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Avatar n tn Imiquimod (Aldara) commonly causes irritation, including various combinations of redness, soreness, and sometimes overt ulceration of the treated tissues. In fact, that's how it works against warts -- causing inflammation in and around wart tissues. And herpes doesn't cause redness as it's only symptom. For confirmation, you should discuss this with the doctor or clinic that prescribed your imiquimod treatment. But from what you say, I see no reason to be concerned about herpes.
Avatar n tn You're right about it not being as big of a deal as people could make it, however it's dishonest to mislead people about what they're in for with Aldara. IT HURTS. Expect it to. Aldara attacks the skin cells, that's part of how it works. Even healthy, surrounding tissue, so be CAREFUL when applying. If the pain gets too bad, it is safe to apply topical burn cream with lidocaine, also recommended is "neosporin + pain relief" max. strength which you can get over the counter.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with Molluscum Contagiosum, it covered my genital area and went down my legs. The doctor said it would take 6 months to 2 years to get rid of it. Well guess what it took me two months. My dermatologist prescribed me Tretinoin which is a vitamin A acid, this helps but is in no way a "cure" for molluscum. The key people is to focus on your immune system. Eat lots of veggies, fish, healthy foods and take a multi vitamin.
Avatar f tn Aldara is used for several skin conditions. Your doctor will tell you where to apply Aldara cream, and how often and for how long to apply it for your condition. Aldara should be applied just before bedtime and left on the skin for 6-10 hours. If your skin condition reappears you need to talk to your doctor.
Avatar n tn Does any one know if this stuff really works,or is there any pre-cautions or side affects that I should be aware of?How long does it take to see results?I was told to apply this cream three times a week.Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn Im taking Aldara or m GW its been a lil ova a week and it just started burning around my out breaks is this normal like when water hits it something like dat. is this normal should it burn. its like a burning itching feeling. should i call my doctor or is this suppost to happen?
Avatar n tn In fact, it is not totally clear whether or not the body does completely eliminate the virus, and if it does, who is capable of it? If so, how long would it take? There would certainly be a wide rage of answers to those questions, all depending on What is also a possibility and quite a probable one due to the slighty too requently recurring episodes in some patients, is that the body's natural immune system over time adapts to controle the virus to a managable degree, ie.
Avatar m tn it's very common to get skin issues like this with aldara use. It works by giving you a chemical burn. no reason to doubt your herpes testing even though it appears that you had non-type specific herpes igg blood testing done. It was completely negative. has your partner been examined to see if she has molluscum too?
Avatar f tn While I understand that it takes a while to work, I am terrified that it won't. It seems like it only works on about 1/2 of the people that use it. Are there any signs other than the shrinking of the wart that will indicate that Aldara is working for me?
Avatar n tn Its a cream/gel that you apply at home and it worked. I hope it works out for you and stay strong!
Avatar f tn Will he and I give it back and forth? How long should we wait to have sex after my warts are gone to be sure that we don't? Should he get treated too? I scared and completely mortified to discuss this with my husband and my doctor.
Avatar f tn What I also wonder is that there is a sore that keeps on going back, it's next to warts, I asked her about it, she said, it was burnt skin irritated because of aldara, it burns when i splash water on it.She hasn't given me any creams for that, and right side of that, where I shaved it on Saturday, formed a rash, not itchy, no pain, no pus,no blisters. Do you think it's a rash caused by shave or it's fungal infection as well?
Avatar n tn However, treatment with Aldara cream typically takes longer. Have you used any treatments other than Aldara? If not, it might be time to tell your doctor that the Aldara isn't proving fully effective and you need another treatment (such as TCA acid or cryotherapy). Different treatments work differently for different people. I would really ask for another method at this point. Having sex with a condom shouldn't make this worse at all.
Avatar n tn I did not know I had it and I started dating a girl months after that and the warts started to appear more and more; freaked the **** outta me. I have used Aldara and it works but I'm running out of it and I'm just so frustrated. I feel inhuman because of it. I just beg it goes away for good or a vaccine is developed to kill it.
Avatar m tn I don't want to make money for it, I just HOPE that it works for others as well. If I could ask just one thing, I would ask that IF anyone has success with the information I provided that they would come back to this thread and post exactly what THEY did as well.
