Aldara application

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Avatar m tn just wondering do i really have to throw away each aldara packet after one usage... i feel like its such a waste since i only use like a fourth of it for each application...???
Avatar m tn I guess they were just not clear on the proper application process and I figures that applying aldara everywhere would get rid of any warts I may not be able to see yet. So only apply it to visible warts?
Avatar n tn Ive been on aldara (imiquimod) 5% for approximately 2 months now. I cant notice if im seeing any improvement with my genital warts. However, ive developed a ridiculous rash around the application site. which is extremely red and irritated. The rash looks almost like if i ran really fast and slid my knee on a rug, except its around the base of my penis. Its sometimes itchy and i feel as if at sometimes its developing a particular scab. will this redness ever go away?
Avatar n tn I have had no problems with them and have had sex with my wife for years with no problems. Recently I read about a cream called Aldara for warts that said applying this cream 3 times a week could eliminate warts and that the sides effects were mild. I thought i would order it and try it, thinking it couldn't hurt if it wasn't a wart. I applied the cream as instructed every other day for about 2 weeks ( 6 or 7 applications).
Avatar m tn We show that isostearic acid, a major component of the vehicle, promotes inflammasome activation in cultured keratinocytes, and so may contribute to the observed effects of Aldara on murine skin. Aldara therefore stimulates at least two immune pathways independently, and both imiquimod and vehicle are required for a full inflammatory response. Although it remains to be tested, it is possible that imiquimod-independent effects also contribute to the therapeutic efficacy of Aldara.
Avatar f tn 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. I used it twice, the first time having no reaction, the second accidentally sleeping in leaving it on for longer than the first. I think that in my sleep I moved around a bit much and the cream spread onto my inner labia.
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 Upon doing so I saw the tingling sensations decrease (although not going away completely) and the visible signs stop completely (other than on the area where the warts where which are fading slowly). Five weeks on from my last application of aldara I still get a tingling sensation regularly but no visible signs. I am convinced that the herpes virus I have was dormant and the aldara has triggered the first outbreak.
Avatar m tn 1. My dermatologist told me to apply the aldara liberally to make sure that even the tiniest warts in the area are treated. I have read elsewhere to only apply to the warts, but i have also read that aldara seems to respect healthy skin and only attacks unhealthy skin. Which is true and should i continue applying the aldara liberally to the entire areas. 2. The areas that have crusted and flaked are red and raw. Do i continue putting the aldara on those regions or should i stop?
Avatar n tn How to apply Aldara creme and do you use yor hand for application since it does not come with cotton swaps or gloves?
Avatar n tn I have a large cluster of them around my anus (very embarassing I know), which are very uncomfortable and make it difficult to go to the bathroom. I was prescribed with Aldara Cream and I just started using it. I'm wondering if anyone else has had experience with this cream and its effectiveness on genital warts.
Avatar m tn Tonight I am supposed to use the Aldara cream, I have only skipped one application, and am considering skipping the one tonight because the sores on the head of my penis havent gotten worse, but havent gotten much better. Not to mention the stinging hasn't completly stopped, parts of my penis where the warts were burned still sting pretty good, but I am able to tough it out and wash it.
Avatar m tn I have been using aldara for about a month on my genital warts and have had no burning or tenderness that I have heard people talk about on these forums. It has been working great and I am noticing my warts are starting to shrink. The other morning after using my aldara cream overnight I noticed a lump under my skin where I applied some aldara. It is very tender to touch and very noticeable.
Avatar m tn 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). She writes: "Not much in them so it's hard to only use one on an application. It cost $180 more in some other drugstores. I bought two boxes and used for 5 ½ weeks Monday to Friday as the vet said.
2206935 tn?1373642205 i have anal warts been 6 weeks using aldara area is red and is burning,i cant sleep because of this a normal reacton and will it go??
Avatar m tn The wart is still present but has gotten a little wider and noticably flatter. I have now started Aldara and used it only for 1 application thus far. My skin is naturaly dark and all of this treatment has left damage to my penis skin. It is very white looking and the skin is smoother and shinier on the site of the treatment. I am concerned about getting long term marking on my penis, hence my most important question #1 1) What can I do now to prevent or mitigate scarring? gels? Treatments?
