Aldara sores

Common Questions and Answers about Aldara sores


Avatar f tn When prescribed the Aldara, my doctor didn't make me concerned about this area as being anything unusual or not normal. A few days after using the Aldara, I began to form sores and redness in that area as well as on my genitals. A GYN said I had herpes and sent out a culture. I'm waiting for the results. However, she didn't want to discuss the possibility of the Aldara causing the reaction. Has anyone else experienced this?
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 I knew that there were several topical treatments out there, so I researched them and decided Aldara was my best bet. This year I got a BUNCH of new ones on my chin and cheeks. A new dermatologist said they were a staph infection AFTER I asked for Aldara. (15 years, remember) I got depressed, wondering if I was going to be one of those people who die of treatable skin cancer. I saw another who said they were warts, froze them, and said there was no topical treatment.
Avatar f tn I used aldara cream on my son for 2 weeks and he developed open sores. If I remeber well I applied the cream once or twice on the weakened skin. I have read all the horror stories about the cream and will like to know if there is a posssibility of damage to his immune system due to the use of this cream. he has mollocum contagiosum. He did not have any other side effects.
Avatar f tn I have been using Aldara cream for two weeks now, and surprisingly my warts are gone. But I now notice that the area where the warts used to be is very red. I don't know if that is supposed to happen or not but should I continue using the cream? I don't want to kill anymore skin cells then I have to..
Avatar n tn I was given Aldara cream 3x a week and not my penis has open sores, dry skin and scabing. Even though all the tests were negative the doctor give me a script for a herpes med because he said the sores looked like herpes. I have not been with anyone in 7 weeks. Could these sores be from the aldara or do I have herpes even after a negative test result?
Avatar f tn Hello doc, I was diagnosed with genital warts and on Aldara cream for it. My wart went away quickly in about 2 weeks. Here’s my worry: I had mild skin irritation while I was on it, but a week after I had stopped the Aldara I developed a rash around my anus near where I had been using Aldara and I’m worried it’s herpes. It was a red rash. It itched, felt irritated, and the skin was shiny. I would compare it to mild sunburn. I never saw breaks in the skin: no blisters, ulcers, or scabs.
Avatar n tn This is no question but rather a clarification. I have been using aldara for about a month and a half, and judgeing by the topics, several others need some guidence. I caught Molluscum contagium, maybe from the gym, maybe from sex who knows, who cares. I noticed some very small hybrid of pimples and warts in my gentital area. So of course, like most of you, I freaked. I am a healthy 21 year old male who has had a fairly modest sexual life (less than 10 partners, no one night stands).
Avatar f tn This is a common thing to be honest. The aldara is very irritating and it frequently causes sores that are misdiagnosed as being due to herpes. I'm not sure why your gyn told you this wasn't common! At this point waiting for your test results is the best you can do. If you have a regular partner, they too need a blood test to see what their status is. If by chance this is herpes and it's a newly acquired infection, it might not show up on the igg blood test yet.
Avatar n tn I'd still say it could be a reaction to the Aldara, and how you are using it. You will just need to wait and see what the test results say.
Avatar n tn It was a very small one, hardly visible, so I didn't do much about it. I went to the doctor again 2 months ago and he suggested to use Aldara on it because he didn't keep a nitro gun. I had been using it for about 2 months when I developed this sore on my penis, size of a quater, but not round. There were no blisters but just a sore as if the skin had been peeled off. It was slightly weepy, pink, shiny and had white pus like formation/skin on it.
Avatar m tn When the scabs fell off, I was left with little open sores. The sores are not healing now. I've been on Aldara for 2 weeks. Is this normal?
Avatar m tn Aldara causing sores (ulcers) is actually a relatively normal response. It's even common for those undergoing treatment with Aldara to be misdiagnosed with herpes when they have these sores! I'd skip an application or two and then return to treatment. Just use a q-tip to apply the medicine, and put Vaseline around the normal skin to protect it. Also, perhaps don't use as much and leave it on for 6-8 hours opposed to 10. This might help.
1306047 tn?1333247191 Then, the skin on your shaft and balls and get irritated to the point of breaking open and bleeding. If bleeding sores is a side effect of Aldara, why not just get the warts zapped or burnt, have the sore, let it heal and be done with it. That's my perspective. I've got one more month and the bumps are still there so I'm gonna stick it out and see what's up. I'd advise against Aldara and go with immediate destruction.
Avatar n tn The area affected is between my scrotum and inner thigh crease. In the matter of a night i got redness and sores. Ive stopped using it and wash daily. It doesnt help that its right where my jeans and underwear ride. Any help in relief?
