Aldara medicine

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Avatar m tn Hi I've been using Aldara for 3 applications now for what I believe are genital warts under my foreskin just below the ridge, they are only small. Up to now nothing has happened, no reaction, no itching no reddening of area nothing at all. I was expecting some sort of reaction or change with it being such a strong medicine. Is this normal?
Avatar n tn I really dont understand it, but evidently the bad cells are thru 3 layers of the vaginal wall. My dr prescribed Aldara vaginally, twice a week for 12 weeks. I've had my 4th treatment, and I'm not having fun. Within 24 hours after teatment I am crying in pain, muscle aches, joint pain, my skin over my whole body hurts. I also have vaginal itching, burning, but its not that bad. I also am having nausea, with upset stomach and vomiting. About 48 hours after the treatment, i begin to feel better.
Avatar n tn When I would apply the Aldara to the base, it would rest on my scrotum and the medicine would get on the scrotum and burn it. It has left pretty bad scarring there, the skin is basically white now. That is the least of my worries though. Thanks for the help.
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 I used Aldara successfully and never got any redness, pain ,etc. I had a wart under a fingernail once and the Dr prescribed Aldara with a bandage over the finger to keep the medicine on and in two weeks it was gone. Some HPV (genital warts do not respond to Aldara or freezing and must be zapped with a CO2 laser or cut out or burned out with the Hyfrecator (sp?) All people with visible genital warts should have them removed ASAP as they can cause cancer in females AND males.
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 m tn I'm using aldara right now too, I am a female but my skin has started burning and bleeding too, I talked to my doctor and he said it's normal.
Avatar m tn After my doctor burned my warts off, he instructed me to use a cream for 3 days, then a powder for 3 days, and then Aldara 5% every other day for a few weeks. He instructed me not to masturbate/ have sex for the first 6 days after the burning procedure. Three or four days after the procedure, I had a weak moment and masturbated. To my dismay, I noticed my penis hurting and looked at it to see it had started bleeding.
Avatar f tn I have genital HPV and I was treating the warts using Aldara. Applied a lot of the cream Monday to the outside of lower labia minora. Wednesday the labia was hard, swollen and really sore. Friday the swelling was reduced and in it place were 2 sore lesions located just inside the labia. I am now convinced it is herpes from looking at pictures online and reading the symptoms. I am also experiencing tingling down there too!
Avatar f tn Eight percent of people who use aldara have irritation from the medicine, it is part of the way the medicine functions, to cause enough irritation to bring immune cells to the surface of the skin to become of aware of the virus being there. Having said that, if you didn't have this reaction to Aldara the first time, you definitely need to get these lesions evaluated and swab tested by PCR for herpes.
Avatar m tn You can put some cream/gel on there called Aldara or something like that which is supposed to be pretty thorough. There is also this condylox gel and perhaps more ways as well but that's the major ones. After you receive treatment, you can ask for an application of podophyllin which is used to disrupt unseen hpv in topical skin cells which is where the virus resides. You must remember, or know, that treating your genital warts won't mean they are gone forever.
Avatar f tn Only ways to treat get rid of warts, which I'm sure you've already reseached...aldara, chemotherapy, laser, acid, time, etc. Here's a website with some things in the works that will probably never see the light of day: http://ahcchpv.
Avatar n tn Someone else posed this: "I recently just had an HPV outbreak and I used the medicine aldaria. (excuse the spelling). It dries it out a lot, and makes the pain even worse because everytime I move or go pee it feels like its going to crack open because it's so dry. Is it okay to use a q-tip and put vaseline on it??? My friend once did this but I am nervous to try it." I'm having the same dryness problem.
Avatar m tn PLEASE HELP!! im a 20 yr old gay male. after using aldara of and on on my penis for a few small genital warts for about a month (and putting some vitamin e on it to try and help) my penis has chronically had a burning sensation in the skin that will not seem to go away and is worse if there is any kind of friction (ive had to stop all sex).. it has been going on for about a month and a half after quitting this awful medicine...
