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Wait for it: The package insert of aldara: "early clinical clearance cannot be adequately assessed until resolution of local skin reactions (e.g. 12 weeks post-treatment)." to me, this means it's hard to tell if the stuff is working until you've finished a full course of it, since it induces irritation of the whole area. The label says it's important to finish the whole course of medicine--stick with it! ...Read more
Aldara (imiquimod): Aldara, imiquimod, is a topical skin medication that gets your skin cells to produce interferon, a natural substance that is involved in producing immunity toward certain diseases. It is used to kill cells infected with wart, or human papilllomal virus, and it is used to treat certain kinds of skin cancers and precancers. It works slowly and often produces an inflammation with redness and pain. ...Read more
Not approved: Aldara (imiquimod) cream isn't currently approved for use under 18 years of age. That really just means studies weren't done to see if it's safe in kids. There were some studies done on using it to treat molluscum and they failed to show that it even worked. Thee is commonly irritation of the skin at the application sites, and I would be very concerned this would be worse on thinner more sensitive infant skin ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have flaking skin in a sensitive area that was caused by aldara (imiquimod) cream. What can I do?
Stop using it: The cream is causing you allergy. You need to stop using it and you will need to see your doc for treatment. Hypoallergenic lubricant will help to with recovery. Venicream or veseline a&d cream helps with lubrication but steroid cream helps to recover it faster. ...Read more
In my: Experience it is about 50% effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
What antibiotic or cream should I used for adversed reaction of aldara (imiquimod) cream on my skin, it was inflammed and painful?
Quick fix: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling).This is the body increasing blood flow to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as antiinflammatory medications in the first 24hrs, good skin cream and avoid the sun. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any permanant side effects for aldara (imiquimod) cream (hpv). Lupus etc is writing in many forums on the net.
Minimal: This complication has not been reported in any of the controlled studies of aldara (imiquimod). Drug induced lupus may occur with as many as 60 some odd compounds used, but almost always responds to withdrawal of the medication. This is a very safe therapy in general. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have HPV and aldara (imiquimod) cream affect my skin badly.? f? keep my skin with HPV under hot water can it work? Can my papillomas get better by this way?
No, but: No, but there are several alternative treatments. There are other medications which are self-applied (condylox, veregan); medications applied by a doctor (tca, podophyllin); or they can be treated surgically by freezing, excision or laser. Any of the medications can irritate, so the decision is best made between you and your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe for individuals with multiple sclerosis to use aldara (imiquimod) cream to treat genital warts?
No problem: Am unaware of any adverse reaction in ms pts, and there are no known interactions with the disease modifying treatments. ...Read more