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I've been using. Aldara (imiquimod) for a plantar wart for a few days. I now have a burning sensation throughout my foot. Is that normal for aldara (imiquimod)?

I've been using. Aldara (imiquimod) for a plantar wart for a few days.  I now  have a burning sensation throughout my foot.  Is that normal for aldara (imiquimod)?

No: That is not one of the reported side effects of aldara (imiquimod). However it's a good idea to speak to your doctor and possibly stop the medication as that may indeed be a reaction to the medicine. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Plantar Warts (Definition)

There are many types of warts and all are caused by virus. There are a variety (~46) of different viruses that cause warts thus different type of warts. Different types of warts will have there own appearance. Some are flat and smooth while others are raised and rough with small black streaks or specks in them. Others are ...Read more


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How likely is it that aldara (imiquimod) simply stops working? Achieved about 90% clearance of plantar wart, but no improvement in last week.

How likely is it that aldara (imiquimod) simply stops working?  Achieved about 90% clearance of plantar wart, but no improvement in last week.

Warts...: Plantar warts are very frustrating to treat. Methods that worked in the past may not work for you in the present. Fortunately, there are many other treatments to try. There are a few different topical chemicals, different freezing techniques, etc. Just keep trying. ...Read more

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I'm treating my plantar wart with aldara (imiquimod) and tagamet. It's much less tender now but hasn't diminished in size very much. Is the treatment working?

I'm treating my plantar wart with aldara (imiquimod) and tagamet.  It's much less tender now  but  hasn't diminished in size very much.  Is the treatment working?

See your physician: These are powerful medications. Having less pain is a step in the right direction. Have you physician evaluate the area to compare it with how it was prior to treatment. ...Read more

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I cut my plantar warts out with a toothpick and used aldera on it too. Was that a safe decision?

Well...: If it didn't get infected, then i guess you really didn't do any real harm. See a podiatrist for a better solution than bathroom surgery. ...Read more

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How are plantar warts treated?

Several ways: Topical s, laser.Surgical excision, acids. Are a few treatments. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more