Aldara and hpv

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Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with hpv, multiple strains, among which a high-risk one, and I had a leep surgery several weeks later. Now my gyn is telling me that, in order to get rid of any other traces of hpv, we should apply Aldara cream on the cervix. I am having serious doubts about this procedure and I would be most grateful if you gave me a specialized advice: is it ok to use it? Can it actually heal hpv? Thank you in advance for your answers!
Avatar n tn After using Aldara for 8 weeks or so the warts went away and my doctor said that they were gone and I could stop using Aldara. About a week ago I noticed that two warts were back and my doctor said to continue use of Aldara. I was wondering how long Aldara takes to get rid of warts and when they do go away, how often may the warts reappear?
Avatar m tn But when it is frozen it disappears for a while and then eventually returns a while later. There is also another area that does exactly the same and also an area that i believe is HPV infected skin that looks almost perfectly normal skin and certainly not warty but always turns white with vinegar.
Avatar m tn i have been on aldara for about a month now for anal hpv warts. i had them cauterized last feb 8 and the doc put me on aldara for 3 months. my questions are: 1, does the cream cause a bit of itch even when it's been washed off or just when it's on? 2. i noticed what lookes like a "cut" near the perinem .around the anal opening..sort of like a small sore.. is that a side effect of the cream?
Avatar f tn So she prescribed me Aldara and I used it for two weeks but after two weeks the side effects were really bad so I stopped using it for a week. After that week the side effects from Aldara had all cleared up and I wen to go put the cream on again only to discover that my "warts" were gone. Is it normal that the warts would clear up after only two weeks with Aldara? I have always had a really good immune system but that just seems really fast.
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with HPV for the past 4 months, and it has been a serious struggle. I have gone to get the warts burned off about 5-6 times, and they keep coming back. My doctor put me on Aldara, but I am having SERIOUS side effects. It says for me to put it on the area once a night before I go to bed, but I started having redness and irritation. I thought that just meant that it was working, so I was off it for a day and went back on it for 2.
Avatar n tn com has many posts on HPV and aldara side effects and may be helpful. BTW someone with HPV is more likely to get anal cancer so keep on top it that. You might make sure your doctor does digital rectal exams. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I was given Aldara cream 3x a week and not my penis has open sores, dry skin and scabing. Even though all the tests were negative the doctor give me a script for a herpes med because he said the sores looked like herpes. I have not been with anyone in 7 weeks. Could these sores be from the aldara or do I have herpes even after a negative test result?
Avatar m tn I just started Aldara, two weeks ago and it's going slow for me. Though I only have two warts and one is the first one I ever had, which after 4 acid treatments is still there so it may by scar tissue rather than a live wart at this time. The other is only 2 weeks old and really has not changed at all. So, I can't say how you will react to Aldara, I have read some people have warts gone quickly and some it takes a while. I am just happy not to have any new ones.
Avatar n tn Some are going away and in the process it burns and itches. My vaginal lips are beginning to get red. Around my vaginal opening there are some warts that are bigger. The cream doesnt seem to be affecting them at all. And I noticed that a few more seem to have came out. I have 1 week left to take it then in 2 weeks I go to my doctor. I don't understand why it is doing this. And if it is normal to get more in the beginning of using this.
Avatar m tn Hey everyone. I have posted on here before about my HPV. I was given aldara a couple months back and have been using it regularly since then. My question is how do I know when I can quit? I stopped for about a week when I went on vacation and forgot my packets and on the trip all my redness went away and things started looking better. When I got home and started using again it came right back. How di I know when I can quit? once the wart is gone... one the packets are all used? THanks!
Avatar m tn Ofcourse after I have made several researches, talked with a few people, and seen the doctor, I had contracted HPV in the anus area. The doctor prescribed me Aldara which is a cream to treat genital warts. I was told to apply it 3 times a week, and Ive been doing it so, until a week ago when I researched all about Aldara and it says to do it twice a week. I am currently in week 8. So The warts are gone.. they were gone on week 4, but now the issue is this.
Avatar m tn In my opinion you should talk to a cosmetologist/dermatologist about this and get these warts evaluated as they are recurring and you may need to opt for other methods of removal rather than applying Aldara on your own. 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.
Avatar m tn I recently got diagnosed with HPV, I am 23 male. I started applying the cream every other day over the entire genital area. I applied it an the anus as well and now it is killing me! Only one spot at the part of my anus closest to the testis. It got all swollen and seems to have a sore on it, looks like a hemorrhoid to me, but I dint know why I would have one! As if HPV didnt make me feel crappy enough, lol. Has anyone had any similar experience with aldara on the butthole, or anywhere?
