Aldara is not working

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Avatar m tn If you think it is not working and dont want to finish it, you might want to consider Podophyllotoxin? Although Podophyllotoxin is also said to be ineffective for highly keratinised warts It is said that ppl with warts usually will have lesser outbreaks as they age So, I am not sure of such truth.
Avatar f tn And whilst the visable signs were there I was in constant reminder of something I wanted to forget. You are not alone, GW is the most common STD, there is just so little known about them. You probably even know somebody with them. It helps to talk to someone, as you are holding onto a burden. I know when I told someone it felt like a weight off my shoulders.
Avatar m tn Now there is a tiny tiny sore on the tip (it is also red) and I don't know what indicates that Aldara is successfully working? I think I may start using it 3x a week again because that is what the Dr. recommended... This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/246036'>Moscullum Contagsoium???</a>.
Avatar m tn I began using Aldara again but it does not seem to be working like it did. I have not noticed any change and the area has not turned red or anything. Should I try my luck at Condylox? Has anyone tried both and have advice? Thanks all! THis is SO frustrating!
Avatar n tn Whatever treatment is used - imiquimod (Aldara), podofilox (Condylox), freezing, trichloroacetic acid, and others - it is common for warts to respond initially and then become resistant. Overall, Aldara is effective in eradicating warts about 60-70% of the time. Check with the provider who prescribed your treatment; the first thing is to be certain you really have persistent wart tissue and not just a heaped up scar. But assuming it's a wart, you'll need to try one of the other treatments.
Avatar m tn e. redness, itchiness, blisters, etc. means that the drug is not working. I would like to see if anybody has used Aldara, not had any noticable negative side effects, and had it still be effective.
Avatar n tn Aldara is not all that effective.....get them frozen off...asap.
Avatar m tn 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 That is great that it is working. Was the doc unable to freeze them? Why surgery?
Avatar f tn Hi, Aldara cream contains the active ingredient imiquimod. Imiquimod is an immune response modifier. It causes your body to produce more interferon. Interferon is a substance which your body produces naturally to help fight viruses and some skin diseases. Although the exact way that Aldara works is unknown, it is believed to be due to its effects on the immune system.
Avatar n tn I've been using aldara for about 3-4 months now. It took about 6-7 weeks to start working for me. It cleared up my warts in about 8 weeks but had another outbreak. It has cleared up everything so far. I'm waiting to go on a follow up appt so I guess will find out soon. How long have you been using aldara? I also had a yeast infection when i was diagnosed w/ hpv.
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).
2206935 tn?1373642205 No one treatment is better than another. People react differently to each type of method used. Your doctor may try to use liquid nitrogen and freeze your warts. I do not recommend surgery. Your warts will resolve eventually on their own anyway, be patient.
Avatar n tn First off thanks for your time... My question is I noticed HPV about a year and a half ago, after about a month I was treated, the warts almost completely went away, then they started to come back and got pretty well developed to the point of being raised off the skin. I have been treating them for about 6 months steadly and I can almost get rid of them but they keep coming back, (treatment to date: Cryotherapy every two or 4 weeks & Aldara 3 nights a week).
Avatar n tn I was prescribed aldara for the treatment of genital warts about two weeks ago and have used it as directed by my provider. The patch of lesions is located on the shaft of my penis, are small, relatively flat, and 1-2 cm in size. I started aldara therapy roughly two to three weeks after onset of lesions. My only concern is that the Aldera isn't triggering an immune response like it should. I have no erythema, edema or any other typical "side effects".
Avatar m tn The other morning after using my aldara cream overnight I noticed a lump under my skin where I applied some aldara. It is very tender to touch and very noticeable. I was wondering if this is a normal side effect and what I should do to make this go away and if I should keep using aldara on that area while there is a lump. Thank you.
Avatar m tn I've been using Aldara for over two weeks now and am experiencing absolutely no side effects at all. Now I'm not disappointed believe me, but the one and only nice thing about side effects is that they indicate that whatever you are using is not "working" per-se but that it's doing *something*. Is this normal? Also, my doctor did a pretty deep freeze of the warts before sending me home with Aldara.
Avatar n tn I have read on here and other sources that Aldara is good for the more external anal warts, but not really for internal ones. When I see the dermatologist again next week, should I try to get him to pursue a different course of treatment as opposed to just extending the Aldara prescription? Also, should I be worried right now that without Aldara in the meantime, I might get new warts popping up?
Avatar m tn I am not physically active enough and figured vitamins and some exercise would help to boost my immune system. What should I do? Is there anything that I should be doing that I am not? This is really bumming me out and I can't find any good literature on how long I can expect this to continue.
Avatar m tn Due to aldara and freezing not working I am thinking it was a misdiagnosis? But im not sure. My wife has hpv but she has had only 1 wart from it and it was a normal looking wart, raised bigger, much different looking than this.
Avatar f tn I have undergone 6 cryotherapy treatments and they have only gotten worse. Is there any way I have something that is not genital warts and that is why it is not responding to treatment? What other treatments should I try? Has anyone else had this experience? Thanks so much for your help.
Avatar m tn In the first 2 weeks, nothing happened, only just a couple days ago I noticed a very slight indication that the medication might be working, but I'm still not sure. I have about 20-30 very small warts, and notice 2 or 3 of them showing a bit of redness and drying up a bit. Still not sure if this is due to the medication. Other than that I haven't noticed any effects or any type of side effects. Everything I read online says the areas should be very red/inflamed.
Avatar n tn aldara seldom cures stubborn plantar warts and the acid is not much better. as for shots, that gets expensive and is debateable too. there are not any homeopathic remidies to a wart that has resisted conventional medicine as i know it.
Avatar m tn Dont worry alot of woman are in ur one of them....If the cream is not working for u just make a app with ur doc and he/she well remove them for u... I know when my B/f came out from the doc office and handed me a paper that said u have genital warts my whole world fell apart i almost pass out it was bad.... its someting u just need to learn to live with just another bump in the road...
Avatar f tn Thanks for the reply Grace, do you think these are genital warts?they are very small, and for sure, I will have genital warts because I asked that guy he had 4 while we had sex that time. I think mine is just developing. My next question is, if I will be healed in a month, I can't have sex anymore after that? is there a possibility to pass genital warts to the next partner even you are healed and warts are gone?
Avatar m tn if aldara not working go back to ur doctor....freeze off is not for genital warts....sometimes they hafta use laser surgery.
Avatar f tn Luckily haven’t had any new ones pop up but i wonder if the red and flaky skin, moderate pain, and bleeding (only when i scratch the area by accident ) means the cream is working? On the wart patches i mean. I know side affects can be ****** with Aldara socim not surprised i got them but i’ve also read that getting these adverse affects means it’s working. Are there any home treatments that i should consider for my more stubborn guys?? Had ACV been effective as treatment for anyone?
Avatar n tn Thanks for the help, I was under the impression that if there is no irritation the aldara is not working, and my dermatologist was telling me that the irritation is what tells you it is working, thanks again!
Avatar m tn It's not working. The doctor suggests laser surgery, but he is afraid because my immune system is compromised due to a kidney transplant I got a year ago. ICant use Aldara because of my immune system. How effective is laser surgery? How much is it? I'm really scared and stressed out.
Avatar f tn However the warts that were still present in the inside of my vagina were treated at the obgyn with Trichloracetic acid because the aldara was not working for me at all.