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User Reviews for Aldara to treat Human Papilloma Virus

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Aldara Rating Summary

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7.7/10 Average Rating
51 ratings from 60 user reviews

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Reviews for Aldara

Anonymous August 6, 2020

“I am happy to report that I did not experience any side effect symptoms at all except maybe some very mild sensitivity where the medicine was placed. My routine included taking a shower before bed, waiting 10 minutes to completely dry, apply a little bit of vaseline on the surrounding skin that was not affected, and rubbing a tiny amount onto the warts. In the morning, I make sure to rinse off the medication as soon as I wake up and take my daily vitamins to boost my immune systems even further. At first I was nervous nothing was happening because I didn’t feel any symptoms. After the second dose, I noticed the warts shrinking dramatically. After the third, all the small ones have disappeared and the one medium one is almost gone. Make sure you only use a small amount. My doctor said to throw away anything unused and start a new satchel every time. Anyways, I’m here to say that this medication really works and there is definitely a light at the end of the tunnel!!”

10 / 10
Nicki · Taken for less than 1 month July 27, 2020

“I've been using Aldara for just over 3 weeks now. I had genital and anal warts all over. They were in clusters and stuck together. But just after week 1 I could tell a difference. Now I only have a few left but you can barely see them. I'm going for a check up tomorrow but I think I might need some more just to get rid of the extra marks. However I would definitely recommend this to anyone with genital warts! It's not a quick fix but you have to be patience with it. It WILL work and if you are experiencing pain, blisters or swelling it means the cream is working as it's the cells dying to get rid of the wart. So the more pain you're in the better as bad as it sounds. I went through pain, blisters and itching in the first and second week. Not so much now as they are nearly gone.”

10 / 10
Lucie88 July 1, 2020

“The cream worked amazingly! My warts cleared away within 2 weeks of using the cream. The skin where the warts were is now smooth and wart free. However, it was incredibly painful- cream causes severe skin reactions. For me I developed sores and blisters on my vagina after the first week. When I peed it felt like my skin was on fire because it made contact with the blisters. I found I couldn't sit or walk without being in agony. However I persisted as and by the end of the week it was clear. Some tips ! -aloe vera is your best friend. Apply it as often as you can because it will help with the blisters and irritated skin -when peeing, take a class of cold water and pour it at the same time, or squired bottled water. This really helps with the burning and stinging. Also apply aloe vera after peeing -DONT apply to much cream or leave it on for more than 10 hours. I think lathering the cream on didn't help the severe reactions I was having”

10 / 10
alexsplash · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 25, 2020

“2 small and flat warts appeared on my penis 8 months ago and doctor prescribed Aldara. It caused redness, fatigue and time to time fever. But I continued using it as warts were so annoying and made me feel miserable. After 3 months, the warts disappeared but left a small scar. After a month, the warts appeared again and as last resort I started to use aldara again. This time warts disappeared after 2 months and but the scars became a bit worse. Just hoping that it was the last time I used aldara. Wishing you all hpv-free days...”

6 / 10
Wartson · Taken for less than 1 month May 13, 2020

“I was skeptical i even booked an appointment to get my foreskin circumcised. My warts were all around my inner foreskin so when i pulled down my foreskin they were all around that area of my penis. Dr refered to them as circumferential. They were not subtle at all as well so many i lost count. Well i got aldara. Its expensive. I got 9 sachets used 1 sachet for 2 applications (closed an open sachet with a peg). I'd apply it every 2nd day. When applying, i applied it on the warts then i'd rub into them till it disappeared. After that id apply again and left it on the warts till it dissolved by itself. I applied it from 27th of April to the 12th of May. And they started shrinking and before I knew it they were all gone. For me there was ZERO pain in the whole process. I recommend it highly. Trust me it works. And works well”

9 / 10
It’s been tough · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 1, 2020