Avatar n tn Hi. I used Aldara for two weeks and my warts went away. I didn't have to scratch or scrape. I don't think you should puncture them at all. The cream caused some severe skin reactions for me (and it was on my bum :( ) so I stopped using it two weeks in for about a week and then when I went to start applying the cream again the warts were gone.
Avatar n tn how do i stop it from spreading if it is? what about spreading it to my boyfriend? how effective is aldara?
Avatar f tn If you read the information on Aldrara, from the packaging and also the official website, the company admits that how this process works is unknown. Scientists do not fully understand how the Aldara cream actually works, all we know is from tests, that it creates a heightened immune response. Through my research, some people have said it works great while others say it produced no results. Ultimately, it seems to come down to an individual's own immune system, and they are all different.
Avatar f tn Aldara helps the immune system recognize the infection so that it may fight it, also it may take up to 16 weeks of use for the medication to work. Usually Aldara works better in women than men, not sure why. Getting infected via towel or secondary items is not possible. (says Dr. Handsfield) You should consider getting your fiancé the Gardasil vaccine if she has not, not sure how effective it will be but definitely something to consider.
Avatar m tn 2) I am on holiday in a different country and cannot go see a doc now, so do you think i should go back to using the aldara cream? i have stopped using it for about a week and a half now 3) Ive had increased discharge since my symptoms have come up, so i was wondering does genital warts cause excess discharge?
Avatar m tn It has been 7 years for me so I believe I will be stuck with warts for the rest of my life and I have come to terms with that. My problem is that a new girl I have met does not know I have it yet, how am I supposed to tell her? We have had sex a few times, always with a condom, I feel terrible, how do I tell her and not lose her? I think this new relationship has a foregone conclusion of ending fast.
Avatar n tn No treatment for warts works all the time, and Aldara works no more than 2/3 of the time, maybe only half the time in men. (It works better for women than men). If your warts haven't cleared up after 4 weeks of Aldara, they're not going to. You need to return to your dermatologist for confirmatioon that the residual lesions are warts and not scar tissue; and if they are warts, get a recommendation for alternative treatment (there are several options).
Avatar n tn Your fiance really should try Aldara as it works in a different way to just getting them taken off, it uses your bodies immune system. If used carefully and correctly it is wonderful stuff, it has worked well on me.I got them frozen off first aswell, but as they returned for the first 5 months my Gyno soon put me onto something else that did work (Aldara). I have been told by my sexual Health provider to quite smoking also.
Avatar m tn i would recommend you to wait and see how the aldara works on You, I had the same problem, had the surgery for the inner and outter warts and 2 weeks after the surgery came back, had to go with the treatment all over again and it seems it's working now, don't know for how long, it's a nightmare, i had also condylox cream that really works for the warts on the outside, but it will burn your skin, whatever it takes to get myself well.
Avatar n tn I think it takes a couple days or a couple weeks but it'll start to swell at first and then turn black and scab and eventually go away. I haven't tried it myself yet, but I've heard it really works from so many different people. Best of luck to you!!
Avatar m tn I usually shave my pubic hair and that's how weeks ago I took I closer look into these lesion and checked the internet for more information, then I became very concerned and by means of a magnifying lens look at it. It is skin coloured and it is composed of many tiny bumps with a small almost red colour in the center of each bump. I also found about three more lesions like this in the surroundings, sizes from .5 to 1 mm (.02 to .04 in).
Avatar n tn It comes and it goes! I have read and read about it and it always says that it will go away after a few months... it goes away but then it comes BACK! Why?!?! I want it gone! I haven't seen signs of it for a long time, then all of a sudden it's all over! And I think my boyfriend has it now too.
Avatar f tn At this point since your molluscum is still spreading - I recommend going to a dermatologist to talk about other methods of treating it since you don't seem to be tolerating the aldara. Aldara can take several months to work as it is, if it even works. I don't think you are going to be tolerating this much pain for that long by continued use of it.
Avatar n tn As to what caused it, how long before you were treated from what caused it and how you were treated from PID. I found out recently that i had chlamydia, but it's been over 3 1/2 years since treated. I recently just got my first pap so i can get pregnant and that's how i found out. I was told the doctor checks for all that, and my doctor said everything looked normal, but from many people, you can't really see symtoms of PID.