How 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 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 I wish I had chosen tdf from the start, but that day I was thinking what if tdf does not work and then i will have no option. Anyway I will keep posted here about my latest results and will try to go on combo as soon as possible.
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 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 Can anybody explain how that virologic breakthrough works ? I mean since there is no resistance how does the virus breakthrough ?
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 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2074776/pdf/brjcancer00025-0158.
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 f tn How do prescriptions of creams with either tretinoin (derived from vitamin A) or imiquimod work on this condition? Thanks! ~Cam.
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 n tn 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? I went to a (different) doctor and he said that I had HSV2 after taking a quick, cursory look at the affected region. But I've never felt much pain, and definitely haven't experienced the classic blister for 7-10 days that heals up. These babies just keep sticking around.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 n tn I heard it was a skin to skin disease. 2) Do lesions have to be present to transmit or does it have a shedding or asymptomatic like HSV or HPV. 3) Can you get it from objects like clothes, towels? 4) What is incabation period? 5) Can you getting from touching? 6) Is it rare? Thank you for this forum.
Avatar f tn Hello, Thanks very much for your reply. My GP looked at it and said it was a wart, HPV virus, although he didn't take a biopsy to confirm this. What do you think would be by best option? And what would be the best way to remove it? Thanks again.
Avatar m tn This paper is also fascinating, since it clarifies the mystery, recently discussed directly in the ezetimibe thread, how ezitimibe works to block Hbv entry, as shown by ulrike prozer in the hepaRG system. It is simply a NTCP blocker, moderatly potent. Of note, blockage of this receptor, NTCP, is also the mechanism by which Myrcludex works as an entry inhibitor. It is the membrane protein that normally transports bile acids from the portal blood into the hepatocytes for recycling.
Avatar m tn On August 19th I went and saw a doctor and was prescribed 5% Imiquimod cream for the lesions and as far as the body rash to continue to use cortisone cream. At the time of me going in on the 19th, it did not hurt to urinate nor did the lesions hurt. Therefor it was unlikely herpes yet blood testing was conducted as a precaution.
1346294 tn?1300181539 salicyclic acid can work on warts...............i don't think i should use it without the prescription of a doctor. HELP ME............GIVE ME A SOLUTION................WHAT SHOULD I DO...............I WANT MY FACE TO BE CLEAN, AS IT WAS 4 YEARS AGO.
Avatar m tn An intradermal injection into an IMIQUIMOD pretreated area as adjunct therapy makes sense. But it would be so much better, if it also contained core particles. Simultaneous thymosin alpha, as shown in the Canadian trial is also likely to help. That trial, used to stabilize seroconversion, used only the monovalent, not the triple antigen vaccine.
Avatar f tn Here is another paper on how add-on therapy is supposed to work. Very informative. Nucs rescue CD8 and interferon does the rest. Not sure if it has been posted here before. http://www.sciencedirect.
Avatar f tn again, veteranB, there you go with the misinformation. I gave 10 ml of blood and got my HBsAg no problem. My doctor did not refer me for biopsy, which I wonder why if it is such a "lucrative" market. Regarding clinical trials, you must not understand how they work. Phase I trials are always done on a small cohort. You are not going to subject more people than necessary to a drug with unknown effects. You save that for Phase II.
Avatar n tn - last question , is it correct that if 2 persons are -ve at the same time , it is a low possibilty that both in window period and thus you can exclude HIV transmission. -How is NEw Zealand level of lab medicine, do they use the standard modern techniques.