Avatar f tn i got aldara cream and a vitamin c injection and after the first application of aldara everything was gone!!! i continued to use aldara for almost a month just to make sure it would just pop right back up. my boyfriend didn't not recieve the vitamin c injection and used aldara for almost three months and just when they were gone, he stopped.
Avatar m tn Also i would get a fever the next day and i would feel extremely tired and would have to lie in bed the whole of the next day. This happened 3 times on 3 different application days of the aldara so i stopped using it. I was tested for all other stds and the results came back negative. Also after my first big wart, i got a few others around the anus area.
Avatar n tn said it was contagious and could spread to other parts of her body or to someone else. She prescribed Aldara 5% Cream. It comes in 24 small application tubes at a cost of $639.00. Can anyone tell me the name of this condition? Thanks!
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed 14 months ago by a Colo-rectal surgeon as having HPV (anal warts) and went through a 8-week somewhat painful application of Veregen, after which the bumps disappeared fully. Oddly they seem to have appeared following irritation from shaving the peri-anal area. Then, 1 month ago, I noticed flatter and more linear/blotchy raised areas appear - this time again, following shaving irritation (I should have learned not to shave this area).
598912 tn?1219552112 I have hpv,and i had a reoccurence of gw so m doc 0rescribed aldara. ******* hell hole in a packet. after only s couple days of using it, yesterday my vagina lips swoll up along with the middle portion too. i began to walk funny because it would hurt to bump them together. i was at work still and needed to home asap.
Avatar n tn Now I'm without and want to get rid of these warts instead of continuing on Aldara (which I think may be hurting me), but want to have some sense of cost before I go in.
Avatar n tn several times and tried many treatments such as two boxes (24 sachets) of (Aldara 5% Cream) using it on MWF with no improvments. I also tried Locacid Solution and sometimes electirc burning, drinking Zinc,etc.. and there was no improvments as well.. An advice would be highly appreciated! This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/240322'>Flat warts on face</a>.
Avatar n tn my good friend back home does these procedures for a living and he has mentioned that the 'burning technique' and then aldara application is outdated. i am in a different country though, so i'll take what i can get. first thing im doing when i get back, cyro son!!
Avatar n tn is this all related as side effect of aldara? is it normal? since it is not my first day of application.
Avatar m tn and wasn't sure whether or not it was actually a recurrence or just scar tissue from previously removed warts. He looked at them and said he believed they were in fact warts and proposed Aldara to treat them. He also claimed that I could have recurrences for the rest of my life and made other statements based on facts, that having frequented this forum as well as the ask an expert forum, I know to be outdated info or flat out myths.
Avatar n tn -Will the irritation from Aldara (located on the scrotum as a result of contact with the original application site) resolve on its own or do I need another prescription to remedy it? When I first noticed it, it stung terribly, especially when washed, but now it is much smaller and hardly irritates. When left unattended, it seems to develop areas of dead skin & scabbing. All of this is less severe today, but it's still reddish-pink and irritated.
Avatar m tn when she saw the white scars, she said we could try a higher concentration of podophilotoxin, or aldara (aldara is too expensive for me).after getting cut on other parts of my body, when the scab falls off i usually have a white scar, however if i look at old injuried, the pigmentation has gone back to normal so here are my questions: 1- do these white spots go with time? can you give me a ball park time frame? 2- is there any way to help repigmentation at home?
Avatar m tn I can see, by using a 14x macro lens, that my skin has tiny red spots in the area of Aldara application and the dark spots have lots of red spots in the cells. I have shared more in this post then I could even get out in front of a doctor who seem to have made their judgment before hearing anything I have to say. Not only that but by the time I get an appointment I have already taken care of them.
Avatar n tn Imiquimod (Aldara) a topical immune response cream can be applied to the affected area . Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a viral infection of the skin or occasionally of the mucous membranes.Many health professionals recommend treating bumps located in the genital area to prevent them from spreading. Molluscum contagiosum lesions are flesh-colored, dome-shaped, and pearly in appearance. Daily topical application of tretinoin cream ("Retin-A 0.025%") may also trigger resolution.