Imiquimod reaction

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Avatar f tn I was using Zyclara (imiquimod) to treat a genital wart. 2 weeks later my scrotum became red and started burning. Eventually it formed a blister, with another scab like sore on my shaft, where the two touch. Concerned that it was herpes, I went to the planned parenthood. The doctor said she doesn't think its herpes and its a reaction from the Zyclara. She swabbed it just to be safe and sent it to get tested. Today they call me and say the lab couldn't get a result.
Avatar m tn Hello, Vergen is a herbal cream for warts and the discoloration can be due to allergic reaction to this cream. You should not use it without doctor’s guidance. 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.
Avatar f tn Hi, Aldara cream contains the active ingredient imiquimod. Imiquimod is an immune response modifier. It causes your body to produce more interferon. Interferon is a substance which your body produces naturally to help fight viruses and some skin diseases. Although the exact way that Aldara works is unknown, it is believed to be due to its effects on the immune system.
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Avatar n tn Could I be having a herpes outbreak instead of just a severe reaction to Aldara? I haven't ever had a reaction like this since I started using Aldara 10 weeks ago. Although, I think I may have gotten some of the cream on an area that was healthy genital skin. Another thing I will note is that I have been wearing tight clothing in hot weather and have had some irritation from that... Any help or advice you can offer would be great. Thank you!
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 m tn I am not sure if they are from the sex today because if so it was a very fast reaction.. or they were there and i haven't noticed... My question is, Is there any medication that can either prevent me from getting warts or do i have to keep getting them burned if they were to keep coming back? I currently have a sinus infection and im taking clarithromycin 500 mg twice a day, My last pill is tomorrow night... just wondering if this will help with clearing them up?
Avatar m tn Hello, Vergen is a herbal cream for warts and the discoloration can be due to allergic reaction to this cream. You should not use it without doctor’s guidance. 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.
1094370 tn?1317138425 Anyhow, I had a big reaction to the cream and my nose looks horrible right now! Saw him again the other day and he wants me to continue the cream for another week, then take two weeks off and then I go see him again. He says that surgery is always the last resort (and I agree) but everything I've read says that the cancer needs to be cut out. I'm worried about that because the cancer is more towards the tip of my nose...
Avatar f tn Trich probably is less likely, but that's because trich is a lot less common than BV. In regard to the irritation, imiquimod (Aldara) often does that wherever it is applied, as you already know, so that seems a good bet. From your description, herpes doesn't seem at all likely, but if your provider agrees the lesions look consistent with that diagnosis, appropriate testing can be done. If not, you shouldn't demand a blood test on your own; rely on your provider's judgment.
Avatar f tn -( I am going to visit my doctor tomorrow just wanted to know if anyone else has experienced this reaction and by some miracle it was NOT Herpes?
Avatar n tn I recently used the prescription medication Aldara (Imiquimod) as indicated for one month. The clusters of perianal warts disappeared for a while (several weeks at most), but they have since returned and look the same as they did prior to treatment. My question is: Being that Aldara is an immune response modifier, do you think that I should try using the cream once more in hopes that it will stimmulate my immune system to fight the HPV?
1281453 tn?1275898200 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. Use good quality moisturizers to prevent moisture loss from the skin.
Avatar f tn Adverse effects include pain, irritation, soreness, and mild scarring. Repeated treatments are necessary. Imiquimod 5% (Aldara), an immune response modifier, stimulates production of interferon-alfa and other proinflammatory cytokines, inducing a tissue reaction known to be associated with viral clearance from the skin. Apply 3 times per week for up to 16 weeks or nightly for 4 weeks. Clearing can take up to 3 months. Tretinoin (Retin-A) 0.1% cream can be applied to lesions twice daily.
Avatar n tn Is there a poison ivy, poison oak or sumac near your place? The oil from these plants causes an allergic reaction also similar to your symptoms. It is also important to rule out scabies as this rash itch intensely, and may be found in the hands, or between the fingers. I know that you'll be getting married in a week's time but it would be good to see your doctor for further evaluation of the skin rash and to remove some of your anxieties regarding this problem.
Avatar n tn He excised off 2 of the bigger warts and prescribed me Aldara (imiquimod) to be applied every mon, wed, and fri to the smaller warts he didn't cut off during the visit. I went a whole month doing this. The Aldara did nothing to the warts and just made my skin irritated (red, tender). I called the dermotologist and advised him, and he said to keep usining the Aldara another month and see what happens.
Avatar f tn The ulcers I had I suspected might have been from the Aldara cream - some sort of immune reaction. They cleared up in 2 days (I did use Chorophor on them). Since then I had another round of bloodwork for all of the above mentioned stds and all came back negative. I saw a dermatologist who did a biopsy and confirmed the molluscum. She froze them off. My question is - do you think the ulcers were from the Aldara cream? Also - I am still suffering from mild itchy red labia and anus.
