Aldara for hpv

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Avatar f tn We have really scaled back our indications for the LEEP procedure in recent years. Secondly, ALDARA is for external use only and should not be applied internally. It certainly should not be applied on the cervix! If you were my patient, I would tell you to consider switching to a more conservative physician. Good luck!
Avatar m tn Hi I've been using Aldara for 3 applications now for what I believe are genital warts under my foreskin just below the ridge, they are only small. Up to now nothing has happened, no reaction, no itching no reddening of area nothing at all. I was expecting some sort of reaction or change with it being such a strong medicine. Is this normal?
Avatar n tn After using Aldara for 8 weeks or so the warts went away and my doctor said that they were gone and I could stop using Aldara. About a week ago I noticed that two warts were back and my doctor said to continue use of Aldara. I was wondering how long Aldara takes to get rid of warts and when they do go away, how often may the warts reappear?
Avatar m tn i have been on aldara for about a month now for anal hpv warts. i had them cauterized last feb 8 and the doc put me on aldara for 3 months. my questions are: 1, does the cream cause a bit of itch even when it's been washed off or just when it's on? 2. i noticed what lookes like a "cut" near the perinem .around the anal opening..sort of like a small sore.. is that a side effect of the cream?
Avatar f tn So she prescribed me Aldara and I used it for two weeks but after two weeks the side effects were really bad so I stopped using it for a week. After that week the side effects from Aldara had all cleared up and I wen to go put the cream on again only to discover that my "warts" were gone. Is it normal that the warts would clear up after only two weeks with Aldara? I have always had a really good immune system but that just seems really fast.
Avatar f tn I thought that just meant that it was working, so I was off it for a day and went back on it for 2. It happened again, so I went off it for 2 days. Then I went back on it and tried to stay on it, hoping that the cream would help somehow, and the sores just kept getting bigger. I had serious flu-like symptoms, with fever, chills, migranes, muscle pains, the works. Now that I am off aldara, I have less of the flu like symptoms, but I have quarter sized lesions on my vagina.
Avatar n tn I have been using Aldara for my genital warts for about 3 weeks now. Some are going away and in the process it burns and itches. My vaginal lips are beginning to get red. Around my vaginal opening there are some warts that are bigger. The cream doesnt seem to be affecting them at all. And I noticed that a few more seem to have came out. I have 1 week left to take it then in 2 weeks I go to my doctor. I don't understand why it is doing this.
Avatar n tn No aldara is for low risk hpv (Warts).
Avatar n tn I was tested for all STD's two weeks ago, all tests (including the HPV tests) were negative. I have several warts around the base of my penis and my doctor said that it looked like HPV. I was given Aldara cream 3x a week and not my penis has open sores, dry skin and scabing. Even though all the tests were negative the doctor give me a script for a herpes med because he said the sores looked like herpes. I have not been with anyone in 7 weeks.
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 Hey all, So I have many very small HPV warts on my vulva. The doctor called it vulvar dysplasia, and he prescribed aldara cream 3 times a week because he said that since there are so many a laser would be very painful and that we should try to remove some with aldara first. I have a few questions about using aldara. 1) is it harmful to shave on off days from using aldara? 2) Can shaving make the warts worse? 3) Is sex okay when the cream is not on the skin? Thank you!
Avatar m tn Hey everyone. I have posted on here before about my HPV. I was given aldara a couple months back and have been using it regularly since then. My question is how do I know when I can quit? I stopped for about a week when I went on vacation and forgot my packets and on the trip all my redness went away and things started looking better. When I got home and started using again it came right back. How di I know when I can quit? once the wart is gone... one the packets are all used? THanks!
Avatar m tn I inquired to my doctor about trying Aldara, as I have some old aldara that I tried on my keloid scars years ago, he told me to "try it" and that it should work in three days, after reading much online about people having horrible experiences with this drug i chose to try condyline one more time in my last trial which is where I am now. Now that I can see the warts coming back again, my question is; Should I try using aldara?
Avatar n tn hi, i have HPV as well. i found out in june by a biopsy. i used the aldara creme after i had two of them cut off.. the remaingin were in the hood of your vaginal area and 2 tiny ones near the incisions where the others were cut. they came out of nowhere. the creme is very strong. i broke out into tiny blisters went back to the OB and had too do a biopsy for herpes. i thought i was gonna die. 10 agonizing days later, found out it wasnt herpes just a reaction to the medication.
