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Avatar n tn Now almost a year and a half later I still have a red scar from the Aldara treatment( about 1 inch long). I was hoping it would go away but now I am dealing with the fact that it wont. I have olive dark skin and the red scar on my penis is very noticable.Is there any kind of cosmetic treatment/surgeory that might help me cover up the scar?
Avatar m tn Have any of you ever used Aldara 5% cream? My dermatologist suggested it to determine if my mole was just an irritation or a skin cancer. After reading the package insert and doing some research online I was to scared to try it. If it is recommended to me again I am wondering if I should use it. Thanks!
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 was using aldara and it cleared be about 90%+ in about a month. Then it stopped working entirely...Have you heard of anything like this or know why it might happen. Thanks in advance for the help.
Avatar f tn A keloid, sometimes referred to as a keloid scar, is a tough heaped-up scar that rises quite abruptly above the rest of the skin. It usually has a smooth top and a pink or purple color. Keloids are irregularly shaped and tend to enlarge progressively. Unlike scars, keloids do not subside over time. Buy silastic gel and apply it to the keloid. These come in gel sheets, which you can cut to fit the size of the keloid and hold them in place with a tape that adheres to skin.
Avatar n tn 1 I went for a follow-up appointment because I noticed a small, almost pinpont, growth in the general area of the wart in addition to what I believed to be a small scar from the cryo. The nurse practioner said she wasn't sure it was a reoccurance and gave me an Aldara prescription. She said to use it only if the bumps in question got bigger. Two months passed and the pinpoint size bump seemed the same but the scar-like growth did seem a bit larger.
Avatar n tn The first medicine I tried was Aldara, when they first started showing up. All the Aldara served to do was eat apart my skin, scar my scrotum, and generally hurt really bad. I don't think even one wart disappeared in that time. Since then I've tried many "herbal" remedies and have had success with none of them. The only thing that seems to work is ripping the warts off myself, which was painful at first but works fairly well.
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 m tn Should I try using aldara? The genital wart seems to be inside of the scar now, maybe the wart is gaining resistance with all the times i have gotten rid of it so far? My doctor again told me I could come in for cauterization, but again I am very worried about the scarring. What would be my best option for the point I am at? Why can I not get rid of the root of these warts?
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 m tn This left a small bump which I assumed to be a scar. After my last session of cryotherapy (treatment took about 18 months) I used Aldara and applied it to where I had seen warts, but also applied it liberally to this little scar (just in case, I thought). I guess I was too liberal because I developed an ulcer in that spot and went to the doctor immediately. He confirmed that it was from the over use of Aldara, and swabbed the ulcer for a PCR test to see if it was previous site of a wart.
Avatar m tn I had them treated with cryotherapy repeatedly, and one had to be surgically removed, it was between my legs, between my anus and scrotum. This left a small bump which I assumed to be a scar. After my last session of cryotherapy (treatment took about 18 months) I used Aldara and applied it to where I had seen warts, but also applied it liberally to this little scar (just in case, I thought).
Avatar n tn He treated me with Aldara as well as some form of acid. Finally after what I felt were unsuccessful treatments, including burning my skin with the acid, I visited my dermatologist. When I went to my dermatologist he looked at me and said that that was just what the skin was supposed to look like and that I didn't have anything. Since then however, every so often I have pain in the area I applied the acid too and the skin sometimes is red/irritated.
Avatar n tn hello all.....i have been dx by MD with GW.been on aldara cream for around 2 weeks app 5 applications per RX..it seems that i have more warts coming up and the ones i had frozen 2 weeks ago are coming back also( around the scar from freezing )...is this normal ? how long does the cream take to become effective ? will it prevent more from coming in such a short time or does it take longer......thanks any help would be appreciated....
Avatar m tn Since I am traveling oversees for several months, I self-diagnosed, and bought a 1-month supply of Aldara 5% Cream from an OTC pharmacy, and have been applying that following the directions in the product insert (3x/week, overnight). What seems odd is that the shape of the 'bumps' are flat, only slightly raised, flesh-toned (i.e.
Avatar f tn Well, I don't know if I just irritatd it too much when I did it or what, but it left a big dark red/purple scar, bigger than the original bump ever was, darker of course, and MUUUUUUCh more noticeable. I'm so pissed, I'm finally molluscum-free but still too self-conscious to wear a bikini or have sex... Anyway, I've been using Mederma a few times a day for like 2 weeks (as soon a it was healed) and i'm not really noticing any difference.
