Aldara or condylox

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Avatar n tn Basically the Aldara seemed to eat away the skin, leaving a very red and sore mark wherever I applied it. It felt like acid on my skin. Is Condylox as harsh as Aldara? I don't want to spend that kind of money on a treatment that I will not be able to finish. I can't go through what Aldara did to me again. Any input would be appreciated. Thank you.
Avatar m tn 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 After using Aldara for 8 weeks or so the warts went away and my doctor said that they were gone and I could stop using Aldara. About a week ago I noticed that two warts were back and my doctor said to continue use of Aldara. I was wondering how long Aldara takes to get rid of warts and when they do go away, how often may the warts reappear?
Avatar n tn Please remember this is not a result of something that you have done wrong but the result of some sort of genetic or chemical imbalance that is beyond yours or my control at this point! In the decade and a half that I have been dealing with this I have tried many many things ...
Avatar n tn My question is it possible that this was all caused by condylox / bacterial infection? Or could it have been herpes that I spread from the sore to teh anus? I didn't experience lymph node swelling, fever or any other symptoms.
Avatar n tn I know HPV can stay in the body and cause no symptoms after a while just like chicken pox virus....should i try using condylox again or go to the doctor again... I heard about that medication any better? i just wanna get rid of them and hope they dont come back
Avatar n tn My doctor prescribed condylox, but they are to small to keep the gel on the affected area only all five are barely visible bye eye) . I have talked to several docs some use cryo but I have not found any that use laser. None even brought up imiquimod which I learned about online and feel that it might be best in my situation. It seems they prescribe whatever they are familiar with. Also a transmission question.
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 I inquired to my doctor about trying Aldara, as I have some old aldara that I tried on my keloid scars years ago, he told me to "try it" and that it should work in three days, after reading much online about people having horrible experiences with this drug i chose to try condyline one more time in my last trial which is where I am now. Now that I can see the warts coming back again, my question is; Should I try using aldara?
1306047 tn?1333247191 Doctor gave me Aldara. Thought I'd pass my thoughts along. I've had warts burned off with nitrogen and cauterized as well. Aldara doesn't seem to be an alternative to me. First, you have to apply three nights a week for three months. Then, the skin on your shaft and balls and get irritated to the point of breaking open and bleeding. If bleeding sores is a side effect of Aldara, why not just get the warts zapped or burnt, have the sore, let it heal and be done with it.
Avatar m tn Anyway I believe they are but they are only small and tend to be flattish or slightly raised and don't take the form of what I expect warts to be like or pictures I have seen on the internet. They do turn white with vinegar. I also have an area of skin on the frenulum which looks completely normal but turns white with vinegar. I know I have been exposed to hpv as my ex has had to have cells removed from her cervix using the leep procedure.
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 also ask your doctor about other treatments that can be used between freezings, such as podofilox (Condylox) or imiquimod (Aldara). Yeast and chlamydia are entirely different infections, not easily mistaken for chlamydia. Your situation really isn't all that confusing. Remember that almost all infections go away by themselves. (Before antibiotics came along, most people with pneumonia didn't die; it just took a long time for the infection to clear up.) This is true for chlamydia.
535760 tn?1213894766 Podofilox (Condylox), or Imiquimod (Aldara)? so i have some feedback and concerns to talk to my doc about.
Avatar m tn Since then I have had around 4 or 5 liquid nitrogen treatments. Initially the warts went away, then came back, then were burned off again, then returned once more. 4 weeks ago I started using the Aldara cream. From what I can see, It hasn't done much of anything, and the warts are very slowly starting to expand again. I have had no side effects ( or any effects whatsoever) on my skin after 4 weeks. (I am using 1 packet every week, using a needle to pierce a hole in the packets) 1.
Avatar n tn Yes, you still have HPV. You have low risk HPV as indicated by the warts. You don't have high risk because you pap was normal. It didn't show any cervical changes. Wait, is your doctor even sure if you have Genital Warts? why didn't your doctor remove the "wart" right away or prescribe Aldara or condylox for you to apply at home?
Avatar n tn In any case, let your provider decide whether additional laser treatment, Aldara, freezing, podophyllin, Condylox, or some other treatment is best for you.
