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.
Expect it to
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.