Imiquimod aldara treatment

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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 html?WT.ec_id=NCOMMS-20130305 Aldara is a cream used for topical treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer, and is thought to act through stimulation of anti-tumour immunity. The active ingredient, imiquimod, has been shown to stimulate toll-like receptor 7. Aldara also induces psoriasis-like lesions when applied to naive murine skin, and as such is used as a mouse model for psoriasis. Here we find that in naive murine skin, Aldara induces inflammation largely independently of toll-like receptor 7.
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 im doing it when i get back to the states...ive gone the aldara treatment twice now and ive had a horrible last 4 months, side affects and warts still present. cyro them *******!
Avatar n tn Ive been on aldara (imiquimod) 5% for approximately 2 months now. I cant notice if im seeing any improvement with my genital warts. However, ive developed a ridiculous rash around the application site. which is extremely red and irritated. The rash looks almost like if i ran really fast and slid my knee on a rug, except its around the base of my penis. Its sometimes itchy and i feel as if at sometimes its developing a particular scab. will this redness ever go away?
Avatar m tn Hello, Aldara cream or Imiquimod is used for treatment of actinic keratosis, warts and topical treatment of biopsy-confirmed, primary superficial basal cell carcinoma (sBCC) in immunocompetent adults. It is still not confirmed whether your mole is a malignancy or a mole. I would suggest you to get an evaluation done from a dermatologist. Confirmation can be done by excisional biopsy with narrow margins.
Avatar n tn Welcome to the forum. Imiquimod (Aldara) commonly causes irritation, including various combinations of redness, soreness, and sometimes overt ulceration of the treated tissues. In fact, that's how it works against warts -- causing inflammation in and around wart tissues. And herpes doesn't cause redness as it's only symptom. For confirmation, you should discuss this with the doctor or clinic that prescribed your imiquimod treatment.
Avatar n tn That happens all the time. Whatever treatment is used - imiquimod (Aldara), podofilox (Condylox), freezing, trichloroacetic acid, and others - it is common for warts to respond initially and then become resistant. Overall, Aldara is effective in eradicating warts about 60-70% of the time. Check with the provider who prescribed your treatment; the first thing is to be certain you really have persistent wart tissue and not just a heaped up scar.
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 m tn Hello, The skin of penis is very thin and delicate and if you apply aldara imiquimod then you should pull the foreskin back and gently wash it daily. Failing to do so may result in swelling, wearing away of the skin, or pain in pulling back the foreskin. You can resort to other treatment options also like electrical cautery, surgical removal, Carbon dioxide laser treatment and electrodesiccation.
Avatar n tn Hello there,thank you for the advice you gave me the other day.I went to my doctor yesterday & he prescribed Aldara cream for me to apply on the warts/skin tags that I have on my face & neck area.Does any one know if this stuff really works,or is there any pre-cautions or side affects that I should be aware of?How long does it take to see results?I was told to apply this cream three times a week.Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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 f tn Hello, Aldara cream should be applied 3 times per week to external genital/perianal warts. Aldara (imiquimod) Cream treatment should continue until there is total clearance of the genital/perianal warts or for a maximum of 16 weeks. It should be left on the skin for 6 -10 hours, after which time the cream should be removed by washing the area with mild soap and water. It shows results frequently after 6-8 weeks of use.
Avatar m tn I inquired to my doctor about trying Aldara, as I have some old aldara that I tried on my keloid scars years ago, he told me to "try it" and that it should work in three days, after reading much online about people having horrible experiences with this drug i chose to try condyline one more time in my last trial which is where I am now. Now that I can see the warts coming back again, my question is; Should I try using aldara?
Avatar n tn He excised off 2 of the bigger warts and prescribed me Aldara (imiquimod) to be applied every mon, wed, and fri to the smaller warts he didn't cut off during the visit. I went a whole month doing this. The Aldara did nothing to the warts and just made my skin irritated (red, tender). I called the dermotologist and advised him, and he said to keep usining the Aldara another month and see what happens.
