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Avatar n tn My first dermatologist said they were actinic keratoses, and froze 2 of them and curetted and cauterized one. I asked if there was a topical treatment, and he said no. He biopsied one but I don't know the results. They grew back. Then I got 2 more on my cheek and went back, and he said they were acne and refused to do anything. Once I talked a GP into freezing them. They grew back. I tried again, and they told me to see a dermatologist.
Avatar f tn Recently (5/28) diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum and besides from cryotherapy for treatment i also received Aldara cream 5%. (the derm did not get every lump/wart with the liquid nitrogen) Questions I have about this is; How effective is it to be used? Should I apply it with a finger or would a Q-Tip be better or should it be something else? How exactly does it work?
Avatar m tn Also, if I have scabbed up over the original wart, should I wait until that spot has healed before continuing treatment, or continue use?
Avatar m tn Also, if I have scabbed up over the original wart, should I wait until that spot has healed before continuing treatment, or continue use?
535760 tn?1213894766 I found using Aldara to clear up the majority of warts, and then using a different treatment (such as cryo) to clear any remaining warts seemed to be effective. I used a combination of TCA and Aldara, and have been wart free for a month now (took 3 months to entirely clear). Aldara has some discomfort associated with it, but I found it less painful than TCA (though much more itchy!). Any treatment for genital warts is uncomfortable though.
Avatar n tn the first thing is to be certain you really have persistent wart tissue and not just a heaped up scar. But assuming it's a wart, you'll need to try one of the other treatments.
Avatar n tn I think your assessment is quite sensible. Aldara may well irritate the area and not only delay healing but make it impossible to tell whether any warts are left. Therefore, I would answer your question, "And why not wait for the cryo swelling to subside to see if the wart disappears based on that treatment?" with a resounding, "Why not indeed?!" I'd wait. Dr.
Avatar n tn I recently found out that my boyfriend is on this medication and he claims his derm told him it was to treat skin tags in his genital area. I have only come across literature stating it is a genital wart treatment. Is it now a known effective skin tag treatment? Why wouldnt his doctor pick a more conservative commonly used method over a medication with lots of adverse side effects? Perhaps my boyfriend lying to me/maybe his derm isnt being honest with him.
Avatar n tn Hey, I've been using Aldara for about a little over a month, and within the last couple weeks I noticed some pronounced red areas. They seam to have gotten slightly larger. But there's been no cracking/blistering or really much irritation (maybe slight). I haven't experienced any of the other flu like symptoms or pain associated with HSV. Is this something I should be concerned with? What else should I take note of?
Avatar f tn After the first treament I got the garadasil injection the first one just in case, but they are reoccurring at a fast rate. I just got put on Aldara and will start treatment tonight, but I want to know what is the best treament modalitiy, what else can i do? when will it be under control, I just want to know is there anything else to do. In addition could taking the gardasil increase the likelihood of reoccurrence and why are they coming up so frequently?
Avatar m tn You can resort to other treatment options also like electrical cautery, surgical removal, Carbon dioxide laser treatment and electrodesiccation. In my opinion you should talk to a cosmetologist/dermatologist about this and get these warts evaluated. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
Avatar m tn Your dermatologist has much more experience using imiquimod (Aldara) than I do. We don't use it as the main warts treatment in our STD clinic and I have personally treated very few patients with it. Please confirm my replies with your dermatologist. 1) The research studies with imiquimod applied it only to overt, visible warts. In theory, broader application might eradicate the more widespread HPV infection that usually accompanies warts, but to my knowledge this hasn't been studied.
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 f tn Recently (5/28) diagnosed with molluscum contagiosum and besides from cryotherapy for treatment i also received Aldara cream 5%. (the derm did not get every lump/wart with the liquid nitrogen) Questions I have about this is; How effective is it to be used? Should I apply it with a finger or would a Q-Tip be better or should it be something else? How exactly does it work?
Avatar n tn These require no treatment. Aldara can be quite irritating. I think you should stop it and let the skin alone so it can heal over. Then let the dermatologist diagnose you properly. Best. Dr.
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 m tn Over about the last 2 months, I have had 1 cryotherapy, and 1 TCA and 3 Podyphlym treatments on a genital wart. The wart is still present but has gotten a little wider and noticably flatter. I have now started Aldara and used it only for 1 application thus far. My skin is naturaly dark and all of this treatment has left damage to my penis skin. It is very white looking and the skin is smoother and shinier on the site of the treatment.
Avatar n tn My daughter was 1+ when she had a bruise on her chin and caught a wart virus from some lady who had in on her hand. The wart appeared after several months and since then it has been a miserable experience trying to get rid of it. It spread to her fingers (now ridden) by liquid nitrogen. However it also spread to 3 other spots in her chin area.
Avatar m tn Should I try using aldara? The genital wart seems to be inside of the scar now, maybe the wart is gaining resistance with all the times i have gotten rid of it so far? My doctor again told me I could come in for cauterization, but again I am very worried about the scarring. What would be my best option for the point I am at? Why can I not get rid of the root of these warts?
Avatar n tn The underlying virus is never completely eliminated, however, and genital warts may reappear even after treatment. Genital warts may disappear without treatment, but sometimes eventually develop a fleshy, small raised growth. There is no way to predict whether they will grow or disappear. Depending on the size and location of the wart, and other factors, a doctor will offer one of several ways to treat them.
Avatar n tn I agree with the treatment approach thus far. Surgery, cryotherapy, imiquimod, interferon, 5-FU gel are all options to treat condylomata acuminata. Normally, the imiquimod is not indicated for internal use. If this option fails, you can discuss the other approaches. A referral to another urologist - preferably at a major academic medical center - or an infections disease specialist can be helpful. Until treated, I would suggest barrier contraception to reduce the risk of transmission.
Avatar n tn There are several treatments for warts. See a dermatologist for the best one. Warts may need to be treated every two weeks for successful treatment. As the wart is treated and is reduced in size, to continue treating it and making it smaller is the best way to get to the base of the wart to get rid of it for good. Perhaps the one big wart you had was really two warts that grew together.
Avatar f tn I'm not sure if I should see my gynecologist earlier as she advised, or just finish the aldara treatment. I know there may be no clear answer, but is there anyway to tell if my infection will be a persistent one? The last time I saw my doctor and asked about this, he said he didn't see this being a long-term problem for me. But I'm just not sure what to believe anymore...
Avatar f tn Hello- I've been trying just about every wart treatment available for the past 4 years- from Aldara to Duofort, Canthrone- you name it, I've tried it. I've recently heard about a product called "Wart Mole Vanish", and was wondering if anyone else has had any success with this? Thanks.
Avatar n tn I would say if there is no wart then do not put any med on just skin. I am using Aldara too and on my second treatment. I have done 4 acid treatments and often it would work on new warts so they were gone after only one treatment.
Avatar f tn Hi, Usually small outgrowths of skin on the body are due to warts. Another possibility in this area would be skin tags. Warts are highly contagious and are considered the most serious types of warts. A small cut or abrasion on the skin is sufficient for invasion and infection by a human papilloma virus and other types of viruses, these come into the top layer of the skin, and cause the formation of a wart on the surface of the skin.
Avatar n tn As I am sure you know, treatment cannont cure your warts, but eventually your immune system will respond to clear the virus. Treatment should reduce the size and number of warts, so Aldara isn't working, you should contact your doctor and discuss other treatment options. Stress may contribute to the outbreak.