Imiquimod application

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Avatar m tn 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 f tn The tea tree seemed to increase the itch, so I filled the imiquimod. I've since tried one application, I should be applying again this evening, but this point I am so stressed about the whole ordeal, I am thinking I should just get them surgically removed. They are now around my vaginal area, labia up to my anus (I apologize for being graffic...but I don't feel comfortable talking to anyone about this). I feel it's consuming my daily life and sleep.
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 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 I was prescribed this SUPER expensive cream (no insurance) called Imiquimod 5% cream, generic for Aldera, and I have been applying it for about a week and a half. I must admit that I have not been taking it exactly like I was told because there seemed to be a little wiggle room regarding application schedules. 3x a week, M/W/F or T/Th/S, the Dr. even said I could do it for 3 days in a row and be done for the week.
Avatar n tn 3) I would like to continue applying the Imiquimod cream, but I also want to monitor my penis over the next 14 days for any signs of herpes. Is it possible that application of Imiquimod cream could delay/alter the appearance of HSV2 lesions, so that I would not know if I have acquired HSV2??? I know the blood test for herpes would not be affected by Imiquimod, but I'm wondering about the appearance of herpes lesions. Can I continue applying the Imiquimod??
Avatar f tn I applied the Imiquimod as instructed and within two weeks of the application, the bumps were gone. It's been about a month now and I haven't noticed any new bumps. After doing a lot of reading on this forum and elsewhere, I'm surprised at how quickly my warts disappeared - is that usual? Could it have been something else? I stopped the application of Imiquimod once they had disappeared because I didn't want to risk irritating my skin.
Avatar n tn Hello, For small warts , 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. These methods are more long lasting and permanent than application of topical agents which provides only temporary relief.
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 Since the exposure to the gut mucosa seems to be important as shown in this abstract, one wonders if an application of imiquimod to the oral mucosa might be advantageous. Imiquimod is inactivated at the oral route, possibly in the stomach.
Avatar n tn Genital warts may disappear without treatment, but sometimes eventually develop a fleshy, small raised growth. There is no way to predict whether they will grow or disappear. Imiquimod (Aldara) a topical immune response cream can be applied to the affected area . Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a viral infection of the skin or occasionally of the mucous membranes.Many health professionals recommend treating bumps located in the genital area to prevent them from spreading.
Avatar n tn I went to see a dermatologist who sprayed them with 'the freeze', then recommended otc salycilic acid application after the shower - wrap with duct tape - pumice the next day (repeat.) I did this for 2 months solid and there was little change - except for great pain, and the area becoming white, calloused and inflamed. The skin never seemed to peel off with the pumice stone. It just became very white, hard, and callous-like over the warts.
Avatar n tn said it was contagious and could spread to other parts of her body or to someone else. She prescribed Aldara 5% Cream. It comes in 24 small application tubes at a cost of $639.00. Can anyone tell me the name of this condition? Thanks!
Avatar m tn Your derm is right- and too much application is not good either,you immunity being good do not worry about recurrences.
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 A doctor said that the red bump is just a scar that has reacted, and it does not turn white with the application of vinegar. Following the removal of that wart, I noticed several small, dark, bumps at a couple of hair follicles in the surrounding area. I didn't think much of them, until, out of paranoia about the red bump, I applied a vinegar soaked cotton ball to the area over night.
Avatar n tn I've been putting a liquid on it which is like salicylic acid or something like that. It freezes up but I peel it off to put a new application. The other day I peeled it off and the white stuff came out of it. My parents have been bugging me lately saying the medicine keeps making it bigger, and they're bugged about it. But when I peeled it off and the white stuff came out, the medicine also took a chunk of the wart with it.
Avatar m tn 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. Please ask your dermatologist how he recommends applying it. 2) My understanding is that treatment should be withheld from overtly inflamed tissue, until it heals. But this too is something to ask the doc who prescribed it.