“Been using Aldara for almost 4 months, started in early January. Had only 4 warts total under foreskin near penis head (Uncircumcised). 2 went away within the first 2 weeks but 2 stubborn small ones stayed for an extra 3 weeks. Never had any weird symptoms or side effects. Was feeling happy again finally But then 2 weeks after I stopped treatment they all came back. I was devastated. This time they took about 6-7 weeks to disappear. Again no side effects. Didn’t get my hopes up this time, been checking every day multiple times and now they are back again :( but this time I caught them when they were very tiny dots so 2 have disappeared after just 2 applications. Hoping the other 2 go away In the next couple days as well. This has really ruined my life... I see stories of people getting rid of them forever so I’m still hopeful. Praying this to be last time I have to use aldara and they don’t come back ever again.”

9 / 10
Cam · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 25, 2020

“Best tip is use a feminine itch cream and Vaseline with the cream. Use the itch cream after and cover any close skin with Vaseline. This is my 3rd time using this cream. The first two times were absolutely easy for me. The small tiny warts near my vagina went away within a WEEK TOPS. Sadly, this past time was absolutely awful. The location & size definitely determines how the ride will be. I had two baby pimple size one on each sides of vagina in the crease of my thigh. It has been a long 2 months and I've went through bleeding, itchiness, skin color change and everything else. They’re finally gone and I’m just thankful I have a loving boyfriend who was supportive and patient with me. Sadly my vagina looks so different but I’ll take it if it means no warts for a while.”

6 / 10
Itwillgo April 7, 2020

“I used Aldara for around 10 weeks. I had anal warts at the time and one on my Gooch. Aldara made my ass really red and raw and warts didn't seem to go away or change in appearance. What I did notice though was that warts went away over the next 3 months without using anything as I was travelling and didn't have any supply. Aldara is used to help boost the immune system in targeting the HPV virus (Which by the way is NOT permanent) there is so much old information out there and those of you who are just beginning your journey know that it is temporary (I know it sucks and there are so many emotions BUT you will come out the other side!). My dermatologist told me this first hand and people who are healthy will naturally clear this virus. It incubated for around 6 months and then symptoms appear. Those with Immune deficiencies will struggle to clear it, unfortunately. Cryotherapy takes the wart off and Aldara boosts the immune system to fight infection.”

6 / 10
Caz · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 6, 2020

“I noticed small lumps on the inside of my labia. I went to my gyno who confirmed they were genital warts. My gyno prescribed Aldara cream 2 times a week for 6 weeks. The cream caused intense itching in the area, soreness and ulcers in and around the area. I also had headaches, very fatigued & flu-like symptoms. After the 6 weeks, the warts have gotten somewhat smaller but had not disappeared, as it had somewhat worked I asked my gyno if I could get another dose of the cream. I went through another 6 wks of the medication and finished up about 2 wks ago. Aldara did significantly reduce and clear most of the warts but there is still some of them there and 2 wks after finishing treatment, I felt itchy down there again and noticed warts growing back again. I am sad as I went through so much pain physically and emotionally. I can imagine the treatment does work for some patients so it is worth a try, sadly it just didn't fully work for me.”

5 / 10
XXX · Taken for less than 1 month March 28, 2020

“In the first week of using this cream I felt no difference, although now I’m in my second week ( I apply mon, wed,Fri for 16 weeks) and I’ve got a sore throat and sneezing, also down there BURNS and ITCHES like anything!! I’ve noticed swelling around the surrounding area of the wart (I only have one) but I have noticed it’s decreasing in size slowly but surely ! To reduce the itchiness, take two showers per day ( no scented shower gels) to keep them clean also if you can don’t wear underwear as the friction can make it more painful. For the pain whilst urinating , take a cup or jug and rinse off with cool water! Although the pain is unbearable sometimes ,try and stick it out. :)”