Avatar n tn I am being treated with Aldara for HPV and I know that there is some redness and pain associated with the treatment, but I am having a very painful reaction. It is on the inner labia, not where I put the cream - however, I am sure some of the cream may have transfered there. It is red, was only slightly itchy early in the day, and by the afternoon it hurt very bad to the touch. It is almost like an open sore maybe, but it doesn't look like a sore, it just feels... raw???
Avatar m tn did a doctor diagnose you for genital warts and prescribed Aldara for you? If not so, please see a dermatologist and first get a correct diagnoses and talk to him about application of this cream... a mild irritation, soreness and itching is part of the healing process with this cream... you should apply petrolium jelly (vaseline) or some other moisturizer to help your pain relief and... stop using aldara without talking to your dermatologist first...
1067212 tn?1353964002 I used the cream on my warts and had a bad reaction, I got most of the side effects but continued to use the cream. Within 2 weeks of using the cream the warts had gone and a week later the side effects disapeared. Recently though I noticed a large lump (baring in mind I don't have the strain of HPV that causes cancer). It wasn't on my vagina or anal area but in the middle. It was very painful and nothing like a wart.
Avatar m tn I have been treating anal warts for 8 weeks with aldara and after about 6 weeks i noticed they were slowly shrinking. While the visible warts are indeed shrinking (almost gone entirely), i know that there are internal ones in my anus that are still there, whether or not the aldara is helping them is undetermined. I visited my dermatologist today and she just asked if it helped and when i told her yes, slowly but surely she gave me 3 repeats of aldara and said just keep going until they're gone.
Avatar n tn ) All of these things lower our immune systems and HPV loves a depressed immune system and thrives in it. I am waiting to find out when I can have Cyberknife treatment, which I find out this Thurs. Like I said keeping up with our routine 3 month follow ups keeps this beast in check and catches it early when the chances of treatment will work in our favor. I know this is such a rare disease (VAIN and Vaginal Cancer).
Avatar m tn My question is that if this is a hpv lesion and not a visible wart as such can it be treated with aldara? I'm concerned that it may damage the skin as it is very thin here.
Avatar n tn Aldara tends to work best in warts which have recently appeared and it's activity is, at least in part, correlated with the reaction that it generates. If you have been using Aldara for 4 weeks with no effect and little local reaction, it is time to try something else such as freezing with liquid nitrogen. In answer to your specific questions however: 1. No, the location has little to do with response. Warts that have appeared more recently tend to respond better.
Avatar n tn I used a full four month treatment of aldara, and they didn't seem to clear. I went to the GYN in August, and was told I had no signs or anything and that they must have cleared on their own. Then the semester started. I am taking intense classes, on my way to becoming an RN. Anyway, so an outbreak has occured, slightly worse than my original outbreak. Do you think reducing my stress level will help get rid of my outbreak? Do you think going back on anti-anxiety medication will help?
Avatar m tn Hows the aldara treatment...
Avatar n tn There are creams like Aldara which are good for mild cases. There are also things like surgery, burning, laser, acid treatment which are good for stubborn warts. All will have to be prescribed by a doctor because the doctor has to make sure they are warts (so many genital bumps turn out to be nothing) and because each individual case is different so different treatments would be more suitable for different people.
Avatar n tn Candida injections cause a localized inflammatory response that may cause your body to recognize and fight off the HPV infection. Keeping your immune system strong involves getting enough sleep, eating lots of vegetables, cutting back on sugar, managing stress etc. Quitting smoking would help immensely as well (I'm sure you know). Smoking definitely sabotages any efforts at healing your body.
Avatar m tn I have had HPV for 7 years now. I have tried Aldara which didn't work at all but I do find that Condylox works well and after 3 days the warts are gone and the skin is healing. I have also been to the dermatologist for cryotherapy which works great and I find my skin recovers quicker when frozen than when I use the Condylox.
Avatar n tn My fiance whom i have been having unprotected sex with for two years now and who was a virgin when we first made love went to a gynea after i was diagnosed and her pap smear came back negative for HPV. prior to my fiance i slept with someone six months before her i.e. two and a half years ago. - Why did it take so long for symptoms to show? - Is it possible i have been mis-diagnosed because she is negative? - Can we carry on having unprotected sex and oral sex?
Avatar m tn i have had hpv for six months now and the sores are not going away they are not raised so they can not use freezing. my question is are they ever going to go away on there own. they have been the same way for 6 mnths now no better no worse. please help.
Avatar f tn Sometimes I have to see them in a certain light. No signs of any bumps on my labia minora. I keep putting aldara on and I'm not sure if this is irritating them more, but it's driving me crazy and my gynecologist seems to think I'm crazy so I don't want to keep going in. I feel sometimes they are less visible than others though.. a week or two ago I thought they were gone and now they seem to be back to being noticeable again.