Avatar f tn If anyone has any experience they’d like to share as far as using aldara like medicine to treat please let me know! I read some people were lucky enough to have them clear in a couple weeks, i’m clearly not that lucky but i also wasn’t doing it right and wasn’t watching my health that closely because i didn’t know really anything about it. I take B-12, Vitamins A&E, A multivitamin, and Vitamin C daily.
Avatar m tn But, sometimes, HPV infections are not cleared and can have HPV even if years have passed since he or she had sexual contact with an infected person. For aldara, In the morning, wash off the medicine with water and a mild soap. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
Avatar m tn 2) Do you think the damage will be permanent? 3) Is Aldara safe from scarring? 4) Do you think the Aldara is a good choice at this juncture of my treatment? Should it work? Thank you greatly in advance Dr. Jack, Colorado This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/243673'>Aldara after Cryotherapy?</a>.
Avatar n tn there are shiny small dots forming above my clitoris too..could this be more warts forming!? she also prescribed aldara in case. is this the only way to be sure? what are the other possibilities besides warts. how do i stop it from spreading if it is? what about spreading it to my boyfriend? how effective is aldara?
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 f tn Though I do practice holistic medicine, there is no substitute to modern medicine in my opinion. There are many different treatments than Aldara- from freezing to TCA acid to surgery and beyond. A health care worker will explain your different options to you- just ask lots of questions and be proactive in your care. Good luck.
Avatar n tn Once my outbreak goes away with the medicine my doctor prescribed me (Aldara) will they keep coming back monthly? Or if my soon to be husband and i decide not to use condoms any more will that mean that since were both infected that we will get it again? or I will since i was the only one that showed symptoms? Also, does the medicine Wartrol really work? I want to try it but im not sure if it will actually make them go away.
Avatar m tn She diagnosed me with genital warts however she referred me to a gyno who also said i have genital warts and prescribed aldara cream. So i began using aldara cream, however on the 3rd week i got severe bad reactions. After every application the wart would actual get bigger in size and i would get tingly feelings in my genitals and due to that i wouldnt be able to sleep at night.
Avatar n tn She told me that they aren't genital warts because of the way they looked and told me that it looks like Molluscum Contagiosum virus. She even perscribed me a topical ointment called Aldara to use every other day on the spots. It's been a little over a month and there is no improvement. I am so self conscious about these bumps and they're now spreading down my upper thighs. I'm going to the bahamas in December and I want to be able to wear a swim suit on the beach.
Avatar n tn They look the same to me and have slightly enlarged since then. What do you think is the best treatment regimen (Aldara, Podophyllin?) They are over a large enough area, I would not think cryotherapy would work. Finally, do you think a urologist would be a better doctor to see? I am having trouble finding a new dermatologist since I have moved. Thanks for the help.
Avatar n tn was diagnosed with Genital Warts. The doctor prescribed Aldara cream (5%). Since my doctor visit, I have noticed that the warts have increased in size & number. With the use of Aldara, would you happen to know how long it takes to see any results? With tough economic times, I've been extremely stressed to the point where I barely get enough sleep. Do you think that the stress is contributing to the increase of those warts?
Avatar n tn Hi Doc, I have been on allergy and asthma medicine that has steroids for about a year now. Symbicort and nasonex I believe. I developed some warts around my anus about 2 months ago. They froze them mostly away in three sessions before I had to move. Since I was moving they gave me aldara creme to use. It has been about one month and I have seen no progress, it has actually gotten worse. Is this because the steroids are weakening my immune system so I cannot fight off the virus?
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 n tn is there any over the counter medicine that will work on genital warts and if not wat is the creme called that is not over the counter that gets rid of it cuz i no a pharmacist and i will just ask him to get it for me if thats the case thank you
Avatar f tn prodophyllin, which is a medicine that can permanently remove warts with a low reccurrance rate, aldara, which boosts your immune system, laser removal, it's a few more out there. Talk with your doctor. Now these treatments vary for each person though..
Avatar n tn 56am it was 51 beats per min. for the low. We used The Aldara 5% cream...on a rash he had and also went to the Dr. and had the rash burned off...All these events happened that month of using that really strong medicine. This is the only thing that is different, that has happened to him. It may not mean anything...the Aldara or the other procedure. But I wanted that out there in case that is why His heart keeps racing when he is at rest.