Aldara ulcers

Common Questions and Answers about Aldara ulcers


Avatar f tn I have definitely seen aldara cause very significant ulcers in the genital area, for sure! Eight percent of people who use aldara have irritation from the medicine, it is part of the way the medicine functions, to cause enough irritation to bring immune cells to the surface of the skin to become of aware of the virus being there. Having said that, if you didn't have this reaction to Aldara the first time, you definitely need to get these lesions evaluated and swab tested by PCR for herpes.
Avatar n tn Is Aldara use a good idea for someone with autoimmune disease (for possible facial pre-melanoma in area difficult to operate on)?
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 f tn I saw a dermatologist who did a biopsy and confirmed the molluscum. She froze them off. My question is - do you think the ulcers were from the Aldara cream? Also - I am still suffering from mild itchy red labia and anus. I still sometimes get the shooting pains in the back of my legs and headaches - plus I have swollen glands in my neck. Is there some other std that my doctors are missing? Does molloscum cause all of the above mentioned symptoms?
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.
Avatar f tn well a few months ago i began to get genital warts i used aldara and they went away not to mention the symptoms was very painful, anway a few weeks later i put alot of it on my inner labia but didnt have an warts i just wanted to make sure none were there,any way a few days later i seen these round white ulcers looking things on the outer part of my labia i didnt think it was from the aldara because of the first time using it i never got this but im not sure, i automatically thought it was herpe
Avatar m tn She started me on Aldara which is terrible but somewhat bearable. I take frequent breaks between applications because I can get so sensitive from it. The last time I used it (about 3 weeks ago now) I had (what I thought) to be a terrible reaction to Aldara: I had a low grade fever, nausea, dizziness, and many open ulcers that formed "down there". I cried and dreaded every time I had to urinate because it hurt so badly.
Avatar f tn I have 4 growths 2 larger and 2 smaller, she ruled out Herpes and was left believing it was either Molluscum or Gential Warts. She prescribed Aldara to me and I have been using it for the past 3 weeks which have made the bumps much smaller. I was also tested for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia, both tested negative. Sround the same time I had a medium to light grayish discharge that had a fishy odor especially after I showered. I've had no pain in this time.
Avatar n tn It seems that I rubbed the outer layer of skin off, and each of these red areas developed into open ulcers. Although they remained itchy, they didn't hurt too bad. Over the course of about 10 days these ulcers healed and vanished. No fluid-filled blisters of any kind developed. A couple of the ulcers developed into white circles on my scrotum that appeared kind of wet. I guess you could say it looked like a cold sore or canker sore, except on my scrotum.
Avatar n tn I mentioned that the dermatologist who made the diagnosis prescribed me a medication called Aldara (you'll sometimes hear of it under the name Imiquimod). The doc here said he had never heard reports of treating MC with that medication. Among the lots of research I have done about MC on the internet, I have learned it is only beginning to be studied as a treatment. I have been using the medication since 2 weeks and it works well for the lesions on my lower abdomen.
Avatar n tn I just got aldara and im afraid to use it because there so many side effects, burning, scaring, ulcers, etc.. does aldara always cause blistering or inflammation of the molluscum before it goes away? thank you for your help.
Avatar f tn Hi Grace, she did a pap test for HPV testing and she prescribed aldara. HPV testing is so expensive, i dont know if there's a test for herpes as well here too. I am afraid I will be deported. And I am in a muslim country. They did blood test, but the nurse just told me CBC, they can't detect any disease such as herpes or HIV?
Avatar f tn Hello Doc, I posted a few months ago about a rash around my perianal area that I got after using Aldara on a genital wart. I had a rash for about three months, and it turned out it was some sort of fungal or yeast skin infection. My gyno gave me cream that cleared it up in a few days. What I’m worried about is that ever since then I still get a reoccurring rash in that same area.
Avatar n tn These aren't pleasant but they might better show any hidden internal hemorrhoids, ulcers, etc. then looking alone. Besides that my only advice is to ask your dr about HPV vaccination. It helps protect against several virus strands that can cause cancer so even if you do have one known form, it might still be worth getting. Also, out of curiosity, has your dr ruled out pin worms? Anal itching can be a symptom of them and they're pretty easy to get.
Avatar n tn I have the lesions removed and am put on aldara and cimetidine. The area is scabby and tender and in 3rd week of May I recieve unprotected oral from a girl who told me she has HSV-1 from a blood test, but never had symptoms. 5. By early June my scabs and blisters (from aldara and curettage) have healed. After the area is scab free with new skin I notice that the same patch of skin near the base of my penis gets red occasionally and sometimes it looks like there are tiny bumps.
Avatar f tn She said it could be just from irritation or from my husbands use of topical Aldara, which we are careful not to use before sex, we wait about 3 days....Then a few days later I noticed it was sore down there and hurt like a UTI. The papercuts that she tested are healed but the inner area is sore and has what appears to be small ulcers? Not clustered. One on one side and two on the other. Could this indeed be herpes? We never do oral when he has a cold sore and he hasnt had one in a year.
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Avatar n tn My last one showed me as having VIN2 which my oncologist/gyno wanted me to use ALDARA Cream for 3 months, I tried it but i couldnt function with all the side effects, So after much reading as much as i could find on HPV and VIN i started taking the supplement DIM, thought it was helping some but now I have the burning back again and am afraid I will have to go in and have another biopsy again. I hate this. How come so many of us never heard of this before.