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Doctor insights on: Aldara Cream For Skin Cancer

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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

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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Can I use aldara (imiquimod) for aks?

Yes: Aldara (imiquimod) is a very effective and safe treatment for aks. It can be used to treat a large surface area or a single lesion. Treatment period is usually 8-12 weeks. Recommend staying out of the sun during the treatment period because it makes you more sensitive to the sun and sunburn easier. Side-effects are redness and peeling which can be exacerbated by sun exposure. ...Read more

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Flurorouracil cream and skin cancer, what's the relationship?

Flurorouracil cream and skin cancer, what's the relationship?

Treatment: Primarily used to treat actinic keratosis a pre-malignant lesion that can degenerate into squamous cell carcinoma. See your dermatologist. ...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 flurorouracil cream cause or cure skin cancer?

Can flurorouracil cream cause or cure skin cancer?

Cure skin cancer: This cream (also called Efudex) acts as a chemotherapy agent for helping eradicate some categories of superficial skin cancer e.g. superficial basal cell carcinoma, and also pre-cancerous lesions such as actinic keratosis. Causing cancer is not a documented side effect. See this link for more detail : http://www.rxlist.com/efudex-drug/patient-images-side-effects.htm ...Read more

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Fluorouracil 5 cream for plantar warts, is this okay?

Fluorouracil 5 cream for plantar warts, is this okay?

Yes...: 5 FU is great for warts. I use it all the time. It sure better than burning them out. Have to be very persistent on putting it on. ...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

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May I use aldara (imiquimod) creme for condylomata acuminata? Is there any negative consequences?

May I use aldara (imiquimod) creme for condylomata acuminata? Is there any negative consequences?

Aldara (imiquimod) Side Effects: Common side effects of Aldara (imiquimod) include: local inflammatory rxn, application site rxn, headache, influenza-like sx, anorexia, dizziness, pain, chest pain, diarrhea, lymphadenopathy, and dyspepsia. Serious reactions include: exfoliative dermatitis, erythema multiforme, and urinary retention. ...Read more

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Mela Derm creme is good for skin?

Mela  Derm creme is good for skin?

Derm cream: Sorry, we cannot recommend specific treatments or what is best for you. My recommendation is to see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Which tretinoin cream is best for skin discoloration?

Which tretinoin cream is best for skin discoloration?

Any strength: Tretinoin cream comes in 3 different strengths, and one should first start with the mildest strength. It helps with acne and also helps to fade fine wrinkles if used religiously. It's best to graduate to the strongest concentration to get the best result. Skin discoloration is another issue and can be treated with different drugs, hydroquinone cream being one. ...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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Which oral medication is available for melanoma skin cancer?

Which oral medication is available for melanoma skin cancer?

Nothing: There is no really good oral med for melanoma. Once the tumor has spread systemic interferon is often used. There are new drugs being developed. Melanama traditionally has been resistent to most types of medications. The mainstay of treatment for melanoma remains surgery. ...Read more

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Is vichy self tanner cream good?does it cause cancer or wrinkles..?is itl better than sun tanning and tanning bed?

Is vichy self tanner cream good?does it cause cancer or wrinkles..?is itl better than sun tanning and tanning bed?

Healthtap doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Tan in a can is usually safer than sun tanning or using a tanning bed. The latter can increase risk for skin cancer. ...Read more

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Does baking soda for skin cancer ulcerate the skin?

Does baking soda for skin cancer ulcerate the skin?

Skin pH: Baking soda applied to skin can alter the ph and result in irritation, but not usually ulcerate it. If that occurs, it is usually the skin cancer itself causing the damage. It needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Can cortaid cream 1% hydrocortisone cream be used for the itch of a yeast infection?

Can cortaid cream 1% hydrocortisone cream be used for the itch of a yeast infection?

Tpical steroids: Topical steroid typically are not very effective for yeast infection. Thay can potentially make yeast infection worse. ...Read more

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Aldara (imiquimod) for aks all over abdomen ok?

Aldara (imiquimod) for aks all over abdomen ok?

Test small area 1st: Aldara (imiquimod) can cause a very vigorous response in some patients so be careful to apply to a small area to see how you respond. Only if you don't have a severe reaction can you then treat a larger area. You can get quite sick (flu like symptoms) if you apply too much Aldara (imiquimod) (ie: entire face or large body par). Best to treat a small region (ie: nose or one hand or portion of the abdomen) at a time. ...Read more

Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which some element of your skin which is one of the most complex organs in the body, degenerates into cancer, with the cancerous (malignant) cells growing ...Read more


Dr. Chad Levitt
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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