Does imiquimod work

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Avatar f tn 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? i think i heard it boosts the immune system in the area applied Should I apply Aldara to places where cryotherapy has been done or just new/missed lumps/warts?
Avatar n tn I have talked to several docs some use cryo but I have not found any that use laser. None even brought up imiquimod which I learned about online and feel that it might be best in my situation. It seems they prescribe whatever they are familiar with. Also a transmission question. Would my partner get the condyloma exactly where my affected skin touched theres? or could it pop up anywhere on them once they have contracted it? Also does my sperm carry the hpv virus?
Avatar m tn She did use a cream on him that appeared to temporarily work-- imiquimod cream 5% - drug name Aldara. It has 12 single application doses (each the size of a postage stamp). She writes: "Not much in them so it's hard to only use one on an application. It cost $180 more in some other drugstores. I bought two boxes and used for 5 ½ weeks Monday to Friday as the vet said.
Avatar n tn But you do have to apply it more than once, and often the electrocautery will work in one go. So it's really up to you. If it were me, I'd probably try the Imiquimod first.
Avatar m tn ( imiquimod helps your immune system fight off the hpv at the site it's applied. it doesn't work for everyone and can take up to 3 months to work even when it does.
Avatar n tn once you get rid of the warts or treat the warts do they keep coming bak or they usually dont how does that all work do you keep getting brealouts with them or once theyre treated there treated and if you get it again you get it again talking about the warts
Avatar f tn does red light therapy work? has anyone used it long enough to notice results?
Avatar m tn Hi Warts are caused by viral pathogens. This increase the risk for transmission or autoinoculation. That is, you may infect other people or even spread the wart to other parts of the body. Unlike molluscum wherein the virus resides on the lesion, the HPV virus of warts may reside in skin cells for certain periods .It is best to have this removed through cautery or freezing.
Avatar m tn For information on changes after this date please refer to module 8B i see oral imiquimod menthioned, does it exsist?is it more potent than topical? A phase I clinical trial of imiquimod, an oral interferon inducer, administered dail
Avatar m tn Can anybody explain how that virologic breakthrough works ? I mean since there is no resistance how does the virus breakthrough ?
Avatar f tn I was successfully treated with Imiquimod cream for 3 weeks and confirmed that all visible warts had cleared. 6 months later I noticed 2 bumps in the perianal region (not where my original outbreak occurred and very unlike the vaginal warts) and sought treatment at Planned Parenthood where the practitioner removed them with TCA thinking that they could be HPV warts. 2 months ago, I noticed a very tiny bump near my anus and went in to Planned Parenthood again to have that looked at.
Avatar m tn Bumps can be many things often not a STD, but I guess you will have to see another Dr for a better exam.
Avatar m tn very good news my hbsag keeps going down, difficult to say if it is the effect of etv plus tdf combo or the imiquimod i used in 2012 or the maitake supplements i am taking now, anyway what matters is hbsag goes down: 20 apr 2012 7309iu/ml 21 jun 2012 5210iu/ml 16 nov 2012 3687iu/ml 10 jan 2013 4207iu/ml 28 feb 2013 3644iu/ml 27 mar 2013 4163iu/ml 22 may2013 3201iu/ml the maitake i am taking now is from puritans, i take from 6 to 9 caps a day, it has no sides so i take 3 times the s
Avatar m tn So i take it in the morning then i can sleep at night. Does anyone notice side effects from taking both alinia or simvastation. I bought alinia from progressiveRX. Can someone recommend a lab (anywhere in the world) to test the purity.
Avatar f tn Trich probably is less likely, but that's because trich is a lot less common than BV. In regard to the irritation, imiquimod (Aldara) often does that wherever it is applied, as you already know, so that seems a good bet. From your description, herpes doesn't seem at all likely, but if your provider agrees the lesions look consistent with that diagnosis, appropriate testing can be done. If not, you shouldn't demand a blood test on your own; rely on your provider's judgment.
Avatar f tn How do prescriptions of creams with either tretinoin (derived from vitamin A) or imiquimod work on this condition? Thanks! ~Cam.