Avatar m tn When do i stop using the aldara? I was proscribed enough for 16 weeks but i am not sure if i should just continue using the cream for the whole 16 weeks even if all the affected areas have started to erode and turn red and raw or if i should discontinue using it and see if any newer warts develop.
Avatar n tn I am being treated with Aldara for HPV and I know that there is some redness and pain associated with the treatment, but I am having a very painful reaction. It is on the inner labia, not where I put the cream - however, I am sure some of the cream may have transfered there. It is red, was only slightly itchy early in the day, and by the afternoon it hurt very bad to the touch. It is almost like an open sore maybe, but it doesn't look like a sore, it just feels... raw???
Avatar m tn did a doctor diagnose you for genital warts and prescribed Aldara for you? If not so, please see a dermatologist and first get a correct diagnoses and talk to him about application of this cream... a mild irritation, soreness and itching is part of the healing process with this cream... you should apply petrolium jelly (vaseline) or some other moisturizer to help your pain relief and... stop using aldara without talking to your dermatologist first...
1067212 tn?1353964002 Within 2 weeks of using the cream the warts had gone and a week later the side effects disapeared. 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.
Avatar m tn I have been treating anal warts for 8 weeks with aldara and after about 6 weeks i noticed they were slowly shrinking. While the visible warts are indeed shrinking (almost gone entirely), i know that there are internal ones in my anus that are still there, whether or not the aldara is helping them is undetermined. I visited my dermatologist today and she just asked if it helped and when i told her yes, slowly but surely she gave me 3 repeats of aldara and said just keep going until they're gone.
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 There are creams like Aldara which are good for mild cases. There are also things like surgery, burning, laser, acid treatment which are good for stubborn warts. All will have to be prescribed by a doctor because the doctor has to make sure they are warts (so many genital bumps turn out to be nothing) and because each individual case is different so different treatments would be more suitable for different people.
Avatar m tn I recently went to the doctor to check out some bumps around my anus. He diagnosed them as warts caused by HPV. Of course I have tons of questions going through my head as to why? Or how? I understand there is a chance my immune system can suppress the virus. I am just starting my prescribed treatment of Aldara. My question is due to the location of the warts( no symptoms on penis or scrotum) is there a high chance of transmitting the virus through 'normal' vaginal intercourse?
Avatar n tn I used a full four month treatment of aldara, and they didn't seem to clear. I went to the GYN in August, and was told I had no signs or anything and that they must have cleared on their own. Then the semester started. I am taking intense classes, on my way to becoming an RN. Anyway, so an outbreak has occured, slightly worse than my original outbreak. Do you think reducing my stress level will help get rid of my outbreak? Do you think going back on anti-anxiety medication will help?
Avatar m tn My question is that if this is a hpv lesion and not a visible wart as such can it be treated with aldara? I'm concerned that it may damage the skin as it is very thin here.
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 m tn I have had HPV for 7 years now. I have tried Aldara which didn't work at all but I do find that Condylox works well and after 3 days the warts are gone and the skin is healing. I have also been to the dermatologist for cryotherapy which works great and I find my skin recovers quicker when frozen than when I use the Condylox.
Avatar m tn As a matter of fact I may be infected with HPV as well (since there are no HPV tests for men). Therefore, as impossible as it seems to you right now, the human body finds a way to fight the infection. Most of the people that have HPV, have no symptoms at all, and most of the people have only a few warts through their whole life. First thing you should do is to accept HPV, since there isn't a pill or something for it.
Avatar n tn My fiance whom i have been having unprotected sex with for two years now and who was a virgin when we first made love went to a gynea after i was diagnosed and her pap smear came back negative for HPV. prior to my fiance i slept with someone six months before her i.e. two and a half years ago. - Why did it take so long for symptoms to show? - Is it possible i have been mis-diagnosed because she is negative? - Can we carry on having unprotected sex and oral sex?
Avatar f tn At the very beginning of December I noticed one or two skin tag looking things, my GP said it could be GW and gave me aldara but said to go to a gyno to confirm. One week after using aldara the bumps disappeared, and I went to my GP a few more times the next few weeks and she too said everything looked clear. It took until Feb to get into the gyno, she assured me there was nothing there.