Imiquimod how to apply

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Avatar f tn (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? 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 m tn Should I put Neosporin or something on the lesions? Or is this normal and should I just continue to regularly apply the imiquimod cream? Thanks!
Avatar m tn I have had genital warts for over a year. I have been using Imiquimod cream for about 2 months now. Most or all of the warts have disappeared. Toward the end of the treatment, however, one area of my penis became very red and the middle part of the red area has started to scab (see included picture). It has been this way for about 2 weeks now. Is this redness and scabbing normal with Imiquimod use? Should I be putting some kind of antibiotic cream (neosporin, etc.) on this area?
Avatar n tn I had them frozen at the dermatologist, also cut (more like shaved) but again, these new ones are still under the skin and I don't want to wait another 3 months for them to surface. How do I deal with warts still totally under the skin?
Avatar m tn i have 5 bumps near my pubic region im 18 and they are like fleshy bumps in my pubic region and im concerned what i can do to get rid of them is there any cream i can order to gett these to go away i had this for a bout 5-6 weeks it doesnt itch or hurt i just have no idea what it is can you please tell me what stuff i can order or do to make this go away
Avatar m tn keep applying compound W on top of where it's been tearing the skin back? I don't have health insurance so I can't go to the doctors... gah it's so hard to fit a band aid on the tip of your finger and it looks awkward when you've had it there for 2 months and are embarrassed to make up stories about why you have it..
Avatar n tn The upside is, it usually doesn't scar. 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 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 f tn Aldara is used for several skin conditions. Your doctor will tell you where to apply Aldara cream, and how often and for how long to apply it for your condition. Aldara should be applied just before bedtime and left on the skin for 6-10 hours. If your skin condition reappears you need to talk to your doctor.
Avatar m tn I would expect that one week after irbesartan add on the bile acids w With regard to the question of waiting how the quant hbsag further responds to the 50mg ezetimibe, before trying the irbesartan, there is no simple answer. In my opinion, if the ezetimibe blocks HBV reinfection mildly to moderatly, we should expect a shift of the surface antigen over time to a lower value, but there is likely a new level, a new equilibrium where it will stabilize.
Avatar m tn I applied aldara (imiquimod) to the shaft of the penis in an attempt to get rid of what I presumed were penile warts. About a week after use, I developed well localised red and swollen skin on the head of the penis which then ulcertated and has been slow to heal. I have not been herpes positive before and dont think I have had recent contact with any herpes positive partners.
Avatar n tn Hi, I was recently diagnosed with HPV warts and given Aldara to apply 3 times a week. The first night I used every bit of it to get just a light coat over every wart. Does anyone else have as many as 15-20, most on the lower groin and scrotum? I was wondering if you had more that it would mean a longer time to get rid of them, or if they generally would disappear all at once.
Avatar n tn Hello, It looks like folliculitis after shaving. Apply warm compresses, Neosporin ointment and calamine lotion and avoid messing with it. You can take anti-inflammatory pain killers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If the lumps persist then it will be best to get it evaluated from a dermatologist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar n tn Sir, I had protected sex with a women / sex worker around 37 days back. She was having periods at that time, which I was not aware about. While removing the condom, a drop of blood came on my finger (My condom was not torn or damaged). After around 20 days, I developed a small genital wart on my pence. I immediately went to a dermatologist / STD specialist and told him the entire episode correctly.
Avatar n tn Hello, Firstly it needs to be determined whether these growths are due to warts or dermatofibromas or some other benign tumors. For warts topical treatment with several medications(like podophyllum resin, Podofilox (Condylox), Trichloroacetic and bichloroacetic acids, Imiquimod 5% cream and interferons) are available and effective, which can be applied directly to the surface of the warts. But for benign skin growths, excision by surgery has to be done.
