My daughter is 1 year and three months. She was diagnosed by her pediatrician to have molluscum virus. Initially, there were 23 blisters (watery substance) started from 15th. The doctor advised applying Caladryl lotion on blisters and nothing else. No cream/powder, nothing. She was advised to take bath with drops of Dettol/Savlon in it. Right now, most blisters dried up and some more growing (current count is 8).
The issue is, she needs to take her vaccine (varicella vaccine) on the 7th. It seems like the doctor is keen to give it as well. There are some other vaccines as well to be given normally at 15 months.
I just need to double check, is it safe to go for the vaccine now? The doctor said molluscum will come and go on its own, but I am anxious to get my daughter out of it sooner. She has no itching and fever and is full of energy (touch wood). Please suggest three things:
- Any alternative treatment for faster healing of this blister and to stop growth in any other places of the body?
- Is vaccine mentioned above safe to be taken on 7th?
- Is there any need to do any blood test to rule out any underlying disease?
I am really tensed. Please assist and suggest the best consultation for my daughter.