Aldara and children

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Avatar n tn The lesions can appear around the hands and feet (including elbows, wrists and between the fingers) and also genitals, navel, and buttocks. Scabies is highly contagious and is usually transmitted by skin-to-skin contact, especially in crowded areas. The lesion is small, intensely itchy bumps, blisters that may burst on scratching. Other members of the family may also need treatment. I would advise you should check with your doctor to get the exact information.
2206935 tn?1373642205 HPV is a virus that most sexually active people will get and then it will resolve and many people do not even get symptoms—and some will be exposed and never get the virus. In your scenario “that towels and contact with any object” would transfer this virus goes completely against the skin to skin contact that is generally the accepted method of contact for this virus.
Avatar n tn The other treatments like use of liquid nitrogen, phenol and diathermy can be painful, and are not usually done on children. It is not known whether imiquimod (aldara) is safe to use during pregnancy or on children younger than 12. Also results of treatment of molluscum contagiousum with aldara are not that satisfactory. I would suggest that you discuss with your doctor, regarding the advantages and disadvantages of using aldara. Best.
Avatar f tn As a result of having this oral wart ( i have had it now for over 2 years with no complication - it is miniscule), should this impact whether I can ever have children vaginally and also if I breastfeed in the future - could the virus be transmitted to the baby via breast milk? Thank you so much.
Avatar f tn female2785 No I've never used Aldara and I have no idea how likely you are to infect a new partner. It's Sunday and I have an appointment at a clinic to receive the first of the three shots that make up the HPV vaccination this coming Tuesday. This new wart breakout is continuing, multiplying, and they hurt. The ones near my left temple are sore right now and I haven't squeezed them at all and the latest one on my right cheek is sore to the touch.
Avatar n tn He prescribed veregen, and although I brought up aldara he said that studies with aldara mostly used children and were not double blind- sounds like he was repeating a veregen sales rep line to me but hey why not I’ll try it.(However- in defense of aldara, the effect size in the article I read was much greater than the effect size touted by veregen- and really isn’t single blind good enough for this kind of thing?
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 and I have already known that i have genital warts and am treating for it! It is a topical med called aldara that i began using january of 2009. my gyno had mention that the medicine will cause itching and burning so being in the 3rd month of using it my vagina started to itch.... then i began to notice 3 red blotches all vertically in a row near my vagina that itched.... (keep in mind it is not wear the warts are located.
Avatar n tn The doctor wants him to use Aldara. Is this safe for a young infant? On the product it is talking about use by older children or adults. Also, how contagious is he? Can he be around other children or adults at all? Can we take him to our church nursery? Does he need to be completely covered or does it matter? How long will it take to go away with treatment? Are there any other options to Aldara for a child so young?
Avatar f tn took about 6 months to completely clear my first break out through freezing and Aldara. About 4 months after they had cleared I got a single wart, used Aldara and had it cleared and now a few more have showed up.. I will be using Aldara again. I have recently met someone and although we are taking it slow I am very upset, how would I be able to explain this to them? I am also so terrified to go to the doctor incase I hear anymore bad news. Is this going to last forever... seems like it..
Avatar n tn Hello, i'm a 24 year old female recently diagnosed with genital warts and i've had them burnt off twice within the month. The doctor recently prescribed/recommended I begin using ALDARA and i was wondering whether or not (in your opinion) the benefits outweight the risks of using the cream.
Avatar m tn I am sad and depressed because my ob made me feel like a **** and didn't really say anything except that I shouldn't have slept around and that I shouldn't have sex ever again. She subscribed aldara .5% cream and in have been using this med for a week now. I have severe itching and more warts have showed up on my labia and around the lips of my vagina. I don't know how long it takes for this cream to work. I just want the warts gone.
Avatar m tn We've discussed cryotherapy, Aldara, and a few other potential treatment options. What are the best options for the quickest and least painful results. I recognize after doing some online homework that this could be a long term malady. I just wanted to get some answers from other doctors.
Avatar n tn So I went back again and same procedure, after this he perscribed Aldara. The warts did return but only a few returned and I have been using Aldara for eleven weeks now. I also started using tea tree oil the days that I am not using Aldara,(aldare used three times a week) Basically, I still have visiably warts in the groin, they are smaller and red, no itching ever, even when they were bad and they have never hurt me at all, just have been in the groin area.
Avatar m tn I am sad and depressed because my ob made me feel like a **** and didn't really say anything except that I shouldn't have slept around and that I shouldn't have sex ever again. She subscribed aldara .5% cream and in have been using this med for a week now. I have severe itching and more warts have showed up on my labia and around the lips of my vagina. I don't know how long it takes for this cream to work. I just want the warts gone.
Avatar n tn Thanks doc and mtbb for your uselful replies. I will get a Herpes blood test just for peace of mind. I put hydrocortizone on it last night and this morning and the itching and burning are now completely gone. So I guess one disease will be enough for me. As for why it is being used, well, my guess is that I have a disease and Aldara helps me get rid of it, it's as simple as that. It just seems to accelerate threefold the healing of the lesions.
