Aldara topical cream

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Avatar m tn Have any of you ever used Aldara 5% cream? My dermatologist suggested it to determine if my mole was just an irritation or a skin cancer. After reading the package insert and doing some research online I was to scared to try it. If it is recommended to me again I am wondering if I should use it. Thanks!
Avatar n tn I was given Cryotherapy treatment to warts on the head of my penis in my home country and told that if that did not work I should go to a pharmacy in Vietnam to get any Topical cream (Podophyllotoxin - Condylox, Wartec, Warticon, Podofilox, and also Aldara and Imiquimod) if the warts persisted. Unfortunately I have searched through many pharmacies and clinics here in Vietnam, and also in Cambodia, and none stock any of these creams or are much help in providing similar solutions.
Avatar n tn Aldara causes severe crusting and oozing, which shows that it's working. I think you should call the doctor who recommended it, to see whether you need to continue. For actinic keratoses, which are pre-cancerous rather than cancerous, four weeks of what I presume is daily use may well be enough. As soon as you stop, the redness and crusting will go away. Please call your doctor today. Thanks. Dr.
Avatar n tn Hello there,thank you for the advice you gave me the other day.I went to my doctor yesterday & he prescribed Aldara cream for me to apply on the warts/skin tags that I have on my face & neck area.Does any one know if this stuff really works,or is there any pre-cautions or side affects that I should be aware of?How long does it take to see results?I was told to apply this cream three times a week.Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar m tn html?WT.ec_id=NCOMMS-20130305 Aldara is a cream used for topical treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer, and is thought to act through stimulation of anti-tumour immunity. The active ingredient, imiquimod, has been shown to stimulate toll-like receptor 7. Aldara also induces psoriasis-like lesions when applied to naive murine skin, and as such is used as a mouse model for psoriasis. Here we find that in naive murine skin, Aldara induces inflammation largely independently of toll-like receptor 7.
Avatar n tn 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. I have visited the GUM clinic around four or five times since and been given the freezing treatment followed by Aldara cream and although every time I had the full STI testing this was found to be the only virus I had (or had symptoms for).
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 n tn Even healthy, surrounding tissue, so be CAREFUL when applying. If the pain gets too bad, it is safe to apply topical burn cream with lidocaine, also recommended is "neosporin + pain relief" max. strength which you can get over the counter. Burns are very susceptible to infection, so the neosporin helps with that as well because it contains three different antibiotics. I checked with my pharmacist about this and that's how I know. I called him up demanding the fire be put out.
Avatar m tn Hi, 'Individual molluscum lesions may go away on their own and are reported as lasting generally from 6 to 8 weeks, to 2 or 3 months. However via autoinoculation, the disease may propagate and so an outbreak generally lasts longer with mean durations variously reported as 8 months,to about 18 months,and with a range of durations from 6 months to 5 years. For mild cases, over-the-counter wart medicines, such as salicylic acid may shorten infection duration.
Avatar m tn It has been working great and I am noticing my warts are starting to shrink. The other morning after using my aldara cream overnight I noticed a lump under my skin where I applied some aldara. It is very tender to touch and very noticeable. I was wondering if this is a normal side effect and what I should do to make this go away and if I should keep using aldara on that area while there is a lump. Thank you.
1094370 tn?1317138425 I'm 32 and have had my fair share of basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. I think the cream you are referring to is Imiquimod/Aldara? It is essentially a topical chemo. Generally if it scabs it means it's working. Unfortunately I haven't had great success with it and have had to have the cancer surgically removed. Not sure where you live, but I have fantastic Doctor recommendations in NYC. Let me know if you want more info.
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 f tn Hello, Fever is a rare side effect of using the topical cream Aldara and is found in 1% users. You can talk to your doctor and get the topical medication changed. For the fever take antipyretic and apply cold compresses. Also look out for other side effects like itching, burning, pain, headaches, sinusitis etc. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar m tn Should I just give it some more time or is it apparent that Imiquimod isn't going to work for me? Wondering if Podofilox or the stronger 5% Aldara cream would have been a better choice.
Avatar n tn Depending on the size and location of the wart, and other factors, a doctor will offer one of several ways to treat them. * Imiquimod (Aldara) a topical immune response cream, applied to the affected area * A 20% podophyllin anti-mitotic solution, applied to the affected area and later washed off * A 0.
