Aldara for warts in children

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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!
2206935 tn?1373642205 In your scenario “that towels and contact with any object” would transfer this virus goes completely against the skin to skin contact that is generally the accepted method of contact for this virus. If this were true more children would be infected by parents that had HPV, the general population would get it from toilet seats, and HPV would be rampant at all universities and most sports locker rooms and to my knowledge this is not correct.
Avatar f tn I am 33 years old, I have been in a monogomous relationship for 18 years. I have only been with 1 person. He had at least 10 sex partners before we were together. I just found out 2 days ago he had a 1 night stand 3 months into our relationship. We have 3 children, my last was born June 2008. During the pregnacy, i noticed an anal wart. It was only one, but rather large, and about 1/8 inch from my rectum. I just brushed it off as a hemmoroid.
Avatar m tn I am sad and depressed because my ob made me feel like a **** and didn't really say anything except that I shouldn't have slept around and that I shouldn't have sex ever again. She subscribed aldara .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.
Avatar m tn I am sad and depressed because my ob made me feel like a **** and didn't really say anything except that I shouldn't have slept around and that I shouldn't have sex ever again. She subscribed aldara .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.
Avatar n tn I have had genital warts on the base of my shaft for 5 years now.
1655600 tn?1302165828 I had read a lot about warts showing up in the 3-6 month window but one of the docs in the forum just this week said it was more 6-8 months. I think, I would have to go back and read that post. Whatever, that is just a norm and we are all different. For me it was 3 months on the dot that I found mine and I only found them because my pap came back abnormal and the HPV test I requested showed I have high and low risk. I didn't have the rash you guys had but I know 99.99% the day I got HPV.
Avatar f tn Thanks so much for your response. Oh almost forgot, as I mentioned in my initial post I seem to have a couple small warts in the anal region, I am wondering why I would have them in this area since I have not had anal sex. I suppose there could have been some skin to skin contact, but it would have been minimal. Is it at all possible for the warts to spread via fluids?
Avatar m tn He actually prescribed aldara (which was embarassing for me to get b/c he told me it was prescribed for vaginal warts!). It worked great, it dries them up over a few applications to where it is almost "scabby" and flakes off. Can be a little uncomfortable because of the drying effects so maybe work on a few spots at a time. He also told me it was contagious but I touched them on my daughter and never caught them. Basically they come from an internal type virus.
Avatar m tn Hi, I'm a male who has been suffering with genital warts outbreaks for over 6-7 years... I have done a ton of research on the subject of HPV. I was first diagnosed with HPV genital warts back in 2006 when I was 23/24. When I first went to my general practitioner doctor back in 2006 when I had 1 wart on my penis shaft, the idiot said to leave it and it would go away. After about 6 months it didn't and then I had a further outbreak of more at the base of my penis.
Avatar f tn and I have already known that i have genital warts and am treating for it! It is a topical med called aldara that i began using january of 2009. my gyno had mention that the medicine will cause itching and burning so being in the 3rd month of using it my vagina started to itch.... then i began to notice 3 red blotches all vertically in a row near my vagina that itched.... (keep in mind it is not wear the warts are located.
Avatar n tn I also started using tea tree oil the days that I am not using Aldara,(aldare used three times a week) Basically, I still have visiably warts in the groin, they are smaller and red, no itching ever, even when they were bad and they have never hurt me at all, just have been in the groin area. I don't smoke and I rarely drink, also started taking vitamins and a mens one a day vitamin, to boost my immune system.
Avatar n tn i have read that internal warts left untreated 2 grow can be passed to a baby and be located in mouth and throat since fetus in amniotic fluid in ur belly!i have HPV high risk but from what i've read about warts best to have them removed and it is common for them to return after a first burning.i would have them eradicated!if u continue to use condoms and stay in a mutually monogomous relationship ur chances of passing STD's to child are low.Keep up with ur paps and std testing!
Avatar f tn took about 6 months to completely clear my first break out through freezing and Aldara. About 4 months after they had cleared I got a single wart, used Aldara and had it cleared and now a few more have showed up.. I will be using Aldara again. I have recently met someone and although we are taking it slow I am very upset, how would I be able to explain this to them? I am also so terrified to go to the doctor incase I hear anymore bad news. Is this going to last forever... seems like it..
Avatar m tn take a look he told me that it was HPV and prescribed aldara. I have not yet started the Aldara because I have read a lot of scary reports about sideeffects and other problems and as this is a family Dr. who treats mostly children I am going to get a second opinion. However he did not state what strain of HPV this could be from. From reading, most visible warts do not come from the high risk strains 16 and 18, but then I've read that 16 can present some visible symptoms.
