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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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?

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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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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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

Dr. Byron Hapner
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Aldara (Definition)

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