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Avatar n tn Is Aldara use a good idea for someone with autoimmune disease (for possible facial pre-melanoma in area difficult to operate on)?
Avatar n tn Hi. The US FDA recommends that Aldara (Imiquimod) be used with caution in patients with pre-existing autoimmune disease. It's not absolutely contraindicated for someone with an autoimmune problem, but Aldara has not been properly evaluated for these types of patients, so care should be taken when Aldara is used in these cases. The US FDA also does not officially approve its use for melanoma or pre-melanoma (lentigo maligna).
Avatar m tn html?WT.ec_id=NCOMMS-20130305 Aldara is a cream used for topical treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer, and is thought to act through stimulation of anti-tumour immunity. The active ingredient, imiquimod, has been shown to stimulate toll-like receptor 7. Aldara also induces psoriasis-like lesions when applied to naive murine skin, and as such is used as a mouse model for psoriasis. Here we find that in naive murine skin, Aldara induces inflammation largely independently of toll-like receptor 7.
Avatar f tn Hi Doctor, I am a 47 y/o female with a history of dysplastic nevi, melanoma in-situ (on chest), multiple basal cell and actinic keratosis. My question is about a lesion that appeared on my chest about 6 weeks ago that I showed to my dermatologist stating I thought it was another basal cell and should I treat it with Aldara like the others on my chest that have been popping up alot since January of this year. She agreed that I do that. It started out about 5.5mm with a crusty scab in it.
Avatar m tn If for example, your are diagnosed with a melanoma skin lesion and the doc says to apply the aldara 1x/day every other day for 3 months. During this time, if your skin reacts violently in that area and perhaps beyond where the original lesion was, then your immune system is in over drive and will successfully clear the cancer in the area of the reaction. If there is no reaction, then there was nothing to attack.
Avatar n tn Dear Dr, I now have the dubious distinction of having had all three main types of skin cancer; melanoma (nodular), basal cell and most currently, squamous. My dermatologist treated it with 2 cryosurgeries which were unsuccessful. Then, for 2 months, I applied Solaraze. That, too, was unsuccessful so she has retreated to rxing Aldara. I know it is not indicted for squamous and am wondering if I am wasting more time and should ust go ahead and have the Mohs on my nose.
Avatar f tn I am a 47 y/o female with a history of dysplastic nevi, melanoma in-situ (on chest), multiple basal cell and actinic keratosis. My question is about a lesion that appeared on my chest about 6 weeks ago that I showed to my dermatologist stating I thought it was another basal cell and should I treat it with Aldara like the others on my chest that have been popping up alot since January of this year. She agreed that I do that. It started out about 5.5mm with a crusty scab in it.
Avatar m tn Hello. I've attached a photo of a skin coloration on the base of my penis (the photo is a collage at various resolutions). The area is about 1/4" wide and high, is asymmetrical and brown in color. I first noticed this spot about 6-7 years ago (2002). Fifteen (15) months ago I showed my dermatologist, and upon clinical observation, he said "this has to be removed" and referred me to a urologist.
Avatar f tn Just recently I noticed that it looked bigger from ten years ago. Being anxiety driven about melanoma since it looked like a nevus, I went to my dermatologist for the biopsy. He removed the nevus and the biopsy came back as mentioned above. He prescribed Aldara cream for twelve days and said I caught it early in the in situ stage. My questions are: 1. What is the chance that this lesion was HPV related? I have never had any lesions or warts of any kind in this area. 2.
Avatar m tn He prescribed Aldara, which has not had the desired effect to date (I'm 1/3 through the treatment). I've since seen my regular (first) dermatologist and he inquired about the spot. Again, upon clinical observation, he stated "that is not a condyloma". I'm looking for feedback on a course of treatment: Should I get another biopsy? Should I just get it surgically removed by a urologist? As a urologist, what is your clinical observation or experience with a spot such as this?
Avatar m tn Are these moles clearly cancerous/melanoma? Or is the only way to tell is to have a biopsy? 2. Lets say they are cancerous/melanoma, for the big one and from the physical aspects of it, does it pose any risk to my survival at this point? I know that the bigger the tumor growth, the higher chance it will spread. 3. What kind of Dr should I see, a dermatologist? Would they have to biopsy it first? 4. If I need to get it removed, how will the surgery procedure go down? Is it a one man job?
Avatar f tn vitamin d between 50-60ng/ml is good for sure with us of course it doesn t mean we will clear hbv because of this but i think taking sun or sunbed moderately is healthy (except very white skin with family history of melanoma) i really hate articles without study behind especially when they try to say it is not needed when vitamin d at those levels have no harm while low level does.
Avatar m tn //dreampharm.com/drugs-online/aldara/aldara.5.html The genetic control of airway responsiveness and the effect of resiquimod treatment on allergic asthma http://gradworks.umi.com/NR/68/NR68509.html resiquimod http://imgenex.com/get_details.php?catalog_no=IMG-2208 Imiquimod and resiquimod as novel immunomodulators http://jac.oxfordjournals.org/content/48/6/751.
Avatar f tn Another update: The Thuja apparently stopped working and my acne/warts came back with a vengeance after disappearing completely. After much Googling and research on the NIH website I discovered Licorice Root Tea and Extract plus 'Bluebonnet Targeted Multiples Men's Choice Caplets'. The combo has killed my warts, I noticed a difference on day 2. Unfortunately, I have the aftermath of 5-6 nasty cystic pimples on face but I have no doubt that the HPV in my system is dead or dying.