Aldara and skin cancer

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Avatar f tn Also you should only use the cream in small quantitys as it is also used for skin cancer therefore it is very strong. The skin in the genital area is also very tender. I used the cream for 1 week, so thats 3 applications before I had to take a break from it. I was so sore down below - burning, itching, stinging. Some days I couldn't walk either. I realised I had probably used too much cream and I should of stopped as soon as I started feeling pain. This may be the same for you.
Avatar n tn (15 years, remember) I got depressed, wondering if I was going to be one of those people who die of treatable skin cancer. I saw another who said they were warts, froze them, and said there was no topical treatment. I stayed in my house last week with 9 purple, swollen, weeping sores on my face from the freezing. If I saw somebody who looked like me on the sidewalk, I think I would cross the street. And you can't use makeup on something that is weeping.
Avatar m tn My dermatologist suggested it to determine if my mole was just an irritation or a skin cancer. After reading the package insert and doing some research online I was to scared to try it. If it is recommended to me again I am wondering if I should use it. Thanks!
1067212 tn?1353964002 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. The next morning it got significantly smaller but it is still there and is tender when I touch it. On the aldara cream it states a very unlikely side effect is hard bumps under the skin. Is this simply a side effect or something else?
Avatar n tn I really dont understand it, but evidently the bad cells are thru 3 layers of the vaginal wall. My dr prescribed Aldara vaginally, twice a week for 12 weeks. I've had my 4th treatment, and I'm not having fun. Within 24 hours after teatment I am crying in pain, muscle aches, joint pain, my skin over my whole body hurts. I also have vaginal itching, burning, but its not that bad. I also am having nausea, with upset stomach and vomiting. About 48 hours after the treatment, i begin to feel better.
Avatar n tn I know of no complications with Aldara regarding Hashimoto's or thyroid treatment -- you may want to check with the pharmacist though to make certain.
Avatar n tn Its use is approved for basal cell skin cancer and actinic keratosis, a precursor condition of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. At present, the best evidence for the use of imiquimod for melanoma or lentigo maligna are only case reports. While the results of these studies are promising, only a few patients have been studied and the quality of evidence is weak. Common side effects to Aldara involve skin reactions in the area where it was applied.
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 m tn ) All people with visible genital warts should have them removed ASAP as they can cause cancer in females AND males. Males can get Anal Cancer and females too - Farrah Fawcett has it and it is usually only caused by HPV and unprotected anal sex.
Avatar m tn html?WT.ec_id=NCOMMS-20130305 Aldara is a cream used for topical treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer, and is thought to act through stimulation of anti-tumour immunity. The active ingredient, imiquimod, has been shown to stimulate toll-like receptor 7. Aldara also induces psoriasis-like lesions when applied to naive murine skin, and as such is used as a mouse model for psoriasis. Here we find that in naive murine skin, Aldara induces inflammation largely independently of toll-like receptor 7.
Avatar n tn It bleeds, it doesn't hurt. The important thing is to get the white core out and not let it touch your skin. This will probably take an hour. Then Take a shower. They say this can cause an infection. Really? Clean yourself afterwards and you will be fine. I subsequently supplemented with Echinacea pills. Aldara is an immune system activator, hence supplements to boost your immune system is a great asset.
Avatar n tn He excised off 2 of the bigger warts and prescribed me Aldara (imiquimod) to be applied every mon, wed, and fri to the smaller warts he didn't cut off during the visit. I went a whole month doing this. The Aldara did nothing to the warts and just made my skin irritated (red, tender). I called the dermotologist and advised him, and he said to keep usining the Aldara another month and see what happens.
Avatar m tn If for example, your are diagnosed with a melanoma skin lesion and the doc says to apply the aldara 1x/day every other day for 3 months. During this time, if your skin reacts violently in that area and perhaps beyond where the original lesion was, then your immune system is in over drive and will successfully clear the cancer in the area of the reaction. If there is no reaction, then there was nothing to attack.
Avatar m tn He's had some skin condition that his vet thinks is cancer, and said the main treatment was surgery, but due to his age (and, unfortunately, the expense involved--last year alone, she's spent over $2000 on vet bills), that's not a viable option for her. She did use a cream on him that appeared to temporarily work-- imiquimod cream 5% - drug name Aldara. It has 12 single application doses (each the size of a postage stamp).
1094370 tn?1317138425 I'm worried about that because the cancer is more towards the tip of my nose... Anyhow, I'm looking to see if anyone has had success curing their skin cancer on their face using this cream..? Thank you.
Avatar f tn I'm not a doctor, but it sounds like you irritated your skin with Apple Cider Vinegar. Good luck and always be safe (taking my own advice from now on).
