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Avatar f tn Hrm. Well, the aldara website says that people have noticed changes within a few weeks to14 weeks, so I guess it's maybe possible? But I don't know, that still does sound kind of fast. All I can personally suggest is to watch and see if more "warts" show up, as well as take vitamin supplements and exercise to keep that healthy immune system of your active. I hope someone can come spread some more insight for you. Good luck!
Avatar f tn Hi, Aldara cream contains the active ingredient imiquimod. Imiquimod is an immune response modifier. It causes your body to produce more interferon. Interferon is a substance which your body produces naturally to help fight viruses and some skin diseases. Although the exact way that Aldara works is unknown, it is believed to be due to its effects on the immune system.
Avatar n tn This is no question but rather a clarification. I have been using aldara for about a month and a half, and judgeing by the topics, several others need some guidence. I caught Molluscum contagium, maybe from the gym, maybe from sex who knows, who cares. I noticed some very small hybrid of pimples and warts in my gentital area. So of course, like most of you, I freaked. I am a healthy 21 year old male who has had a fairly modest sexual life (less than 10 partners, no one night stands).
Avatar m tn The doctor prescribed me Aldara which is a cream to treat genital warts. I was told to apply it 3 times a week, and Ive been doing it so, until a week ago when I researched all about Aldara and it says to do it twice a week. I am currently in week 8. So The warts are gone.. they were gone on week 4, but now the issue is this. As part of the down part of using Aldara is that it makes your skin go red where you apply it. But what happened now is that it burned off a piece of my skin.
Avatar m tn Eventually I had them checked, they were warts and I had them removed and was put on Aldara. I used what my dermatologist gave me but I had no insurance so I never actually filled the prescription. The warts came back months later. I thought about the laser surgery which would be very expensive but the doctor put me back on the Aldara, which I filled this time, hoping it would take care of the problem.
Avatar f tn This December I had a tiny, flesh colored flat wart on my outerr vaginal lip. My doctor prescribed me a 24 pack of Aldara cream. Afetr about a week of using the cream I called him and aske him if I could stop using the cream or do I need to finish it all. He told me to finish using until all gone. I continued using the cream and around the second week of using i developed a sever rash. They were bumps that were really red and itchy.
Avatar f tn Im taking Aldara or m GW its been a lil ova a week and it just started burning around my out breaks is this normal like when water hits it something like dat. is this normal should it burn. its like a burning itching feeling. should i call my doctor or is this suppost to happen?
2206935 tn?1373642205 aldara is making my skin very dry and i see blood when i have bowel movement from anal warts shall i stop using it?
Avatar n tn Hello, I am a 24 year old male about 7 weeks ago I was diagnosed with genital warts, I have about 15 mostly really small. My dermatologist used cryotherapy and perscribed aldara. I got a second opinion and this doctor thought that microsurgery and then electrocaultry to burn the wart at its root was the best treatment option.
Avatar n tn Hello, I am a 24 year old male about 7 weeks ago I was diagnosed with genital warts, I have about 15 mostly really small. My dermatologist used cryotherapy and perscribed aldara. I got a second opinion and this doctor thought that microsurgery and then electrocaultry to burn the wart at its root was the best treatment option.
Avatar f tn Only ways to treat get rid of warts, which I'm sure you've already reseached...aldara, chemotherapy, laser, acid, time, etc. Here's a website with some things in the works that will probably never see the light of day: http://ahcchpv.
Avatar f tn I really thought I was a healthy person until these bumps showed up! The doctor prescribed me Aldara cream and I just started using it last week, she said it can take up to 8-16 weeks for the warts to go away. They're small bumps though so I hope it wouldn't take that long. My question is, for anybody that has used Aldara cream before, how effective is it?
Avatar n tn Do not have sex when Aldara cream is on the skin. Keep in mind it can also weaken diaphragms and condoms. The Aldara website ( has a lot of good information about the drug, and what to expect/avoid.
Avatar n tn Hello, i'm a 24 year old female recently diagnosed with genital warts and i've had them burnt off twice within the month. The doctor recently prescribed/recommended I begin using ALDARA and i was wondering whether or not (in your opinion) the benefits outweight the risks of using the cream.
Avatar n tn I then had bumps show up on my inner leg next to my scrotum. When I put the Aldara on it got rid of the bumps but is now a big red area. The problem has slowly persisted for almost 4 months now and I need to get it taken care of. I have no pains, discomforts, or wierd spots on any other part of my body. I have been with the same girl for one and a half years. We just found out that we have Chlamydia. I have never had a discharge from my penis.
Avatar f tn She told me nothing else was wrong with my anus and sent me on my way - with a prescription for aldara. I started using the aldara that night (friday). A week later I was still having difficulties and went to another doctor. This doctor gave me a thorough exam. He found two large fissures at the entrance of my anus and prescribed a cream to help them heal, he also told me to increase fibre. I asked him to look at the warts - he told me there was no evidence whatsoever of warts.
