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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Imiquimod (Definition)

There is limited data on the safety of imiquimod in pregnancy, while it doesn't appear to have negative effects on the baby, other treatments ...Read more


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/is using aldara (imiquimod) cream for the same purpose?

/is using aldara (imiquimod) cream for the same purpose?

Aldara (imiquimod) cream: Gyns prescibe Aldara (imiquimod) cream to treat vulvar condyloma (warts) there are other faster methods to treat them in the office. If you use the vream you have to apply it 3x per week for usually 8-12 weeks and it can cause vulvar irritation. ...Read more

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How soon after using aldara (imiquimod) cream should I see results?

How soon after using aldara (imiquimod) cream should I see results?

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

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How long does aldara (imiquimod) cream take to start working and what are all the uses?

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

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Aldara (imiquimod) cream side effects?

Burning or redness: Aldara (imiquimod) may cause some local burning or redness if applied to sensitive areas. ...Read more

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How effective is aldara (imiquimod) cream to cure my warts?

Aldara (imiquimod) cream: Quite effective, usually about 80% of time. However it may take 3 months or so and is expensive. There are numerous other treatments available for foot warts- see your local podiatrist! ...Read more

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How does aldara (imiquimod) cream work on hpv?

Imiquimod: Aldara (imiquimod) is an immune response modifier which may work by allowing the immune system to eliminate external warts caused by hpv. Cd4 and cd8 lymphocytes have been shown to infiltrate the hpv lesions when this agent is used. ...Read more

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How long does aldara (imiquimod) cream take to work on your feet?

How long does aldara (imiquimod) cream take to work on your feet?

Aldara (imiquimod) cream: Quite effective, usually about 80% of time. However it may take 3 months or so and is expensive. There are numerous other treatments available for foot warts- see your local podiatrist! ...Read more

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Is aldara (imiquimod) cream safe to be used in infants with molluscum contangiosum?

Is aldara (imiquimod) cream safe to be used in infants with molluscum contangiosum?

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 more

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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

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What antibiotic or cream should I used for adversed reaction of aldara (imiquimod) cream on my skin, it was inflammed and painful?

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 more

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Are there any permanant side effects for aldara (imiquimod) cream (hpv). Lupus etc is writing in many forums on the net.

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 more

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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?

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 more

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I hve been using aldara (imiquimod) cream for last 2weeks for warts it has sent willy red and very sore on top and under forskin. Forskin gets stuck as its swolen?

Condyloma: Aldara (imiquimod) cream has limited effectiveness for large warts or diffuse patches. It can be very irritating to the skin since it works by creating an immune reaction. ...Read more

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Is it safe for individuals with multiple sclerosis to use aldara (imiquimod) cream to treat genital warts?

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

Dr. Byron Hapner
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Aldara (Definition)

Aldara is a topical anti-viral agent which is a ...Read more