Avatar f tn I'm not an expert, but from what I understand it is used to treat other things then just warts and has been used to treat areas of concern regarding skin cancer- as far as skin tags in the genital area- I believe they just remove them more then give you medication for them. I'd head to your local pharmacy and just ask them if they know of this medication being used for skin tags- your pharmacists are usually the biggest help when it comes to uses and interactions of prescriptions.
Avatar f tn Then after few days it started to heal but the acid appears to reach the glanas (penile head) so it became dry and by time it changed and has wrinkled. What worries me is that I noticed some reddish discoloration from time to time on my penile head and it a bit changed from the way it used to look before! Should I be considered this warning sign? Please help me with this because it is getting me frustrated. P.
2206935 tn?1373642205 For most people it is hard to live with HPV until it clears whether they have symptoms either low risk or high risk or have been told they have been exposed to HPV. Your HPV and cervical cancer rates are much higher in India than it is in America. And water and good health care is a major problem in outlying areas and in your cities.
Avatar m tn I’ve been so freaked about the hpv and the symptoms from possible low risk, but no doc can visually see warts, I see weird new bits of skin that didn’t used to be there but doctors just say it’s skin and nothing to worry and they can’t help with the burning!! It’s frustrating and the lack of information is just ridiculous. I am still with my long term partner and feel terrible I’ve now passed on hpv to him, like feel like we will both die from hpv.
Avatar n tn Has anyone with autoimmune disease used Aldara for any skin cancer or precancer? What have your experiences been? (In terms of exascerbation of autoimmune problems; other adverse effects; cure rates.) thanks.
Avatar m tn Can someone please explain the differences between skin tags and HPV in regards to physical symptoms. About 4 months ago, after shaving my pubic region, I noticed what looked like a skin tag in the pubic hair area. It actually appeared to be a very thin piece of skin that was attached to the pubic area. It was very short, and extremely thin. Very hard to notice. I didn't think anything of it, it's now gone, but I noticed another recently on the right side of my testicles.
Avatar n tn Dear Dr, I now have the dubious distinction of having had all three main types of skin cancer; melanoma (nodular), basal cell and most currently, squamous. My dermatologist treated it with 2 cryosurgeries which were unsuccessful. Then, for 2 months, I applied Solaraze. That, too, was unsuccessful so she has retreated to rxing Aldara. I know it is not indicted for squamous and am wondering if I am wasting more time and should ust go ahead and have the Mohs on my nose.
Avatar m tn ok i had sex with a girl last summer an she said she had skin tags down in her vaginal reagion, alot of them , an now one started showing up under head of my penis, 6 months later , an i cut it off or squeezed off it grew back phew weeks later , then couple showed up on the bas of my penus an around my groin reagon both grew back sometimes would tak a week sometimes month but im currently in iraq an its april still have them i was wondering if they were tags or waurtz cuz ive had sex with my ne
Avatar n tn Few things to note. As I said, these are literally in between the base of my penis and my groin, and the skin of my groin over hangs and does a lot of rubbing. This is why I initially believed them to be skin tags. My girlfriend as not shown any signs of warts, not during her vaginal examination and pap smear nor on the visible area around her vagina. We use oral birth control and do not use condoms. As I said, I have also cut these in the past when I thought they were simply skin tags.
786424 tn?1236466193 Will the use of ALDARA cream for the treatment of basal cell skin cancer cause a rise in CEA, assuming the ALDARA is indeed killing Basal Cell Carcinoma?
Avatar n tn Is it possible for a genital wart to llok like a skin tag? Also I am a bit confused and worried about meeting someone else and giving them genital warts. I understand most ppl have HPV and who knows, I prob had it before sleeping with my ex-boyf, however how does it work with the wart condition? Will I have to tell every future partner about this? I dont think i can do this as I am so embarrassed by it.
Avatar n tn It is known that an overactive immune system can trigger a site of psoriasis, and imiquimod invokes an immune response to have cytotoxins destroy skin cells. So now.... retinoid treatments are not helping, and the only other main treatment for psoriasis are corticosteroids which if I'm not mistaken are immunosuppressants lol..... are they not? If I start using those then HPV will form new warts.... on the other hand, it would be a neat experiment....
Avatar n tn 3 out of 4 people who have HPV don't know it and will never develop symptoms. There are currently no tests for males, and if its the strain that causes cervical cancer and NOT warts, there is no way for a man to know. 3. You can have HPV for years and years, and never have any symptoms. In addition, you can get symptoms (abnormal pap or warts) years later from an infection you had previous. 4. Just because you have HPV doesn't mean you will ever develop warts OR cervical cancer. 5.