A. No. Remember, it’s that white waxy core at the center of the molluscum lesion that’s the really contagious stuff. You never want to intentionally expose that part. That white crud touches your skin anywhere, and it can spread the virus. And if you see that any lesion has matured on its own and popped of its own accord, clean the area immediately followed by an application of the tea tree oil.
This is also why you don’t want to shave the area. That razor hits a lesion, and it can pop it, and spread the virus. I made that mistake myself, when I first saw the bubbles on my skin. They were under hair, so, I shaved to get a better look. And, I spread the virus from one concentrated patch to a much larger area of my skin.
This is also why I really detest the “scraping” method that some dermatologists do, where they use a tool to basically “scoop” out the entire lesion from your skin. This method is painful, messy, and leaves what they refer to as “debris”… basically, left over tiny pieces of that white crud. And then they tell you to go home and soak in the tub, to “remove the debris.” That’s terrible advice. All that does is let the white stuff float into the water, and come back down and touch some other part of your body.
Remember, if you apply the tea tree oil regularly, the lesions will respond by shrinking, and eventually fading away. If there are no mature lesions when you start this treatment, it’s likely that they won’t grow to that point and pop on their own. Be patient with it though; it can take 2 weeks for the oil to sink in and really start working. Be consistent, give it time. And only apply twice a day or after a shower; more than that can suffocate and irritate the skin. One drop on a cotton ball, spread to the entire area. That, and keep the area as dry as possible. The mollscum contagiosum virus thrives in a warm, damp environment.