Aldara side effects herpes

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Avatar n tn i have been recently diagnosed with HPV genital warts myself and recd same prescription. im on week 3 but ive been getting side effects like burning , swelling and new bumps. i just went back to my ob to get checked and now those bumps might be herpes on top of just being told about my hpv. all i can say is keeping using the medications, ive read that it can take up to 16 weeks before they are gone and reoccurunce is likely.
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 I also concerned after reading horror stories about aldara online that the virus could have harmed aspects of my immune system which now may result in herpes outbreaks more often. Do you think this is likely to happen? I am in good health and when I got the first outbreak in July I had NOT been down at all emotionally or no other aspects of my life had changed.
Avatar f tn these are all side effects of the aldara but best to get checked out to make sure you don't also have any vaginal infections or genital herpes too since this sounds a little more extensive than the typical sores from the aldara. meanwhile you can do something as simple as a barrier cream to the skin like desitin, aquaphor, a&d etc to help soothe the skin and to protect it until you can be seen today or tomorrow.
Avatar f tn Is there any link to aldara stopping your menstral cycle? Just used stopped using it and haven't had my cycle since I used it. Since July 2 I haven't had any menstration. My boyfriend has a vasectomy (14 years). I have taken like 5 pregnancy tests (all negative) and I'm looking at the calender and its been 9 weeks since any kind of flow. I haven't used it in 2 weeks. Im not on the pill, dont have any STIs (neither of us - tests came back).
Avatar n tn I have had no problems with them and have had sex with my wife for years with no problems. Recently I read about a cream called Aldara for warts that said applying this cream 3 times a week could eliminate warts and that the sides effects were mild. I thought i would order it and try it, thinking it couldn't hurt if it wasn't a wart. I applied the cream as instructed every other day for about 2 weeks ( 6 or 7 applications).
Avatar f tn However don't ignore and still see your doctor to make sure, they should be able to do a swab and or blood testfor HSV What are the possible side effects of imiquimod topical (Aldara)? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Avatar f tn I was concerned I contracted genital herpes about a year ago. I developed one pimple like sore that I picked at until it became an open ulcer, but it went away. I also had red itchy swollen labia, an initial vaginal discharge, anal itching, occaisonal stabbing pain in the back of my legs. My Gyno first said I had dermatitis. However, I had been using DMSO cream which significantly reduced the symptoms by the time I saw her.
Avatar n tn yes maybe a reaction to the oinment i was using thank you for the advice
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Avatar f tn I noticed several people have posted about the side effects of Aldara. I have used it before and had no problem. This time however, I am pregnant, and I had ONE very small wart at the top of my vagina....they prescribed aldara to me 3 days a week, to use every other day. Anyways, I now still have this small wart and 2 nasty looking blisters. A nurse friend of my swears its herpes and I dont think it is by all that I have read!
Avatar n tn 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. recently i bought an aldara imitation cream, not the same brand name as aldara and have been experiencing more of a rash like reddish irritation where i use the cream.
Avatar n tn Aldara can be very hard on the skin. Its doubtful this is herpes, but you should have your doc take a look.
Avatar f tn the type that causes genital warts. i am currently being treated with aldara cream, which has given me side effects such as redness and sensitivity. The only thing that I'm worried about is a redness in my groin area (where my outer labia meets my thigh) it is almost in a perfect line. My warts have all cleared, but I have noticed two small bumps in the red groin area. They are not at all painful, and they resemble a wart a bit but also look a but like folliculitis.
Avatar n tn Aldara eliminated some of the very small warts but there was no change to the bigger ones. Further, the aldara did not change my skin at side effects either. I used apple cider vinegar which appeared to work initially, but the bigger warts are back. Further, I have now developed a wart (three months later) that is totally different then the others on my lower scrotum. This one is triple in size and dark red in color. I am assuming this is also a wart.
Avatar n tn My main questions for you are about Aldara. I've read that some of the side effects can be quite bad, causing serious irritation to the point of ulceration in some cases. What should I expect? Also, the biopsy of one of the lesions was only taken less than a week ago and I'm still healing--the stitch has not even fallen away. So do you think I should wait until the biopsied area has fully healed? Finally, thanks for your advice on this (now dating back several weeks).
Avatar m tn Fast-forward to last week (about 7 weeks after the inital exposure), and I found a little bump on the left side of my scrotum. I probably wouldn't have noticed it had I not been checking down there on a daily basis. It wasn't red or painful. It was about 2mm, and round. I squeezed it and clear liquid came out. Again, it didn't really hurt at all. Then, the next day is started to itch and turned red. And looked like the pictures of a herpes blister.
Avatar m tn I didn't think anything of it, it's now gone, but I noticed another recently on the right side of my testicles. Also very small, also attached to the skin. It almost appears whitish in color, but it's hard to say because its so thin. I have done a self exam but cannot detect anymore of these. Is this something to be concerned about? I don't have skin tags anywhere else on my body but it sounds like that could be it? Any ideas of what this might be? Thanks for taking a look at my question.
Avatar n tn warts can take years to go away on their own and meanwhile can spread more. What side effects are you concerned about? Most of the side effects of aldara are just skin irritation which is easily treated. usually just a burning sensation is a fungal infection aka jock itch.
Avatar f tn There is a possibility that it might even compete with Aldara or Zovirax creams. Aldara can come with horrendous side effects. Google neomycin and antiviral The scientist discovered that neomycin can stimulate your immune system to produce a response that can attack herpes viral infection. They also noted that neomycin has antiviral effect on flu and Zika viruses! Can you beat that?
Avatar m tn 2 Therapy with cytokines is, however, parenteral and is associated with unwanted side-effects. Imiquimod (Aldara, R-837, S-26308) and resiquimod (R-848, S-28463) are members of a new group of low molecular weight compounds, the imidazoquinolinamines3 (Figure). These have been shown to have properties as immune response modifiers in vitro and in vivo, and demonstrate antiviral and anti-tumour activity via endogenous cytokine production.
Avatar f tn If it worked for you great but it is unwise to take drugs for other disorders and potentially incur side effects for no reason. This is the link to the actual zovirax website and don’t see even them, the actual company indicating it is helpful with HPV. I’m glad it worked for you but it is entirely possible your immune system helped you out!