Avatar f tn But aldara has worked for me in the past but ever since I've been having outbreaks aldara seem to be no help except for the external warts they seem to work a little with aldara why is that could it be that my immune system is weak or is it the numerous treatments that I have been using like TCA, ALDARA, PODOFILOX,SOLOTION and now I am using CONDYLOX 0.5% GEL will these warts ever cease.
Avatar m tn I have had HPV for 7 years now. I have tried Aldara which didn't work at all but I do find that Condylox works well and after 3 days the warts are gone and the skin is healing. I have also been to the dermatologist for cryotherapy which works great and I find my skin recovers quicker when frozen than when I use the Condylox.
Avatar n tn Warts often don't respond to condylox, Aladara, and podophyllin. I suggest you get them burned off or frozen off. Warts often recur, but not right away--but you aren't removing them, just scraping off the top. Please stop doing that. As to misdiagnosis, if the doctor has any doubt, have him send oe of the specimens he removes to the pathologist for confirmation. Take care. Dr.
Avatar n tn If there are too many warts for freezing, other options are podofilox (trade name Condylox), which is just as effective as imiquimod (Aldara) and, depending on the pharmacy, may be less expensive; or podophyllin, although that requires serial visits to a health care provider. But if you did that at your local health department STD clinic, the cost should be quite low. If you haven't seen a dermatologist, that might be an option for a 2nd opinion.
Avatar n tn The cost of a physician visit, such as to a dermatologist, and the costs of the prescription drugs for genital warts--podofilox (Condylox) or imiquimod (Aldara)--can be high, but vary all over the map from one city to another and among pharmacies. You will get better information than my guess by calling a local dermatologist and a few pharmacies in your area. But my guess is the total cost is way under the one-month insurance premium you cite.
Avatar n tn Imiqimod is no more effective than any other wart treatment, either in terms of speed of response, completeness of response, or recurrence rate. Podophyllin, podofilox (Condylox), tri- or bichloroacetic acid, freezing, or laser cautery all work about equally (about 70% of the time) in the long run none is better than the others. If anything, imiquimod is less good than most (certainly less good than freezing or cautery) because it takes a lot longer and is expensive.
Avatar f tn But I didn't develop the warts until august 2008 and I am still having outbreaks while I have been using treatments such as TCA, aldara, podofilox solution and lastly condylox gel I am hoping that this is my last outbreak being treated with condylox and hope that I don't experience another outbreak in 2 weeks because my outbreaks come once a month. I would like to know could the outbreaks be from the fire my father death things of that nature play a part and tends to weaken the immune system.
Avatar f tn Hi, 'Genital warts may disappear without treatment, but sometimes eventually develop a fleshy, small raised growth. There is no way to predict whether they will grow or disappear. Depending on the size and location of the wart, and other factors, a doctor will offer one of several ways to treat them. * Imiquimod (Aldara) a topical immune response cream, applied to the affected area * A 20% podophyllin anti-mitotic solution, applied to the affected area and later washed off * A 0.
Avatar m tn Is it possible that I'm dealing with something other than HPV? Aldara and freezing have both been largely ineffective; Condylox has been moderately effective but quite painful.
Avatar n tn I was given Cryotherapy treatment to warts on the head of my penis in my home country and told that if that did not work I should go to a pharmacy in Vietnam to get any Topical cream (Podophyllotoxin - Condylox, Wartec, Warticon, Podofilox, and also Aldara and Imiquimod) if the warts persisted. Unfortunately I have searched through many pharmacies and clinics here in Vietnam, and also in Cambodia, and none stock any of these creams or are much help in providing similar solutions.
Avatar n tn Hi, I was recently diagnosed with HPV warts and given Aldara to apply 3 times a week. The first night I used every bit of it to get just a light coat over every wart. Does anyone else have as many as 15-20, most on the lower groin and scrotum? I was wondering if you had more that it would mean a longer time to get rid of them, or if they generally would disappear all at once.
Avatar m tn At first my doctor applied podofilox and alternated that with liquid nitrogen. Later I started using Aldara, and most of my warts disappeared. However, I've never reached full clearance. I'm thinking about taking Accutane (Isotretinoin) for my acne and I read that this drug has also been known to treat genital warts. Is there any truth to this or is it just a rumor? Has anyone here had success with this treatment?