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A 33-year-old female asked:

I was given imiquimod 5% for warts. i applied entire 1st packet to warts. (my doc gave no instructions, pharmacist only said apply liberally to all warts) after 1hr and reading reviews/side effects, i have washed it off. how bad will side effects be?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Maybe mild side effects or none at all. Either way, you will need additional treatments. Recheck with the doctor who prescribed the treatment. If s/he re-prescribes the drug, this time follow his or her advice about the dose and how often to repeat it. Good luck.

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