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A 36-year-old member asked:

What is the use of aldara (imiquimod) and are there painful side effects?

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Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics and Gynecology 48 years experience
Aldara (imiquimod): Aldara (imiquimod) is an immune modulator used for the treatment of condylomata accuminata ( genital warts). It can cause pain, burning, irritation. It is also being used to treat some forms of vulva dysplasias as these are hpv related. Dermatologists are also using this for some skin cancers.
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A 25-year-old male asked:

Is aldara (imiquimod) dangerous to use ? Does it have any dangerous side effects ?

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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
If used as directed: It is a safe medication. May want to dicuss with your doctor but dont let your anxiety disorder get in the way of your treatment.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

Any side effects of imiquimod?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Generally cutaneous: This immune modulator is used topically in treatment of warts and some skin cancers. Can produce extremely severe skin effects, with blistering bloody lesions. Systemic side effects include secondary fungal infections, flu-like symptoms, enlarged lymph nodes, muscle and back aches, and others.
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Last updated Jun 24, 2014

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