Imiquimod and pregnancy

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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 f tn Hello, It is common to get pyogenic granuloma during pregnancy. Treatment consists of topical imiquimod cream and alitretinoin gel, intralesional steroid injections and surgical excision. Sclerotherapy, chemical cauterization with silver nitrate, ligation of the base and cryotherapy30 have all been reported effective. For that you have to consult a dermatologist as unfortunately no treatment which is available at home is there. I hope it helps. Take care and God bless.
Avatar n tn The occasional clumpy green/yellow discharge continued here and there, but still, my OB/GYN insists I'm cleared of it, and that my having HPV will not affect my pregnancy. I have not had sex with my fiance for months and I know he's faithful. Every time I'm tested, the test comes back normal. -So I'm confused! What could be the possible reason for my continuing having these symptoms? Also, is it safe to use "Aldera" (I believe it's called) to remove genital warts during pregnancy?
Avatar m tn If this is not possible, only in your case (and not your wife's) you could treat them yourself with either Warticon (podophyllotoxin) or Aldara (Imiquimod). However in the case of your wife, these are contraindicated during pregnancy. Genital warts may rapidly enlarge during pregnancy, probably as a result of altered immune system or increased oestrogen/progesterone, but they regress after delivery often with complete resolution without any treatment.
Avatar f tn 5% podofilox solution, applied to the affected area but not to be washed off * A 5% 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) cream * Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) * Pulsed dye laser * Liquid nitrogen cryosurgery * Electric or laser cauterization * Condylox Podophyllin and podofilox should not be used during pregnancy, as they are absorbed by the skin and could cause birth defects in the fetus.
Avatar n tn Podophyllin and podofilox should not be used during pregnancy, as they are absorbed by the skin and could cause birth defects in the fetus. 5-fluorouracil cream should not be used while trying to become pregnant or if the person taking the medication could be pregnant. Small warts can be removed by freezing (cryosurgery), burning (electrocautery), or laser treatment. ref:http://en.wikipedia.
Avatar n tn However, none of that has been scientifically proven.Also more commonly seen in pregnancy and diabetic individuals. TReatment could be any of the following: Cauterization: with an electrolysis instrument Cryosurgery (freezing) Ligation: cutting off blood supply Excision: with a scalpel, or other surgical instrument Each of these treatments is considered minor surgery, typically performed by a physician in the office. Warts are common, and are caused by a viral infection.
Avatar n tn The other treatments like use of liquid nitrogen, phenol and diathermy can be painful, and are not usually done on children. It is not known whether imiquimod (aldara) is safe to use during pregnancy or on children younger than 12. Also results of treatment of molluscum contagiousum with aldara are not that satisfactory. I would suggest that you discuss with your doctor, regarding the advantages and disadvantages of using aldara. Best.
Avatar f tn Adverse effects include pain, irritation, soreness, and mild scarring. Repeated treatments are necessary. Imiquimod 5% (Aldara), an immune response modifier, stimulates production of interferon-alfa and other proinflammatory cytokines, inducing a tissue reaction known to be associated with viral clearance from the skin. Apply 3 times per week for up to 16 weeks or nightly for 4 weeks. Clearing can take up to 3 months. Tretinoin (Retin-A) 0.1% cream can be applied to lesions twice daily.
Avatar m tn all options work well in 60-70% of patients, and imiquimod (Aldara) is no better (and no worse) than others. Other choices are podofilox (Condylox is the main brand) and sinecatechins (Veregen), which like imiquimod allow treatment at home by the patient; and options that require office treatment, including podophyllin, bi- or trichloroacetic acid, freezing with liquid nitrogen, and wart removal/destruction by laser, electrocautery, or surgery.
Avatar n tn 5% podofilox solution, applied to the affected area but not to be washed off * A 5% 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) cream * Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) * Pulsed dye laser * Liquid nitrogen cryosurgery * Electric or laser cauterization * Condylox Podophyllin and podofilox should not be used during pregnancy, as they are absorbed by the skin and could cause birth defects in the fetus.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with genital warts back in 1997. I was given imiquimod and everything cleared up until my pregnancy in 2003/2004. My OBGYN would not give me treatment at that time even after multiple requests. My child was born without incident and is HPV free. Since 2004 I have been to four different docs that have either told me creams are ineffective and they wouldn’t consider freezing since they often come back. I had lost faith in the medical community.
Avatar n tn These warts are starting to come up every where now, on my chest hands, feet, and neck. I am freaking out and am tired of seeing dermatologist that basically tell me lets try this, like they are unsure if it will work and then it ends up costing me hundreds of dollars on something that doesn't work. I have read that they are supposed to go away but I have had mine for 7 years and they are spreading to all different parts of my body not just my face where it orginally started.
Avatar f tn If a woman of childbearing age becomes pregnant while already on HBV therapy, the decision on whether to continue treatment or stop should be individualized based on the trimester that the pregnancy was discovered, the severity of her underlying liver disease, the risk adversity of the mother to medications during pregnancy (especially in early pregnancy), and the risk of flares when stopping the medications (Table 2).
Avatar f tn - It is obvious that I will have to stop the treatment before getting pregnant, during pregnancy and during breast-feasting, in total at least 2 years. What is the risk of my relapse during this two year-break? Since the body is more vulnerable during pregnancy, I am worried that the risk for a flare during this period would be quite high? What are my options should the relapse happen? What can I do to prepare to prevent it from happening?
Avatar m tn Fifty-three patients diagnosed with chronic inactive hepatitis B and spontaneous HBsAg seroclearance were followed up in two Israeli liver units between 2007 and 2012. This retrospective study reviewed medical charts of all the patients, extracting demographic, serological and vitamin D rates in the serum, as well as medical conditions and current medical therapy. Spontaneous HBsAg seroclearance was defined as the loss of serum HBsAg indefinitely.