Aldara and molluscum

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Avatar f tn When prescribed the Aldara, my doctor didn't make me concerned about this area as being anything unusual or not normal. A few days after using the Aldara, I began to form sores and redness in that area as well as on my genitals. A GYN said I had herpes and sent out a culture. I'm waiting for the results. However, she didn't want to discuss the possibility of the Aldara causing the reaction. Has anyone else experienced this?
Avatar m tn For what it's worth I contracted molluscum thru my partner. He had it on his forearm and legs. Somehow it ended up on my lady parts. He denied ever having it on his man parts. At first I truly thought is was razor burn. In all actuality me shaving led to multiple bumps. They never itched,hurt, or bothered me. I realized they were getting worse than better. I got scared and made an appt right away and right away the dr knew what I had.
Avatar m tn So finally i got the balls to goto the doctor and get it checked out. Well what do you know its Molluscum. Doctor prescribes me Aldara. It's been 1 week so far and it had already spread to my pubic area and a little on my happy trail. I'm trying to be calm about this but reading these forums is pissing me off. Not to mention that my girlfriend wants to have sex when she comes down from school. Looks like thats out of the picture.
Avatar n tn Well what do you know its Molluscum. Doctor prescribes me Aldara. It's been 1 week so far and it had already spread to my pubic area and a little on my happy trail. I'm trying to be calm about this but reading these forums is pissing me off. Not to mention that my girlfriend wants to have sex when she comes down from school. Looks like thats out of the picture. Well getting to the point, how long is this gonna take to get rid of them if i keep using aldara?
Avatar n tn She told me that they aren't genital warts because of the way they looked and told me that it looks like Molluscum Contagiosum virus. She even perscribed me a topical ointment called Aldara to use every other day on the spots. It's been a little over a month and there is no improvement. I am so self conscious about these bumps and they're now spreading down my upper thighs. I'm going to the bahamas in December and I want to be able to wear a swim suit on the beach.
Avatar f tn I have molluscum on my genitals and received cryotherapy and aldara cream... where the cryotherapy took place it looks like the white head is coming out of the skin like its being pushed upward to fall out... it looks like i can take the white head out with tweezers... is this a good idea or really dumb?
Avatar n tn My Dr seemed to give the diagnosis of molluscum after looking at them and discounting everything else. There was no lab testing involved so now I am wondering if it is molluscum at all...but this might be a bit paranoid (I wonder if that is a symptom?) This discussion is related to <a href=''>Alternate Molluscum Treatments</a>.
Avatar m tn Hi, I've been with Molluscum in the groin and thighs area since the beginning of the year. First I had a couple of bumps which were diagnosed as pimples and then a few weeks later more bumps came up and again I was misdiagnosed, this time for folliculitis. I was given an antibiotic and when it didn't help I was diagnosed for Molluscum which was about a month ago. By that time I had already around 15 bumps.
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 f tn Recently (5/28) diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum and besides from cryotherapy for treatment i also received Aldara cream 5%. (the derm did not get every lump/wart with the liquid nitrogen) Questions I have about this is; How effective is it to be used? Should I apply it with a finger or would a Q-Tip be better or should it be something else? How exactly does it work?
Avatar m tn and i've been putting the aldara on about 3 times a week for about a month and a half... and the warts are a little smaller but definitely still there. it just sucks cuz i'll put barely any on but since the skin folds in that area it always gets on healthy skin... so i quit and will probably just get them burned off like in the past even though they are smaller than normal.
Avatar f tn I used aldara cream on my son for 2 weeks and he developed open sores. If I remeber well I applied the cream once or twice on the weakened skin. I have read all the horror stories about the cream and will like to know if there is a posssibility of damage to his immune system due to the use of this cream. he has mollocum contagiosum. He did not have any other side effects.
Avatar f tn I have been going to a local low-cost clinic and was treated for one initial huge one and have been intermittently self-treating with Aldara and going back to the clinic for review. On my last visit I noticed a few odd papules in my pubic hair and really small, pinhead size "whiteheads" on the shaft of my penis and on my scrotum. I immediately went back to the clinic thinking the warts were spreading from the anal area.
Avatar f tn i have received cryotherapy and aldara cream for treatment of molluscum contagiosum a week ago to the date... the scabs have fallen off but there is still a lot of redness on the open skin and can still see the white bumps inside the open scab... does this mean i will have to undergo another cryotherapy again? how long does it usually take for cryotherapy to heal and is there anyway of speeding up the healing process?
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 n tn I waited a month but no resolution or going away so I decided to see a dermatologist and he diagnose the MC. He used liquid nitrogen to freeze those and prescribe me Aldara. As far as I know, MC is not spreading anywhere it been in one place for a month about 20 or 30. My questions are as follows: 1)I don't have any girlfriend neither I am sexually active at all. last time I had sex was in last summer 2008. So, I don't know how I got those.
