Aldara and cold sores

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Avatar f tn I had mild skin irritation while I was on it, but a week after I had stopped the Aldara I developed a rash around my anus near where I had been using Aldara and I’m worried it’s herpes. It was a red rash. It itched, felt irritated, and the skin was shiny. I would compare it to mild sunburn. I never saw breaks in the skin: no blisters, ulcers, or scabs. There were, however, tiny, red, separated dots in the rash around the hair follicles I think. I didn’t have any fever, aches, or tingling.
Avatar n tn The fact that you can get it despite using a condom through genital skin contact and despite the fact that your partner never had a breakout or the fact that you can get it through oral sex and even cold sores makes it absolutely essential you be careful. Also, if someone you like or love has herpes, try to have the strength of character to look beyond that. It's unfortunate that they have herpes but there are so many other things that are wrong with other people that are far worse.
Avatar n tn The fact that you can get it despite using a condom through genital skin contact and despite the fact that your partner never had a breakout or the fact that you can get it through oral sex and even cold sores makes it absolutely essential you be careful. Also, if someone you like or love has herpes, try to have the strength of character to look beyond that. It's unfortunate that they have herpes but there are so many other things that are wrong with other people that are far worse.
Avatar m tn I have been putting a cream called Aldara on the infection and it has been getting better. The other day i noticed a little red sore on the base of my penis. then another one popped up a day later. Today one came up right under neath the the head of my penis. They are not big, little less smaller than a pea. They dont hurt to touch and do not have any discharge coming out of them. I dont know what they are. I had a speculation they might be scabbies or could they be genital herpes?
Avatar f tn If you are making out with someone who is shedding the virus and then they perform oral sex on you - it's possible to have it both locations even if you don't get obvious cold sores to know it. Unfortunately not a lot of study on this but one study showed that 1/4 of folks had it both orally and genitally - the other was higher.
Avatar f tn The better tests are the so-called gG-specific tests such as the HerpeSelect because they accuartely distinguish infection due to HSV-2 which causes most genital herpes from HSV-1 which is far more common and causes cold sores (it is also common in people who do not know they've had cold sores- over 60% of adults do, usually acquired in childhood). Without knowing more about your history (numbers of partners, etc,) it is difficult to be more specific about your risk. Hope this helps.
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 I went to the doctors with canchor sores inside my mouth along my jaws, and a fever. My wife and I are not doing well maritally anyway, and now this. She recently admitted being alone with a man (supposed friend), but vehemently denies any intimate contact whatsoever. I just found out that this man recently suffered from mouth pain so severe that it kept him from work. I have been totally monogamous and had not had sex for at least a year before my wife.
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 have been getting cold sores since I was a child and mine typically appear and fully develop within the first 24 hours, and since I've noticed the red painless irritation (doesnt seem to have any fluid inside) for almost 5 days or even more, is it safe to put my mind as ease and almost rule out herpes. I did apply the aldara to the anal region due to the fact i thought I had a molluscum bump there. So I know I may have been a little over zealous with the Aldara!
Avatar f tn I have had the irritation for a little over the week and have had no blisters or open sores, and being a person who has had cold sores on my lips since childhood i know how quickly they can errupt and how uncomfortable/painful they can be. So I am hoping my irritation/discharge is just a BV infection with irritation from the Aldara cream I have been using.
Avatar n tn Last test for herpes was back in late 2009 and was negative for herpes 2 and positive for hsv 1 ( infrequent cold sores since childhood) . Monogamous relationship for 3 plus years since test. Then had a breakup whereby had two one night stands and since been with a new girlfriend for 4 months.
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 f tn I am not applying aldara on that area, only on the right side of vaginal opening inside, coz I have wart inside and she told me to put aldara on it, Its impossible for aldara to scatter there on urethra.
Avatar n tn He suggested that they are normal and to use lip balm, (but this has had little to no effect). Is it a good idea to try an over-the-counter treatment for cold sores for my lips? Can herpes cause a yeast infection? Does an initial outbreak of herpes last this long? (Over four weeks). Can a yeast infection last this long? They can only perform blood tests in this country, (for whatever reason), so how long should I wait before I get a blood test for herpes?
Avatar m tn Sounds more like folliculitis or some other superficial infection -- and for such a problem, Aldara is the last thing you should be using. Stop the Aldara and see a health care provider.
