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Avatar m tn 1, does the cream cause a bit of itch even when it's been washed off or just when it's on? 2. i noticed what lookes like a "cut" near the perinem .around the anal opening..sort of like a small sore.. is that a side effect of the cream?
Avatar n tn 1) I've read/heard that Aldara is very potent but does it really work this fast? It's just been 2 days (I apply it every other day-3 times a week-as prescribed). 2) Also I was told not to shave b/c the warts can spread but does that mean in the area where the warts are (near the vaginal opening-no hair there) or in the general vicinity (as in nowhere down there)? 3) I'm supposed to get my period this week. Should I use tampons or pads? 4) Is it okay to wear thongs?
Avatar f tn Recently (5/28) diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum and besides from cryotherapy for treatment i also received Aldara cream 5%. (the derm did not get every lump/wart with the liquid nitrogen) Questions I have about this is; How effective is it to be used? Should I apply it with a finger or would a Q-Tip be better or should it be something else? How exactly does it work?
Avatar n tn Ive been on aldara (imiquimod) 5% for approximately 2 months now. I cant notice if im seeing any improvement with my genital warts. However, ive developed a ridiculous rash around the application site. which is extremely red and irritated. The rash looks almost like if i ran really fast and slid my knee on a rug, except its around the base of my penis. Its sometimes itchy and i feel as if at sometimes its developing a particular scab. will this redness ever go away?
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 should I wait to use the Aldara until after the swelling/healing from the cryo treatment goes away or start right in? I know now that HPV lives beneath the skin even if not visible in a wart, so if the cryo works and nothing is visible after healing, should I use the Aldara anyway? The nurse practioner seemed to suggest this because the virus is not visible to the naked eye, but I know Aldara can be quite irritating so why use it if there is no visible wart?
Avatar n tn I was just prescribed Aldara cream for my genital warts and have a couple of questions. 1) My doctor told me to apply the cream all over the shaft of my penis & around the scrotum area - in order to help treat sub-clinical warts. Everything from the instructions on the cream to my reading on the internet says "apply directly to the warts and avoid contact with skin around the warts" What is your advice?
Avatar f tn Recently (5/28) diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum and besides from cryotherapy for treatment i also received Aldara cream 5%. (the derm did not get every lump/wart with the liquid nitrogen) Questions I have about this is; How effective is it to be used? Should I apply it with a finger or would a Q-Tip be better or should it be something else? How exactly does it work?
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 n tn They are very small but many clustered with a few random ones on the lower part of my penis that popped up as recently as this week. I have been using Aldara for about 4 weeks with little skin reaction at all (not even redness). I have a two part question. 1. In your experience have you noticed Aldara be less effective depending on what part of the genital region it is applied? PI indicated 33% total clearance in males. I don't seem to be reacting to it at all. 2.
Avatar m tn 1. My dermatologist told me to apply the aldara liberally to make sure that even the tiniest warts in the area are treated. I have read elsewhere to only apply to the warts, but i have also read that aldara seems to respect healthy skin and only attacks unhealthy skin. Which is true and should i continue applying the aldara liberally to the entire areas. 2. The areas that have crusted and flaked are red and raw. Do i continue putting the aldara on those regions or should i stop?
Avatar n tn Ok, I wanted to ask a doctor, but that forum is closed for new questions. So here it is...all help is precious:) I think I might have genital warts. I am going to buy some white vinegar to make a home diagnosis, as the warts apparently turn white. If I have it, I know of various home treatments. Which should I try? Which is most effective? Condylox - apparently it is a weaker gel of podophyllin toxin, which burns off the warts. Has anyone used it? Where can I get it online?
Avatar m tn Eventually I had them checked, they were warts and I had them removed and was put on Aldara. I used what my dermatologist gave me but I had no insurance so I never actually filled the prescription. The warts came back months later. I thought about the laser surgery which would be very expensive but the doctor put me back on the Aldara, which I filled this time, hoping it would take care of the problem.
Avatar n tn It was a very small one, hardly visible, so I didn't do much about it. I went to the doctor again 2 months ago and he suggested to use Aldara on it because he didn't keep a nitro gun. I had been using it for about 2 months when I developed this sore on my penis, size of a quater, but not round. There were no blisters but just a sore as if the skin had been peeled off. It was slightly weepy, pink, shiny and had white pus like formation/skin on it.
Avatar m tn 2) If a person is taking Aldara cream for HPV in order to accelerate the immune system, would this increase the odds of a false positive test result?
Avatar m tn i think these questions best answered by ur doc unless someone comes on here whose been thru xactly what u've been!
Avatar m tn My question is that if this is a hpv lesion and not a visible wart as such can it be treated with aldara? I'm concerned that it may damage the skin as it is very thin here.
Avatar m tn She did use a cream on him that appeared to temporarily work-- imiquimod cream 5% - drug name Aldara. It has 12 single application doses (each the size of a postage stamp). She writes: "Not much in them so it's hard to only use one on an application. It cost $180 more in some other drugstores. I bought two boxes and used for 5 ½ weeks Monday to Friday as the vet said.
Avatar n tn Hello, i'm a 24 year old female recently diagnosed with genital warts and i've had them burnt off twice within the month. The doctor recently prescribed/recommended I begin using ALDARA and i was wondering whether or not (in your opinion) the benefits outweight the risks of using the cream.
Avatar n tn I have three questions: (1) Is there much statistical difference between testing at 12 weeks versus 16 weeks post exposure for HSV? I’m at the 12 week mark and starting to “pace”…..can I just test now, or should I wait until 16 weeks?
Avatar n tn I had a recurrence in early December 2009 and was treated again with surgical excision and given Aldara cream to use as prophylaxis. In April 2010 I had my annual gyne exam. My pap came back ASCUS (never had an abnormal pap before). My gynecologist ran a HPV test as well which came back negative for high risk HPV and positive for low risk HPV.
Avatar n tn There is a lot of individual variation in response to particular treatments. If not responding to, say, Condylox or Aldara, trying the other makes sense; or see a provider skilled in freezing or laser surgery (e.g., most dermatologists). Any particular treatment should start to show clear benefit within 2 weeks (longer for Aldara, up to 4 weeks); otherwise tell your provider you want to try something else.
Avatar n tn Could it be because I am still putting the Aldara on it ? Should I discontinue the Aldara until the skin heals and then continue ? I think the Aldara is slowing the process of healing. Thanks again for your help.
Avatar m tn hi , i would like to find out if i am currently on aldara immuqioud 5 % cream, and the skin is reddish can i stilll have sex, without the cream on.
Avatar n tn i had genital warts on my penis treated by surgery 2 years ago. Before surgery i had them for over a year. I started treating them with aldara cream and at first they seemed to go away after about 6 or 8 weeks maybe. But they came back. This time they were resistant to aldara and they got pretty big and ugly. my urologist said we shoudl do surgery and send for pathology just to rule out cancer. anyways, they came back as condyloma.
Avatar n tn Dr. I had some questions about HPV and was hoping you could help. I recently had one tiny wart removed from the penile shaft and have no others currently. The Dr scraped it out and cauterized the wound. My questions are: 1) Is there a better way to remove them if they occur again and is it painful(such as freezing them) 2)How long could someone have HPV and not know it 3) Is it true people with 5 or more partners in their lifetime have almost certainly had HPV at some point?
Avatar n tn Assuming you actually have warts, there are several recommended treatments, both provider-applied (freezing, podophyllin, and bi- or trichloroacetic acid) and prescriptions products named podofilox (Condylox) and imiquimod (Aldara). All are more or less equally effective, although some work better in some persons.