Aldara effectiveness

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Avatar n tn Hello Everyone: I have been taking Aldara cream for just over a month now to treat HPV genital warts. The cream worked successfully on the warts on my anus almost immediately. However, I have a number of other warts around my vagina (mostly on the outer lips) that have been less responsive to the cream. I know that you can use the cream for up to 16 weeks and I have only been using it for 5 weeks, but I'm really nervous about these other warts not going away.
Avatar n tn The first medicine I tried was Aldara, when they first started showing up. All the Aldara served to do was eat apart my skin, scar my scrotum, and generally hurt really bad. I don't think even one wart disappeared in that time. Since then I've tried many "herbal" remedies and have had success with none of them. The only thing that seems to work is ripping the warts off myself, which was painful at first but works fairly well.
Avatar m tn I used Aldara successfully and never got any redness, pain ,etc. I had a wart under a fingernail once and the Dr prescribed Aldara with a bandage over the finger to keep the medicine on and in two weeks it was gone. Some HPV (genital warts do not respond to Aldara or freezing and must be zapped with a CO2 laser or cut out or burned out with the Hyfrecator (sp?) All people with visible genital warts should have them removed ASAP as they can cause cancer in females AND males.
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 f tn Fast forward to April, i try ACV home method because those two dots are still present and this causes a huge cluster to pop up (sneaky bastards we’re chilling under my skin i guess). So i go to the doc right away and get treatment plan with off brand Aldara (Immoquid). I’m on about week 6 of treatment and some warts are appearing to be kind of stubborn but i see change.
Avatar m tn I don't know about these products I only have experience with acid treatments and Aldara. It is difficult to know what is honest when looking at info on these products online. One option is to go to a health food store, vit shop and ask. They often have books and computers with programs that will suggest natural products. I am taking some vits that help the immune system and with warts.
Avatar n tn I had a handfull of warts around the foreskin which the doc froze and prescribed aldara. Aldara eliminated some of the very small warts but there was no change to the bigger ones. Further, the aldara did not change my skin at side effects either. I used apple cider vinegar which appeared to work initially, but the bigger warts are back. Further, I have now developed a wart (three months later) that is totally different then the others on my lower scrotum.
Avatar n tn i only recently realized i have this and it may have been present for up to five years now without going away on its own. aldara seems to have only made things worse. since the use of aldara the warts have doubled in size whereas before they seem to have stayed at a pretty static size until i recognized them. i am seeking a candida injection to stimulate the immune system to recognize the hpv. how successful has this therapy been in your experience?
Avatar n tn One quick follow-up, how is it that Condylox is just as effective as Aldara when they attack the warts two different ways, the Aldara inside within the immune system, and the Condylox from the surface of the wart? Also, I have heard a lot of wart sufferers sing the praises of tea tree oil, that it dries up the wart almost immediately and makes the area very dry/irritated, is this just a cosmetic change to the wart?
Avatar n tn was diagnosed with Genital Warts. The doctor prescribed Aldara cream (5%). Since my doctor visit, I have noticed that the warts have increased in size & number. With the use of Aldara, would you happen to know how long it takes to see any results? With tough economic times, I've been extremely stressed to the point where I barely get enough sleep. Do you think that the stress is contributing to the increase of those warts?
Avatar m tn It is good to help your immune system to boost with vitamins and other herbs but there is no such study available that proves its complete effectiveness in treating the warts... For external warts, there are dozens of treatement options but if you want to get it treated in the privacy of your home, Aldara & Podophyllotoxin (Wartec) have a good success rate... Please seek medical advise by your doctor and avoid any over-the-counter treatments...
Avatar f tn Adverse effects include pain, irritation, soreness, and mild scarring. Repeated treatments are necessary. Imiquimod 5% (Aldara), an immune response modifier, stimulates production of interferon-alfa and other proinflammatory cytokines, inducing a tissue reaction known to be associated with viral clearance from the skin. Apply 3 times per week for up to 16 weeks or nightly for 4 weeks. Clearing can take up to 3 months. Tretinoin (Retin-A) 0.1% cream can be applied to lesions twice daily.
Avatar n tn Any additional treatment recommendations to reduce the recurrence? Aldara? any risks associated with it? Ultra sound? Effectiveness? Anyone have stats of recurrence and time periods? I have heard that 6-24 months is the expected period of time with age making it a little longer.... Not really too bothered by it, just minorly frustrating to think its all clear and then see 1 pop up again...
Avatar n tn I failed with Aldara and succeeded with Condylox. Are there contraindications with the aforementioned medications? Thank You SO much.
Avatar n tn I have been receiving treatment the whole time, varying from freezing which is painful with so many warts, and time consuming to Aldara which causes ulceration, itchiness and soreness. Some go only to be replaced by more. I am at my wits end to know what to do as I have had these warts for 8 months now. I am a healthy person, who excercises regularly and eats well. I do sometimes get drunk and smoke but I am not a regular smoker.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with genital warts in May 2007. My dermatologist administered acid treatment and prescribed Aldara cream. Treatment took a long time, but the Aldara seemed to do the trick and the last wart I remember was around Sept 2008. I have been dating my current girlfriend since September 2009.
Avatar m tn It began in one area, spread to the other side of my penis, and I now have recurring warts in 8 different patches on my penis and testicles. I have tried Condylox, Veregen, Cryo, and am now on Aldara. I have one large one about2.5 cm across, and one problem patch of 5 surrounded by dozens that recur immediately after every treatment and have for years now. I have smoked marijuana daily for about 10 years.
Avatar f tn Currently in the US gardasil vaccine is only approved for women 26 and under I believe it is. There has been published research on its effectiveness in women up to 45 but so far they haven't sought out FDA approval for it yet so that insurances will cover it. No idea how it all works in asia though. Hpv 6 is a low risk - almost always an external genital wart.
Avatar m tn Also, though ive taken vitC for ages, only purewayc noticably gave me supple moist skin (not that was intended in the first plc). The best purewayc in terms of price and effectiveness is swansonvitamins one (not marketing the brand etc). The grape seed extract is said to dossolve slime coating etc bugs in the body.
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Avatar m tn aldara on the skin where you inject the vaccine is a very promising approach, and very available. The injections should be done intradermally, maybe 6 to eight injections spaced about 1cm on skin that has been prepared with aldara 2 hours before and again immediately before the injection. the doses for intradermal vaccinations are less than for intramuscular. having zadaxin in the mix would enhance it further, a Canadian trial has proven that.
Avatar f tn The current clinical trials have very little to do with effectiveness of the drug. It is done more to promote investment. It is like that in western countries - all about money. You have to experience it really to understand what I say. Replicor has no funds to proceed with further trials. Looks like they are looking for a big pharma buyer.
Avatar f tn However it seems like my doctor's concern was that if I stopped the treatment and if relapse happens, my respond to Baraclude my lose its effectiveness in 2nd round of treatment. I am not sure if anyone has been in similar case? How long will it normally take to the next relapse? If so, how is the reaction to the same medicine (Baraclude)? As in my case, based on the definition of seroconversion you guided, I have reached that stage for over a year by now.
Avatar n tn Icing helps to numb the pain, but not good for long term use because you're skin will get desensitize to the shock and the effectiveness of icing will slowly go away. 3. Diet matters. I cut out spicy foods or anything that is "intense" and opted for a more neutral and mild diet...such as steamed vegetables, lots of water-dense fruits, and lots of tea. 4. BABY POWDER! I realized that it's the moisture that makes me itchy.