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Avatar n tn The other treatments like use of liquid nitrogen, phenol and diathermy can be painful, and are not usually done on children. It is not known whether imiquimod (aldara) is safe to use during pregnancy or on children younger than 12. Also results of treatment of molluscum contagiousum with aldara are not that satisfactory. I would suggest that you discuss with your doctor, regarding the advantages and disadvantages of using aldara. Best.
1655600 tn?1302165828 It's rare for treated infections to last two years or more usually resolving in a year to year and a half. During that time it is wise to use condoms as even without warts you may be contagious but the degree to which you are is considered low and is not well defined. It shouldn't affect your ability to have children, or better put, there shouldn't be any adverse affect when having children but I'm not too up on that knowledge. THere is some risk but you'll have to research that.
Avatar n tn if u continue to use condoms and stay in a mutually monogomous relationship ur chances of passing STD's to child are low.Keep up with ur paps and std testing!Still possible to get HPV with condom use since it lives in skin areas all over the gential area but probability is greatly reduced with condoms.good idea for birth control along with condoms until marriage/child!
Avatar n tn I also started using tea tree oil the days that I am not using Aldara,(aldare used three times a week) Basically, I still have visiably warts in the groin, they are smaller and red, no itching ever, even when they were bad and they have never hurt me at all, just have been in the groin area. I don't smoke and I rarely drink, also started taking vitamins and a mens one a day vitamin, to boost my immune system.
Avatar n tn But if your doct thinks the lesions were likely herpes, you should be tested for herpes simplex virus (HSV) by culture of the ulcers, if they are still fresh, and/or by blood testing for HSV-2 antibody. To date the research in imiquimod for MC is almost entirely limited to children.
Avatar f tn but I'm pretty sure I shouldn't use that anymore, since it has a steroid in it and can make the molluscum worse. Can someone please answer that for me? Cause if I can use it, I will...it worked like gem on her eczema in the past, but I definitely don't want to use it if it makes the Molluscum worse. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Avatar m tn They are much more common in middle age and they tend to increase in prevalence up to age 60. Children and toddlers may also develop skin tags in the underarm and neck areas. Since they are thought to arise more readily in areas of skin friction or rubbing, tags are also more common in overweight people. Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus. Most sexually active people in the United States will have HPV at some time in their lives.
Avatar n tn In most cases, molluscum is not contagiosum. Yes, that's right. I see cases every week, in both adults and children. Rarely does anyone else in the vicinity have them. I know what the books say, but I stand by my observation, which is repeated almost daily. I think there is no need for your doctor to use anything more drastic than liquid nitrogen. A few treatment are often needed, but not more. Nitrogen is gentle, safe, and doesn't scar.
Avatar m tn Molluscum contagiosum is caused by a virus. It is most common in young children, in whom it is transmitted by saliva shows up on the face, typically in kids in day care. People who don't have childhood infections remain susceptible, and in adults most infections are in the genital area -- just as in your case, often on the lower abdomen, pubic area, thighs, etc. Transmission is a little uncertain.
Avatar f tn ) However, I have had a dormant strain of HPV pop up in the form of genital warts, due to cell changes from the pregnancy (which I found is very common). I had my first treatment of TCA today. Everything is just looking a bit white down there, but my question is...Do the warts just flake away? When is it safe to have intercourse with my husband? (The warts are not near my vaginal opening.) I suppose I should have asked my doc! Lol!
Avatar n tn Other than sex, the best bet is contact with young children. Most cases of MC occur in toddlers, who get it by salivary contamination, such as mouth exposure to shared toys in a daycare setting. As for your sex partners: Most likely you caught it from whoever you were having sex with in the 2-3 months before the problem started last October. You should speak to that person so that she (assuming it's a she, not a he) can get checked.
Avatar n tn I hope that other readers of this post and you, doctor, have learned something new about Molluscum here(given my dermatologist a is not a quack- I think-and hope- he is not)-namely, that there can be hair involved in molluscum. He said that he sees molluscum in children about daily, and sees it in adults about weekly. He then gave me several options for what to do then and there.
Avatar n tn Unfortunately, I had a recurrence in early December 2009 and was again treated with surgical excision and given Aldara cream to use as prophylaxis. Recently, I had my annual gyne exam, and my gynecologist verified that she did not see any new lesions either. In an attempt to put my mind at ease over this whole ordeal, she agreed to run a HPV test that would also test for HPV types 6 and 11, (the results are not back yet).
Avatar n tn MC probably is an STD in most cases in adults. Sometimes it's called sexually transmissible, as opposed to transmitted, to reflect the uncertainty. But you probably acquired it from your partner and she needs to be informed about your problem, just as if you had chlamydia or any other STD.
Avatar n tn 50+ male being treated with Aldara for genital warts (HPV) Monogamous for 18 years of marriage; the same can be said of my wife. Promiscuous before marriage but was never aware of any signs of genital HPV. Wife has shown no signs. Life is currently very stressful: have not worked for 18 months; wife is unemployed; two children; working long hours as I start a business. Is my experience evidence of a reoccurrence? Can genital HPV resurface after 18+ years?