Avatar n tn 1) I have HPV and have been using aldara successfully whenever a new wart pops up. However, this week I had the worst reaction yet to the cream ( I think?!): Itching, burning, painful sores (which scab over in less than 1 day). This has persisted on one side of my body for 5 days now. I am worried that I have herpes. My right lypmh node is swollen as well in my genital area. The redness and swelling has subsided somewhat on the 5th day. Is this too short to be a herpes outbreak?
Avatar m tn I have been putting a cream called Aldara on the infection and it has been getting better. The other day i noticed a little red sore on the base of my penis. then another one popped up a day later. Today one came up right under neath the the head of my penis. They are not big, little less smaller than a pea. They dont hurt to touch and do not have any discharge coming out of them. I dont know what they are. I had a speculation they might be scabbies or could they be genital herpes?
Avatar f tn I have genital HPV and I was treating the warts using Aldara. Applied a lot of the cream Monday to the outside of lower labia minora. Wednesday the labia was hard, swollen and really sore. Friday the swelling was reduced and in it place were 2 sore lesions located just inside the labia. I am now convinced it is herpes from looking at pictures online and reading the symptoms. I am also experiencing tingling down there too!
Avatar m tn I started to get these red sores on the head of my penis about 3 months ago. They seem to be spreading slowly. I have been to the doctor three times. I don't remember what I was prescribed the first time but the second visit I was prescribed a yeast infection cream that didn't work and now I have been using an expensive cream called (Aldara 5%). I am using it as prescribed, 3 times a week. I have applied it for 3 weeks now and I see no results.
Avatar m tn I have had a cluster of dark sores under my penis head for quite a long time. They just scab over when opened up after masterbation or sex (friction with condom causes them to open up). I have tried Aldara, thinking they were genital warts, but it did nothing. I have just tried Valtrex for five days thinking they may be herpes, but they still won't go away. I cannot pick the scabs off at all either.
Avatar n tn I have an open sore that looks like a slit in the vestibular region, closer to the anus and sores that looked like paper cuts on the vulvar lips (outer labia). I was diagnosed with High Risk HPV 6 weeks ago and given Aldera Cream 3x a week. I do not have low risk HPV nor do I have genital warts. The cream made the symptoms worse! The sores came back and some bled. I stopped using the Aldera cream and my doctor is aware of this. The slit close to my anus scares me. It has been there for 12 days.
Avatar n tn I have recently been using Aldara cream to try and eliminate my genital warts (HPV). Although the warts minimised in size after three months my doctor told me to stop using aldara because of the ineffectiveness and incredible sores and lesions that i endured whilst treatment. He reccomended me to a dermatologist for the treatment of the HPV.
Avatar m tn it is now very sensitive and kind of yellow with some sores. Should I be concerned that there is an infection or should I continue to apply this? I may not receive the results until next week and will have to make it through the weekend.
Avatar f tn she thinks because I shaved down there i could have shaved over sores and shaving spreads the bumps. Yet there were no sores at all just bumps, they looked the same way as when I first got them a month ago. The symptoms of warts are sores and pain but I have none of that. Could the doctors just be mistaking my warts for herpes? because honestly they look like they could be pimples.
Avatar n tn I went to the doctors with canchor sores inside my mouth along my jaws, and a fever. My wife and I are not doing well maritally anyway, and now this. She recently admitted being alone with a man (supposed friend), but vehemently denies any intimate contact whatsoever. I just found out that this man recently suffered from mouth pain so severe that it kept him from work. I have been totally monogamous and had not had sex for at least a year before my wife.
Avatar n tn Can someone giving me oral sex have given it to me, or would I have to give it to someone? I'm confused. also, is there such a thing as having open sores due to the aldara?
Avatar f tn I have these very small red bumps around my vestibule. They are just a few of them and they aren't symmetrically distributed. I wouldn't even notice them if they weren't so painful to touch, which makes sex impossible. I have been having this for over a year now non-stop and I have been to several doctors. Their opinions are controversial, the one says "Yes, they are warts.
Avatar n tn Is it possible to have herpes and not have any pain? Additionally, I don't have any sores on other parts of my body besides my genital region. The urologist just did a visual test on me and determined that I had genital warts but didn't mention anything specifically about herpes. Just asking the question for peace of mind.
Avatar n tn I had them frozen off to only return within a month or two. So I decided to try the prescription drug Aldara on the advice of a dermatologist after he tried applying some similar acting agent product in the office with limited results after 5 weekly visits. Within 1 week of treatment my genitals became extremely sensitive and red, I also experienced herpes like outbreaks on my lips and a general feeling of tiredness and malaise.