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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 m tn So finally i got the balls to goto the doctor and get it checked out. Well what do you know its Molluscum. Doctor prescribes me Aldara. It's been 1 week so far and it had already spread to my pubic area and a little on my happy trail. I'm trying to be calm about this but reading these forums is pissing me off. Not to mention that my girlfriend wants to have sex when she comes down from school. Looks like thats out of the picture.
Avatar n tn They are very small but many clustered with a few random ones on the lower part of my penis that popped up as recently as this week. I have been using Aldara for about 4 weeks with little skin reaction at all (not even redness). I have a two part question. 1. In your experience have you noticed Aldara be less effective depending on what part of the genital region it is applied? PI indicated 33% total clearance in males. I don't seem to be reacting to it at all. 2.
Avatar m tn After monitoring my hep B panel and liver condition for 4 years, my doctor decided to advise me for therapy due to my ALT level was elevated for this past 3 years (around 2 twice of normal range). The option that suggested by my Doctor at that time was TDF alone or TDF combo with Pegasys. After a though consideration, I finally agree to start a combo therapy of TDF + Pegasys on mid of March. Here is my recent history of records: End of February result: Hbs Ag (Quant) : 44575.
Avatar m tn Three new studies presented today at the International Liver Congress 2014 have helped clarify the optimal use of combination therapy with peginterferon and nucleoside analogues (NUCs) to achieve the best treatment outcomes in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB).
786424 tn?1236466193 Both bening and malignant comditions can increase the CEA level. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can cause a temporary rise in CEA due to the death of tumor cells. MY QUESTION: Will the use of ALDARA cream for the treatment of basal cell skin cancer cause a rise in CEA, assuming the ALDARA is indeed killing Basal Cell Carcinoma?
Avatar f tn Biop turned out ''squamous cell' but course of Aldara was over by the time he got the results. At the time of the biopsy (but before the 'results') my husband was given a booklet explaining Aldara for 'basal' cell therapy but no where was it mentioned the medication was also used for Squamous cells and now this has him a bit concerned that he used a medication that may not have been the correct choice. Could someone kindly comment on this ... many thanks...
Avatar m tn Abstract Loss and Seroconversion of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen after Vaccine Therapy in Chronic Hepatitis B Patients Treated with Nucleoside/Nucleotide Analogues Stefano Brillanti, Liboria Laterza, Paolo Cecinato, Franco Bazzoli Division of Gastroenterology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy HBsAg to anti-HBs seroconversion represents the definitive virological end-point of treatment in patients with chronic HBV infection.
Avatar n tn 1)Is it possible to be getting results from Aldara without seeing any irritation to the warts that were not treated with cryo? Is it normal to use cryo and aldara together? What is the normal process of aldara because my penis is not red all over like the "during treament" on the aldara website? 2) There is some painful blistering on my scrotum from the aldara (not that I had visible warts there it is just where my penis lay after I put on the aldara)...is this normal?
Avatar n tn The patch of lesions is located on the shaft of my penis, are small, relatively flat, and 1-2 cm in size. I started aldara therapy roughly two to three weeks after onset of lesions. My only concern is that the Aldera isn't triggering an immune response like it should. I have no erythema, edema or any other typical "side effects". The warts appear to be somewhat diminished but I'm not sure if it's just wishful thinking or actual results.
Avatar f tn I know the scars won’t go completely, but would laser or light pulse therapy help fade his scars. Or a cream I have read called Aldara, can that help fade scars. I know VIt E scar creams don't have much success at fading scars.
Avatar m tn Two years ago I went to my normal doctor for it and he said he thought it was a wart ( hpv ) and prescribed me aldara. However, the aldara didnt have an effect on it. Also I have tried freezing it with no effect. It is about 1-3 mm wide and very slightly raised ( almost flat ). Flesh colored , maybe a little redder than flesh, and shiny / reflective. Due to aldara and freezing not working I am thinking it was a misdiagnosis? But im not sure.
Avatar n tn but since yours are internal, normal treatments like Aldara or other HPV topical treatments may be ineffective. The best thing to do would be to schedule an appointment with a proctologist and request for cryo, laser, or leep therapy to remove them. After that, you'll need to have annual anal pap smears to ensure that the cells in your anus do not undergo dysplasia...thus putting you at risk for anal cancer.
Avatar m tn Typically, I recieve cryotherapy from the derm or treat them at home using an OTR wart remover (also cryo). I have tried aldara after cryo but usually only until the warts are gone. Thus, I was looking for some guidance as to what I should do next. I am frustrated because my derm keeps telling me that once they get frozen off they should not return. Problem is that they do. Then the other derm in the office tells me I am stuck with them for life!
