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HPV: HPV is a very common virus and there are many strains. Only a few of them are associated with cervical cancer for the female. Once you have the virus it will stay in your system. There is no treatment for the virus. The best prevention at this time is to get the HPV vaccine prior to sexual activity to prevent you from contracting the virus. Screening pap smears is important to look for changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more
Been using aldara (imiquimod) (hpv) for 10 weeks and still there are warts. Shall i stop using it and try something else?
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
What can I get assistance with purchasing aldara? I have hpv, diagnosed by a free clinic. I was told the treatment is a drug called aldara. In checking, i found that it is extremely expensive. I am unemployed and cannot afford the drug. Are there any
Most : Most states usually have a program for family planning/std's, and medications like Aldara (imiquimod) and cryotherapy (freezing of the warts) are usually covered. The free clinic should be able to direct you to a clinic that offers such programs. If not contact the drug company that makes aldara, (imiquimod) they might have a patient assistance program that would allow you to get the medication for free or at a discounted price. Good luck. ...Read more
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
I'm treating HPV with aldara (imiquimod) and it's making me burn a lot and when I have a bowel movement. The warts bleed too so is that bad?
See your physician: You need to have the area evaluated by your physician and the treatment plan altered based on your response. Local treatment to the area may help with the discomfort. ...Read more
Have been given a good report by an "ent"& an internist. I have thyroid disease (tk levo) & HPV (tk aldara). Why do I still have a chronic sore throat?
Combination of thing: A few thoughts- although you may not have had anything obvious on ENT exam you may still have subclinical gerd, post nasal drip, allergy or even irritant. I would review your hx to see if there is anything we are missing - try trials of appropriate meds including standard anti gerd, anti drip and anti allergy. At the end of the day this might be a combo of things. ...Read more