What is aldara used to treat

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Avatar m tn what is the normal time it takes for the skin redness and burning to heal after using aldara? i used it for about a month and a half and my penis has never been the same even after 3 weeks off the awful drug. if anyone could offer anything thatd be great. im trying to go see a derm doc. i cant live with this burning pain for the rest of my life. dont know where to go... thanks.
Avatar f tn In the process of getting rid of them she put acid on them (2 different sessions) which helped but certainly did not take care of the issue. She prescribed me Aldara, Imiquiod 5%. It is to be used at night and washed off in the morning around 6-10 hours later. I used it twice, the first time having no reaction, the second accidentally sleeping in leaving it on for longer than the first. I think that in my sleep I moved around a bit much and the cream spread onto my inner labia.
Avatar m tn I don't have insurance anymore so I can't just go to the doctor, but could this be related to the Aldara, as in, should I stop? Or is this a separate health problem that needs to be checked out? I know I'll be advised to check with a professional regardless, but I just want to understand if this is a reported side effect of Aldara for some men.
Avatar f tn I'm not an expert, but from what I understand it is used to treat other things then just warts and has been used to treat areas of concern regarding skin cancer- as far as skin tags in the genital area- I believe they just remove them more then give you medication for them. I'd head to your local pharmacy and just ask them if they know of this medication being used for skin tags- your pharmacists are usually the biggest help when it comes to uses and interactions of prescriptions.
Avatar m tn He's had some skin condition that his vet thinks is cancer, and said the main treatment was surgery, but due to his age (and, unfortunately, the expense involved--last year alone, she's spent over $2000 on vet bills), that's not a viable option for her. She did use a cream on him that appeared to temporarily work-- imiquimod cream 5% - drug name Aldara. It has 12 single application doses (each the size of a postage stamp).
Avatar n tn I looked further and found what looks to be very similar to what I have... that cauliflowered appearing cluster of sorta tiny bumps. In addition there are a couple tiny bumps right near that spot on the base of the shaft itself. Again, they don't hurt, they don't itch. The area most affected is barely the size of a dime. Fearing this might be an outbreak of genital warts and having read up on every site I could find on the topic...
Avatar f tn I agree the itching is prob from healing. I went away for a few days so sorry, I am just now responding. How did it go for you over the weekend?
Avatar m tn I have heard that the combo of Cryo and Aldara is effective. What have you seen to be most effective in no warts recurrences? These things you read about multi-vitamins and green tea being beneficial, would they truly make a difference? 4)-my GF and I had protected sex; she was a virgin and so I’m just wondering the likelihood of her getting HPV. The reason I ask is because I would want her to get the Vaccine asap.
Avatar n tn Vinegar is unlikely to be effective in treating warts. While vinegar is essentially dilute acetic acid and acetic acid is used to treat some warts, the concentration of acetic acid in vinegar is too low to be effective for warts. 3. I take it that most of your lesions are now on the scrotum. Warts on the scrotum are rather uncommon while other, non-STD processes such as folliculitis, benign cysts, and skin tags are all relatively common.
Avatar f tn yep, probably ingrown hairs or a folliculitis from shaving. continue to be seen when you have new symptoms to try to figure out what all is going on at this point. follow up with herpes igg blood testing at the 3 month mark just to know your status.
Avatar f tn i did the SAME thing when i was diagnosed. well i always like to get to the root of the problem, so i thought: "How do you kill the VIRUS as opposed to the warts?" and the answer is your immune system.
Avatar f tn When Aldara Cream is applied to the skin, immune cells are activated and travel to the area. For example, in the case of genital warts, the activated immune cells work to eliminate cells that have been infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes the warts. Aldara has no direct antiviral activity and is not chemodestructive or cytotoxic.
Avatar m tn Post inflammatory hypopigmentation is very difficult to treat, but Elidel cream or Protropic can be used on these hypopigmented areas. But use them after a dermatologist’s guidance. If the symptoms still persist then you can talk to your dermatologist about laser-assisted chemabrasion(LACA).It has provided excellent results in such hypopigmentation.
Avatar m tn I'd return to the dermatologist for further evaluation to see what all is going on. if the aldara isn't working or you are somehow spreading it to other body parts by touching, perhaps you need these all surgically removed instead of trying the aldara to treat it. not to panic you but no easy way to ask this - do you have any underlying medical issues? also have you been tested for hiv?
Avatar f tn Is it safe to use a tampon or cotton ball soaked in apple cider vinegar to treat them? Also, what are the possible complications of internal genital warts (other than discomfort during intercourse)?
