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Can Aldara Be Bought Over The Counter
Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if i don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)
Test small area 1st: Aldara 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 (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
If I have loads of aks all over abdomen (bikini sun exposure 40yr ago), why wouldn't derm prescribe aldara?
Not sure: Aldara is used to treat warts but can also be used to treat ak's. However, there are other treatments that are used for ak's like freezing them off with liquid nitrogen, surgical removing them if irritated or hypertrophic or irritated, or other creams (topical chemotherapy) that are used for ak's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bottom lip had skin cancer, treated w/aldara over 1 yr ago. Cancer gone. Lip still huge & chapped. Nothing helps it. Tried everything w/dermatologist.
See Surg/Derm: This may very well be side effects of aldara. You should go see your dermatologist to find out. More importantly, you need to be sure that you don't have an underlying skin cancer. And if there is no recurrence, you can talk to a plastic surgeon or in some cases oral surgeons or ear/nose doctors about surgical options such as cheiloplasty. Where some or all of the damaged mucosa could be shaved. ...Read more
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