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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 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 m tn hey im a 21 yr old male. i have been using aldara one two very small genital warts (applying as little as possible with a toothpick). anyways despite best efforts the cream has gotten on other parts of my skin near the warts and has almost bleached it white... I have decided to stop using it for this reason even though the warts are not completely gone (i hate aldara now).
Avatar m tn hey im a 21 yr old male. i have been using aldara one two very small genital warts (applying as little as possible with a toothpick). anyways despite best efforts the cream has gotten on other parts of my skin near the warts and has almost bleached it white... I have decided to stop using it for this reason even though the warts are not completely gone (i hate aldara now).
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 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 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?
Avatar n tn Most HPV infections clear up entirely, even without treatment. Therefore, it is uncommon for genital warts to persist for more than a few months, and it is rare for previously resolved warts to reappear. Therefore, if your doctor believed the irregularities in your skin were due to scar tissue, that's almost certainly what is going on. My guess is that the "cream" was imiquimod (trade name Aldara). From what you say, I wouldn't have prescribed it.
Avatar f tn I went back to my gyno. She then told me it looked like Molluscsum Contagiosum and gave me Aldara cream to use. Well, I used it all over my genital area for 3 days. On the 3rd day - I developed 5 small ulcers. They didn't hurt. I went back to my gyno. This time (after the negative herpes test and no new partners) she told me it looked like herpes. She did a swab of an ulcer and it came back negative for herpes.
Avatar m tn 2) Do you think the damage will be permanent? 3) Is Aldara safe from scarring? 4) Do you think the Aldara is a good choice at this juncture of my treatment? Should it work? Thank you greatly in advance Dr. Jack, Colorado This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/243673'>Aldara after Cryotherapy?</a>.
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 I will also add that I originally saw a new doctor in my GP's office and she thought they were warts after examining me and wanted to prescribe Aldara, which after researching, I decided not to because of the cost and lack of effect most people claimed after using. Then I went to the Dermatologist and his diagnosis was NOT warts, but the pearly penile papules. I saw another Dermatologist(a PA this time) and he confirmed what the first Dermatologist's(an MD) diagnosis.
Avatar n tn Do they recommend freezing then aldara over other topically applied options? Did they discuss scarring? My son has resisted having them burned or frozen off because of potential scarring... how did you decide which treatment to choose?
Avatar m tn In a few days, the wart quite literally falls off, your skin will turn a purple color, and clear up normally with no scarring. Whereas Aldara has to be applied for over a month and may not produce any results. And please, put away your pride... these doctors see this sort of thing every day. You aren't shocking them or showing them something they are going to judge you for. You caught a virus, same as the flu, chicken pox, common cold, it's all the same. What if you had a wart on your hand?
Avatar n tn The original spot has been cleared (also by several episodes of liquid nitrogen) but the other spots still remain even after 3 times of liquid nitrogen. Most importantly there is scarring. 1. Will the scarring completely diminish in time? 2. Can I apply Aldara on the area that has been treated by liquid nitrogen for a month now (sign of burn still visible).
Avatar n tn I have had HPV for 5+ years and recently had another outbreak. I went to my new family doctor who recommended an acid treatment as Aldara and other topical treaments failed to work in the past. The acid sure did work but caused nasty scabs which eventually went away, but now I have scars. Some of the scars are toerable but there are two that are dark under the skin and recently when I was arroused it appeared as if blood collected under the skin as they turned dark purple. It has been 1.
Avatar f tn i've had gential warts in and around my vagina and in and around my anus for about 4 months now and have been using aldara cream 3 times a week for those past 4 months. i've been having sex every week with my partner of the last year and he has not noticed the warts on me. the cream has not helped at all as the warts have grown and become more widespread. the aldara also irritated my skin so much! went back to my doctor who is going to freeze my warts next week. is this a painful procedure?
Avatar f tn I used Aldara a year ago it was very red and blistered and just left a bit of white scarring at the bottom of the head.
Avatar f tn I have been going to a local low-cost clinic and was treated for one initial huge one and have been intermittently self-treating with Aldara and going back to the clinic for review. On my last visit I noticed a few odd papules in my pubic hair and really small, pinhead size "whiteheads" on the shaft of my penis and on my scrotum. I immediately went back to the clinic thinking the warts were spreading from the anal area.
Avatar m tn There are also a few really tiny ones surrounding it, I think. I had cryosurgery done, and also tried two different creams (Aldara and Podofilox). That wart is still here even after those treatments. Does anyone have any advice for what I should do? I was hoping it would go away on its own after a year but it's still here. Also, I have a couple of minor whitish scars from previous cryosurgery. So I'm very nervous about having any more scaring.
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 don't use otc wart removers in the genital area. they can cause scarring. stick to the aldara or have them surgically removed by a dermatologist if they haven't gone away in 3 months of using the aldara.
Avatar m tn ), but seemed to cure it without any visible scarring... The past month of Aldara has not been as painful, but I am wary of applying it when there are raw-looking areas after reading some bad experiences. Thanks again, this site is a great resource for unbiased information!
Avatar m tn I have also tried the following prescription creams Salex, Retin-A Micro and Aldara. Aldara worked for a couple of weeks but then it started attacking parts of my skin that I did not have warts. I started getting blisters and fevers. I had to get these blisters treated because they were oozing. I went to urgent care since my other Doctors weren’t available. They prescribed Floucinonide which stopped the burning and the blistering.
Avatar m tn 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 you can't treat genital warts with otc treatments. the risk of scarring and damage to the delicate genital skin is too high. be seen and get a proper diagnosis and they can either burn them off or give you a prescription for aldara to use for a few months to make them go away if indeed they are warts going on.
Avatar f tn Adverse effects include pain, irritation, soreness, and mild scarring. Repeated treatments are necessary. Imiquimod 5% (Aldara), an immune response modifier, stimulates production of interferon-alfa and other proinflammatory cytokines, inducing a tissue reaction known to be associated with viral clearance from the skin. Apply 3 times per week for up to 16 weeks or nightly for 4 weeks. Clearing can take up to 3 months. Tretinoin (Retin-A) 0.1% cream can be applied to lesions twice daily.
Avatar f tn Has is left much scarring? I am a very pale white woman, and I am scared it is going to scar badily. As for Aldara can you only apply it to ones that haven't been frozen yet? Also how often are you suppose to put Aldara on/when? As for you and your wife, did you sleep with her when you did have warts? (sorry if that was a bit too personal) Also how many warts do you have left now or have you been on top of it and they're almost gone?
Avatar n tn Then after a year of that and skin irritation, he tried burning off some of the warts which were painful for her and it didn't work. Then we switched doctors and have now been using Aldara cream which doesn't seem to be helping. Do I keep switching doctors to find a treatment for this? What do you suggest because I'm at a loss for what to do for her? They are not itchy, but are unsightly and embarassing for her. Please help us.
Avatar n tn Just so I'm clear, is the warticon cream something you use after the nitrogen treatment just to make sure that you've zapped whatever warts were present. Essentially is this cream similar to Aldara or is this supposed to help the redness go away after you've been treated? Additionally, if I had this treatment done Tuesday morning...is it safe to say that most of this redness should subside by Friday night?