Imiquimod rash

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Avatar m tn Hello, I cannot confirm anything without examination but this rash can be due to friction rub during intercourse or masturbation. It does not sound like genital warts which present as cauliflower like growths on the genitalia. Wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. Also wear cotton undergarments.
Avatar m tn I noticed three skin colored lumps on the side and underside of my penis shaft about a month ago went to the doctor she thought it could be genital warts so prescribed me imiquimod and did an hpv test .... The test came back negative and now with the use of it the bumps sometimes flake away but are still there and iv developed a little rash at the top of my sack any ideas on this ? This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/STDs/Do-I-have-HPV/show/769423">Do I have HPV?
Avatar n tn I have had a problem with a VERY itchy, red bumpy rash for months now. I have been to three different doctors, two of whom had no answers for me, the third of which diagnosed me with eczema. The rash starts with clusters of small red bumps, usually on my legs, that get a pale discoloration around them. They become extremely itchy and look like tiny blisters. I have now had them appear on my inner calves, thighs, buttocks, stomach, upper arms, neck, scalp, and groin.
556286 tn?1215557480 This is a rash my love is suffering with, which started out on the backs of both thighs and was diagnosed as psoriasis about two years ago. With topical steriodal creams the rashes went away, but came back with a vengance. Now the rash is all over. It itches so badly that scratching for relief causes bleeding and deep gouges in the skin. Our bed sheets are covered in spots of his blood from this rash. It is now affecting his testicles with redness and itching.
Avatar m 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. It can be used for flat warts also.
Avatar n tn Imiquimod cream 5 was prescribed for a pre cancerous skin lesion on my face. So far, only one trearment. Hope it works well without much side effect. Just wondering if I it is helpful in removing moles. There is so much cream left in the packet, so I thought I might use to remove some annoying moles. In past, would just have moles zapped off, but wondered if this topical cream would work.
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Avatar m tn Was told now I had MC and was given Imiquimod. -8JAN noticed an inch red bumpy rash in groin between testicular and legs. I have been feeling random pricking through my entire body for the past couple days. I have been looking at all the pictures and symptoms on the web. Nothing looks exactly matches Herpes, folliculitis or MC or gives me a definitive proof or what I have. No major pain. Not itchy. I am uncomfortable because I know it is there. Occasional pricking in urethra.
Avatar f tn Along with doxycycline I was out on imiquimod but I stopped yesterday because I felt as tho it was the problem along with I felt like I am gettin a male yeast infection so now I started putting lotrimin on my penis head and under and on that rash but the rash just burns. Also I am circumcised and the guy I got that oral from had no lesions on his mouth. Here are my questions 1: does this sound like genital herpes?
Avatar n tn The mollusca will usually go away without treatment within 12-18 months. Having the rash does not limit your activities such as going to school, sports, swimming, etc. I would suggest that you wait for a period of 12-18 months and let them resolve spontaneously. Most common treatment for this condition is sqeezing by a doctor or nurse using scalpel. The other treatments like use of liquid nitrogen, phenol and diathermy can be painful, and are not usually done on children.
Avatar n tn Hello, Anal warts are small warts that can occur in the rectum. They are cauliflower-like protuberances and are usually symptomless. They are spread through direct skin-to-skin contact during oral, genital, or anal sex with an infected partner.
Avatar n tn When it first happened I had marks on the inside of my thighs and my stomach that almost looked like ring worm. My gential area was a big rash and I had these marks in my pubic hair(looked like pimples). Since I was diagnosed with MC everything has started to clear up except on my penis and at the base of my penis. I've lived with this condition for almost 8 months. They are small, skin color lesions, very small. They are just on my penis and at the base. I do not know what to do now.
Avatar f tn They do not seem to be spreading. Diagnosis was acne or rash due to soap but we have ruled those out. The only treatment seems to be 30% hydrogen peroxide. The bumps are itchy. We tried Benzoil peroxide, neosporin and lotrimin with no results. We like to exchange back rubs but its not fun to feel all the bumps and the itching is bothersome. We have a medium distance photo and some pics taken with a digital microscope. It looks like the hair follicles are the location of the problem.
Avatar n tn The limits are there to be fair to all who use the site and to keep individuals from dominating it. On to your questions, briefly. The utility of imiquimod (Aldara) for molluscum is marginal. Instead of wasting time, I would suggest you just bite the bullet and get them frozen. All need to be frozen in order to cure you and then to reduce the likelihood of you infecting your GF, your concerns about oral sex, etc. Just go on and get it done.