Avatar n tn We haven't switched brands of condoms or lubricant, so I'm worried that it has something to do with my HPV or an allergic reaction. The walls of my vagina have a sort of uneven texture which I know is caused by the HPV. Other than that, I haven't had ANY pain previously. I don't have a yeast infection either. It especially burns when I urinate after sex, I suppose the acid is affecting it. Is it possible I have a specific internal wart causing problems, or no?
Avatar m tn 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. Burining at the tip of penis can be due to STD’s.
Avatar f tn What may be more of a possibility, and kind of fits the description and may be why it won't clear up is Viral Papillomas which are treated with Interferon in people and there is some new cream used in dogs called Imiquimod, if I got that right. I assume these Vets have sent out samples for laboratory testing. Wish I could be of more help, just a shot in the dark. What breed and age is the dog? Would love to see an update and if they get a diagnosis.
Avatar m tn The exact cause is not known and excessive sweating can be one of the reasons. But some triggers like allergic reaction to soaps, detergents, foods, latex, nickel etc may trigger the symptoms. Apply some calamine lotion on the affected area and keep the area well moisturized. Use only thin applications of moisturizer ointments as excessive amounts of ointment may restrict breathing of the skin and aggravate the condition.
Avatar n tn It is difficult to know what is causing the irritation your wife experiences when you have intercourse. I suspect that the cream your wife received was a medication called Aldara (imiquimod). This medication acts in part by causing a reaction in the areas it is applied to. It may be that left over irritation/medication effect makes her still a bit more easily irritated through sex than has been the case in the past. If this is the problem, it should get better with time.
Avatar m tn i d say no effect from ezetimibe both on bile acid and hbsag for now 16 oct 2012 hbsag 3687iu/ml blip of hbvdna detected 31iu/ml alt 42 etv+tdf+imiquimod suppository, imiquimod suppository stopped jan 8th 2013 when starting ezetimibe jan 01 2013 started 10mg (40mg on some days) of ezetimibe plus etv+tdf jan 10 2013 hbsag 4207iu/ml feb 01 2013, started daily ezetimibe 50mg, alt 31 feb 28 2013, hbsag 3644iu/ml, hbvdna undetactable mar 13 2013, alt 30 mar 25 2013 biliary acid 1.
Avatar n tn It is an expensive, uncomfortable (as you probably found out) treatment that doesn't work any better than some of the other options. However, the fact that your dermatologist tried interferon, cautery (loop), and imiquimod (Aldara) suggests you may have a particularly resistant set of warts, and I can understand how the situation is upsetting. Didn't mean to give an insensitive response. But my basic advice still stands.
Avatar f tn My doctor was very pleased with my body's reaction. He also advised me that there was no need to disclose my HPV history- due to prevalence of the virus and tendency for people to be asymptomatic. He did, however, take the position that the virus was in my body for good. I have read this forum, and heard from various other sources the idea of your body "clearing" HPV. I've had no reoccurrence since the primary episode.
Avatar m tn does it make any sense to try this vaccine during pegintf or for those with very low hbsag levels with monthly injections in a skin area previously treated with imiquimod (with also zadaxin added for the lucky ones who has it), the vaccine seems inexpensive and if it makes no harm it would be a good try are there any trials on these new hbv vaccines in combo with peg intf and zadaxin, i couldn t find any?
Avatar n tn P.S. I eventiually had to have the warts surgically removed as they had grown quite ugly and weren' resolving with imiquimod.
Avatar m tn Serum HBV DNA level was determined by real-time TaqMan® polymerase chain reaction assay. Serum HBsAg level was measured by a third-generation sandwich ELISA kit. Peripheral immune cell profiling was done by multifluorometric flow cytometry analysis, for which 21 healthy subjects were included as controls. Results: The majority (93.5%) of the study subjects were HBeAg-negative and anti-HBeAg-positive. Mean viral load, HBsAg, and alanine transferase levels were 4.20 ± 1.96 log copies/mL, 5.
Avatar n tn I tried various creams, including one that caused an allergic reaction in my eye. After a few years I gave up. My mamaw then told me about when my uncle had warts as a kid. She said they rubbed one half of a raw Idaho potato on the warts, then buried the used potato. She claimed it work, so I tried it. I didn't bury the potato (I just threw it away), but it still worked! I noticed the warts were disappearing after two days. I repeated the treatment twice until all the warts were gone.
Avatar m tn gcmaf will increase monocites, activate all macrophages receptors even the one for hbsag, this should start an immune reaction increasing all antibodies and making hbsag negative i combo with entecavir and nitazoxanide, this might lower the immune response but i cannot stop them because i cannot risk a lot of liver damage