Avatar f tn In between the 2 weeks , the warts dose no appear anymore but the problem is new scar always appear. The siZe of the scar is not big and appear around 3 per time after cure.its quite frustrated ...2 week past. I back for a blood test . And on the day i met the doctor my foreskin is cured. Again after few days the scar begin. After 1 week time i back to take blood test result but it shows nothing. All is non reactive. And the doctor ask me to have a blood test again after 6weeks time.
Avatar m tn The doctor (a different woman) told me that it was probably scar tissue (after inspecting it) and told me not to worry about it. That was 2-3 months ago and the 'scar tissue' is still there and I think it may have gotten bigger (it's hard to say as the wart and the scar tissue when I first noticed it weren't very big anyway). I think it's gotten bigger and it looks sort of like a wart, a little darker than my skin and raised slightly, sort of the same when it was actually a wart.
Avatar n tn I have a scar on my scrotum. It came after I was using aldara to treat hpv. After about a year the scarred area has lost all pigment and is a little smaller than a dime. It is very embarrassing and I was wondering what options there are to make it look more normal. Are there any treatments? Can a doctor remove it to make it look normal again?
Avatar n tn I have a scar on my scrotum. It came after I was using aldara to treat hpv. After about a year the scarred area has lost all pigment and is a little smaller than a dime. It is very embarrassing and I was wondering what options there are to make it look more normal. Are there any treatments? Can a doctor remove it to make it look normal again?
Avatar n tn While waitting for the Doc.'s appointment next week I began using aldara cream. The thing is I noticed while looking at one of the warts with a magnifying glass is that there seems to be a red bursted vein in the wart up to the surface. You can only see this w/a mag. glass very small. Is this normal?
Avatar n tn Diagnosed with HPV-Low Risk back in May 2011, its been an emotional rollercoaster ever since. The first outbreak was very mild, I was treated with Aldara and cleared up rather quickly. However about a month after treatment stopped I noticed skin color bumps at vaginal opening, not very noticable and flat in texture. I went to a PPC and the professional there ensured that they were indeed warts, but the outbreak was mild and proceeded to treat them with TCA.
Avatar n tn Is there something I can do to avoid the discoloration (i'm brown skinned and the cryo made a dark blackish spot). Now I have a cauliflower patch that is black. does aldara scar also? can i add something to the scar (just got cryo one day ago), like a lotion, to help reduce the discoloration. If I go back for a second treatment ( since I still see bumps) will the scar get worse and even more dark? To be honest I will not go back for more cryo.
Avatar n tn The doc used liquid nitrogen to remove one of them to verify if it was or was not a wart along with a perscription for Aldara. There is a white spot where I believe hypopigmentation has occurred. I was wondering what the likelyhood that this scar will be permanent. Is there any treatment I should seek to re-pigmenting the skin? It is a bit traumatic for me, especially if it is permanent.
Avatar f tn Or a cream I have read called Aldara, can that help fade scars. I know VIt E scar creams don't have much success at fading scars.
Avatar m tn I was perscribed Aldara Cream for my external warts. I dont feel like they are spreading but I'm really not seeing much improvement with the warts.... Honestly I'm not really sure what to expect........ they have been kind of "trying to" fall off I guess... or peel off...painfully.... but I thought they were just supposed to dissappear. But I'm sick of Aldara becuase it makes me itchy and sore and uncomfortable.
Avatar n tn I am a little over 90 days post Aldara. In the biopsy site I can feel a very small bumb, it is small but it's there. I don't want to jump to a wart conclusion but I have going through this for years, likely two different infections, but even this time has been years as well. I am at a loss what to do, the biopsy was high risk hpv, the site has been treated 2-3 times, the Aldara cleared a smaller wart near the biopsy site and Aldara has the lowest recurrence percentage of any treatment.
Avatar n tn I'm also using Aldara and recently, I picked at three small bumps until they became irritated and bled or became very red and then slathered them with Aldara. One of these was visible to me, the others weren't (due to the angle). The one that was visible to me I've been aware of because it looks like a wart but I thought it may have been scar tissue, a large wart had been removed there 6 months ago or maybe more.
Avatar n tn i had schedualed to go in to get a herpes blood test, one morning, but the night before, i was rubbing some aldara cream on the wart right next to where the cut appears and i saw it open up again right before my eyes. i thought this wouldnt happen if it was herpes.. that it must just be friciton related but it was very painful and i couldnt justify it anymore. so my suspicions arose again after i cancelled the blood test. 3. the cut. even when it heals always stays a SCAR.
Avatar n tn It just seems odd that a wart would persist in that spot after two or more treatments (I also used Aldara), when I am not experiencing problems in any other area. Could you shed some light on this for me? Thanks so much.