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Aldara (imiquimod) cream side effects?

Aldara (imiquimod) cream side effects?

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

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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Does hydrocortisone valerate cream rexpire?

Does hydrocortisone valerate cream rexpire?

Yes: Check tube. Dpending on age of tube it is good for 1-2 years after prescription is filled. ...Read more

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Does cortisone cream help actinic keratoses?

Does cortisone cream help actinic keratoses?

No: A cortisone cream can decrease inflammation that is often seen around actinic keratoses. However, cortisone cream should not be used to eradicate actinic keratoses. ...Read more

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Is hydrocortisone valerate cream for acne?

Is hydrocortisone valerate cream for acne?

NO: This is a steroid cream and may actually worsen acne. It is used to treat inflammation, such as a skin allergy or eczema. ...Read more

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Is triamcinolone acetonide cream for wrinkles?

Is triamcinolone acetonide cream for wrinkles?

No: It's a steroid cream - and long terms use could actually result in skin thinning. It doesn't help wrinkles, either. ...Read more

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Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream ok for seborrheic dermatitis?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream ok for seborrheic dermatitis?

Yes: The condition is caused by a normal yeast organism and will usually respond to lotrimin (clotrimazole). Another useful prescription medicine is ketoconazole. ...Read more

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Do clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream treat acne?

Do clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate cream treat acne?

Absolutely Not: This medication will treat inflammation and a fungal infection . Totally wrong for acne. See dr friedlander's answer for better detail. ...Read more

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Can ketoconazole cream heals acne?

Can ketoconazole cream heals acne?

No: It's great for the folliculitis variant of tinea versicolor / pityrosporum infection, which is famously confused with acne. Any doubt, get seen by a physician who's good at this stuff. ...Read more

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How does aldara (imiquimod) cream work on hpv?

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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Are pandel hydrocortisone probutate cream same as desowen (desonide) cream?

Are pandel hydrocortisone probutate cream same as desowen (desonide) cream?

No.: They are in the same category, i.e. They are both medium-strength steroid creams, and therefore they are used for similar indications, but they are not identical. ...Read more

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Topical Fucidin cream combine with lightening cream is it safe?

Topical Fucidin cream combine with lightening cream is it safe?

Unlikely combination: I don't know of any reported interactions between fucidin cream and the common skin lighteners, which usually use hydroquinone as their active ingredient. But I've never run into a situation where both were used at the same time on the same area of skin. Dark spots are not usually infected, and vice versa. ...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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Aldara (imiquimod) not working, why?

Aldara (imiquimod) not working, why?

Patience: You dont say how long you have used the aldara (imiquimod). It can work in as little as3 weeks for labial condyloma, but in some cases can take over four months. Aldara (imiquimod) is effective 87 to 96% of the time, but that means up to 13% will not respond. ...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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Can I use clotrimazole betamethasone dipropionate cream 1%?

Can I use clotrimazole betamethasone dipropionate cream 1%?

For what: This contains a rather high potency topical steroids and should not be used without a prescription and instructions from your physician for appropriate indication..What do you want to use it for.It also contains anti fungal clotrinazole. Betamethasone is the steroid .Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Can betamethasone dipropionate cream help acne?

Can betamethasone dipropionate cream help acne?

Not a treatment: While Betamethasone may reduce very inflammatory acne temporarily, it a very strong steroid and should not be used on the face. It can cause thinning of the skin, discoloration, small blood vessel formation, and even create more acne. Try instead over the counter preparations with benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. If you still need more treatment, please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Byron Hapner
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Aldara (Definition)

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