Avatar n tn Did the dermatologist recommend removing the molloscum? Did they prescribe aldara? It would be incredibly unusual to have herpes on your neck and your genital area. Molluscum doesn't look anything like herpes so I"m fairly confident the dermatologist didn't misdiagnose the neck issues as something non-herpes if it was herpes.
Avatar m tn My doc compared it to the common cold (the rhinovirus). He said even though you get a cold and it's viral, it doesn't mean that virus is forever in your system. Is that true?
Avatar f tn The reason why I'm saying this is because it tends to make a lot of sense doesn't HSV2 work somewhat like genital warts because I was diagnosed with that in 1999 and was treated with aldara cream and my warts didn't resurface until years later and the outbreaks were very minor. I would get an outbreak like once a year or once every couple of years. They are both virus and are similar to one another right advice please.
Avatar f tn I might mention I am in a monogamous 7 year relationship and neither of us have had breakouts, but my husband has been predisposed to cold sores since childhood. Then we went on vacation and after I came back I had small cuts to my perineum. They appeared to be papercuts. I thought maybe these were from straining to do #2. I happened to have my annual exam on the Monday one week after we came back and the gyno said the papercuts could be bacterial, yeast, or HERPES???
Avatar n tn Thank you for answering this. I was diagnosed with HPV and am now trying to understand how to deal with it and mostly how to prevent future partners from getting it. I had one wart which was removed with Aldara Cream and by freezing it. I understand HPV is viral and therefore "stays with you." But if the infection works it's way through you in two years do you have to then worry about transmitting it?
Avatar m tn I did, however, have a lot of muscle pain in my back and neck, and some congestion and coughing, which persisted more or less for about 10 days. On day 16 after the encounter, I noticed a small red bump (I wouldn't call it a pimple, nor would I necessarily call it a "lesion") on the area that is right in the crease where the shaft of my penis meets my scrotum, near the hairline. There is no fluid on the top of it that I can see, and this is the only "bump" that I have.
Avatar n tn I thought this because my partner, a female, has a history of cold sores, while I do not. She performed oral sex on me 6 days after having a cold sore. Issues (ALWAYS occuring on the right hand side) have occurred ever since. Over the past year, I get what feels like a cut/lesion/fissure on the right side inside my rectum. The cut is pre-ceding by itching, and sometimes local discomfort on the outside of my rectum (soreness).
Avatar n tn Unexplainable diarrhea that comes and goes lasting almost 1 week, mouth sores, headaches, tingling in my ears and arms, ear pain, loss of appetite, abdominal pain... I can come up with a million more symptoms. I really need your advice is I'm just overreacting or if I should be worried due to my symptoms. I have REALLY BAD PAIN on my left armpit... my wife felt around and said she felt pea sized bumps.
1655600 tn?1302165828 Was it already in my body and it was just re-activated with sexual activity or a partner infected me with this virus? (Like HSV-1 causes cold sores and genital herpes, does HPV cause all types of warts?- these in my genitals look like the ones on my hand) b) Does this mean I will never again be able to have condom-free intercourse or have kids in the future? c) Will these pimples-warts go away? Note: I am 21 yrs old.
Avatar f tn During my visit to the doctor I had a Papsmear done and also bloodwork to check for other Potential STDs. I was given Aldara cream to treat the warts I had in my Perineal area and it has worked successfully. 1 week after taking Aldara, I noticed that I had a bump on my vagina lip(outside). It appeared red and slightly stung when I touched it...I didn't think much of it because I had about 4 other pus-filled bumps, like near my bikini line..near my hair line...ect.
Avatar n tn I also tend to get alot of cold sores and these are trigger by the herpes simplex virus. The virus for the warts is very similar in nature. Also, if you do get it by intercourse then you would most likely have noticed it on your male partner. I actually have not had a breakout since then and that has been about 8 years ago.
Avatar f tn Do HSv1 just produce cold sores and not lesions in the private area..Grace I'm still a little unsure HSV2 genital herpes produce lesions in the private areas. I have lesions in my private areas so my type would be HSV2 right. Grace another thing I want to know about my initial outbreak that I experienced in August 2008 do you know if I could of contracted the std years ago before I experienced the outbreak.
Avatar m tn Adult Multivitamin (contains high dosages of all B vitamins) liquid vitamin D drops liquid vitamin A liquid vitamin E liquid Folic Acid Vitamin C with Bilberry Garlic Capsules Calcium Complex Reiki/Shitake mushroom capsules (immune boost apparently) Good point about L-lysene is one I need to add to my daily supplement intake, I have read before about it's benefits for those with cold sores and so on, so I'll get this.