Aldara rash

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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 m tn hey im a 20 yr old male. i used aldara for genital warts and it has only made my life worse. i used it for about a month and a half and been off it for about 2 weeks. anyways it did not diminish my warts AND MOST IMPORTANTLY my penis is STILL really red and with a burning sensation and sensitivity down the shaft and base (which is not even where i applied the drug!). I have tried vitamin E oil but have now stopped cuz idk if it helped or made it worse......
Avatar f tn I had mild skin irritation while I was on it, but a week after I had stopped the Aldara I developed a rash around my anus near where I had been using Aldara and I’m worried it’s herpes. It was a red rash. It itched, felt irritated, and the skin was shiny. I would compare it to mild sunburn. I never saw breaks in the skin: no blisters, ulcers, or scabs. There were, however, tiny, red, separated dots in the rash around the hair follicles I think. I didn’t have any fever, aches, or tingling.
Avatar n tn One another suggestion is to apply some moisturizer or petrolium jelly on the skin surrounding the warts while applying the aldara on warts... remember, aldara is to be applied on warts only and should not come in contact with the healthy skin...
Avatar n tn No, I meant Aldara might be the whole explanation. I'm not surprised if Aldara is making it worse.
Avatar m tn I have been using aldara for about a month on my genital warts and have had no burning or tenderness that I have heard people talk about on these forums. It has been working great and I am noticing my warts are starting to shrink. The other morning after using my aldara cream overnight I noticed a lump under my skin where I applied some aldara. It is very tender to touch and very noticeable.
Avatar f tn This December I had a tiny, flesh colored flat wart on my outerr vaginal lip. My doctor prescribed me a 24 pack of Aldara cream. Afetr about a week of using the cream I called him and aske him if I could stop using the cream or do I need to finish it all. He told me to finish using until all gone. I continued using the cream and around the second week of using i developed a sever rash. They were bumps that were really red and itchy.
2206935 tn?1373642205 i have anal warts been 6 weeks using aldara area is red and is burning,i cant sleep because of this a normal reacton and will it go??
Avatar m tn hi, i have a mole in my genital area, went for biopsy and they rules out as benign keratosis, aldara cream was given and after a few applications the skin became red and sore. recently i had protected sex with condom with a woman, but the sore skin is at the base of the penis where the condom doesnt cover......will i contract syphillis by this manner? there are no chancre on her vagina.....i am just afraid of the juices.
Avatar n tn They doctor said it was molluscum contagiosum and iI've been treating it with a generic form of aldara. About 5 days ago I noticed a rash in my testicle area. Two days after that the rash became worse and I went to the ER. The physician on site said it was contagious dermatitis and ran another syphilis test for the bumps on my penis shaft. Last night i started noticing itching around my anal area and this has me extremely worried. What can this be? Could it be herpes?
Avatar f tn Now I noticed that both sides of my vulva has been very itchy and when I checked in the mirror I noticed that I had a rug burn looking rash and the area had a whitish/pinkish hue. I researched and researched and I came upon this disorder called LS (lichen scerlious). For the sake of relief, I used some protopic cream that I found in my bathroom and that has given me a lot of relief.
Avatar n tn You certainly should have the rash looked into, but it's not related to the HPV. The rash is probably chafing, though a superficial fungus infection is possible. Fungi are not contagious. You do not need to be specially concerned about herpes on the basis of an HPV diagnosis. It is possible that your boyfriend got HPV from his encounter and gave it to you, but frankly it's not possible to prove.
Avatar n tn I have had a problem with a VERY itchy, red bumpy rash for months now. I have been to three different doctors, two of whom had no answers for me, the third of which diagnosed me with eczema. The rash starts with clusters of small red bumps, usually on my legs, that get a pale discoloration around them. They become extremely itchy and look like tiny blisters. I have now had them appear on my inner calves, thighs, buttocks, stomach, upper arms, neck, scalp, and groin.
Avatar n tn I was treating warts with aldara earlier this summer and I think it might have triggered this rash. I discontinued the aldara. When i discontinue the aldara the skin is red, irritated, ulcerated and flaky. I've been putting some lubriderm lotion on my penis/scrotum but i'm worried about autonioculating myself with hpv or hsv. Sometimes from using a certain soap the area becomes incredibly irritated and painful.