Avatar n tn Have you used Aldara to treat hemangiomas in infants? Any treatment usage for different hemangiomas?
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.
Avatar n tn i only recently realized i have this and it may have been present for up to five years now without going away on its own. aldara seems to have only made things worse. since the use of aldara the warts have doubled in size whereas before they seem to have stayed at a pretty static size until i recognized them. i am seeking a candida injection to stimulate the immune system to recognize the hpv. how successful has this therapy been in your experience?
Avatar m tn I have had all visible warts frozen off 8-9 times this past year and they keep coming back. I have completed 2 courses of therapy on Aldara and that just seemed to make the warts grow faster. I have used salicylic acid, 4 weeks of duct tape occulsion therapy and have started regularly taking echinacea to boost my immune system. The duct tape therapy seemed to slow/stop growth but did not get rid of existing lesions.
Avatar n tn I've been to a dermatologist and I got my biopse done, and they told me I have flat warts (on my face), I don't have a big quantity but I can notice that every month a new one comes out. They told me to treat them with a medication called Aldara, but it is very expensive, so I bought a generic medication from India, which is called Imiquad manufactured by Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. I am using it 3x a week. I know the treatment is slow and that I am not going to have fast results at all.
Avatar f tn The brownish material was most likely podophyllin which is a commonly used, effective therapy for genital warts. I would not use the Aldara the next day as both the podophyllin and the Aldara cause inflammation and the two together might be uncomforrable. I'd wait for a week, just as the doctor has suggested.
Avatar n tn 2) Second, what are chances of me having HIV seens I didn't see any symptoms or signs? 3) How effective Liquid nitrogen and aldara therapy is? and When I will start seeing those going away after I have started therapy of liquid nitrogena and Aldara like two days ago. I will appreciate if I can get a help on it. Because, I am so scare and I dont know where this came from. I am so emotionally brokedown right now. Thank You.
Avatar n tn A month or two passed, still present so went to local RN she diagnosed me with genital warts and proceeded with Cryotherapy along with Aldara. In about 6 weeks I was cleared by her, I noticed 3 small bumps that were tiny but she said they'll go away on their own. This was in May. Then in December I noticed that they got slightly larger and darker, so I went in again and she froze them off and she recleared.
Avatar n tn 1. Why would this product not work on HPV? 2. Would this be any different than Cryo therapy? 3. Is the warning there just to make sure you see a Dr. for an accurate diagnosis? 4. What would be the downside of trying? 5. What do you think? Thanks very much!!
Avatar n tn Since I was moving they gave me aldara creme to use. It has been about one month and I have seen no progress, it has actually gotten worse. Is this because the steroids are weakening my immune system so I cannot fight off the virus? I plan to find someone here to freeze them off if I do not see progress soon. How much can these mentioned steroids weaken a persons immune system? Thanks.
154520 tn?1270167776 I am doing some research and now looking at radiation therapy vs. mohs. My daughter has an infiltrative/nodular basal cell on her nostril and has been told by several drs. she will need reconstructive surgery which may or may not involve a graft, it may just be a "flap", but either one is invasive and radiation may be an option. We are awaiting results in order to determine the correct course of action.
Avatar m tn Most patients treated with Aldara respond within 10-12 weeks although therapy is recommended, if needed for up to 16 weeks. Some take longer 4. High probability >98% 5. yes it is 6.
Avatar m tn Most of them have similar efficacy and outcomes of therapy (althought, as I mentioned, Aldara may be slighly better than most).
Avatar n tn They look the same to me and have slightly enlarged since then. What do you think is the best treatment regimen (Aldara, Podophyllin?) They are over a large enough area, I would not think cryotherapy would work. Finally, do you think a urologist would be a better doctor to see? I am having trouble finding a new dermatologist since I have moved. Thanks for the help.
Avatar n tn On enbrel and have developed hpv. Very tiny bumps if even noticeable at all, but its been spreading. Aldara only made my psoriasis and psa flare up. I guess the next thing is to stop enbrel till my hpv clears up? I am 29, male, non smoker. Enbrel is the only med I take.
Avatar n tn That you had new lesions appear like this in 2 days makes it most unlikely that you are dealing with HPV. 2. See number 1 above. Aldara is highly effective therapy. If it is not working it this is further evidence that this is not HPV. 3. When they have eliminated the wart, there is about a 20-30% chance that the wart willl recur. If it does not in 3-4 months, there is no reason to be concerned about recurrence or transmission to others. 4. See no.