Aldara for acne

Common Questions and Answers about Aldara for acne


Avatar n tn This year I got a BUNCH of new ones on my chin and cheeks. A new dermatologist said they were a staph infection AFTER I asked for Aldara. (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.
Avatar f tn Hi My brother is 18 years old and he has suffered from very severe acne on his face, chest and back. His acne got much better after treatment but unfortunately his skin produced keloids around his chest and back. He has tried the patches and steroid injections but nothing really worked. He recently surgically removed 2 keloids on his chest and our dermatologist gave him ALDARA cream to be used about 3 times a week on the wounds. I really want to know if he is doing the right thing.
Avatar f tn HPV absolutely causes acne. There is no way it's just a coincidence that I was acne free for 6 years and then 2 weeks after I contract HPV I am breaking out. It's a disease that affects the skin. It's not like there isn't merit to this possibility.
Avatar m tn I'm thinking about taking Accutane (Isotretinoin) for my acne and I read that this drug has also been known to treat genital warts. Is there any truth to this or is it just a rumor? Has anyone here had success with this treatment?
Avatar n tn I've gotten tested for Herpes and came back negative for HSV-2 but positive for HSV-1. I've used Aldara in the past on a lesion that was burned off, but stopped after 3-4 weeks of use. I've read online that Aldara has a tendency to burn the skin and my dermatologist also mentioned that she has noticed that Aldara always irritates the penis in the location where mine is irritated. I have tried applying 1% hydrocortizone cream with no luck.
Avatar n tn I took my daughter to a dermatologist and she diganosed her, but I can't remember the name of the condition! She has what I thought was acne on her upper arms, looks like small white heads, unsightly. The dr. 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 n tn Then after a year of that and skin irritation, he tried burning off some of the warts which were painful for her and it didn't work. Then we switched doctors and have now been using Aldara cream which doesn't seem to be helping. Do I keep switching doctors to find a treatment for this? What do you suggest because I'm at a loss for what to do for her? They are not itchy, but are unsightly and embarassing for her. Please help us.
Avatar n tn We have been told it could be benign cephalic histiocystosis, a form of wart or broken capillaries.We have used aldara and hydrocortizome cream, both did nothing. Any other clue as to what it could be?
Avatar n tn I wonder if I would have still had them if I had them removed instead of wasting months with the Aldara. I still needed to see my doctor after the Aldara didn't work on several. I am still being treated 9 months later. I'm not sure how I got them. I wish you luck.
Avatar n tn Well, I don't know what it is to say if it's curable. Certainly acne is. So is molluscum, for that matter. Actually lancing molluscum is a way of treating it, the only risk there is it's pretty easy to spread so you have to be very careful to not get the contents of the core on anything. You can also treat it with freezing, burning, Aldara, or Retin-A. One note is a molluscum center is harder and waxy, not so much like more liquid puss. That would be more like just regular acne.
Avatar n tn The buttocks are among the most common sites for acne, along with face, shoulders, and back. Your wife probably just has pimples. But perhaps molluscum as well. Molluscum lesions normally are pink and shiny, often with a dimple in the middle; but usually no white spot. It sounds like your provider isn't up to speed on molluscum as an STD. Consider a 2nd opinion at your local health department STD clinic.
Avatar m tn Now its been about 9 days after my encounter and the redness on my face has nearly gone away but the bumps and depression remain. I would like to add, I've been acne free for years, and it does not appear to look like any sort of pimple I would have gotten.
Avatar f tn I treated it by freezing them off and by keeping Aldara handy for when I thought I was starting to break out. My ex would use medical tape and put it on his bumps, I used bandages (to help stop spreading). I also used a spot acne gel stuff (it was an experiment | did because I noticed it dried out the skin) and it actually worked fairly well for me.
Avatar m tn It's time to go back to the clinic for additional follow up. Ask them to either prescribe aldara cream for you for them ( or a similar product ) or to remove them/freeze them/burn them off with acid for you ( I know - that all sounds so painful but it's not as bad as it sounds ...well not for too long ). They can check out your anal area to see if that looks like mc too or not.
Avatar m tn I didnt even know anything about STD so i squeezed them and they usually had some white thingey coming out of them (like if you squeezed your acne but the color is white..) Then in early July (2 weeks after that unprotected sex) i finally got sick, maybe because the body attacked the virus...when I fell down i could see a lot of new bumps appeared and I was very certain this was STD. I went to a dermatologist in hospital and she said I had HPV.
Avatar n tn I'm stoked now as it's five months and I'm dating two great ladies so it seems that the end is in sight for me. But remember, I suffered like you for damn near a year and a half. So you always must keep your eye on the prize. It will go away. You will put this behind you, and it will be all good.
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Avatar n tn My 15 yr old daughter has had these same flat warts on her forehead for 2 yrs. She is soooo self conscious! I feel for her so much. She has been to 4 diff docs and tried castor oil, aldera,tagamet and accupuncture. Nothing works! Accupuncture does seem to lessen it some and hold it down, as long as she goes twice a week. If you find anything that works, please email me at ***@****. We are getting desperate.
Avatar n tn The last time I had these symptoms was in March - they came on suddenly with a stinging sensation, and lasted for 6 weeks. During this time, I was tested for all STDs (all negative), tested for bacterial infections (negative) and treated repeatedly for thrush (even though all lab tests came back negative). Eventually, the symptoms eased on their own. I dont use chemical irritants etc so dont think thats the problem.
Avatar n tn Ok, so I've been putting up with on again, off again itching for months on my labia, near my vaginal opening. Never "diagnosed" with HPV but I did get rid of a suspected wart this past year. Can you have a bacterial infection without discharge? It drives me CRAZY sometimes, the only thing that calms it is gold bond ointment, which is minty and refreshing but I'd like no itch. No "rash" that I can see, unless I give in and scratch.