Avatar m tn and derm said it's possibly hpv, and froze the area which did NOTHING at all except hurt. She then prescribed me aldara cream just incase it's warts (i've used aldara 3-4 times so far and nothing seems to be happening). The area basically flattens when stretched, and the bumps are not rough to the touch- more like smooth raised surfaces..Any opinions on what this is? Thanks for any help guys, docs.
Avatar f tn Depending on the size and location of the wart, and other factors, a doctor will offer one of several ways to treat them. * Imiquimod (Aldara) a topical immune response cream, applied to the affected area * A 20% podophyllin anti-mitotic solution, applied to the affected area and later washed off * A 0.
Avatar m tn nope. im guessing you might have used the cream called aldara.. theres no way of getting the color back..
Avatar m tn Hi, went back to the doctor, he prescribed Aldara cream for me and ask me to use til finished then goes back to him for evaluation. he says athough biopsy shows but the growth looks still like Genital Warts. I dun feel itchy at all , i read up on LSC and its supposed to be itchy.
Avatar n tn i had schedualed to go in to get a herpes blood test, one morning, but the night before, i was rubbing some aldara cream on the wart right next to where the cut appears and i saw it open up again right before my eyes. i thought this wouldnt happen if it was herpes.. that it must just be friciton related but it was very painful and i couldnt justify it anymore. so my suspicions arose again after i cancelled the blood test. 3. the cut. even when it heals always stays a SCAR.
Avatar n tn several times and tried many treatments such as two boxes (24 sachets) of (Aldara 5% Cream) using it on MWF with no improvments. I also tried Locacid Solution and sometimes electirc burning, drinking Zinc,etc.. and there was no improvments as well.. An advice would be highly appreciated! This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/240322'>Flat warts on face</a>.
Avatar n tn There is no way to predict whether they will grow or disappear. -Imiquimod (Aldara) a topical immune response cream, applied to the affected area -A 20% podophyllin anti-mitotic solution, applied to the affected area and later washed off -A 0.5% podofilox solution, applied to the affected area but not to be washed off -Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) Any of these can be applied to the affected areas.
Avatar m tn Please don't worry, I used to have warts on my butts, and my doctor gave me Aldara cream 5% (imiquimod) and it went away within two weeks. Please ask you doctor for a prescription.
556286 tn?1215557480 Please don't worry, I used to have these warts on my butts, and my doctor gave me Aldara cream 5% (imiquimod) and it went away within two weeks. Aldara is kind of expensive they're $300 for 12 tiny packets of about 4 water droplets. But they worked like miracle. Please ask you doctor for a prescription.
Avatar n tn said it was contagious and could spread to other parts of her body or to someone else. She prescribed Aldara 5% Cream. It comes in 24 small application tubes at a cost of $639.00. Can anyone tell me the name of this condition? Thanks!
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 Imiquimod (Aldara) a topical immune response cream can be applied to the affected area . Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a viral infection of the skin or occasionally of the mucous membranes.Many health professionals recommend treating bumps located in the genital area to prevent them from spreading. Molluscum contagiosum lesions are flesh-colored, dome-shaped, and pearly in appearance. Daily topical application of tretinoin cream ("Retin-A 0.025%") may also trigger resolution.
Avatar m tn After stupidly trying to treat it myself for a couple of months, I finally went to a dermatologist and was prescribed Aldara topical cream to treat them. My lesions are different from the typical HPV warts in that they take the form of red/purplish papules that form mosaic patterns. This is caused by HPV type 16 - a high risk form. The lesions are classified as bowenoid papulosis - a rare form of HPV that is pre-cancerous -- however, in almost all cases it stays benign.
Avatar m tn Is there anyway to get rid of these its killing me mentally because im actually turning down sex because im so embarrassed and worried of infecting anyone else. i have tried a topical cream also called aldara which was expensive and i picked one off at the time before using it so not sure if it worked properly? please help as my doctor cant seem to tell me to much about it except getting them burnt off which will be painful and ill always have to explain my scars please help me?
Avatar f tn I have molluscum on my genitals and received cryotherapy and aldara cream... where the cryotherapy took place it looks like the white head is coming out of the skin like its being pushed upward to fall out... it looks like i can take the white head out with tweezers... is this a good idea or really dumb?