Aldara and alcohol

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Avatar m tn I did drastically change my diet though eating more vegetables and fruits and taking a daily vitamin and reducing alcohol intake and not smoking at all. I will continue using aldara and hopefully *fingers crossed* all the warts will go away :) im very thankful and hope i dont need surgery which the date was already set for. so for all of you that are in the same boat as i am in I would strongly recommend taking aldara its worth a try!
Avatar m tn I have read elsewhere to only apply to the warts, but i have also read that aldara seems to respect healthy skin and only attacks unhealthy skin. Which is true and should i continue applying the aldara liberally to the entire areas. 2. The areas that have crusted and flaked are red and raw. Do i continue putting the aldara on those regions or should i stop? The cream does not bother me and the rawness is by no means unbearable or even that aggravating.
Avatar n tn But what i have noticed works pretty good is taking a needle cutting the lesion and putting 50% percent alcohol and 50% percent water. I tried using pure alcohol but it broke my skin out. But my question is, I have been going out with this girl i know for bout 3 months, and i havent told her about it cuz im afriad she will leave me. And i dont want to have sex with her cuz i dont wont to spread to her. So What do you think i should do? Should I tell her or not?
Avatar m tn I exercise on and off, have had some stressful jobs in the past, drink alcohol (8-18 drinks per week) and smoke marijuana recreationally. What would be your suggestion from someone who is not clearing (I have not seen this covered yet)? Other thoughts on treatment (Aldara just burned my skin as I had a pretty bad reaction -- but would try again)? Are there immune system supplements that I should take (vitamins, etc,)?
Avatar n tn ) Anyway, not all penile bumps are warts; things other than warts may come and go, and may repond to Aldara; and based on your sexual history, warts are less likely than if you had been more sexually active with multiple partners. You are getting mixed messages about duration of infection and transmission partly because there aren't very good data, so that providers' and even experts' opinions vary.
Avatar m tn Stopping smoking is obviously a good move, and getting into good physical condition and avoiding excess alcohol are excellent lifestyle changes, but you shouldn't get your hopes up that they will make much difference in your warts. My bottom line advice: Discuss the diagnosis of these recurring lesions with your doctor. If there is any doubt about warts versus other explanations, perhaps you should have a biopsy or referrral to another dermatologist for a second opinion.
Avatar f tn Once I started the licorice and caplets the warts got more puss-y, I squeezed them, gently for the first time, since incidental contact was making them leak and it was gross, then applied alcohol and more licorice extract. The next day they were flatter and darker, then over the next couple of days they got redder and then more flesh colored and softer. Its been 4 days now, I've gotten no new warts, and the ones I had are definitely dead and looking better each day.
Avatar n tn I've had recurring warts (8 recurrences since February - all treated with excision or Aldara) and abnormal smear tests for the past 12 months or so. Is this rate of recurrence common? I'm taking vitamins, folic acid etc to boost my immunity. Any other suggestions?
Avatar n tn For the past year, I have been experiencing burning and stinging in my vulva (which is NOT made worse by peeing), which comes and goes but can last for over a month and is extremely uncomfortable. The area looks normal, and there is no unusual discharge. The last time I had these symptoms was in March - they came on suddenly with a stinging sensation, and lasted for 6 weeks.
Avatar f tn I had surgery in August and they started to return before the wounds were completely healed. I tried Aldara for 8 weeks and the warts kept growing larger. I then recieved TCA treatments and after 3 weeks the external warts are gone. My question is what would you recomend I do abaut the internal warts? I don't want to get surgery again because it was expensive and in effective.I would rather go with watchful waiting. Is this a bad idea? Thank you.
Avatar m tn This year I finally got health insurance and saw a doctor. I have used 4 rounds of aldara over the last 3 to 4 months and saw absolutely zero improvement. Hundreds of dollars gone and more warts keep sprouting. Please help! What can I do to get rid of these things. Any home remedies? Anything I can buy on the net? I saw a site for vidarox. It looked good but I'm skeptical and it's expensive. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!
Avatar f tn first i quit using tobacco, and using alcohol... i then cleaned up my diet, and started using zinc, vitiman c, and a good multi-vitiman... i have noticed now i have only had two small outbreaks in the past several months, and when i do get a few warts usually withing 1-2 days later the center gets a black spot and within 4-5 days after it comes up it is gone...
Avatar n tn The liquid nitrogen will freeze the spots off, and aldara is a cream that you put right on the spot, and you should be careful to not get it on healthy skin.
Avatar m tn i have tried a topical cream also called aldara which was expensive and i picked one off at the time before using it so not sure if it worked properly? please help as my doctor cant seem to tell me to much about it except getting them burnt off which will be painful and ill always have to explain my scars please help me?
Avatar n tn Since then they have recurred every few weeks (about 9 times) and I have gone back in to have them zapped again and again. My doctor has me using Aldara cream every other night but to no avail. I have had a few doctors diagnose them as HPV warts and have had them biopsied as well. MY question is, is there anything else I can do? Is this totally abnormal or is this just an above average case in terms of recurrence? Thank you very much for any responses from experienced individuals.
