Aldara healing

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Avatar f tn My doctor put me on Aldara, but I am having SERIOUS side effects. It says for me to put it on the area once a night before I go to bed, but I started having redness and irritation. 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.
Avatar m tn When the scabs fell off, I was left with little open sores. The sores are not healing now. I've been on Aldara for 2 weeks. Is this normal?
Avatar m tn What? are you applying Aldara on entire genital area? aldara is to be applied on the warts only and not the surrounding area... 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...
Avatar n tn Aldara causes severe crusting and oozing, which shows that it's working. I think you should call the doctor who recommended it, to see whether you need to continue. For actinic keratoses, which are pre-cancerous rather than cancerous, four weeks of what I presume is daily use may well be enough. As soon as you stop, the redness and crusting will go away. Please call your doctor today. Thanks. Dr.
Avatar n tn I know now that HPV lives beneath the skin even if not visible in a wart, so if the cryo works and nothing is visible after healing, should I use the Aldara anyway? The nurse practioner seemed to suggest this because the virus is not visible to the naked eye, but I know Aldara can be quite irritating so why use it if there is no visible wart? And why not wait for the cryo swelling to subside to see if the wart disappears based on that treatment? Thank you for answering my questions.
Avatar f tn I was prescribed Aldara for GW and used it twice, as directed with a day in between. The side effects, fever/chills and pain were horrible, almost unbearable, so I stopped using it. Now I have these sores in the vaginal area that sting and burn to the point that walking and even sitting up is painful. I'm wondering if I can put bacitracin on them to heal them faster, or is there something I can use for healing and the pain?
Avatar n tn One another suggestion is to apply some moisturizer or petrolium jelly on the skin surrounding the warts while applying the aldara on warts... remember, aldara is to be applied on warts only and should not come in contact with the healthy skin...
Avatar f tn In the process of getting rid of them she put acid on them (2 different sessions) which helped but certainly did not take care of the issue. She prescribed me Aldara, Imiquiod 5%. It is to be used at night and washed off in the morning around 6-10 hours later. I used it twice, the first time having no reaction, the second accidentally sleeping in leaving it on for longer than the first. I think that in my sleep I moved around a bit much and the cream spread onto my inner labia.
Avatar n tn I have had no problems with them and have had sex with my wife for years with no problems. Recently I read about a cream called Aldara for warts that said applying this cream 3 times a week could eliminate warts and that the sides effects were mild. I thought i would order it and try it, thinking it couldn't hurt if it wasn't a wart. I applied the cream as instructed every other day for about 2 weeks ( 6 or 7 applications).
Avatar n tn This is no question but rather a clarification. I have been using aldara for about a month and a half, and judgeing by the topics, several others need some guidence. I caught Molluscum contagium, maybe from the gym, maybe from sex who knows, who cares. I noticed some very small hybrid of pimples and warts in my gentital area. So of course, like most of you, I freaked. I am a healthy 21 year old male who has had a fairly modest sexual life (less than 10 partners, no one night stands).
Avatar n tn She didn't freeze all of them off because my gynecologist said most were in the healing phase. I'm currently seeing someone new and when I asked my gynecologist about being intimate she said it would be fine, but with everything that i'm reading i worry. Should i see a dermatologist and get the aldara cream? Is it possible to just use tea tree oil or 10% benzoyl peroxide at home?
Avatar n tn After rigorous treatment (surgically burned, aldara, etc), I have showed no signs since. Was curious to see other people's experiences with GW, since it can be such a stubborn nuisance.
Avatar m tn I have recently started to use Aldara cream for the removal of genital warts. I thought that this was a simple treatment and followed the doctors orders of applying only 3 times a week. What was not mentioned was the fact that I should wash the cream off after a certain period of time, I assumed that the cream should be left until fully absorbed. This in hindsight was possibly one of the worst decisions I have ever made.
Avatar n tn /underneath the foreskin (I am uncircumcised and you would need to pull the skin back to be able to view the sore). I provided ample time for healing and yet it did not. Blood would leave the site but with even slight friction the blood would return and attempt to break the surface. Other than visuals there was no other stimuli from the location. By December 2007, the site had still not healed and the site would become inflamed on the edges of the sore directly after sex.
Avatar m tn He prescribed Aldara cream 5 % and asked me to apply. I applied a full sachet at a time daily in the nights for about 20 days. I think that some of the excess aldara cream also got on to me scrotum testicle skin which turned the area red. After a few days, there was a watery discharge which further developed into small ulcers. I tried all types of creams and neem oil on it which i think worsened the situation. I showed them to my doc and he told that it is herpes so get tested for it.
