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Tagamet And Warts
If aldara is applied to one genital wart, will other genital warts also disappear since its an immune stimulant?
Sometimes: you are correct in thinking that Aldara works by stimulating the body's immune response, it is most effective when applied directly to the involved lesions, but theory is that once the body's immune system learns how to destroy a specific type of lesion (wart, skin cancer), it will also work on similar lesions elsewhere; however, this effect is not consistent ...Read more
Treatment worse: A heavy dose of radiation will kill the virus, but it will do far more damage to your testes and other tissues than HPV is likely to. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Genital warts: Yes in some cases. It depends on the size of the warts and their location and whether you are male or female( wart location) more specific and direct therapy for them is available from your dermatologist, or gynecologist or family doctor for example podophilin, imiquimod, or electrodessication to name but a few. ...Read more
Being threated for genital warts (anus) with aldara (imiquimod). I have muscle pains, and flu like symptoms, but no fever. Can this creme (aldara (imiquimod)) harm me?
Not usually: Even when used properly Aldara (imiquimod) can cause mild problems like inflammation in the treated site. Like any medication, Imiquimod when not used correctly or in sensitive individuals can cause more significant side effects like tenderness, scabbing or as in your case, flu like symptoms. Contact the prescribing physician to determine if it is safe to continue your treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HPV causes warts...: Hpv (human papillomavirus) is a dna virus that infects the skin and mucus membranes (cervix, vagina, vulva, penis, perianal skin, anus, mouth, throat). It is most often spread through sexual contact. Some people with hpv develop warts that are triggered by the virus. Some people can also develop precancerous and cancerous growths caused by hpv. ...Read more
Can a gential wart texturally change from a raised bumpy wart to Verrucae wart in appearance after TCA acid treatment?
Wart topical therapy: Sure - you're basically trying to destroy the thing with a chemical compound, so I would expect some morphological changes. What exactly that's going to look like on it's way to final destruction depends on the starting size, how much treatment you give it etc. The thing about warts is they 'hide' from the immune system, so they can be somewhat persistent. Sounds like you're making progress tho. ...Read more
Can you treat HPV genital warts with any over-the-counter treatments. The dr confirmed it was from HPV and attempted to freeze them off.
Genital wartsif genital warts are monitored an treated will they still grow bigger over the years?
Can verrumal (fluorouracil, salicylic acid n dimethylsulphoxide) be used to treat calluses n corns besides warts?
Not effective.: Warts are caused by a virus that lives in the deeper part of the skin. Corns and calluses are a reaction of the skin to mechanical irritation, whether a pinpoint compression over a bony prominence for a corn, or excessive friction for a callus. Therefore the sal acid may burn the skin where a callus is, but the effect is temporary at best. ...Read more
Not a podiatry ?: Talk to your family doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
If one had genital warts and had electrocautery, how can he prevent the genital warts from recurring?
Cannot: Once you have hpv the virus is likely to stay around for long time periods (lifetime) whether or not there are warts present. If the hpv was one of the types which make you prone to developing uterine cancer you should receive the vaccine. Discuss this with the gynecologist. Good luck. ...Read more
I have relatively wide spread genital warts on my vagina and anus. Is aldara (imiquimod) still effective on widespread cases of gw?
It is effective: It is effective and you can try it, if prescribed by your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more