Imiquimod therapy

Common Questions and Answers about Imiquimod therapy

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Avatar m tn gcmaf is a treatment for immune system disfunction which is present in all cronic diseases (if immune system was working there would be no disease...) so it is a therapy for cronic hbv as we have posted many times immune system on cronic hbv is absent, there is no immune response towards hbv the immune suppression is due to the enzyme nagalase on the surface antigen of hiv and probably hbv too.
Avatar m tn After monitoring my hep B panel and liver condition for 4 years, my doctor decided to advise me for therapy due to my ALT level was elevated for this past 3 years (around 2 twice of normal range). The option that suggested by my Doctor at that time was TDF alone or TDF combo with Pegasys. After a though consideration, I finally agree to start a combo therapy of TDF + Pegasys on mid of March. Here is my recent history of records: End of February result: Hbs Ag (Quant) : 44575.
Avatar m tn steff many members of group may want to try your gcmaf and imiquimod therapy , please make some light and details on this.
Avatar m tn there is a way to make this vaccine therapy stronger, the use of imiquimod cream in the area of vaccine injection, since the combos on intf and the sequatial treatment with intf add on are getting more common we will see many, i hope me included, needing hbv vaccine when hbsag is very very low like less than 250iu/ml another thing to look for: are there very good brands of hbv vaccine without preservatives like mercury and other toxic substances?
Avatar n tn In some specific cases where treatment is require, the mode of treatment includes external compression therapy, topical steroids , topical antiseptics like Eosin, which also has antiangiogenic properties, high dose oral corticosteroids , propranolol, vascular laser therapy and medicines like vincristine and imiquimod . I hope that helps. Take care and please do keep us posted in case you have any additional doubts. Kind regards.
Avatar f tn Prevention is key, but therapeutic treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids includes occlusive dressings, compression therapy, intralesional corticosteroid injections, cryosurgery, excision, radiation therapy, laser therapy, interferon therapy, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), doxorubicin, bleomycin, verapamil, retinoic acid, imiquimod 5% cream, tamoxifen, tacrolimus, botulinum toxin, and other promising therapies such as transforming growth factor (TGF)–beta3, and recombinant human (rh) interleukin
Avatar f tn Prevention is key, but therapeutic treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids includes occlusive dressings, compression therapy, intralesional corticosteroid injections, cryosurgery, excision, radiation therapy, laser therapy, interferon therapy, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), doxorubicin, bleomycin, verapamil, retinoic acid, imiquimod 5% cream, tamoxifen, tacrolimus, botulinum toxin, and other promising therapies such as transforming growth factor (TGF)–beta3, and recombinant human (rh) interleukin
Avatar n tn Other therapeutic options, depending on clinical features of a lesion, can be topical chemotherapy (e.g., 5-fluorouracil, imiquimod), cryosurgery, and photodynamic therapy. Squamous cell carcinoma in the skin has overall metastatic rate of 3-4%. Metastases are mainly directed to regional lymph nodes and appear 1-3 years after initial diagnosis. Yours in optimal health, Dr.
Avatar f tn Blood tests and ANA titres need to be done and the treatment consists of sun protection, topical and oral steroids, Corticosteroid injections, calcineurin inhibitors, pimecrolimus cream or tacrolimus ointment and imiquimod cream, antimalarial tablets(have anti-inflammatory properties and is helpful) and laser therapy in resistant cases. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar m tn Treatment may be unnecessary. However, treatment options such as cryotherapy, curettage, and laser therapy may be done. Gradual removal of lesions may also be achieved by oral or topical therapy. Other options for topical therapy include iodine and salicylic acid, potassium hydroxide, tretinoin, cantharidin, and imiquimod and must be prescribed by your doctor. Keep the area clean and dry and try to avoid manipulating the lesion to prevent secondary infection.
Avatar m tn Diagnosis is generally made based on the appearance of lesions. Skin biopsy may also be done. Treatment options include cryotherapy, curettage, and laser therapy may be done. Gradual removal of lesions may also be achieved by oral or topical therapy. Other options for topical therapy include iodine and salicylic acid, potassium hydroxide, tretinoin, cantharidin, and imiquimod and must be prescribed by your doctor.
Avatar n tn Prevention is key, but therapeutic treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids includes occlusive dressings, compression therapy, intralesional corticosteroid injections, cryosurgery, excision, radiation therapy, laser therapy, interferon therapy, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), doxorubicin, bleomycin, verapamil, retinoic acid, imiquimod 5% cream, tamoxifen, tacrolimus, botulinum toxin, and other promising therapies such as transforming growth factor (TGF)–beta3, and recombinant human (rh) interleukin
Avatar n tn Prevention is key, but therapeutic treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids includes occlusive dressings, compression therapy, intralesional corticosteroid injections, cryosurgery, excision, radiation therapy, laser therapy, interferon therapy, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), doxorubicin, bleomycin, verapamil, retinoic acid, imiquimod 5% cream, tamoxifen, tacrolimus, botulinum toxin, and other promising therapies such as transforming growth factor (TGF)–beta3, and recombinant human (rh) interleukin
Avatar n tn Other therapy with topical calcipotriene, tacrolimus 0.1% ointment (under occlusion) and imiquimod 5% cream may also be useful. PUVA and photodynamic therapy is also found to be useful. You can consult any good dermatologist in your area or in the metro cities and discuss these treatment options with him. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar f tn Hello, Stucco keratosis is characterized by benign growths on the skin especially the extremities. The modes of treatment are topical 5% Imiquimod, scraping the lesion, cryotherapy and electrodessication. Red light collagen therapy is used for healing of wounds like diabetic skin ulcers, serious burns, and severe oral sores and proposed to be helpful in erasing wrinkles but I am unaware of its use in stucco keratosis.