Avatar n tn When I first found out I had genital warts, I was heart broken because I, like you, had never had sex with someone I didn't consider to be in love with, in fact I had only been with 2 guys. At the time I suspected something, I had started a relationship with a new guy. I told him my fears straight away and he was so loving and caring. He said he didn't mind because he wanted me. He came with me to my appointment and we dealt with it together.
Avatar f tn Back in December I found a "bump" near my clitoris and went to the doctor. At the time she told me that it looked like normal variation of the skin and that sometimes the glands can swell etc. and it is nothing to worry about. The bump is flesh colored, soft and there is no pain or itching associated with it. Needless to say I was relieved. A couple of weeks ago I felt 2 much smaller bumps in the perinium(sp?)area.
Avatar n tn my children through this. I went to the emergency in June with chest pains and went through a heart catherization it was neg. In JulyI started to have stomach pain in the left upper quadrant I went for an Upper GI and they saw a questionable distortion of the mucosal fold of the posterior aspect of the gastric fundus and reflux. On Aug. 31st I had an Endoscopy with biopys and they found only H-Pylori & redness that may cause the pain in my upper left quadrant.
Avatar m tn It causes vertigo (dizziness due to changes in fluid flow in the inner ear) in about 30% of children, teens, and adults who use it. When it is taken as a systemic treatment, in the form of a pill, it can kill healthy bacteria in the colon and cause diarrhea. It can also stain teeth black or blue if they are still growing (in users as old as 22). However, the staining of the teeth slowly fades, usually over a period of about two years.
Avatar n tn I've got to admit I didn't use the treatments thoroughly enough at first, which is maybe why im still suffering? I'm now in the middle of a treatment called Aldara, which is meant to stimulate the bodies immune system into fighting the virus. Warticon is the least powerful, which is why I think they give it to new cases. This may be why people have not experienced much success with it. Keep badgering your doctor like I did and they might give you something stronger.
Avatar f tn aldara = the solution. use as directed. hpv can go away PROVIDED THAT you abstain from all sexual encounters, kissing, smoking after people, drinking after people etc. AVOID ALL CONTACT WITH ANYTHING THAT CAN MAKE YOU SICK (saliva, coughs, sneezes, touching wet moist surfaces that sick people have been around and then touching your nose/eyes/mouth.) WASH YOUR HANDS. Your immune system can fight the HPV off. DO NOT FREEZE THE WARTS/BURN THEM OFF/SURGICALLY REMOVE THEM.
Avatar n tn I went to a dermatalogist who examined them and told me they were, in fact, genital warts. She prescribed me a cream (Aldara) which got rid of most of them after about a month. I was not in a relationship at the time and had been with a few guys. I insisted on condoms with any further partners I had, but because the warts could be felt I did not want to be touched and I avoided oral sex. The embarassment caused more emotional trauma than anything.
Avatar f tn I met someone 2 months ago, and I'm really into him. In the beginning he told me that he doesn't believe in having intercourse until he's in a committed relationship. At the time when we met, I didn't feel it was an appropriate time to tell him that I have an STD. We are only dating each other, but we aren't officially boyfriend/girlfriend. We haven't been physical beyond kissing. I feel obligated to tell him of my STD, but I don't know how. Well, I'm more scared of chasing him away.
Avatar m tn After my recent long-term relationship had ended, I began to exercise a bit in my spare time, cut down my use of tobacco and started to eat somewhat healthier. I was starting to physically feel better! But, my levels of stress were much, much higher. Just as you were saying in the previous response, frustr8ted, you are in a high stress job and raise two kids on your own. I rarely get sick and have no serious health conditions to my knowledge.
Avatar f tn Thanks for the info frank, did you also use aldara on your genital warts? I have it now, and doctor told me to apply it twice a week for 16 weeks, i hope these genital warts would be gone soon, I have a question, if these warts are gone, is still there any chances to infect your new partner? I am new to all these, I hate that I trusted the wrong one before. I felt like dying inside having these sufferings.
Avatar n tn so i saw my gp she prescribed some steriod cream to use and i have to go back to see her in 2weeks...i have used the cream since friday (3dys) and there is a slight difference she also said it may be lichen sclerosus http://www.lichensclerosus.org/ hope this info helps...
Avatar n tn that I can see, unless I give in and scratch. I take cranberry supplements to keep me flushed out for a UTI, which I was treated for last year. My doctor is unsupportive, and unhelpful-told me was due to regrowth from not getting waxed. I just want some facts to arm myself with before trying the doc (new doc) office again. Any suggestions?? All you cooch experts feel free to speculate.
Avatar n tn If this is the case, try drinking a fluid that has minerals in it like Cytomax. Make sure you take in salt, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Take several breaks to drink sips (not gulps) of fluid as you jog around. Wear a hat to protect from the heat of the sun, and keep your head cool. If you breathe with your mouth open you may expect to dry out the bronchs and get a burning sensation in the chest as well.