Avatar m tn 1) I did not follow through completely with the treatment the doctor advised, which was a cream to apply to my anus 2x a day, stool softener and tucks medicated wipes. i tried to do the treatment,but with the pain the cream fell off...I stopped the stool softener and tried to keep up with the wipes but that fell off too. 2) I stopped having sex for a long time, but...resumed...probably well before I should have even attempted.
Avatar n tn Redness after mole excision should disappear within two to four weeks but if it persists then apply calamine lotion and get it evaluated for any infection of the area. Any persisting bacterial infection can cause redness, pain and sometimes pus formation. I hope it helps. Take care and please do keep us posted on how you are doing. Kind regards.
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 m tn at this point all you can do is to continue to be seen for your symptoms to try to get to the bottom of it all.
1281453 tn?1275898200 Hello, Sorry replied to an earlier question first. These small bumps can be due to folliculitis or irritated hair follicles, small cysts, clogged pores, flat warts or viral infections( if they have sprung up recently). I suggest you to get it evaluated from a dermatologist so as to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment can be decided thereafter. Till then apply warm compresses, Neosporin ointment and calamine lotion and avoid messing with it.
Avatar m tn actually i was thinking how to apply the cream to reach gut mucosa after i read this just eat it?charge it to liposomes? i have seen liposomes machines online available to make lipo vitamin c and other compounds also increasing dose to 3 or 4 sachests per day is possible, there are no sides at all on my healthy skin at 2 sachets per day. i wonder: is liver skin the best way for imiquimod to reach inside liver or maybe genital mucosas+liver skin surface may allow higher absorption?
1306047 tn?1333247191 I've had warts burned off with nitrogen and cauterized as well. Aldara doesn't seem to be an alternative to me. First, you have to apply three nights a week for three months. Then, the skin on your shaft and balls and get irritated to the point of breaking open and bleeding. If bleeding sores is a side effect of Aldara, why not just get the warts zapped or burnt, have the sore, let it heal and be done with it. That's my perspective.
Avatar m tn 1. My dermatologist told me to apply the aldara liberally to make sure that even the tiniest warts in the area are treated. I have read elsewhere to only apply to the warts, but i have also read that aldara seems to respect healthy skin and only attacks unhealthy skin. Which is true and should i continue applying the aldara liberally to the entire areas. 2. The areas that have crusted and flaked are red and raw. Do i continue putting the aldara on those regions or should i stop?
Avatar f tn Hello ... I'm new to this site and wish to ask you a question regarding the nipples .... For 2 years I have a few warts on the small finger, and I want to eliminate it, but despite numerous attempts creams fails. ..... What do you suggest in this regard .... Is there a tool for elimination? Please answer me ...
Avatar f 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. In my opinion you should talk to a cosmetologist/dermatologist about this and get these warts evaluated. I hope it helps.
Avatar f tn She prescribed me Imiquimod cream to apply three times a week. I lost the cream and was frankly just too impatient to use it, I wanted the molluscum to be frozen off with cryotherapy. They were frozen off and successfully healed but even the day of the therapy I noticed that she missed one of the mollscum bumps and I still currently have it to this day. I am just getting anxiety about her diagnosis. How difficult is it to misdiagnose mollscum? Is it easily mistaken for genital warts?
Avatar n tn It is a type of blister that forms when subdermal tissues and blood vessels are damaged without piercing the skin. It is commonly found on hands. Elevate the hand, give rest to the part, apply cold compresses, soak the blister in Epsom sale and keep the hand bandaged so as to avoid its rupture. If the blister breaks, quickly rinse the area and apply an antiseptic such as Neosporin. It is not recommended to break a blister because it may often lead to infection.
1297646 tn?1275465752 Once you become infected it can take up to three months for the genital warts to appear. How are Genital Warts Diagnosed? Not all warts are obvious to the naked eye. The doctor or health worker may apply a solution of weak vinegar-like solution which causes any warts to turn white. An internal examination of the anus may be carried out to check for hidden warts.
Avatar f tn I've paid umpteen visits to the doctor and each time he suggested the same thing-- apply Contractubex gel. 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.
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