itself, so we left it but the virus started to spread across his neck. In desperation I hunted for a treatment and eventually found several positive write ups about MolluDab.

We started using MolluDab in Jan 2016. After 2 weeks we stopped using it as directed and most of the spots had inflamed as the directions said they would. The skins’ reaction seems to push the virus to the top of the skin, like a pimple. Within 6 weeks the majority had cleared up and we purchased an additional MolluDab to target the final 3/4 spots which seemed to clear up much quicker.


He is left with very slight red marks. I wouldn’t go as far as to say scarring, these seem to be fading as the days go by.

Worked brilliantly for us, it stopped the spread and cleared them up.

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