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Avatar n tn -Laser treatment. But all these three would require you to see a dermatologist. You can try Imiquimod, a topical cream that helps the body's immune system fight the wart virus by encouraging interferon production. Another over-the-counter product that can aid in wart removal is silver nitrate in the form of a caustic pencil, which is also available at drug stores. This method generally takes three to six daily treatments to be effective.
Avatar m tn * Podofilox, or Condylox * Imiquimod, or Aldara A doctor can show you how to apply these treatments. Podofilox is used for about four weeks. It works by destroying the wart tissue. Research shows that about 45% to 90% of warts are cleared, but in 30% to 60% of cases, the warts can come back. Imiquimod boosts the immune system so it fights off the virus. Clearance rates range from 70% to 85%, but in 5% to 20% of cases the warts come back.
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 n tn , scraping off by a health professional, which is less painful than it sounds), electrocautery, or freezing. Imiquimod (Aldara) often works, but is slower than the other methods. 8) There are no OTC remedies that I know of. To repeat the bottom line: I reemphasize that I do not know that you have MC, and that you need to see a health care provider for diagnosis and treatment advice.
Avatar n tn The instructions recommended applying it twice a day but i was lazy/busy and only applied it a couple times a week. It worked!!! it took about a month and made my skin dry and peal a bit but i am completely free of those horrible things now!! Tazorac Gel!!
Avatar m tn I recommend driving different combinations until you find something that works. Imiquimod (Aldara) is a topical immune response cream, applied to the affected area. It causes less local irritation than podofilox but may cause fungal infections (11% in package insert) and flu-like symptoms (less than 5% disclosed in package insert).
Avatar m tn gov/pubmed/19338056 another way of clearing is stopping all therapies at such low hbsag, the study on tdf showed clearance of hbsag, but this is too dangerous and yet too small reposrts i think the best try is again gcmaf and hbv vaccine plus zadaxin or even better the israel hbv vaccine with imiquimod used on the area of injection but this would require to go to israel to buy it