Avatar f tn Hello, Aldara is Imiquimod which is used in treatment of basal cell carcinoma having normal immune system and it is not used for squamous cell carcinoma. 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. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
1306047 tn?1333247191 Other treatment options include electrical cautery, surgical removal, Carbon dioxide laser treatment and electrodesiccation. 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. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar m tn My question is that if this is a hpv lesion and not a visible wart as such can it be treated with aldara? I'm concerned that it may damage the skin as it is very thin here.
Avatar m tn Warticon works in about 4-8 days. They can return with any treatment though. Aldara is supposed to be slower acting in men (up to 16 weeks). In studies, the 5% cream every other day was found to be considerably more effective than the 3%. Mine returned 7 days after warticon, few but in different places. Just had them frozen off (surprisingly pain free and easy). I have Aldara on standby. The wart doctor specifically told me that they shouldn't return. Go without sex for 3-6 months.
535760 tn?1213894766 Podofilox (Condylox), or Imiquimod (Aldara)? so i have some feedback and concerns to talk to my doc about.
Avatar n tn I have had HPV for 5+ years and recently had another outbreak. I went to my new family doctor who recommended an acid treatment as Aldara and other topical treaments failed to work in the past. The acid sure did work but caused nasty scabs which eventually went away, but now I have scars. Some of the scars are toerable but there are two that are dark under the skin and recently when I was arroused it appeared as if blood collected under the skin as they turned dark purple. It has been 1.
Avatar f tn 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. There are a lot of possibilities here and I simply would like your expert opinion so I know whether or not I have possibly been exposed to genital warts.
Avatar m tn TCA/BCA is a standard treatment for external genital warts -- gynecologists in particuler tend to use it. This treatment is no better (and no worse) than the several other standard wart treatments: freezing, laser, imiquimod (Aldara, Zyclara), podofilox (Condylox), or sinecatechins (Veregen). It will speed up clearance of the visible, diagnosed warts -- but none of these treatments eradicate HPV or treat nearby infected tissues.
Avatar m tn When treatment is not highly effective after 3-4 applications, the recommendation is to switch to something else -- for example, cryotherapy (freezing), podophyllin, or one of the prescription medications (podofilox [trade name Condylox] or imiquimod [Aldara]). You might discuss these options with yoru doctor. When used properly, none of the wart treatments cause significant skin damage, scarring, etc. I can't comment on the strength of your immune system's response to your HPV infection.
Avatar n tn Also, among the non-surgical approaches, there have never been direct comparative studies to show whether one recommended treatment works any better than the next (podophyllin, podofilox [Condylox], imiquimod [Aldara], trichloroacetic acid [TCA], cryotherapy [freezing], electrocautery, laser cautery, etc). Thus personal opinion of providers and their own past experience determines recommendations to patients. My view and that of most STD specialists is much more like your primary MD's.
Avatar f tn I have known being the carrier for about 10 years (probably since birth). I first started treatment since Jan 08, due to very high load of DNA (almost 600m copies) and high AST, ALT (200, 600 respectively). Echographie abdominale shows Liver were functioning well (all following tests showed same result). As prescribed by doctor, I have been using Baraclude since. After 6 months treatment (Jul 08), ALT, AST were back in normal range. Virus count dropped to less than 30K copies .
Avatar n tn The negative side effects of this treatment have caused my friend to seek an alternative treatment. I suggested that imiquimod (aldara) or retin-A might be effective, but I can't be sure as I don't have any information regarding the physiological nature of this growth. Based on the picture, can anyone tell me (1) what sort of growth this is and (2) whether imiquimod and/or retin-A would likely be effective treatments?
Avatar f tn There are creams (prescription) you can apply such as Aldara (imiquimod). Talk to your doctor about it. The Net has many home-made treatments like: Garlic pills, Elderberry pills, Apple Cider Vinegar, duct-tape, etc. Google "wart treatment" and you will find some of these remedies. We all believe that boosting your immune system via vitamins, exercise, stop smoking and drinking, eating healthy will result in less breakouts or faster recovery.