Aldara psoriasis

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Avatar m tn I am just confused how this irritation has lasted so long and how another spot has seemed to flare up after over 3 weeks off the drug. can aldara cause permanent penile psoriasis to begin??? i cant have sex or masturbate or anything in over a month... i cant live with this and im losing hope. this is was worse than any genital wart. Any signs of hope or getting better is much appreciated. thanks.
Avatar m tn 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. Surprisingly, inflammasome activation, keratinocyte death and interleukin 1 release also occur in response to the vehicle cream in the absence of imiquimod.
Avatar n tn I was prescribed Aldara (imiquimod) to get rid of a few perianal HPV warts since cryotherapy was only making it worse. After only about 2 weeks of usage almost all symptoms of the warts were gone however I now have perianal psoriasis in its place. That is one of the side-effects of imiquimod and it mainly strikes people whom are genetically prone to having psoriasis.
Avatar n tn I am a 25 y/o medical student. My suspected penile psoriasis has been recently confirmed by a dermatologist. I have had the problem for almost 5 years. Having a pretty good idea of what I was dealing with from the get-go (since my father has moderate to severe psoriasis), I had been treating the problem with my father's triamcinolone 0.1% as needed, approx every 2-3 wks until lesion cleared (usu 2-3 days).
Avatar n tn i used to burn the warts but it continue on appearing every month. so i tried ALDARA cream (about 3 weeks) but this made the psoriasis on the penis worse . i consulted a Doctor, she told me to stop using ALDARA and also stop using 1% OTC hydrocortisone(because it contributes to the condyloma growth). she said to use only Vaseline over the penis. so i use only vaseline but it doesnt appear to be helping so much to the psoriasis. i still have the problem after having sex.
Avatar f tn I've had success with liquid nitrogen even though it sucks. Aldara gave me penile psoriasis so I can't use that stuff.
Avatar n tn Eitherway, I have an infection now that I've tried to treat with aldara but has made my psoriasis worse and thus spread the infection making the infection worse, ie more warts. They are incredibly small and not that noticeable (except to me) and its spreading. I dont want to stop enbrel, but I'm afraid i may have to at some point to help my body clear or help fight the infection if at all. I dont know. Its very frustrating and no one seems to be able to help me.
Avatar m tn my doctor said i have per-anal warts and he is treating me with aldara. i feel itchy long time ago before i was sexually active. and i used a hair removal cream on that area. i am just wondering if that may cause infection on that area?
Avatar n tn I knew better and had one cut off and sent in and sure enough it was positive as a wart. I have genital psoriasis as well. My treatment with aldara was very painful and may have led to the infection spreading even more as my psoriasis increased. Any ideas on what steps i should take next?
Avatar n tn i was worried it might have been another wart and my sister had some aldara cream so i put some on for 3 time a week for one week. i experienced INTENSE itching in the region and now the skin is cut, blistered, and in several places it looks white, similar to the effects of the freezing off of the warts. my question is, are these areas that had warts underneath the skin? could the aldara have helped to resurface the warts?
556286 tn?1215557480 Please don't worry, I used to have these warts on my butts, and my doctor gave me Aldara cream 5% (imiquimod) and it went away within two weeks. Aldara is kind of expensive they're $300 for 12 tiny packets of about 4 water droplets. But they worked like miracle. Please ask you doctor for a prescription.
Avatar f tn I am just not happy with the slowness of Aldara and the fact I have new warts in an area that is hard for me to see or treat. The lame part is I made the appt. the day before my son will be getting an award at a local university, he is young they are just holding the ceremony there. LOL I felt the need to say I am not old enough to have a college student, yet! :) Anyway, I will be dressing up and sure the things wont be some comfortable down there that day.
Avatar n tn UNTIL about 2 weeks ago - when he noticed 1 tiny wart that he treated himself from his leftover Aldara prescription from a year ago. Now, given everything I have read about typical HPV clearance timeframes, I am perplexed: 1) How did I get infected if my first most likely exposure was a good 15-16 months after his original episode had been treated and he had not experienced any visible symptoms since? How did he have another wart appear now, 21 months after his first and only episode?
4929120 tn?1361162745 Years ago I went to a dermatologist and he said it was warts and after blistering my fingers, freezing them etc, they gave me aldara and it seemingly went away but that only lasted a few months. I have went back a few times. 1st the practitioner told me my problem was picking and gave me a steroid cream, which while it did take away the redness, didn't help.
Avatar n tn I also started to noticed a red spot on the head of my penis, which I went and got checked out by the clinic doctor at my school (who also happened to be a Dermatologist). He took a magnifying glass to the area and he said it could be psoriasis. Prescribed me some steroidal hydrocortisone and said if it didn't help, come back. It didn't necessarily help. Around the same time I started to notice some sort of white patches on my mouth.
Avatar f tn Thanks for the info frank, did you also use aldara on your genital warts? I have it now, and doctor told me to apply it twice a week for 16 weeks, i hope these genital warts would be gone soon, I have a question, if these warts are gone, is still there any chances to infect your new partner? I am new to all these, I hate that I trusted the wrong one before. I felt like dying inside having these sufferings.
Avatar n tn My last one showed me as having VIN2 which my oncologist/gyno wanted me to use ALDARA Cream for 3 months, I tried it but i couldnt function with all the side effects, So after much reading as much as i could find on HPV and VIN i started taking the supplement DIM, thought it was helping some but now I have the burning back again and am afraid I will have to go in and have another biopsy again. I hate this. How come so many of us never heard of this before.
Avatar n tn One of my family members suffers from severe Psoriasis, which is genetic, and seeing as there are no other symptoms apart from the itch, I'm beginning to wonder if this could be the culprit, and I have also suffered from it on other parts of my body before(although very mildly) Psoriasis is usualy red and scaly when on other parts of the body, but when it appears on this area it's usually red but smooth; no scales.