Aldara side effects 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 m tn Just started a treatment of Aldara today. I always seem to have a few small genital warts on me. Does anyone know what I can expect. I am 31 and healthy in every way. I have been receiving cryotherapy for 3 years and they always come back. I was told that Aldara will help get my immune system involved in fighting the virus so I will have a better chance of losing the warts. Has anyone out there used thus treatment ?
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 f tn I'm really worried about taking meds if I really don't have to and I just want to know if anyone else has had these side effects from Aldara where they were told they may have herpes. I have never had any other STd's in my life. I get tested often and so does my boyfriend and he's never had anything either. I just need some type of reassurance because i have to wait a whole week to find out if I have herpes.
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 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 m tn I have had no side effects ( or any effects whatsoever) on my skin after 4 weeks. (I am using 1 packet every week, using a needle to pierce a hole in the packets) 1. Do you think I should continue with Aldara more aggressively? (more than 3 times a week) 2. Should I combine cryosurgery with Aldara? Get the warts burned then continue with the cream once the warts have more or less cleared? 3. Should I pursue other treatments? Condylox perhaps?
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 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 i was told by a doctor at my gum clinic that the chances of genital warts coming back after a year are very low, but they have now returned after treatment over a year ago...does this mean im never going to be free of them?
Avatar n tn Why wouldnt his doctor pick a more conservative commonly used method over a medication with lots of adverse side effects? Perhaps my boyfriend lying to me/maybe his derm isnt being honest with him. There are a lot of possibilities here and I simply would like your expert opinion so I know whether or not I have possibly been exposed to genital warts.
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 m tn Hansfield, I am a healthy 29 year old male with dermatologist confirmed genital warts. I have been researching every resource on this site and others and am at my wits end. 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.
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 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 f tn I feel for you because I experienced bad side effects to aldara which left me in a lot of pain, it really isn't nice but in my opinion it is the safest option.
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 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 m tn Also, the Veregen and Aldara cause lots of side effects like blistering, redness, bumps, etc. Also, some bumps return soon after the treatment, almost as soon as the skin heals a few bumps appear...so I'm still noticing these "suspicous" bumps. I'm sure my dermatologist is competent but I think he's more proficient with things like skin cancer and cosmetic issues and maybe doesn't see genital warts too often. Would and STD clinic be a better option?
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.