1080425 tn?1256076086 I have warts, rash, itching and probably HPV. I want to get rid of the horrible warts and rash and itch. I realize I will have HPV forever now but seek cure for these problems. Thank you......
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 Hello Doc, I posted a few months ago about a rash around my perianal area that I got after using Aldara on a genital wart. I had a rash for about three months, and it turned out it was some sort of fungal or yeast skin infection. My gyno gave me cream that cleared it up in a few days. What I’m worried about is that ever since then I still get a reoccurring rash in that same area.
Avatar f tn Rash on vaginal. It isn't raised or puffy. Could it be a reaction from the Aldara. It don't hurt exactly but my whole area itching bc its dried out by the cream. However I don't think I initially applied cream to the area where the rash is. Could this be a side effect. I wash twice a day and recently sanitized my clothes in Lysol. Could this have caused it? Im being treated for hpv 11 and have tested negative for all other stds.
Avatar n tn (I had raised bumps on my vulva.) The GYN diagnosed me with HPV/genital warts and I have since been put on Aldara. When I raised the herpes question, the doctor was dismissive (I've never had intercourse, had one recent encounter where genitals touched that had resulted in the HPV, had not had any "open, weeping" lesions), and I felt assured. Today, however, I have a rash of little red bumps on the inner thigh of my right leg. They are clearly not the warts that I have on my vulva.
Avatar n tn I have a had a rash on my the shaft and tip of my genitalia in two poorly demarcated areas measuring approx 2-5mm that has waxed and waned over the past few years. It is not specific to condom brand or sexual partner, or laundry detergent. I am sexually active, and it does seem to exacerbate post-coitus.
Avatar n tn I have had genital warts for 5 years now and ive been using aldara for quite some time. aldara seems to work pretty well for the most part. while using aldara frequeantly i would experience some side effects like some pain or swelling after using it for a long period of time. i would stop the use and the redness/ swelling would go away and i would contine use and everything would be okay.
Avatar n tn I used the aldara cream, it got rid of my wart without causing major side effects, but I broke out into a red rash about a week after i stopped using it. the rash started on the area where i was using the aldara and then spread to surrounding areas. it doesn't hurt that much and I don't have any blisters or sores or anything but it does itch a little and feel irritated. I've been experiencing this rash for about a month now, and i too am worried it is herpes, but i hope it's not.
Avatar n tn Hello Doctor, I am a 23 year old male who has broken out in a shingles rash beneath my left nipple. I was using Aldara cream to treat HPV and stopped about a month ago. While I was unfortunate enough to get HPV, I still consider myself low risk, that being I have had unprotected sex with women twice in the past year. Should these shingles be a warning sign of HIV?
Avatar n tn A year ago I noticed bumps around the base of my penis that looked like shaving rash. I had a PA-C in a dermatologists office look at them. She told me I had Molluscum contagiosum, she gave me aldara, told me to stop shaving and two months later I went back and she froze what was left and I continued on the aldara.
Avatar n tn How safe is Aldara? My 22 month old has molluscum right under her left eye. Dr. ordered Aldara.
Avatar m tn Would your opinion differ if a red rash developed in the scrotal/groin area 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 weeks post last sexual contact. I guess I just keep wondering if the aldara caused the rash or it was something else. Your patience is appreciated.
Avatar f tn well a few months ago i began to get genital warts i used aldara and they went away not to mention the symptoms was very painful, anway a few weeks later i put alot of it on my inner labia but didnt have an warts i just wanted to make sure none were there,any way a few days later i seen these round white ulcers looking things on the outer part of my labia i didnt think it was from the aldara because of the first time using it i never got this but im not sure, i automatically thought it was herpe
Avatar n tn 1) Some people are genetically missing the TLR7 receptor - for them Aldara does absolutely nothing. Not even a rash. 2) Some HPV types, notably HPV-16 and 18 (the two most common) produce a protein that inhibits the TLR7 activation pathway. They have evolved to evade the human immune system in this way to survive. This is why those two genotypes are the most prevalent in the world. So if you are infected with one of those types Aldara is pretty useless as well.
Avatar m tn He stated that it was probably just a reaction to the aldara and not to worry since the rash went away, although the mole still remains. Approximately one week ago, several red bumps appeared on my inner thigh, which respond fairly well to cortizone. They still itch like hell and hurt a little and have been there for almost a week. What are the chances that the red bumps could be herpes, considering no signs appear on my penis or the shaft of my penis?