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A 25-year-old female asked:

I saw my doctor for genital warts and was prescribed imiquimod 5% cream i used it 3 times. now swollen and burning in the area is it a chemical burn?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
No: This isn't a chemical burn. It's probably a strong response to the medicine and this is fairly common. Since it's troubling enough to write us about, hold the medicine and phone your physician for guidance.
Dr. Bradford Romans
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Yes.It is very: caustic to oral skin( that's how it kills the virus ).Be careful to "paint" the lesion,and nothing else.

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