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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Podofin (Overview)

Podofin is a topical anti-viral agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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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

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Podofin (Overview)

Podofin is a topical anti-viral agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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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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Aldara (imiquimod) cream side effects?

Dr. Daniel Lee Dr. Lee
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Aldara (imiquimod) cream side effects?

Burning or redness: Aldara (imiquimod) may cause some local burning or redness if applied to sensitive areas. ...Read more

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What is cantharidin wart treatment?

What is cantharidin wart treatment?

Cantharidin: Your doctor "paints" cantharidin on your wart and covers it with a bandage. This is generally painless. The cantharidin causes the skin under the wart to blister, lifting the wart off the skin. When the blister dries, the wart comes off with the blistered skin. You may feel some pain when the skin blisters. When you see your doctor again, he or she will remove the dead skin and may retreat. ...Read more

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What is aldara (imiquimod) used for?

What is aldara (imiquimod) used for?

AKs and warts: Aldara (imiquimod) is used most commonly for treatment of aks (actinic keratoses which are precancers). It's also used for treatment of superficial skin cancers such as superficial basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma in-situ but it does not have as high a cure rate as surgery so it is not considered the gold standard for skin cancer. Aldara (imiquimod) is also used for treatment of genital warts. ...Read more

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What does aldara (imiquimod) do?

What does aldara (imiquimod) do?

Activates immunity: It is an immune response modifier. It treats genital warts by increasing the activity of the body's immune system to fight off the wart virus. Mechanism of action for aks (precancers) not exactly known but thought to also be related to upregulating the body's immune system to fight off abnormal cells. It is used to treat aks, genitals warts, and superficial basal cell carcinoma. ...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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/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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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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How safe is trichloroacetic acid (tca) treatment for genital warts?

Under supervision: If treated by trained physician it is pretty safe. ...Read more

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What is the generic OTC emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream called?

What is the generic OTC emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream called?

Lidocaine–Prilocaine: Lidocaine 2.5% – prilocaine 2.5%. If you ask your pharmacist for "emla cream" they can direct you. ...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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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

Dr. Sheila Smith
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