Avatar m tn The itching was so intense sometimes, I didn't want to leave the house, because I knew I couldn't scratch. Luckily for me though, after I used aldara and the warts went... so did the itching. The itching was twice as intense when I was on the treatment, but then one day it was gone. Maybe for you it will just disapear too. When I was experiencing the itching though, I used non perfumed moisturizers especially for itch relief which helped a lot.
4064569 tn?1349473686 First of all, ill be gladly if someone professional can help in my situation, and iam thankful for this website for giving me the apportunity even if i didnt get the help iam looking for.
Avatar m tn hey, google podofilox, and go to the official website, it SHOULD give you clear instructions on how to apply it. Thats what i did for Aldara and it was a massive help, although it didnt help and wound up getin them cut off. Hope this helps and good luck. Here, Ive gotton it for you.: Podofilox information for healthcare professionals and patients - Cached - Similar Worried.
Avatar m tn According to the doctors on this website and the NHS website if you are symptom free after 3 - 6 months then you are no longer contagious and will most likely never have to worry about warts again. They say on this weebsite there is no need to tell a future partner but it is your call. You could drop it into convosation that you once had genital warts but you got rid of them x months ago.
Avatar m tn If you are in your 20s or younger and don't have HIV....Aldara will probably cure the virus within a few months (whether it's HPV or molluscum contagiousum) I doubt you have a skin tag on your penis. HPV is very common just use the meds and get rid of it while you still stand a chance. HPV turns into carcinoma (cancer). Yep. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Just use the meds.
Avatar m tn I was perscribed Aldara Cream for my external warts. I dont feel like they are spreading but I'm really not seeing much improvement with the warts.... Honestly I'm not really sure what to expect........ they have been kind of "trying to" fall off I guess... or peel off.... but I thought they were just supposed to dissappear. But I'm sick of Aldara becuase it makes me itchy and sore and uncomfortable.
377197 tn?1199409290 Most get these burned off,they can re-appear and have to be burned off a second time.No access to aldara cream over there in med supply?did doc xamine u?so i take it ur wife knows these appeared?have u had sexual contact over there minus a full act with someone who has these or had them recently burned off?no mean 2 offend..2 me the dumbest question is the one not asked.many couples go thru this in this forum and on others.....they do resolve it and move forward.
Avatar m tn I learned about the infection when 2 small warts appeared on my penis. I was prescribed Aldara to battle the warts however, I had some re-occurrences with one of them. When the wart re-appeared, it was smaller in size and I continued to use Aldara to clear it. Also, I’ve had plantar warts on my hands and feet since I was little.
Avatar f tn i have been getting treatment but the warts never completely cleared. Once I was done my Aldara treatment my doctor gave me Vyloma which is 3.75% rather then 5%. Initially i put it on once a day but my skin became very sensitive to it and so she decided freezing was a better option. She froze them on Monday but nothing changed, so I went to another doctor on Wednesday and still nothing. I used the Vyloma last night and have decided to try and use it every other day.
Avatar m tn Sounds more like folliculitis or some other superficial infection -- and for such a problem, Aldara is the last thing you should be using. Stop the Aldara and see a health care provider.
Avatar m tn I have heard that the combo of Cryo and Aldara is effective. What have you seen to be most effective in no warts recurrences? These things you read about multi-vitamins and green tea being beneficial, would they truly make a difference? 4)-my GF and I had protected sex; she was a virgin and so I’m just wondering the likelihood of her getting HPV. The reason I ask is because I would want her to get the Vaccine asap.
Avatar n tn I just got word from the doctor that I officially have Molescum Contageosum, which is what i told them to begin with thanks to this website. They cut off one of the legions and sent it in, and its definitely MC. Here is the question. How long is the contagious period? Its down around my groin area so ive been stringing along this girl im dating for the past month saying i want to wait on the sex...
Avatar n tn The Doctor therefore told me to try another 4 weeks on the Warticon, again no effect whatsoever. The doctor then prescribed Aldara cream. Again after 4 weeks there was still no change to the warts. I think I then did about a further 12 weeks on the aldara at the request of the doctor, with appointments after every 4 week stint. Again no change. As neither the aldara nor the warticon had worked I then did the cryo (freezing) treatmnent.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with genital warts back in 1999. However I was prescribed aldara cream at the time for treatment.Years later my warts started to return I continued to treat them with aldara. On the other hand I haven't seen any warts in a very long time. I read a individuals post that you commented on HPV genital warts strains 6 and 11 you said that the virus usually clears itself in about 2 years.I wanted to know since I haven't seen any warts in a long time is it gone or is it suppressed.