Aldara when to stop

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Avatar n tn About a week ago I noticed that two warts were back and my doctor said to continue use of Aldara. I was wondering how long Aldara takes to get rid of warts and when they do go away, how often may the warts reappear?
Avatar f tn My doctor put me on Aldara, but I am having SERIOUS side effects. It says for me to put it on the area once a night before I go to bed, but I started having redness and irritation. I thought that just meant that it was working, so I was off it for a day and went back on it for 2. It happened again, so I went off it for 2 days. Then I went back on it and tried to stay on it, hoping that the cream would help somehow, and the sores just kept getting bigger.
Avatar m tn Oh you shouldn't be using it on healthy skin, so if the wart is gone, you can stop the aldara. Give your doctor a call though to double check, or post in the HPV forum.
Avatar m tn anyways despite best efforts the cream has gotten on other parts of my skin near the warts and has almost bleached it white... I have decided to stop using it for this reason even though the warts are not completely gone (i hate aldara now). Just wondering if there was any chance of these white blotchy spots getting any color back or if there was anything i could do about it (reasonably speaking)? Im really hoping its not serious hypopigmentation scarring.
Avatar n tn My dr is eager to answer any questions that I have, and I like her very much,but honestly, I dont think she knows all there is to know about aldara. When I asked about side effects, she seemed very confident that the side effects were mild flu-like symptoms. She even seemed surprised to hear of the list of symptoms I asked her about. And she even said that as far as she knows, there are no sytemic side effects to using the med vaginally.
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 I'll stop with the cortopin cream then, I thought this is might be best to take to sooth the redness and stop the tingling as this is the cream the doctor gave me when I visited the gum clinic following my first outbreak and they didn't know what it was. The aqueos cream I am using is a dry skin moisturizer that is preservative free. Any ideas how I can stop the constant tingling / burning? The veins in my genitals look purple and stand out so I'm sure its something to do with that?
Avatar f tn Hi, You should definitely notify your doctor who prescribed the Aldara, and tell her that you are having a bad, painful reaction to it, and that you might have a chemical burn on your labia due to the last application... I would stop applying Vagisil to the affected area because it doesn't sound helpful at this point. Ask your doctor what she suggests to help treat the tissue that has been affected by this burn.
Avatar f tn Keloids can be considered to be "scars that don't know when to stop." A keloid, sometimes referred to as a keloid scar, is a tough heaped-up scar that rises quite abruptly above the rest of the skin. It usually has a smooth top and a pink or purple color. Keloids are irregularly shaped and tend to enlarge progressively. Unlike scars, keloids do not subside over time. Buy silastic gel and apply it to the keloid.
Avatar m tn I have read that warts grow in moist regions so i dont want to be encouraging more wart growth but i would like to treat the pink, raw skin. 4. When do i stop using the aldara? I was proscribed enough for 16 weeks but i am not sure if i should just continue using the cream for the whole 16 weeks even if all the affected areas have started to erode and turn red and raw or if i should discontinue using it and see if any newer warts develop.
Avatar m tn 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. Now my question is, should I continue the cream even if the warts are all gone?
Avatar m tn oh and by the way i can sleep for nothing when i take aldara its way to itchy i slept an hour last night... then had to sleep during the day after i washed it off but i felt so ****** very fatigued...
Avatar n tn One of the 2 that are remaining was supposedly the biggest according to the doctor and she said it would take weeks for it to go away. She said I can stop using the cream when there are no visible warts. My questions are: 1) I've read/heard that Aldara is very potent but does it really work this fast? It's just been 2 days (I apply it every other day-3 times a week-as prescribed).
Avatar m tn Please see your dermatologist to let him check... STOP APPLYING ALDARA RIGHT AWAY till the time you are seen by a doctor...
Avatar m tn I went 2 treatments with the Aldara cream and then decided I had to stop because it stung so badly when I washed it, not when I applied the Aldara cream. With skipping one treatment, the stinging subsided, and by the second day it was better. Tonight I am supposed to use the Aldara cream, I have only skipped one application, and am considering skipping the one tonight because the sores on the head of my penis havent gotten worse, but havent gotten much better.
Avatar m tn I am using Aldara and it has seemed to stop the growth of new warts where the cream is applied, as well as destroying a few small ones. I was wondering if i could get cryotherapy on the unaffected warts while i am still using the aldara 3 times a week. Also is it normal for skin to turn white where warts are treated? they still appear to be warts but just white and possibly smaller with treatment. Will the skin go back to normal after they are done treatment?
