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What happens if I use podofilox longer than recommend?

What happens if I use podofilox longer than recommend?

Podofilox overusage: It's not a good idea to over use a product like this-you might experience increased local and possibly systemic side-effects from absorption. Besides, with the treatment of warts, you need to let the immune system 'do its thing'. You don't want to damage skin/create toxicity beyond what the medication will initially help with. Warts are like that: hit 'em, then see how things improve. Follow w/ MD ...Read more

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What happens if you put podofilox on the opening of your vagina?

What happens if you put podofilox on the opening of your vagina?

Podofilox: Common side effects include redness, itching, burning, and pain in the treated area. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling so embarassed and sad. It ruined my life, I tried aldara and condylox (podofilox) but no effect. Does it rlly go away in 2 years?

What to do if I'm feeling so embarassed and sad. It ruined my life, I tried aldara and condylox (podofilox) but no effect. Does it rlly go away in 2 years?

Venereal warts?: I am assuming from your question that you have Condylomata (Venereal warts) of the vulva and have not been able to get rid of them. First of all, both laser and cryotherapy (freezing) as well as surgical excision can remove them. Secondly, get some emotional help through a therapist or Psychologist (and maybe Rx drugs) to get past this depressive state. Of mind. ...Read more

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Is it possible to buy condylox (podofilox) online?

Is it possible to buy condylox (podofilox) online?

No: It is prescription only. And can easily burn tissue if overused or used improperly. If. Upst be used carefully or the resulting burn may be lead to scarring or long term damage. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever used podofilox for a genital wart?

Has anyone ever used podofilox for a genital wart?

Genital warts: There is no single effective cure for removal of genital warts. A number of treatment options exist; however, no treatment is 100% effective in eliminating warts and preventing them from coming back in all patients. It also is not possible to eliminate infection with human papillomavirus once it has occurred. Genital warts may go away on their own in about 10%-20% of people over 3-5 months. ...Read more

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Effects of condylox (podofilox)?

Effects of condylox (podofilox)?

Condylox (podofilox): Side effects of condylox (podofilox) include: inflammation, burning, pain, erosion, pruritus, bleeding, erythema, and headache. ...Read more

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What are some usual side effects of condylox (podofilox)?

What are some usual side effects of condylox (podofilox)?

Condylox (podofilox): Common reactions include: inflammation, burning, pain, erosion, pruritus, bleeding, erythema and headache. ...Read more

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What's the success rate for podofilox? Does it target the cosmetic effects or the actual hpv virus?

Around 70-80%: Aside from surgery or cautery, all treatments are around 70-80% effective: podofilox, sinecatechins, freezing, trichloroacetic acid, imiquimod. For any of these, switch to another if the first isn't very effective. Combination treatment often is best, e.g. freezing plus podofilox. None target HPV itself, but wart removal reduces HPV load and may speed clearance by the immune system. ...Read more

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What dosage do you recommend if podofilox is taken? And is leflox a good antibiotic to fight such bacteria? And lastly can the warts spread all over

What dosage do you recommend if podofilox is taken? And is leflox a good antibiotic to fight such bacteria? And lastly can the warts spread all over

Genital warts?: Podofilox is simply applied to warts, usually without other consideration of the dose. Sometimes daily, other times only 2-3 times a week; follow the instructions on your prescription or that you received from your doctor or clinic. Levofloxacin has no effect on warts or HPV, the virus that causes them. Warts almost never "spread all over". Clarify any further question with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments for HPV besides condylox (podofilox) gel?

Are there alternative treatments for HPV besides condylox (podofilox) gel?

Aldara (imiquimod): Aldara (imiquimod) is a prescription cream used 3x/wk x 12 weeks and is very effective treatment for condyloma. It is an immune modulator which amps up your immune system which in turn destroys the hpv virus. Also quit smoking as smoking acts as a cofactor in allowing the virus to thrive. Thus, the combination of Aldara (imiquimod) and smoking cessation should be very effective treatment for condyloma. ...Read more

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What is an alternative treatment for HPV for males besides condylox (podofilox)?

What is an alternative treatment for HPV for males besides condylox (podofilox)?

You mean warts?: The HPV warts can self clear over a period of 2 years or so. You can destroy them with caustic material like the podofilox, freeze them (liquid nitrogen, nitrous oxide cryopen), cut them off (avoid) or burn them off with laser treatments. There is a possibility for them to re-appear, since the germ can hibernate in other skin locations. A dermatologist or urologist would likely have a preference ...Read more

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What is an alternative treatment for HPV for males aside from condylox (podofilox)?

What is an alternative treatment for HPV for males aside from condylox (podofilox)?

Aldara (imiquimod) (Imiqimod): Boosts your immune system which helps toeliminate hpv virus. 70 - 85% effective. Other alternatives are freezing with liqid nitrogen, electrocauery to reove with electric current or laser vaporization or excisiion. These methods are up to 90% effective. However, genial warts can recur after any hpv wart treatment. ...Read more

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How effective is the genital warts gel condylox (podofilox)?

How effective is the genital warts gel condylox (podofilox)?

Over 50 percent: It is effective in over 50 per cent of cases up to about 80 per cent. Typically it is applied three days a week for four weeks. If not totally effective other treatments may be necessary to destroy warts. Regular follow up may be necessary in resistant cases. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if I can buy podofilox for genital warts?

Prescription: Podofilox is an anti-mitotic drug that is used to treat genital warts. It is currently available by prescription from a physician. ...Read more

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Can condylox (podofilox) solution be used to treat genital warts?

Yes: This medication is a topic gel used to treat warts, among other things. Warts can also be treated by a physician using liquid nitrogen, laser, or surgery. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

Food testing: Food allergies can be frightening but there is no reason to test the children if they have not had reactions. Always be cautious when introducing a new food to an allergic child. ...Read more

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I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

Do not increase: A 17 month old should not have allergies to inhaled items like dust or pollen. Zyrtec (cetirizine) could cause drowsiness and I would avoid long term use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in your child. If your child has a runny or stuffy nose that is unresponsive to zyrtec (cetirizine) then see your doctor to make sure there isn't an infection brewing. ...Read more

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Do children grow out of allergies?

Do children grow out of allergies?

Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies these days?

How are children tested for allergies these days?

Allergy testing: Usually encompasses skin and/or serum (blood) test which are consistent with the child's clinical history. ...Read more

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How often should children be tested for allergies?

How often should children be tested for allergies?

It depends: It really depends on the age of the child, and whether you're talking about food or environmental allergies. I generally will skin test children over age 2 for environmental allergies, while many younger kids need food testing. In terms of frequency, children with environmental allergies may benefit from repeat testing after 2 years, as their allergies can change as they get older. ...Read more

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