Can anyone explain the seriousness of molluscum in an immunocompromised cancer patient?

Question by Jall: Can anyone explain the seriousness of molluscum in an immunocompromised cancer patient?
My four year old niece is currently in the middle of her three year chemo treatment to fight Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She has very good doctors and all this is being addressed with her parents and doctors but I am asking because I am curious. How serious is her prolonged molluscum skin infection and why might she have to have the molluscum cut and burned off? She has had the sores biopsied and it tested positive for a bacterial infection on her skin that is related to the molluscum. The molluscum has not responded to treatment as of yet. They are currently trying silvercure to treat the molluscum and if that doesn’t work then the next step is to cut and burn them off. The docs are leaving the ‘cut and burn’ as the last option because that increases the risk of infection due to her immunocompromised state. Why is the molluscum so serious for immunocompromised people?

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Answer by *redneck* *woman*
From what I read I didn’t think it was all that serious, I just knew it could be spread very easily. But my nearly 3 year old daughter just got over molluscum. It can last for up to 8 years if left alone. Thankfully hers only lasted 8 months. Yes the cut and burn them off should be the LAST option. How I got rid of my daughters is to take a cotton ball and soak it with apple cider vinegar. Put it on the bump for 24 hours and no less. The hard part is to keep it on their for 24 hours, but i got the band aid brand “tough strips” and they worked great. When you take it off it may not look much different but within 3 or 4 days it will be going away or gone. If you have any more questions I would be more than happy to help, just email me and I will keep your niece in my prayers

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