Molluscum contagiosum spreads through direct person-to-person contact and through contact with contaminated objects. Because it spreads easily, doctors often recommend medical treatment, especially for adults." from MayoClinic.com I also read that it is from the poxvirus family, which I thought was interesting.
Lauren had these weird big pimple looking things on her armpit. I had looked at them and watched them for about a month or so before I finally took her to the doctor. It was confirmed that she had MC. Then of course my bad mothering skills reminded me how careless I have been... having the girls share towels after bath, bathing together... Lindsey and Lauren sharing clothes constantly... even a few time when Lauren had scratched open one of her bumps... After reading more about it all, I was like, hmm, should have checked them out before this! It will be a miracle if we don't all break out in these little bumps.
Dr. scheduled an appointment to poke the little pumps taking out the white core (the contagious or active part I guess you could say) and then with scraping the skin where each bump is to scrape it off. Sounds lovely doesn't it. Poor Lauren, she did terrific. A few times she was like, "OUCH!" but she was brave, didn't even cry. They did numb her a bit an hour before the procedure with a topic cream. Dr. did say that hers where bigger than they normally see.
This is what her poor armpit looks like all bandage up, it looks much better then it did before. And she got these cute boots out of the whole deal. She is in LOVE with her boots!
As I have mentioned before, Amber is taking dance which she loves... sorry I forgot to turn the pics and I didn't feel like doing it tonight... maybe I will go back and do it another day.
And this is the "whirly whirly scrirvy scrirvy twirly position" I am wondering about the teachers creditials... I have never heard of that position before, and not sure what type of dance that is at all. It is pretty cute to watch her do it, it is more of a movement than a position really.
(Just kidding about the teacher Karen, she is great!)