Avatar n tn In the absence of symptoms, there is no treatment for HPV. Aldara cream is applied directly to warts, so you GYN is right about it being a waste of time for someone without warts. Continue to get regular examinations, PAPs, and HPV tests, and you should be fine.
Avatar f tn ) However, I have had a dormant strain of HPV pop up in the form of genital warts, due to cell changes from the pregnancy (which I found is very common). I had my first treatment of TCA today. Everything is just looking a bit white down there, but my question is...Do the warts just flake away? When is it safe to have intercourse with my husband? (The warts are not near my vaginal opening.) I suppose I should have asked my doc! Lol!
Avatar n tn Doesn't seem to me that you felt guilty at all. I do hope your wife went in to be check for venereal warts or is that something you failed to tell her about?
Avatar n tn 50+ male being treated with Aldara for genital warts (HPV) Monogamous for 18 years of marriage; the same can be said of my wife. Promiscuous before marriage but was never aware of any signs of genital HPV. Wife has shown no signs. Life is currently very stressful: have not worked for 18 months; wife is unemployed; two children; working long hours as I start a business. Is my experience evidence of a reoccurrence? Can genital HPV resurface after 18+ years?
Avatar n tn applied liquid Nitrogen to all bumps he could see. I am supposed to return in about a week for evaluation. If the Nitrogen doesn't work, he will move to a more agressive treatment involving other removal techniques... In the mean-time, I would like to understand more about what I have, how I may have contracted it, how I can keep from getting it again, and how to prevent my girlfriend and family from getting it. So... I have written down the following questions: 1.
Avatar m tn They are much more common in middle age and they tend to increase in prevalence up to age 60. Children and toddlers may also develop skin tags in the underarm and neck areas. Since they are thought to arise more readily in areas of skin friction or rubbing, tags are also more common in overweight people. Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus. Most sexually active people in the United States will have HPV at some time in their lives.
Avatar n tn Well I was diagnosed with Genital Warts about 2 months ago, the warts were located in my pubic hair region, and one on my thigh. My doctor burnt them off, but 2 or 3 weeks later I got another one in a different area in my pubic hair region, I burnt it off and now today, 2 weeks or so, I found a few more in my pubic hair region. I read that there is such a thing as low risk HPV... Does this mean I have high risk and that I have no chance of them ever going away?
Avatar f tn Further, it is very rare for warts to persist for 2 years -- so the duration makes me even more suspicious that this might not be a wart at all. For now, though, I will assume the diagnosis is correct. Unfortunately, however, there are no data on which to answer your question. I am unaware of any research studies (or even informal reports) on the likelihood of transmission of oral warts. There's probably a good chance it isn't a genital HPV type, i.e.
Avatar n tn Most children are born healthy to women with a history of genital warts. Because of hormone changes in the body during pregnancy, warts can grow in size and number, bleed, or, in extremely rare cases, make delivery harder. Very rarely, babies exposed to the wart-types of HPV during birth may develop growths in the throat. This so seldom happens, however, that women with genital warts do not typically need to have a cesarean-section delivery unless warts are blocking the birth canal.
Avatar m tn However, resolution can be speeded up by treatment, usually by a dermatologist just scraping away the lesions (less painful than it sounds) or freezing them. Imiquimod (Aldara), used for genital warts, also appears to be effective but it is slow.
Avatar n tn I went to a dermatalogist who examined them and told me they were, in fact, genital warts. She prescribed me a cream (Aldara) which got rid of most of them after about a month. I was not in a relationship at the time and had been with a few guys. I insisted on condoms with any further partners I had, but because the warts could be felt I did not want to be touched and I avoided oral sex. The embarassment caused more emotional trauma than anything.
Avatar n tn 1. Could herpes have been in my system for 1 year without symptoms? And if so why are they coming about right now? 2. How could I have tested negative for them before but have them now? 3. If they are warts am i spreading them by poping them? 4. Should I even be concerned in the first place? Anyway I was diagnosed not to long ago with GAD, (mild) OCD and panic disorder, and I feel as though these are making me worry excessively to the point I'm on here! Thanks again.
Avatar m tn can the bumps in HSV last for more than 4 weeks?
Avatar n tn After trying to always practice safe sex, the condom broke with my next partner in the spring of '06. I immediately got tested for everything and was negative for everything except HPV in my cervix. 1-2months later, I dismissed a never seen lesion(s) for an ingrown hair(s). Then, it got bigger and darker. I realized these did not "pop" like my other ingrowns and it was not responding to an effective over-the-counter tx I've applied to my ingrowns since Feb.'06.
Avatar n tn and some cases may not be sexually acquired at all, especially if someone has regular close contact with young children. For example, did you or your partner babysit or work in a daycare center? In summary, my bet is that this is somehow related to the shaving and is more likely some variation on folliculitis. In any case, the only way to sort it out is to see a provider, such as a dermatologist.