Avatar m tn It's important to convert to a diet of fruits and vegetables with at least 20 minutes of sun a day, while trying to heal yourself. It's also important to avoid alcohol and smoking. I tried for 4 years before any results. I tried Aldara treatments over and over again. I tried cutting them off with knife. I tried Veregen and even Aldara & Veregen at the same time. Even burning them off first with over the counter wart remover. The warts would go away but come back.
1080425 tn?1256076086 I have warts, rash, itching and probably HPV. I want to get rid of the horrible warts and rash and itch. I realize I will have HPV forever now but seek cure for these problems. Thank you......
Avatar n tn S I have stopped smoking ciggarettes and marijuana and stopped drinking alcohol. I eat right and excersise. Is there anything else I can do to stop having reccurances? How about rubbing a thin layer of Aldara over cleared-up areas to stimulate my immune system?
Avatar f tn I would not use the Aldara the next day as both the podophyllin and the Aldara cause inflammation and the two together might be uncomforrable. I'd wait for a week, just as the doctor has suggested.
Avatar n tn I did lay in bed with my boxers on with one of the escorts and she was naked and cuddling with me. Another one was naked and we masturbated each other simultaneously. Maybe those caused it? Also, is it possible that drool (saliva) alone, which landed directly on my scrotum in large quantities, could have caused herpes? I put rubbing alcohol on my scrotum after each encounter and I showered. Thanks for the help again.
Avatar m tn About 10 months later I began a relationship and approximately 8 months into that relationship she developed warts to my shock and surprise. She was more informed about what to do and went to the clinic where she had them treated - unfortunately, a few months later I then developed about 4 or 5 more little ones which I semi-treated by using warticon cream - they never fully went, the relationship ended for other reasons and I decided to just leave them be.
Avatar f tn Do you think I should find a different OB-gyn who would look into this more than the wait and see approach she did say she would order Aldara since I seemed so concerned. I just don't want to have the warts get bigger because it takes longer to clear them.
Avatar n tn I tried Aldara out, if you read about it, it has many negative side effects. To be honest I was first given it because I was too embarrassed to get the warts properly treated. Just but the bullet and have them electrocauterized. The procedure is painless, takes only a few minutes, and will at least have you wart free for a while. To prevent them from coming back just figure out ways to boost your immune system.
Avatar n tn We use seatbelts and avoid drugs and alcohol before we go on the road, but we still drive and accept the remaining risk of injury and death. So with HPV (and other STDs): reasonable, common sense approaches to safety make sense, but not to the point of completely giving up on sexual rewards. 2 and 3) You've got it right (with the correction "not" systemic). Warts can be spread locally by autoinoculation; for example, no shaving around warts.
Avatar m tn The smaller ones on the bottom of my shaft would sort of disappear and reappear, kind of like they flattened out but then would raise up a bit. They would turn white and then sort of scab, and would appear gone but under an intense light I could still see there were bumps. The 2 flatter ones on the top of my shaft are more stubborn. I finally got them to turn black and crust over, but the raised skin would still be there.
Avatar f tn I worried myself sick tried to convince myself they were just ingrown hairs, and thought they would be since I am a hypochondriac and usually over exaggerate. We'll i ended up seeing a doctor for it and she told me that it was something called Molluscum contagiosum. She said it was viral and get it from skin to skin contact. She also popped a few of them and told me to scrape the white part out and said that's the only way to get rid of them.
Avatar m tn 2) how long actually could I be in an intimate relationship again after being cleared? 3) I took quite a substantial amount of alcohol a day before the recurrence, and few glasses of alcohol days before - does it plays a role of its recurrence? 4) what else could I do to remain warts free entirely? Thank you.
Avatar m tn then when i got a couple more i removed them with a needle and rubbing alcohol myself. which was pretty successful and didnt scar... this has been going on since the summer... i thought i was done but... now i have two very small purplish looking ones in my pubic region that i only found cuz i was looking for them. i'm thinkin about removing them myself again or using vinegar that i read about. or should i leave them alone?.
Avatar m tn anyways ive had warts for about a year now and they seem to be getting smaller and less (ive had laser treatments, TCA treatments, and Aldara.... I wanted to know CAN I ever feel like my body has OVERCOME the virus? or is it like herpes and WILL most likely just keep coming back FOREVER... this is awful. i wanted the vaccine for years but idk if my insurance covered it and my catholic parents wouldn allow it. loosing hope.
Avatar n tn What I'd like to know is the probability of more warts returning (I currently lead a healthy life with plenty of exercise, no smoking and very little alcohol), and how long it'd realistically be before I could expect to be fully (and hopefully permanently) clear of HPV? Also, I plan to use condoms every time I have sex from now on, but what are the chances of passing on HPV to someone now that the warts are removed (presuming they don't return)?