Imiquimod for children

Common Questions and Answers about Imiquimod for children


Avatar n tn Hi It is difficult from the description given by you to be able to say which condition your daughter is suffering from. Imiquimod (Aldara), a topical immunostimulant used for the treatment of genital warts (USFDA approved indication) but is also used to treat actinic keratoses. Actinic keratosis is a skin condition characterized by rough, scaly patches on the skin of face, lips, ears, back of your hands, forearms, scalp and neck. The usual cause is overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Avatar m tn I have about 4 small, painless flesh colored/pink bumps in my pubic hair region and two much smaller bumps on the shaft of my penis. I'm wondering how I got them? I've been in a monogamous sexual relationship for over a year and I don't want to assume that my partner has been with anyone else, nor do I want her to assume that I've been with anyone else. I was also tested yesterday for several STDs.
Avatar m tn for immune system daily multivitamin and folic acid are advisable..also Vitamin A supplement and and L-lysene tablets. I have read them on other web pages.. maybe they work..
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 n tn I bought and used Compound W last night and it is half gone. Can it spread to my young children, under 4? Can I use the Compound W again today?
Avatar f tn 4) After he told me he said he gave me a prescription, Imiquimod cream 5% to take for 3 days a week till the warts are gone. As of now I only have two, one almost gone. Should I continue the cream for an extra week to be safe do you think? For right now these are my questions. I'm hoping to hear from you guys or my doctor soon. I just really need all the facts to help calm me down.
Avatar n tn Is this common because am getting worried after reading that the redness should disappear in 2-4 weeks. It's been up to 8 week for me and it's still there. I know it's not an infection but just wanted to know if this is fine and will eventually clear up. I do have acne which have been kept under control with my antibiotics and face is practically clear except in a few little areas.
872691 tn?1267413353 A hemangioma is a congenital benign tumour or vascular malformation of endothelial cells (the cells that line blood vessels).Females are more prone to get it. In children they mostly regress by adulthood. Mostly they improve or regress completely with time, so there is no need for specific treatment in most cases.
Avatar n tn But if your doct thinks the lesions were likely herpes, you should be tested for herpes simplex virus (HSV) by culture of the ulcers, if they are still fresh, and/or by blood testing for HSV-2 antibody. To date the research in imiquimod for MC is almost entirely limited to children.
Avatar n tn I also have a similar itch, although mine has been around for a much longer time. I fear that it is an HPV infection. I've been checked by a doctors, and have had all STD tests with nothing positive. My observations are as follows. The itch began after several months after intercourse with this girl. The itch is recurrent, mild, and ignorable; though at times of an apparent outbreak or when my immune system is low(after drinking and drugs), it is more persistent and annoying.
Avatar f tn It generally affects children and typically occurs in the 2-5 age group. Treatment includes physical destruction or manual extrusion of the lesions, cryotherapy, and curettage. 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.
1281453 tn?1275898200 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 However, resolution can be speeded up by treatment, usually by a dermatologist just scraping away the lesions (less painful than it sounds) or freezing them. Imiquimod (Aldara), used for genital warts, also appears to be effective but it is slow.
Avatar n tn Despite him telling me that the infection is not health threatening, I can't help but feel very upset about this news. I feel embarrassed, ashamed, and am very down on myself for not being more careful. The doctor referred me to a dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment. My questions: what are my treatment options? If I choose to not do anything, will the bumps go way?? I have a girl friend, should I tell her to get tested? She does not have any signs of these bumps.
Avatar m tn 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 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 n tn Scraping the lesions away (less painful than it sounds), freezing, and sometimes a prescription for imiquimod (Aldara) are standard treatments. If you have ready access to a dermatologist, you can be sure of expert care. Or visit your local health department STD clinic.
Avatar n tn I went to the Doctor and was tested for everything(came back Negative) and they said it was Molluscum Contagiosum. They said I could have gotten it from anything from dirty towels to contact with another person. I have recently noticed that I have many of the same bumps in my pubic hair area as well that I didn't notice before. Assuming this started in October, I am guessing I have atleast another 6 months to get through it.
Avatar n tn with a magnifying glass) and you see that some of the lesions are pink, a little shiny, or have a dimpled center, that's for sure what it is. MC is primarily an infection of young children, who get lesions mostly of the face, transmitted by contact with other kids' saliva, e.g. in day care. People who don't happen to have MC in childhood sometimes get it as adults, typically in the genital area, lower abdomen, etc.
Avatar n tn If s/he doesn't know or is unfamiliar with MC as a genital infection, I suggest you decline additional treatment until the diagnosis is clear and ask for referral for another opinion. A dermatologist would be a good bet; or your local health department STD clinic, which undoubtedly has a lot of experience with MC as well as other genital infections.
Avatar n tn Less is known about molluscum contagiosum than about herpes or HPV. MC is virtually never serious--that is, it's an inconvenience, not a serious health threat, so there hasn't been much research. Some basic facts: MC virus infection is among toddlers, among whom it is transmitted through saliva, with lesions occurring mostly on the face. Infected kids then become immune, so they can't get it again. Children who don't catch MC grow up as adults who have never been exposed and are not immune.
Avatar m tn Also remember that there are other diseases that humanity must deal with and HBV is not of any TOP concern for human race as there is a vaccine for it. We will eventually die out, children will be vaccinated and viola problem gone. Look all the NUCs are borrowed from HIV - it doesn't pay off to invest in HBV.
Avatar n tn 2005 they were gone. I had a blood test for antibodies for AIDS, HERPES and Chlamydia not Gonorrhea. I was positive for Chlamydia only. He put me on Amoxicillian and penicillian for 14 days. One following the other. I contacted the gentlemen that I had broken up with back in April 2004. I have not been with anyone else since then. He said he would get tested at a STD Clinic...He said he did and called and said he did not have Chlamydia or HPV. . I do not know if he is telling the truth.
Avatar m tn GS9620, Rep9AC. Imiquimod btw as far as sic years back was suggested to be used for HCV for its antiviral effect. So they are well aware of what works.. Why should it take half a decade or a decade to approve these? They worry about safety? Really? Don't they worry about HCC that we are facing, or long term side effects from taking antivirals that really are not well suited for hbv since they have very little effect on the surface antigen in the first place.
Avatar n tn I just don't see myself ever being married one day or ever having children for fear of them appearing and passing it on. I've read really scaries stories on the danger to newborns.
Avatar f tn Thank you for your kind sharing. It is indeed insightful. Qn. Does it mean if I go on anti-viral for the rest of my life, thats the best solution as it much lowers risk of liver damage/cancer? My knowledge of hepB treatment is still not very good, and its great we have this forum to learn from one another!
Avatar m tn But it does not mean that we should not supplement vit d3. It may be useles for the virus but fixes vit d defficiency that is beneficial for immune system.
Avatar m tn End of 2004 (I was 37) I discovered that I had chronic hepatitis B when my doctor saw a suspect ALT flare and asked for an additional blood test. These are the results I had in January 2005: Transaminases: AST: 95 UI/l, ALT: 216 UI/l HBsAg +, HBcAb +, HBsAb -, HBeAg +, HBeAb - ADN VHB: > 35000000 IU/mL Liver biopsy result: A1F1 In February 2005 I started taking Hepsera. Transaminases lowered to normal values in July 2005. HBV DNA values also lowered. Phosphorus went down due to Hepsera.