How long does it take Aldara to start working?
It usually takes 8-10 weeks for your warts to disappear, but warts may clear as early as 4 weeks. If your warts reappear, talk to your doctor. If your skin reacts badly to Aldara, your doctor may recommend that you stop treatment for a few days.
Does Aldara get rid of HPV?
Tell your doctor right away if you get sunburned or have skin blisters/redness. Genital/anal warts are caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). Since imiquimod does not destroy the virus but only helps to eliminate the wart, new warts may form, even while you are being treated.
Do warts come back after imiquimod?
Of those patients whose warts cleared during therapy, 13% of patients who received 5% imiquimod experienced a recurrence of at least 1 wart. Recurrences occurred in none of the patients who used 1% imiquimod cream and in 10% of patients who used the vehicle cream.
How effective is Aldara for skin cancer?
In general, Aldara has a 70% chance of curing suitable skin cancers if used correctly. This compares to a 97%+ chance of cure if a mild cancer is surgically removed.
How do I know Aldara is working?
You may have redness, swelling, burning, itching, and tenderness. As the skin starts to heal, you will see scabs and flaking. These reactions indicate that the medicine is working.
What happens if you use Aldara everyday?
Topical medicine is for use only on the skin. Using too much imiquimod topical or using it for too long can increase your risk of severe skin reactions.
How does skin heal after Aldara?
- Apply Vaseline or another simple, plain, unscented moisturizer twice a day while the crusting resolves.
- Avoid sun exposure for 6 months and use a sun screen with SPF > 30 to prevent the development of further lesions and aid healing of the skin.
Do warts fall off with Aldara?
In clinical studies, Aldara (imiquimod) topical cream was found to completely clear external genital warts in 50% of patients who applied treatment 3 days a week for a total of 16 weeks. The average time to have the affected area cleared was 10 weeks.
How do I know if Aldara is working?