Aldara side effects for genital warts

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Avatar n tn Hi, I was diagnosed with genital warts and given a prescription of Aldara. After using Aldara for 8 weeks or so the warts went away and my doctor said that they were gone and I could stop using Aldara. About a week ago I noticed that two warts were back and my doctor said to continue use of Aldara. I was wondering how long Aldara takes to get rid of warts and when they do go away, how often may the warts reappear?
Avatar n tn The dr gave me aldara. I have used it as directed for just over two weeks. I have had zero reaction or side effects from the cream. How do I know if its working? and if its not what would the reason be? At what point should I see another Dr.? Thanks for any info.
Avatar f tn So she prescribed me Aldara and I used it for two weeks but after two weeks the side effects were really bad so I stopped using it for a week. After that week the side effects from Aldara had all cleared up and I wen to go put the cream on again only to discover that my "warts" were gone. Is it normal that the warts would clear up after only two weeks with Aldara? I have always had a really good immune system but that just seems really fast.
Avatar f tn My doctor put me on Aldara, but I am having SERIOUS side effects. It says for me to put it on the area once a night before I go to bed, but I started having redness and irritation. I thought that just meant that it was working, so I was off it for a day and went back on it for 2. It happened again, so I went off it for 2 days. Then I went back on it and tried to stay on it, hoping that the cream would help somehow, and the sores just kept getting bigger.
Avatar n tn The doctor said that if it was Aldara side effects then it would have happened on the wart itself too. But the area effected was the pink skin near the head of the penis whereas the wart is on the darker skin on the shaft. So I am thinking maybe the part on the head was more sensitive. Is it possible this is a Aldara side effect. Last time I was sexually active was 2 months ago just about the time I started Aldara. I was with her for 4 months.
Avatar n tn It is hard to use topical treatments such as aldara cream or condylox for internal warts because then the treatment can cause harsh side effects to healthy skin that are unnecessary. If you have external warts, or warts on the outside of your vagina, then those treatments will work, but your doctor probably has your best interest in mind when she tells you that the best method to remove the type of warts you have is burning them off.
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 My dr is eager to answer any questions that I have, and I like her very much,but honestly, I dont think she knows all there is to know about aldara. When I asked about side effects, she seemed very confident that the side effects were mild flu-like symptoms. She even seemed surprised to hear of the list of symptoms I asked her about. And she even said that as far as she knows, there are no sytemic side effects to using the med vaginally.
Avatar n tn The doctor said that if it was Aldara side effects then it would have happened on the wart itself too. But the area effected was the pink skin near the head of the penis whereas the wart is on the darker skin on the shaft. So I am thinking maybe the part on the head was more sensitive. Is it possible this is a Aldara side effect. Last time I was sexually active was 2 months ago just about the time I started Aldara. I was with her for 4 months.
Avatar f tn Well I also used Salicylic Acid every 4 hours which stopped the Aldara side effects of itching and burning. Now the Salicylic Acid (find in the wart remover aisle) It REALLY burns like fire but it's gone in 3-5 minutes tops. Gone. Gone. No pain. No itch. But It's intense. Like jumping into ice cold water. If you are willing to go through some intense but short bursts of pain I highly recommend doing what I did. The apple cider vinegar is intense drawn out pain. I couldn't handle it.
Avatar n tn Lingering birth control side effects...or something worse?). I was diagnosed with genital warts. So I got the Aldara cream and just after 2 applications 1 of the warts (I have 3) is completely gone and the other 2 are almost gone. One of the 2 that are remaining was supposedly the biggest according to the doctor and she said it would take weeks for it to go away. She said I can stop using the cream when there are no visible warts.
Avatar n tn I was wondering if this kind of masturbation can cause the warts to come out. I've never had any genital warts before and was never very sexually active. I don't doubt that I got HPV from a previous girlfriend or my current one even though she has no signs of HPV. My question is to whether or not they can just go away on their own. The 2 medications I was recommended Aldara and Condylox both seem to have some painful side effects. 1. What has anyone done beside those medications? 2.