Avatar m tn You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. Also wear cotton undergarments. Application of mild corticosteroid cream and oral antiinflammatories like ibuprofen/acetaminophen are also helpful. If the symptoms are severe then it will be best to consult a dermatologist I hope it helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts. Kind regards.
Avatar n tn If you are really concerned about outbreaks, ask your doctor about a topical cream medication called Aldara, (Imiquimod). It is exceedingly expensive and can cause a lot of discomfort, but it has been suggested that regular application can help keep the virus dormant and help you to stop spreading the disease to others. HPV is very common. Most people carry the virus, even without visible signs. Be grateful that it is only warts and not herpes.
Avatar m tn A trained dermatologist can manually remove the lesions by needle followed by application of trichloroacetic acid (TCA). This is known as chemical cauterization. The advantage is that in single sitting all lesions can be treated. Alternatively, radiofrequency (RF) cautery can be done over lesions. Topical treatments like cantheridine ,Imiquimod, Cidofovir are available but I won’t recommend them as they are time consuming and long follow up is required.
Avatar m tn So i began using aldara cream, however on the 3rd week i got severe bad reactions. After every application the wart would actual get bigger in size and i would get tingly feelings in my genitals and due to that i wouldnt be able to sleep at night. Also i would get a fever the next day and i would feel extremely tired and would have to lie in bed the whole of the next day. This happened 3 times on 3 different application days of the aldara so i stopped using it.
Avatar n tn Indeed, when podophyllin is used in the US, the standard recommendations--including CDC's STD treatment guidelines--advise it be applied by a health care provider, i.e. not considered suitable for self-application by patients. And clearly, according to the labeling you describe, the manufacturer does not want its product used on the genitals. On quick search of the scientific literature (PubMed), I can find no studies of posafilin for treatment of genital warts.
Avatar n tn He also recommended that I not try to remove it, but gave me Aldara (IMIQUIMOD) 5% cream when I persisted. Only later did I realize that the cream he gave me was for genital warts. I used it for about a month and other than scabbing over once or twice, there was no change at all. What I'd really like to do is get this rough spot "smoothed" out, but my question is what would be the best way. And also is this condition really normal?
Avatar n tn I cant remember he did the inspection and application really fast. Because of that I went to another doctor and he said they look like nothing but it could be herpes or ingrown hairs so he took a swab and sent it out for testing. I am seeing my family doctor tomorrow because first of all I think it will be more personal for him and I won't be in and out in 30 seconds. My questions are: 1. Could herpes have been in my system for 1 year without symptoms?
1346294 tn?1300181539 Hello, For small warts, 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 situations can be expected, then only because a strong adjuvant is simultaneously present in the application or at the application site, like cpgODNs in the dynavax vaccine, or thymosin alpha, or the super antigen HBV CORE PARTICLES or maybe IMIQUIMOD and the presence of all three surface antigen types S. M. and L. It is the activation of the local dendritic cells that determines the quality and quantity of the immune response to any vaccine.
Avatar m tn 3) Other treatments are available. Ask your dermatologist about a prescription for imiquimod (trade name Aldara). Or ask himn to show you how to treat new lesions yourself, by pricking the top with a sterile needle then pressing out the white core just as you would with a pimple. (We often teach this to patients this in my STD clinic.) Wash your hands and the genital area after treating lesions in this way, to avoid spreading the virus around.
Avatar m tn Fresh warts can be estimated with local application of Acetic acid,to determine sub clinical growths. Because genital warts are caused by low-risk HPV types, DNA tests cannot be used for diagnosis of genital warts or other low-risk HPV infections. There is no cure for confirmed HPV.
Avatar n tn My co-pay for this medication is $350 and if your insurance doesn't cover it would be $1000, but this medication caused lots dark red scarring, they didn't fade until 2 years and warts came back again! A shot on the wart called blemycin (left a huge scar but still came back more warts), imiquimod (very effective, but trigger bad allergic reaction) however, flat warts still came back after few months. Tretinoin made my skin red, dry and peel like crazy, but wart still won't go away.