Avatar m tn Imiquimod 5% cream (Aldara) is licensed for the treatment of anogenital warts in immunocompetent patients. The evidence supporting this license comes from three prospective, double-blind, randomized, vehicle-controlled trials.22–,24 In these trials 698 immunocompetent individuals were randomized to receive topical therapy with imiquimod 5% cream, 1% cream (22,,23 only) or vehicle control. The topical treatment was applied daily22 or three times a week23,,24 for 16 weeks or until lesions cleared.
Avatar m tn 00 Written by Liz Highleyman People who have an increase in body temperature soon after starting interferon-based therapy for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are more likely to experience early virological response, according to a presentation at the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) Liver Meeting last month in San Francisco. Rather than directly targeting HCV, interferon works by stimulating the body's immune response.
Avatar m tn I have had all visible warts frozen off 8-9 times this past year and they keep coming back. I have completed 2 courses of therapy on Aldara and that just seemed to make the warts grow faster. I have used salicylic acid, 4 weeks of duct tape occulsion therapy and have started regularly taking echinacea to boost my immune system. The duct tape therapy seemed to slow/stop growth but did not get rid of existing lesions.
Avatar m tn I have already under gone 4 sessions of cryo therapy but then the warts are comming back after some time and has doubled. all blood test are negetive and non reactive.
Avatar m tn However, molluscum affects only the superficial part of the skin and does not stay in the body once the bumps are removed. The best way to prevent its spread is by having these treated. Laser therapy, curettage and cryotherapy are the available treatment options. Topical medications like imiquimod, salicylic acid may be used to remove the bumps but they may not be very effective. Continue the treatment as advised by your dermatologist. Do keep me updated. Best of luck and regards!
Avatar m tn anyone can suggest me a GOOD doctor that can help me with this virus? i've been checked by 3 doctor and nobody want to give a therapy..
Avatar n tn Prevention is key, but therapeutic treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids includes occlusive dressings, compression therapy, intralesional corticosteroid injections, cryosurgery, excision, radiation therapy, laser therapy, interferon therapy, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), doxorubicin, bleomycin, verapamil, retinoic acid, imiquimod 5% cream, tamoxifen, tacrolimus, botulinum toxin, and other promising therapies such as transforming growth factor (TGF)–beta3, and recombinant human (rh) interleukin
468411 tn?1207259284 Prevention is key, but therapeutic treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids includes occlusive dressings, compression therapy, intralesional corticosteroid injections, cryosurgery, excision, radiation therapy, laser therapy, interferon therapy, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), doxorubicin, bleomycin, verapamil, retinoic acid, imiquimod 5% cream, tamoxifen, tacrolimus, botulinum toxin, and other promising therapies such as transforming growth factor (TGF)–beta3, and recombinant human (rh) interleukin
872691 tn?1267413353 In some specific cases where treatment is require, the mode of treatment includes external compression therapy, topical steroids , topical antiseptics like Eosin, which also has antiangiogenic properties, high dose oral corticosteroids , propranolol, vascular laser therapy and medicines like vincristine and imiquimod . I would suggest an examination by a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis.
Avatar n tn Large hemangiomas can leave visible skin changes secondary to severe stretching of the skin or damage to surface texture.The mainstay of treatment is oral corticosteroid therapy. Hemangiomas may be treated with the 585nm pulsed dye laser (if thin), or, if thicker, with the long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser, intralesional coticosteroids, systemic steroids (if vision or the respiratory system are threatened) or, more recently, the topical immune response modifier, imiquimod (Aldara).
Avatar n tn I initially saw a doctor at a walk-in-clinic who was quick to diagnose it as an HPV wart and prescribe me Vyloma (Imiquimod) cream to apply it until it goes away. I was extremely concerned so I made an appointment at a local sexual health clinic for that same day, and the doctor there told me it was indeed a wart but most likely not HPV. My question is this: - Should I use the Imiquimod regardless? Can it help even if it is not an HPV wart?
Avatar m tn very good news my hbsag keeps going down, difficult to say if it is the effect of etv plus tdf combo or the imiquimod i used in 2012 or the maitake supplements i am taking now, anyway what matters is hbsag goes down: 20 apr 2012 7309iu/ml 21 jun 2012 5210iu/ml 16 nov 2012 3687iu/ml 10 jan 2013 4207iu/ml 28 feb 2013 3644iu/ml 27 mar 2013 4163iu/ml 22 may2013 3201iu/ml the maitake i am taking now is from puritans, i take from 6 to 9 caps a day, it has no sides so i take 3 times the s
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 f tn In some specific cases where treatment is require, the mode of treatment includes external compression therapy, topical steroids , topical antiseptics like Eosin, which also has antiangiogenic properties, high dose oral corticosteroids , propranolol, vascular laser therapy and medicines like vincristine and imiquimod . I would suggest an examination by a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis.
Avatar f tn Prevention is key, but therapeutic treatment of hypertrophic scars and keloids includes occlusive dressings, compression therapy, intralesional corticosteroid injections, cryosurgery, excision, radiation therapy, laser therapy, interferon therapy, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), doxorubicin, bleomycin, verapamil, retinoic acid, imiquimod 5% cream, tamoxifen, tacrolimus, botulinum toxin, and other promising therapies such as transforming growth factor (TGF)–beta3, and recombinant human (rh) interleukin