Avatar m tn I have recently started to use Aldara cream for the removal of genital warts. I thought that this was a simple treatment and followed the doctors orders of applying only 3 times a week. What was not mentioned was the fact that I should wash the cream off after a certain period of time, I assumed that the cream should be left until fully absorbed. This in hindsight was possibly one of the worst decisions I have ever made.
Avatar f tn I was prescribed Aldara by my gynecologist for a recurrent bout of genital warts in the vulva area that I've also received TCA treatment for. I started applying the Aldara last week and must have applied too liberally and/or left on too long. After only 2 treatments had severe flu-like symptoms, swelling, burning, painful urination, and worsening pain. Had to call gynecologist over weekend and she recommended I come in today if pain had gotten worse.
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 Hi i was diagnosed with Anal warts and was prescribed with Aldara. My doctor didnt really elaborate on how many times i should apply it but i did 2x per week (mon and friday) since its too expensive! this was my before treatment pic and this is my 1st week treatment
Avatar f tn i have received cryotherapy and aldara cream for treatment of molluscum contagiosum a week ago to the date... the scabs have fallen off but there is still a lot of redness on the open skin and can still see the white bumps inside the open scab... does this mean i will have to undergo another cryotherapy again? how long does it usually take for cryotherapy to heal and is there anyway of speeding up the healing process?
Avatar n tn had treatment via freezing followed by a regimin of aldara cream. seems to have cleared up. now i had a single reddish bump on the top of the shaft of my penis, sort of like a pimple. it has ulcerated to a slightly raised bump with " depression "sems like it is either very slow to heal or not healing. i have had the same girlfriend , and faithful, for 6 months...cant pics on the internet to match it..i have this sort of thing before..
Avatar n tn I haven't been treated for Molluscum Contagiosum, but I know another treatment option is using Aldara. You might want to talk to your doctor about that if the freezing is not working. I think a week might be still on the short side to see if it works though.
Avatar n tn I was treating warts with aldara earlier this summer and I think it might have triggered this rash. I discontinued the aldara. When i discontinue the aldara the skin is red, irritated, ulcerated and flaky. I've been putting some lubriderm lotion on my penis/scrotum but i'm worried about autonioculating myself with hpv or hsv. Sometimes from using a certain soap the area becomes incredibly irritated and painful.
Avatar m tn She started me on Aldara which is terrible but somewhat bearable. I take frequent breaks between applications because I can get so sensitive from it. The last time I used it (about 3 weeks ago now) I had (what I thought) to be a terrible reaction to Aldara: I had a low grade fever, nausea, dizziness, and many open ulcers that formed "down there". I cried and dreaded every time I had to urinate because it hurt so badly.
Avatar n tn Doctor has tried freezing it off several times, but it always comes back. Recently I was prescribed Aldara for small warts on hand, but was told it could be used for genital warts also. I took it upon myself to try freezing the wart off with on OTC product, then follow up with Aldara to see if the combo treatment would remove the wart for good (I do understand there are no guarantees that the wart won't come back even if they are visibly gone).
Avatar n tn For awhile it appeared to be working but as the irritation slowly got to the point where it was to uncomfortable I had to stop and allow for some healing. During this healing time it appears that they have gotten worse. I am going to see the doctor again soon as I know this is the best choice but I am also looking for some information in the mean time. Would it be normal for warts to get worse before getting better?
Avatar m tn he prescribed aldara, ive been using it for about a week. the bumps are very fragile and rupture easy, they are filled with clear liquid. all of it is painless, none whatsoever. but after using the cream for a week many more are starting to spring up, all in different areas, none are together, they look like blisters but like i said no pain.
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 on top of those 4 , 5 new ones grew as the healing progressed. I'm at week 8 since noticing the warts , early in I think. At my three week follow up He said I have an aggressive infection and re curring wartsand need to to do Surgery again and wants me to see a specialist for a high resolution Anoscopy !! He is acting like I'm going to get Anal cancer next week. even with insurance I can't afford it !! I asked for a prescription for Aldara and he said no !!
Avatar m tn Hey, so I got diagnosed with GW about 4-5 months ago and since have taken many steps to treat them. I am still using Aldara, it seems to clear them up, but the new warts are not responding as well. I started taking vitamins everyday and have been exercising daily. These little buggers just keep popping up!!! Its getting very frustrating and; needless to say, has been very decremental to my sex life (in a monogamous relationship for about 1 year).