A 29-year-old female asked:
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I'm have a severe reaction to imiquimod (aldara). Some ulceration in the vulva, really sore, red and swollen. The pain is excruciating. What to do?

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Dr. Michelle Jones singer
37 years experience in Gynecology
Call doctor: Keep the area clean and dry. Do not apply any more of the medicine. Notify your doctor, Aldara (imiquimod) commonly causes this type of reaction.
Answered on Feb 12, 2015

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