Avatar n tn on my leg that runs along the front of my shin, onto the top of my foot to the big toe nailbed. During various times in my life, this rash has spread and contracted. When I was very small, it was biopsied and I was shown to med students supposed because I had some rare condition called linear something. I guess its because it grows where my bones are.
1281453 tn?1275898200 Hello, From the symptoms the possibility of eczema needs to be ruled out. Eczema is a form of chronic dermatitis (rash).Allergic reaction is one of the important causes of eczema. Apply calamine lotion and take some antihistaminics like Benadryl. If the symptoms persist then topical steroids may be needed. For this please consult a dermatologist. Also keep it well moisturized as eczema can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin.
Avatar f tn Hello, Without examination, confirmation of a diagnosis is tough but it can be contact dermatitis, rash due to friction rub,folliculitis,cysts ,molluscum contagiosum(multiple, small, dome-shaped papules, often with a central depression or plug) or genital warts(caused by HPV infection). Apply warm compresses, Neosporin ointment and calamine lotion and avoid messing with it.You can take anti-inflammatory pain killers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
Avatar n tn And syphilis rarely causes small spots only in that location; you would have had a body-wide rash. There are several potential non-STD causes, such as yeast infection or nonspecific balanitis, but this forum doesn't get into non-STD diagnoses. Or, since the spots are so subtle, they might not be abnormal at all, just natural variation in the color of the skin. As for the "bumps", your own judgement that they are sebaceous glands might be correct, but I have no way of knowing.
Avatar m tn On August 19th I went and saw a doctor and was prescribed 5% Imiquimod cream for the lesions and as far as the body rash to continue to use cortisone cream. At the time of me going in on the 19th, it did not hurt to urinate nor did the lesions hurt. Therefor it was unlikely herpes yet blood testing was conducted as a precaution.
Avatar n tn Depending on the size and location of the wart, and other factors, a doctor will offer one of several ways to treat them. * Imiquimod (Aldara) a topical immune response cream, applied to the affected area * A 20% podophyllin anti-mitotic solution, applied to the affected area and later washed off * A 0.
Avatar m tn Hello, Without examination, confirmation of a diagnosis is tough but it can be contact dermatitis, rash due to friction rub, folliculitis, cysts ,molluscum contagiosum(multiple, small, dome-shaped papules, often with a central depression or plug) or genital warts(caused by HPV infection). Apply warm compresses, Neosporin ointment and calamine lotion and avoid messing with it. You can take anti-inflammatory pain killers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
Avatar f tn He didn't do any food testing. A little over a year ago, i noticed intense itching (no rash present) to parts of my body. If I scratch... white spots appear and never go away. A dermatologist said I had a sun allergy & gave me anti-itch pills. Recently I have been itchy on my breasts and noticed same thing even lightening to my nipple area. I would take the pills, but pregnant. Can extreme pollen (I live in NC) cause severe skin irritation that vitiligo results in me scratching?
Avatar m tn Hello, These small bumps can be due to irritated and infected hair follicles, sweat rash, warts and heat rash. Wash the area with fresh water and wear cotton clothes. Apply warm compresses on the lump and keep the area clean. Topical antiseptic treatment and topical antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment is very useful. If the symptoms persist then oral antibiotics may be needed. I suggest you to consult a dermatologist in that case.
Avatar n tn some people are just unlucky enough to be at one end of the bell-shaped curve of HPV responses. No treatment is known to be more effective than others for long-term resoluation. Imiquimod (Aldara) in theory might be more effective--the drug was developed with that possibility in mind, but that hope hasn't really panned out in research results.
Avatar n tn I usually shave my genital area and I assumed it was just shaver's rash or ingrown hairs, as I get them sometimes. But after not touching my genitals for over a month with a razor they remain. I have probably a dozen or so of them and I just recently shaved my genital area. The little red bumps then became slightly razed and had a white center (almost looking like a pimple), so I decided to pick at one and see if I could pop it.
Avatar n tn But regardless of one side or both, herpes does not cause the kind of rash you describe. You need to see a health care provider, both for proper diagnosis and to check out other ulderlying causes. 2) There are no reliable data on how quickly HPV clears up. You apparently have ready my ballpark estimates in other threads. Most people probably are no longer carrying the virus if 6-12 months have passed since the warts cleared up.
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 m tn Sometimes laser, liquid nitrogen or Imiquimod can be helpful in these situations. 2. Warts do not appear within days of contact or develop in days so I suspect what you are describing is something else. If you are seeing new lesions over a period of a few days they are likely something else and represent another good reason to discuss this with a dermatologist. If you have HPV and she does not, it is likely that she will.