Aldara

Aldara is a medicinal cream recommended for the treatment of genital warts. Apply Aldara directly to the affected skin, for quick relief from genital warts. This cream boosts the skin’s immune system to help genital warts to heal and prevent reoccurrence.
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Aldara

Aldara is a medicinal cream recommended for the treatment of genital warts. Apply Aldara directly to the affected skin, for quick relief from genital warts. This cream boosts the skin’s immune system to help genital warts to heal and prevent reoccurrence.


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Aldara is a topical ointment that works by assisting the immune system to produce a reaction that fights HPV (human papillomavirus) infection that causes genital warts.

Aldara cream contains an active ingredient called imiquimod 5%, which helps treat external genital warts and warts around the anus. It can also be prescribed to treat small basal cell carcinomas (which are a type of non-malignant skin cancers) and actinic keratoses (which are rough areas of skin caused by sun damage).

Aldara cream contains the active ingredient called imiquimod 5%, which assists the immune system in fighting the HPV virus that causes genital warts.
It is thought that imiquimod stimulates the body's immune system to release natural defence chemicals called cytokines. Cytokines multiply in cells and help fight viral infections and prevent abnormal cells from multiplying.

Genital warts are caused by a particular strain of the HPV virus that causes pain and discomfort at the site of origin on the body. If left untreated, this sexually transmitted infection can spread to other people.

Aldara cream is a topical ointment that is prescribed to treat genital warts caused by the HPV virus.

Here are some facts you should know about Aldara cream:

  • This cream is only suitable for patients above the age of 18.
  • This cream can't be used to treat genital warts inside the vagina, anus, cervix, or urethra.
  • If this cream is being used to treat genital warts, it can damage condoms and diaphragms, making them less effective against preventing pregnancy and STIs. You should avoid intercourse while using Aldara to treat genital warts.
  • Don't worry if the area where you're applying the cream looks a bit different from your normal skin. Your skin will return to its normal texture and colour when it has healed.
  • If you're using this cream to treat basal cell carcinoma or keratoses, you must protect the treated skin from sunlight by wearing the right clothing.
  • Don't use sunbeds or sunlamps during this period.

Aldara is a safe cream for people suffering from genital warts. But if you have any of these few conditions, you should make your doctor aware and be extra careful:

  • If you are pregnant or a breastfeeding mother.
  • If you have an inflammatory skin condition.
  • If you have autoimmune conditions like systemic lupus erythematosus.
  • If you've had an organ transplant.
  • If you are taking immunosuppressant medication.
  • If you have a weak immune system.
  • If you are HIV positive.
  • If you have low levels of one or more types of blood cells in your blood.

Aldara contains the active ingredient of imiquimod, which is available at 12.5mg in 250mg. The doctor will prescribe you a dose as per your unique case. Generally, the dose prescribed for genital warts is 3 times a week. The cream starts showing a difference in the affected area in 4 weeks, but the treatment lasts for 8 to 12 weeks.
You should talk to your doctor if you don't see a difference after 16 weeks of treatment.

If Aldara cream is being used for basal cell carcinomas, use the cream 5 times a week before going to bed, and the treatment is continued for 6 weeks. The doctor assesses the carcinoma 12 weeks after treatment to see if it has worked.

For actinic keratoses, the treatment is given 3 times a week for 4 weeks. The doctor will assess your condition after 4 more weeks without the cream. If you still have actinic keratoses, you will be prescribed the cream for 4 more weeks.

Your doctor will prescribe you Aldara cream to treat genital warts.

  • First, wash the affected area with soap and water, and dry your hands. Next, open a sachet of the cream, and squeeze it onto a clean finger.
  • Apply it to the affected area.
  • Your skin should absorb the product.
  • Wash your hands and dispose of any leftover product.
  • The product needs to be kept on your body for 6 to 10 hours after application.
  • You need to apply the cream on alternate days, three times a week to treat genital warts or for the treatment of actinic keratoses. You need to apply it five times a
  • week for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma.
  • If you forget to apply Aldara, apply it when you remember, but the dose should not exceed more than once in 24 hours.
  • If you use more Aldara than required or apply it in the wrong place, wash the area with soap and water immediately.
  • Call your doctor if Aldara is ingested.

Some medicines are effective on some people but might cause side effects to a minority of the patients who take them. Aldara cream has a few common side effects that a select few people experience. These side effects are mild and go away by themselves. The common side effects are:

  • Experiencing itching, irritation or burning of the skin on the affected site of the application.
  • Experiencing redness or inflammation of the skin at the site of application.
  • Experiencing flaky skin at the site of application.
  • Experiencing scabbing or crusting of the skin at the site of the application.
  • Experiencing tingling sensations at the application site.
  • Experiencing hair loss at the application site.
  • A permanent change in skin pigmentation at the application site.
  • Experiencing headache and flu-like symptoms after the application of this medication.
  • Experiencing flu-like symptoms and nausea after application of this medication.
  • Experiencing difficulty or pain in urinating in women who are being treated for genital warts.
  • Remember that these side effects are common but if they persist for a more extended period, then call your doctor for assistance immediately.

If you experience side effects that are not listed here, call a doctor immediately.

You should inform your doctor if you're on any medication when using Aldara cream since some medicines can react with this cream and increase your chances of having side effects. Still, Aldara is only absorbed through the skin into your bloodstream in tiny amounts, so it is not likely that it will affect any medication that you're taking.

However, since the active ingredient in Aldara, imiquimod, helps stimulate the immune system, it is best to inform your doctor if you're taking medication to suppress your immune system to treat an autoimmune disease or if you've had an organ transplant. This could make these medicines less effective.

You should store this medication in a cool, dry place, out of reach of children.

You can buy Aldara cream online from MedsNow. The medicines are delivered conveniently to your doorstep.

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