Avatar f tn Should I just treat them myself using Aldara or an OTC freezing kit? 2. How can I find a competent MD who is able to remove all the small ones one by one? Is this even possible? Any thoughtful answers are appreciated. Thank you.
Avatar n tn I guess I will need to see another professional to see what they say about the surgery? Is there a way to be tested to see if the virus is on my penis? My biggest fear is that I spread it to my new partner. He has performed oral sex on me and I also performed on him. What are the chances that he got it on his mouth or penis? If he did catch it what are the chances he will develop warts? Am I putting him at risk for oral cancer? I heard that you cant get cancer for hpv 6 and 11.
Avatar n tn But just to make sure, I decided to go to the proctologist to see what he had to say. He told me that I had genital warts both internally and externally and that I would have to have them burned off, and he would call me to give me the cost of the procedure since I didn't have insurance, and could get it a bit cheaper. That Monday, I was called and told that it would be about $3500 or $3700 and I'm assuming that since they called the hospital to get the rate, that it was going to be done there.
Avatar f tn I am not familiar with Aldara other than it is used to treat warts and know that they are not at all linked to yeast infections. A friend of mine has had this but she thought it was just a skin tag when she got pregnant turns out it was a wart but it was not a threat to pregnancy nor did they treat it in any way. I would contact your doctor and ask why they have you on Aldara , I have never heard of HPV causing yeast infections.
Avatar n tn Imiquimod (Aldara), a topical immunostimulant used for the treatment of genital warts (USFDA approved indication) but is also used to treat actinic keratoses. Actinic keratosis is a skin condition characterized by rough, scaly patches on the skin of face, lips, ears, back of your hands, forearms, scalp and neck. The usual cause is overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. This is usually a precancerous condition, which can develop into skin cancer.
Avatar n tn If in doubt, get another opinion. That the lesions did not respond to Aldara doesn't mean much. Aldara is effective in about 60% of cases. Alternative treatments are much better. The best approach is to see a dermatologist, who might treat them with more rapidly effective methods like cautery/surgery or freezing with liquid nitrogen. Second, there is obvious a significant chance your wife will develop warts. But not necessarily.
Avatar n tn The only topicals used to treat MC are Aldara and Retin-A. Anything else is likely to be a scam. Aldara is used more typically, and is available only with a prescription. You can also have them cauterized or frozen, similar to warts. Once one ruptures, be sure to clean up the contents carefully, as the centers of MC lesions contain the virus itself. However, once one breaks apart, normally it will heal just fine.
Avatar n tn I got a rash and what apeared to be lumps. I read online that is is fairly common? After I stopped the use, everything returned back to normally within about a week or so. After anouther week i got a fleshlump on the top of my scotum. i assumed it was HPV and tried to treat it with salicilc acid and then applied the aldara. Went away in about 2 weeks. Recently I have developed more lumps. Not sure what they are. They start out small and then get larger to about 6mm.
Avatar f tn I have only been using the Aldara a week, and I am not expecting miracles and I realize there is probably not any hard data, but what is a realistic time frame to start seeing results? One last question...
1655600 tn?1302165828 a) Yes and no. Warts on the hands are HPV but of a different strain than HPV that causes genital warts. According to the research, HPV wart strains have niche areas and warts on the hands don't like the genitals and vice versa. Therefore the short answer to part "a" is no, it is not the same virus. Also, it is doubtful it is reactivated as is most likely the result of infection by your partner. That's a best guess though. b)No, it doesn't mean so.
Avatar m tn 1) Is there a chance that what i have is not a wart but something else due to my reactions to the aldara and the fact that the wart would get bigger the next day? 2) I am on holiday in a different country and cannot go see a doc now, so do you think i should go back to using the aldara cream? i have stopped using it for about a week and a half now 3) Ive had increased discharge since my symptoms have come up, so i was wondering does genital warts cause excess discharge?
Avatar f tn I tsarted with aldara and next week I had more warts so she made me an Electrocautery and I had only one left to treat with aldara. One week after, I found a new one and im treating it too. I feel so depresed and I know that help the virus, Im starting to nderstand this virus and realize that its not the end of the world.. But I still have so many doubts. If its true in a future if I treat them, im not longer available to give HPV to my future partner?
Avatar f tn Though I do practice holistic medicine, there is no substitute to modern medicine in my opinion. There are many different treatments than Aldara- from freezing to TCA acid to surgery and beyond. A health care worker will explain your different options to you- just ask lots of questions and be proactive in your care. Good luck.