Avatar n tn It doesn't sound anything like warts. Aldara can cause irritation for all sorts of things that have nothing to do with warts. I advise you to stop using it and not to use it again unless a doctor specifically asks you to. Then have a dermatologist look at it, and prescribe for what I assume is eczema. Take care. Dr.
Avatar m tn I bought two boxes and used for 5 ½ weeks Monday to Friday as the vet said. Seemed to work fine but when stopped there was a slight improvement but not as much as hoped for considering the cost. The cream only seemed to work when it was being applied. He now still gets the little scabies. He had a sore and lump on his shoulder where the bigger biopsy was taken that wouldn't stop bleeding.
Avatar m tn I don't have insurance anymore so I can't just go to the doctor, but could this be related to the Aldara, as in, should I stop? Or is this a separate health problem that needs to be checked out? I know I'll be advised to check with a professional regardless, but I just want to understand if this is a reported side effect of Aldara for some men.
Avatar f tn After a whole week of having this constant itch and burn and continuing to use the Aldara I went back to my Dr. He scared me so bad because he sai "these aren't the bumps you had before, how old is your boyfriend and do you only have sex with him?" I answered yes and that I knew. He did a culture and a blood test and told me to call him in a week because it looks like I have herpes. I started crying on the spot. He prescribed me Herpes meds a cream and pills.
Avatar f tn I expected then the treatment might be able to stop. However I was advised to continue to taking the medicine being afraid that the resistance to the medicine might develop if I stop using. I have since continued the treatment and all follow-up check-up shows very good result. Most recently, test in Dec 2009 shows AST 16.2, AKT 11.2. HbeAg Neg. Non-detectable virus count (<500copies/ml).
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Avatar f tn I was given Aldara to clear up my genital warts. I had a severe allergic reaction including flu-like symptoms, swollen labia to the point they still touch with my legs spread, extreme pain when I move, even worse when I pee, and blisters on the inside of my labia (where the medication was not applied). My Dr. told me to stop the medication and I have, but the effects of the medication are lingering. So much that it is interfering with my daily life. I asked my Dr.
Avatar m tn What is known is the general life cycle of this virus related to this genes, As the basal layer infected, the virus replicates itself, As the old cells pushed upward to the outer surface its proteins are built and lastly - it is shed when the skin cells die normally - that's it - making it difficult for the immune systems to get familiar with its antigens, Researchers have keep been studying this tricky virus.
Avatar f tn I was prescribed aldara about 4 weeks ago but was not able to use it continuously because I also get the doctor to put podophilin on the warts when they are visible and that sometimes cause the irritation of the area, hence, I had to stop aldara for a few times already when that happened. I had my Pap Smear done 2 weeks ago and the test result was negative. I also had Gardasil vaccination last week. My questions are: 1. My gyno confirms that I don't have any warts inside my vagina. I read Dr.
Avatar m tn I think NAPs are quite expensive now and it would be hard to buy it and find a doctor to carry it safety. I will think about THF g2 addon when will get my first HBsAg quantitive results and if it wouldn't be satisfying. At least there is a study and no safety concerns mentioned. My concern is that patients in that study were HBe+ and I guess rather high dna, I'm HBe- and my hbv dna was low, 650 IU, shame that they didn't compare HBsAg quant in both groups.
Avatar n tn Greetings and welcome to the forum. I'll try to help. Perhaps the most important advice I can give is that you look on genital warts as a somewhat unpleasant inconvenience, but nothing more. It's not a serious disease, just an infection with a relatively minor, impersonal virus. Further, most likely you no longer are infected.
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 f tn She told me I should return to my gynecologist immediately to get the hpv lesions removed (I'm using aldara cream for them currently), and to talk to him about the urinary tract infection. I'm really not sure why yet ANOTHER antibiotic hasn't worked on me or why the gynecologist needs to evaluate the uti? I haven't had a CT scan done, though I have had a couple cystoscopy's. Would returning to my GP and asking for a referral to a urologist be advisable at this point?
Avatar n tn So I noticed about 7 months ago that the wart was still there so this time I went to a dermatologist to have it treated and this time he was able to destroy it with freezing and a prescription aldara. It has not come back but there is scar tissue that tends to become red and then white again. I have been obsessed with looking at it and with checking about hpv on this website. I am now 27 years old and just graduated from college last spring. I want to just stop thinking about this.