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A 25-year-old male asked:

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

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
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.
Dr. John Holden
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Skin lesions: When used as directed and under the supervision of a physician, Aldara (imiquimod) is both safe and effectice.

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

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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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Any side effects of imiquimod?

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Aldara (imiquimod) cream side effects?

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Last updated Jun 24, 2014


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