Aldara for hand warts

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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 Apologies for starting a new thread - I have a new question, but please feel free to move my post if need be. I'm asking because my situation sounds frightenly similar to that of ggazoo's girlfriend. To refresh: my boyfriend and I met when we were virgins about 3 years ago. But, he recieved unprotected oral sex from a woman about a year and half ago. A few months after that (so for the past year and a bit), I got a every irrated vagina, which included a rash between my legs.
Avatar m tn She diagnosed me with genital warts however she referred me to a gyno who also said i have genital warts and prescribed aldara cream. So i began using aldara cream, however on the 3rd week i got severe bad reactions. After every application the wart would actual get bigger in size and i would get tingly feelings in my genitals and due to that i wouldnt be able to sleep at night.
Avatar m tn Without the ability to examine you directly to see the lesions you are describing I cannot tell you whether the lesions you describe are warts or not. On the other hand, I do note that they sound as though they are in a location which is not reliably covered with condoms and after 30 exposures to commercial sex workers, the odds are quite high that you have HPV somewhere, whether these particular lesions are warts or not. If these are warts, it is not all that big a deal.
Avatar n tn ok i have left a question before reguarding genital warts,for a year and a half i have been getting these solid lesions or bumps that were greyish or darkish colored, for the entire year and a half i was ripping them off by hand and letting the skin heal, and everytime they came back i ripped them off, i must have done this around 20 times, they come back so fast, and i also noticed that twice when my skin was normal, i had unprotected sex with my girl and one bump came back right after that, f
Avatar m tn I have seen 2 dermatologists and they assessed the bumps unlikely to be warts. Is it very easy to identify warts, especially for dermatologist?
Avatar m tn I'm going to stop the Aldara for a while and see if that changes anything and look to deal with the warts another way, I suppose. Will they just go away on their own? Thanks again!
Avatar n tn Previously I may have been to long with my description of the circumstances. Basically, I had two warts in pubes for 3 years. They started out small and grew to be about 5mm in diameter. They looked very much like the warts on my hand did years ago. I had the pube warts frozen off. Shortly after, I noticed a reddish/pinkish growth on the underside of my penis, on the rim's flap area, that looked more like flap then a wart.
Avatar f tn I got tested for all STDs except genital warts. My results were negative. My doctor said that there was no way to test for warts until I actually have a visible bump. This person is now my ex. I don't want to move on with my life and find out that I've been spreading gw. I'm so terrified. I only had sex with my ex one time. We used a condom but he took it off during. I noticed it wasn't on anymore about halfway through.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with genital warts back in 1999. However I was prescribed aldara cream at the time for treatment.Years later my warts started to return I continued to treat them with aldara. On the other hand I haven't seen any warts in a very long time. I read a individuals post that you commented on HPV genital warts strains 6 and 11 you said that the virus usually clears itself in about 2 years.I wanted to know since I haven't seen any warts in a long time is it gone or is it suppressed.
Avatar m tn Not an ideal scenario... Has anyone had luck with medicines like Zyclara or Aldara for flat warts on the hands?
Avatar m tn 14 months later...she has not noticed any warts or anything. While this is a hopeful sign, I do realize that for women, sometimes things are actually more on the inside. She goes for her annual pap smear in a few days, so hopefully we'll have more information to work with soon. Anyway, to make a long story short: a dermatologist has diagnosed me with Lichen Planus. This is after three biopsies from different parts of my penis.
Avatar m tn I have recently been diagnosed with Genital warts. My GP started me on Aldara 5%. I have 2 starting and now i have about 15. Im getin depressed over this as i cant see any improvement and started a new relationship the same week i was diagnosed. I have of course talked to him about it and he has been checked out at the local STD clinic and is clear. Im so upset about this im not sleepin. Has anyone any advise as im considering getin them frozen off.
Avatar f tn treatment creams, such as concentrated green tea catechins (for which a patent has been obtained by a big pharma company which charges a fortune for the cream), interferon alpha, aldara, etc. There are MANY uses for almost all drugs that are well-accepted in the medical community but not yet, and, often, NEVER, formally approved by the FDA for that use. Zorvirax for genital warts is one such treatment.
Avatar m tn I have a couple more questions if you don't mind. 1) Is HPV responsible for warts on your hands etc? I once had a wart on my hand, I applied cream over a couple of weeks and it went away and never came back, does this mean I have a type of HPV that is now dormant and 'cleared'? 2) If I get diagnosed with genital warts, get treatment and they go away, what are the chances that they will come back?