Avatar f tn I went back to my gyno. She then told me it looked like Molluscsum Contagiosum and gave me Aldara cream to use. Well, I used it all over my genital area for 3 days. On the 3rd day - I developed 5 small ulcers. They didn't hurt. I went back to my gyno. This time (after the negative herpes test and no new partners) she told me it looked like herpes. She did a swab of an ulcer and it came back negative for herpes.
Avatar n tn Hi Doctor, I was diagnosed with molluscum approximately 8 months ago, confined to my genital region. I was treated by a dermatologist who removed the lesions and prescribed aldara. By around 5 months ago I was symptom free. Recently I seem to have had a relapse only now the lesions cover a much larger percentage of my body. (Perhaps coincidentally, the relapse seemed to have started the exact same time I had a particularly nasty bout of food poisoning, could these be related?
Avatar m tn Hi Doc, I was recently diagnosed with molluscum contagiousum after numerous misdiagnoses that cost me about a month of treatment and allowed for substantial autoinnoculation (yes, I'm one of the unlucky masses who originally thought this was simply a pimple-ish thing I could shave and it would scab, obviously it didn't). I'm now in month four. A few weeks ago I went to the dermatologist, who this time determined that I did, indeed, have MC.
Avatar f tn Would buying an over-the-counter wart remover be safe and effective in getting rid of Molluscum or should I just go down and get the Aldara for 75$? I ask these questions because it appears more are forming and I'd like to get rid of them ASAP. Sorry for all the questions, I cannot seem to find the answers anywhere on the internet. Thanks again.
Avatar n tn Hello, For molluscum, aldara can be used but The most popular treatments are scraping of the lesions (called curettage) or removal using heat (called cautery) or cold (called cryotherapy, a procedure performed with liquid nitrogen). If Aldara does not benefit you, then you can go in for any of these treatments. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar n tn I went to the doctor about 6 months ago and was told I had molluscum contagiosum. When it first happened I had marks on the inside of my thighs and my stomach that almost looked like ring worm. My gential area was a big rash and I had these marks in my pubic hair(looked like pimples). Since I was diagnosed with MC everything has started to clear up except on my penis and at the base of my penis. I've lived with this condition for almost 8 months. They are small, skin color lesions, very small.
Avatar n tn I went to the doctor, and they gave me Aldara for HPV. This was in January. Since then, I have had the worst yeast infections, and while one bump is slowly decreasing in size (and has hardened and turned quite red in the process), none of the others are changing size at all, and I am getting more tiny little white bumps within a few inches of the initial three bumps I had. I am pretty sure it is HPV, but it seems to be geting worse. I have been tested recently for HIV, and that was negative...
Avatar n tn About 2-3 months ago, I went to my University medical center and was diagnosed with molluscum. The doctor put some chemicals on the lesions, told me it would resolve on its own, and sent me on my way. Although I don't have many lesions, I keep getting more every now and then. I would like to know how long those of you who had molluscum at one point battled it for. Whenever I see a new one show up, I am quick to pop it and remove the core to prevent it from spreading anywhere else.
Avatar m tn I developed genital molluscum years ago, and well since then I have had no lesions. I used Aldara cream for 2 weeks, and that is what cleared it up. Am I still infectious ? Am I in the clear now ?
Avatar n tn I've looked around the internet on this alot and have never heard of anyone talking about molluscum having a smell, so I'm confused. I've been checking myself very dilligently lately, and with the hot weather I've developed some type of rash on my inner thighs, could this be the source of the smell?
Avatar m tn MC is easily treated, with any of several methods (freezing, curretage [scraping the lesions off], simply expressing the core as each lesion appears, and Aldara, also used for warts). It's too bad you went through the several months for them to clear up on their own, instead of just a few weeks. But at this point, I really wouldn't worry about it. Obviously, I cannot be completely certain MC was the explanation. No distant expert can make a firm diagnosis by verbal description.
Avatar f tn A couple of months ago I started growing these bumps that I suppose were contracted sexually. Went to the doctor and had them diagnosed as Molluscum. In the process of getting rid of them she put acid on them (2 different sessions) which helped but certainly did not take care of the issue. She prescribed me Aldara, Imiquiod 5%. It is to be used at night and washed off in the morning around 6-10 hours later.
Avatar m tn I left it alone for a couple days and finally went into the ER after work to get it checked up on. The doctor took a look at the bumps and said it most likely looks like Molluscum Contagiosum, although, he wanted me to go the local Health Department for further and precise testing. From what I've been reading up on about MC, I can see that there is quite a few different treatments ranging from scraping, freezing, ointments and so on.
Avatar n tn The doctor did mention a cream that is used for warts, but did say that it has a 50/50 chance of working. I said no and opted for the quickest and surest.. and in his opinion, burning was. I find that odd for a dermatologist, as he should care for the skin's condition. The reason he did not prefer the freezing method is because of something about it not being small enough.. or something about it freezing larger areas than the lesions themselves and cause unnecessary damage to my skin.