Avatar n tn My doc now says that I didn't, and we're doing type specific blood work now to see if I have been exposed to HSV. My questions: 1) After scraping, can I consider the virus gone? Is this virus latent in any way? 2) If the doc missed scraping one or two MC pustules, is there a chance that these can create others? At what point does this virus stop repeat innoculation? 3) How often is MC misdiagnosed as HSV2?
Avatar m tn Hello, Human body does not kill HPV virus on its own and treatment has to be planned to remove them. Treatment options include several medications(like podophyllum resin, Podofilox (Condylox), Trichloroacetic and bichloroacetic acids, Imiquimod 5% cream and interferons) are available, which can be applied directly to the surface of the warts. Other treatment options include electrical cautery, surgical removal, Carbon dioxide laser treatment and electrodesiccation.
Avatar m tn Her doctor also told her she probably got the infection from me as men don't have symptoms, but can carry the virus forever and that the warts on her anus are probably from contact with my scrotum I've been looking through this site and have noticed that this information does not seem to be accurate. I haven't cheated on her and we've been dating for about 2 years.
Avatar m tn yes imiquimod as therapy is out of question for now and results have been very limited, i guess the problem is that imiquimod should be continued daily as 12.5mg suppository or higher but sides are absolutely not tollerable (fatigue, blured vision, creatinine increase, heavy general inflmmation, hair loss and change from straight to curly), at least for me, and this cannot be done.
Avatar n tn I tried to put vinigar on them and they didn't turn white. Does this test work? When they go away can I have sex? Is the virus just as contagious for lesbians? Will I have this virus forever? Will they grow bigger if I leave them?
Avatar n tn Went to the doctor who told me it looked like herpes and gave me a script for valtrex, took it for 7 days and it did nothing. Three months later I applied Imiquimod on the bumps and they went away in a couple of weeks. In their place some more bumps showed up almost immediately. These bumps itch like hell and have been there since they first showed up, about 2.5 years ago. If I squeeze the bumps, fluid will come out of them and they will scab over.
Avatar m tn The cream does not bother me and the rawness is by no means unbearable or even that aggravating. I just genuinely don't know when enough is enough. 3. I have read that the aldara can cause permanent skin discoloration and i was wondering if there is any way i can mitigate the chances of that happening by applying vitamin E oil or neosporin to the affected area.
Avatar m tn Taking NUCs is a waste of time, once one stops it he is back to square one, same as the one that has not been treated before. Common scene, compassion, does not apply to these people given that there is nothing for HBV, and their drug at least as good as interferon and with less sides should be given to people that want and can participate in the research especially if it is going on near where they live. And yet it is Unobtainium!
Avatar f tn But this hasn't been of any use and it doesn't make sense to spend 600 bucks on a 20g ointment which does not show promising results. I've heard of this thing called "silicone sheet". Will it be helpful to give it a try? Do you have any other suggestions?? 2)My brother has multiple hypertropic scars on his shoulders. The doc has told him to take Isotretinoin capsules twice a day and apply Contractubex along with that.
Avatar n tn The limits are there to be fair to all who use the site and to keep individuals from dominating it. On to your questions, briefly. The utility of imiquimod (Aldara) for molluscum is marginal. Instead of wasting time, I would suggest you just bite the bullet and get them frozen. All need to be frozen in order to cure you and then to reduce the likelihood of you infecting your GF, your concerns about oral sex, etc. Just go on and get it done.
Avatar m tn Hi Veteran I though ibesartan is a good add on for you. Although steff saids it does not work to reduce HBSag. There is some association about reducing cirrhosis. It will also reduce your blood pressure.
Avatar m tn 3) is it better to continue with the aldara and give that some time to work, or is it better to keep getting the cryo done as often as i can? will it matter in the long run? 4) Why is there so much misinformation out there on this? it's very discouraging... As I get more of what seems to be reliable information it seems as if this is not something worth panicking over and that my sex life isn't dead now... would you agree with that? Any sites you recommend to read about this? Thanks!
Avatar m tn The medicine does work pretty well, the problem is as soon as one hpv lesion disappears, another one appears on the glans. I think my immune system is undermined.