Avatar m tn 5% cream and in have been using this med for a week now. I have severe itching and more warts have showed up on my labia and around the lips of my vagina. I don't know how long it takes for this cream to work. I just want the warts gone. My question is will they go away and how long does it take for this med to work? Does HPV last forever?? I am sad because I want to get married and have children. I am so sad that this happened to me. I don't know who to talk to. Please help.
Avatar n tn I have had genital warts on the base of my shaft for 5 years now.
Avatar n tn These bumps grew into warts. The warts looked like the warts I have on my hand as a kid. They were round flesh colored, very hard except of a mushy top layer. As the years when on they did not multiply but seems to protrude more and more. I was a smoker during this period. I don't smoke any more (its been 8 months), excercise regularly, take a multi vitamin and achnachia every day.
Avatar m tn I have a weird question can u transfer gential warts from ur penis too ur hand?I have white bumbs on both my hands and my penis and they have been there for over a year.
Avatar n tn Although I don't like to compete with diagnoses made by other doctors in person, your description doesn't sound typical for warts; I have never seen a case with so many small HPV lesions. Warts are irregularly distributed (spotty), not so uniform that every place you look is involved. I suggest you get a second opinion, perhaps by a dermatologist; or by a gynecologist if your doctor isn't one. If indeed the lesions are warts, I would be inclined to treat with imiquimod (Aldara).
Avatar n tn because I have been washing my outer skin/pubic area with one hand and all the mucousy vaginal skin with a different hand for that same reason, and after a while of doing this I was wondering if it makes any difference at all. Your response leads me to believe that my theory is at least correct, but do you think it's useless and that it can spread to that area just by my underwear & everyday living anyway? and does soap kill it?
Avatar n tn I assume I have HPV type 6 or 11 considering these strains are responsible for the vast majority of cases that show warts. My question is, when small (almost invisible) or no warts are present, what is the likelihood that a healthy person like a new partner will develop warts once exposed to the strain(s) I have? Is it a sure thing? Rare? 50/50? Thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn Your warts have been around for a very long time. I hope you are wart free soon. Anal warts are somewhat common in people who have never had anal sex. One theory is the skin is particularily sensitive in that region (it is thin, etc). And I think couples that have frequent sex probably make all kinds of body contact, even if sometimes it is just passing. I can't say why you have warts on your anus, but it does seem to happen to hetero guys and girls who have never had anal sex.
Avatar m tn I've been with this now for at least 10 months, it seems, and have gone through a few rounds of treatment, and am currently using Aldara on a bunch of visible warts. My question is, at some point, will these warts just go away on their own? Is the Aldara or some other method of treatment the only way to eradicate them? I wonder if I shouldn't just count 'em up, and call the doctor for a quote (no insurance, unfortuately).
Avatar m tn As for treatment, different methods work for different people, and it all depends on the severity and location. For some with minor incidents, the Aldara cream works on its own and for others a combination is best. Take whatever the Dr suggests at the clinic and if that doesn't work for you, go back and discuss different means of treatments.
Avatar f tn It is better to treat warts early as it takes less treatments and for me I am so glad I did because I started getting more each week. The acid took care of most of them, I only have two now and using Aldara is a slow process for me. We use condoms to try and prevent him getting my warts, even though we had unprotected sex prior to my finding out I have them. I perform oral with flavored condoms and we agree he wont give me oral til my symptoms are gone..for good.
Avatar n tn i have scars, several big ones, on my penis shaft due to electrocauterization last year (ever since then, I always treated my new warts with ACV or aldara, never with electrocauterization anymore). Do you know any cream/treatment that can help me to remove or at least fade these scars? I dont think the scarring will go away on their own as I have a bad skin type and it's been a year since I got those scars.
Avatar f tn There are take home creams, and then there is the TCA which has to be applied by a doctor. In more stubborn cases, surgery can be performed to cut them out. I asked what seems to be the most effective in his experience? His response: TCA, although it can be burdensome on the patient to continue to come back for an office visit. I said, for future reference...I want the TCA. - How easily does it transmit? His response: Sexual contact, genital to genital. Stuff I already know...
Avatar n tn I’ve since been to another dermatologist that re-froze the same lip wart and two other little one’s she saw on my lower lip and she gave me some Aldara 5% for the hand warts that I didn’t want her to freeze yet because I want to see if these two other ones are going to scar bad, and she told me to come back in 6 weeks. I asked both dermatologists if it was possible they were sexually transmitted and they both said it was possible, but didn’t seem too concerned with finding out for sure.
Avatar f tn No the warts don't spread via is somewhat normal to have them spread to the anal area because during normal sexual contact there can be skin contact in that area. Also the skin of the anal area is soft and easy to infect. You and I have a lot of the same feelings, fears and issues from this. At first there is a lot of feelings to deal with and really that is harder than most of the physical stuff.