Avatar f tn Many people say they don't have success with it but they don't do the entire 16 weeks or be patient with it to work. Although it doesn't work for some and side effects can be bothersome. In the end if it works i think its a really good medication since it helps in the long run. There are a lot of people who don't have a recurrence of genital warts and for you to have one after a year with only one treatment is pretty good.
Avatar n tn I would like to know if Aldara is now being prescribed for skin tags. I recently found out that my boyfriend is on this medication and he claims his derm told him it was to treat skin tags in his genital area. I have only come across literature stating it is a genital wart treatment. Is it now a known effective skin tag treatment? Why wouldnt his doctor pick a more conservative commonly used method over a medication with lots of adverse side effects?
Avatar m tn I have had recurring genital warts for 4 years now and cannot seem to get this under control. It began in one area, spread to the other side of my penis, and I now have recurring warts in 8 different patches on my penis and testicles. I have tried Condylox, Veregen, Cryo, and am now on Aldara. I have one large one about2.5 cm across, and one problem patch of 5 surrounded by dozens that recur immediately after every treatment and have for years now.
Avatar m tn I would like to see if anybody has used Aldara, not had any noticable negative side effects, and had it still be effective.
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 n tn com has many posts on HPV and aldara side effects and may be helpful. BTW someone with HPV is more likely to get anal cancer so keep on top it that. You might make sure your doctor does digital rectal exams. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I have had genital warts on the base of my shaft for 5 years now.
Avatar n tn I have suffered from genital warts for around 18 months now. The first time I got the symptoms I went to my local GUM clinic and the doctor stated from a visual examination that I had the HPV virus type that caused genital warts. He then froze the warts and gave me some 'warticon' cream. A few months later the warts came back and I revisited the clinic and they were frozen once again, but this time I was given 'Aldara' cream to apply three times a week on the warts.
Avatar m tn Right now I'm on my 8 week of Aldara and even though I have seen a lot of side effects like redness and swelling, it hasn't done much on warts. I am still going to continue with the full course of 16 weeks but I'm not very hopeful about it. In my case, warts are very small and barely noticeable, nothing like the pictures on the internet that show severe cases. I have done a lot of research and most articles say that 90% of the people will clear the virus in two years.
Avatar f tn Hello, this is my first post. I have been diagnosed with genital warts, condyloma accuminata confirmed through biopsy. In the bioposy, my doctor also removed some of the lesions but they all grew back. Due to the location, I can not use Aldara, the next option is laser treatment but the biopsy/removal was SOOO painful that I do not want to resort to another painful procedure that may only be temporary. I have been trying some natural treatments, ways to boost my immune system.
Avatar m tn Dear Doc, Is it possible for genital warts on penis shaft to appear within 2-3 weeks from exposure and is it common or rare? About 2-3 weeks after a bump and grind with a stripper through mess basketball shorts I noticed a round patch of bumps on my penis shaft and went to my dermatologist. They didn't look like warts I saw on the internet but I went to the doc nonetheless. He looked at them and was pretty sure they were warts and so did cryo and prescribed Veregen.
Avatar f tn 1) Any warts that continue to appear probably will be from the infection you already have, not re-catching the virus from your partner. 2) You can use Aldara anywhere in the genital area. Aldara causes more inflammation as a side effect than some other treatments, in which case there might be some uncomfortable urination. But no serious side effects are likely. 3) I can't get into such specific treatment recommendations. Each case and each patient are different.
Avatar n tn Welcome to the forum. Thanks for a refreshing question! Mostly questions about genital warts are from people who are freaked out and worried about how well they will respond to treatment. Yours is the opposite -- not sure you have warts, not spooked if you do, and not necessarily even interested in treating them. Congratulations for a level-headed, objective self analysis. All that said, I'm not sure how much I can help.