Avatar m tn I have not yet started the Aldara because I have read a lot of scary reports about sideeffects and other problems and as this is a family Dr. who treats mostly children I am going to get a second opinion. However he did not state what strain of HPV this could be from. From reading, most visible warts do not come from the high risk strains 16 and 18, but then I've read that 16 can present some visible symptoms.
Avatar m tn It generally affects children and typically occurs in the 2-5 age group. Treatment includes physical destruction or manual extrusion of the lesions, cryotherapy, and curettage. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar n tn In most cases, molluscum is not contagiosum. Yes, that's right. I see cases every week, in both adults and children. Rarely does anyone else in the vicinity have them. I know what the books say, but I stand by my observation, which is repeated almost daily. I think there is no need for your doctor to use anything more drastic than liquid nitrogen. A few treatment are often needed, but not more. Nitrogen is gentle, safe, and doesn't scar.
Avatar n tn It just seems very tedious and I do not know if it is necessary. I have already been given Aldara with no results. I have also "waited it out" like my doctor has told me. I just want to be rid of it. Please help!
Avatar m tn They are much more common in middle age and they tend to increase in prevalence up to age 60. Children and toddlers may also develop skin tags in the underarm and neck areas. Since they are thought to arise more readily in areas of skin friction or rubbing, tags are also more common in overweight people. Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus. Most sexually active people in the United States will have HPV at some time in their lives.
Avatar n tn my ob told me there i no hpv test ??? I thought there was, thank you.. what is the hpv test?
Avatar f tn She also has eczema, which I know can make it worse. We went to the pediatrician and she prescribed Aldara to apply 3 times a week, only on the bumps. She also told me to continue using the Cortizone 10 every day, along with lotion to help with itching. Now...I'm wondering if this is really going to work, since I'll I've heard is that we have to "wait it out"....but it's just getting worse. It's painful for her, because of the eczema and really unsightly.
Avatar f tn I recently have suspected an affair, went to my OB/GYN and he said it was an anal wart, and I could have been infected 18 years before. We did not start having anal sex until 5-6 years ago. He said he has never had anal sex with anyone else. Also, he is wondering if I may have gotten it from dirty bedding, towel, or clothing. I have told him it is only sexually transmitted, but he does not believe me, and i cannot find anything on line that says you can't get it that way. Please help!
Avatar m tn He didn't give me a lot of information. I recently noticed them and my girl friend and I have been having sex and oral. I am concerned about getting the molluscum orally and it spreading to the rest of my body. I read about the silver pen, which was FDA approved. I am scared becasue mu partner now said that she has always been tested and didnt have anything. She works for a dermotologist. I dont know how to tell her.Is there anything I can do? How can you get rid of it orally?
Avatar n tn Seven months ago I went to Pattaya(notorious for it's nightlife and hookers)for a weekend with the boys. Got very drunk and ended up having sex with a hooker and the condom broke. Had anal and vaginal sex, unprotected for about 10 mins. Felt terribly guilty when I sobered up and even worse when I developed genital warts several weeks later and a constant hot/cold burning sensation in the genital area which I put down to extreme sress, guilt and Aldara which was percribed to treat the warts.
Avatar m tn As the treatment with aldara is over and I still have the pimples and THEY LOOK AND FEEL VERY MUCH LIKE WARTS (I have been browsing the net and looking at some pics) I wonder whether it is worth consulting another physician, going back to the same physician (as he asked) or keep applying aldara. I wonder whether the pimples are really warts. I'm really looking forward to having a family of my own. I want to have children.
Avatar f tn I found the acid worked great at killing off any new warts I had each week. I am using Aldara now and it's slow but then I only have 2 warts, the first one I ever got and I tend to wonder if it is even a wart and one I got between my last acid and first Aldara treatments. They are not growing so that's good. Just have to wait til this passes for good. Def have your doc look into any risk to the baby when passing through the birth canal.
Avatar m tn I left using this cream after feeling itching, burning and redness between my scrotum and my thighs two sides (after using it for 1 month). After stopping using aldara these symptoms disappeared. Hiv and syphilis tests were negative , i have not tested HSV1 or 2. i got new 7 bumps (1 on my shaft just under the head, 3 same previous and 3 grouped on my butt). so i went to the doctor, he said 6 bumps are normal but one is wart (between my penis and tight).
Avatar n tn If you are really concerned about outbreaks, ask your doctor about a topical cream medication called Aldara, (Imiquimod). It is exceedingly expensive and can cause a lot of discomfort, but it has been suggested that regular application can help keep the virus dormant and help you to stop spreading the disease to others. HPV is very common. Most people carry the virus, even without visible signs. Be grateful that it is only warts and not herpes.