10 / 10
Booe · Taken for less than 1 month March 12, 2020

“Tomorrow will be my 4th day of using aldara. I had extreme body aches, headaches and horrible nausea, whole doing my research I found that Aldara Has this side effect but I do also have a bladder infection (not related) my vagina is extremely red, swollen, itchy and it looks as if my skin is melting. Let me not even get STARTED on the burning when I pee, bear in mind I have a bladder infection so my urine is VERY concentrated so it burns so bad!! My warts are going down and I only take it every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Skipping the weekend. My treatment should last 4 weeks but this pain is worse than a bad case of thrush. I hope it gets rid of all of my warts”

7 / 10
Sara · Taken for less than 1 month February 18, 2020

“I found out I have genital warts and they were pretty much a lot to do any other treatment so the doctors suggested me topical cream. At first I was scared when I read all the reviews first 3 applications I didn’t feel any difference but the day after my third time I started feeling like I had a cold or cough and next day morning I had a hard time peeing as I was burning like anything. I found a trick I started sprinkling water cold water on me before I start peeing that made me not feel 95% of my pain peeing. And in 1 day my burn pain while peeing was gone and I saw 50% of my warts have disappeared I’m still a little sick but I’m happy”

9 / 10
hyma January 30, 2020

“Am in the fourth day using aldara, I can't bear the itchiness no sleeping I don't know what to do now”

Popmaster January 2, 2020

“I had a GW 12 days ago, at 1st its a small flat white warts, So my OB prescribed me Aldara 3-5x a day in 10 days & some antibiotics 2 times a day in 10 days. On the 4th day of my application, I felt burning & redness down there until 2 small blister showed up between the small warts. Also felt side effects same as the other experience, fever like feeling. On the 8th day, the small white wart vanish but the 2 small blister still remains. I’m totally freaking out. On the 9th day, 1 blister gets bigger and turns out to be white as well as the other small blister. On the 10th day whenI visited my doctor, She told me to stop the cream & prescribed me multivitamins. She told me to get a surgery or burn the warts when I get to decide. 11th day i stopped Aldara but the two white blister is still there. And still my V is swollen. I don't know what to do anymore. Will this white blister still go away cause I stopped using aldara already? Any same case as mine? Need help.”

6 / 10
Ads · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 24, 2019

“First off you're in for a pretty bad 16 weeks or longer! There's no sugar coating it. Less cream is more and more is too much, you'll notice the warts will get worse before they get better that's your body trying to fight it off. Avoid sex at all cost I say that because I couldn't resist 3 times during the treatment and I went through a lot of pain with ulcers due to the friction however sometimes you can get away with light masturbation. If you get ulcers I used lignocaine gel 2% it's a anaesthesia that just drips on. Try and clean the area twice a day and if you have ulcers just run cool-warm water over it no matter how painful it is to keep it clean so you don't get infection. If you get really bad ulcers it's ok to stop treatment for a week to heal then continue treatment I had to stop treatment 3 times due to bad ulcers. The final thing to say is don't give up it took 13 long weeks till I finally saw improvement and I'm about to hit 16 weeks and the warts are pretty almost gone.”

6 / 10
OrdinaryMan December 11, 2019

“Got HPV . I did quarterly STD checks and nothing came up. I am half circumcised. It all started with a small white head kind of thingie on internal foreskin and my doctor initially said it could be a protruded sebaceous gland. So didn’t pay much attention. After 2 months that became a small cluster about 5 mm length. Thats when my doctor said its penile wart. I was devastated and got into very low mood for days. Almost thinking about this growth all the time. I was prescribed this drug. After five applications the skin got super sore and blisters appeared with pus. Doctor said that means the cream is working. I had to stop for a week or so because of the scary reaction it had. And in addition even though the warts subsided it grew back. I started applying second round and same reaction occurred after third application. Took a break again but this time the warts magically disappeared. Such a great feeling now!!!!”

9 / 10
NEC · Taken for less than 1 month December 10, 2019

“I had 2 quite large warts near the entrance of my vagina, I’ve been using the cream for 2 weeks, one of the warts has nearly completely disappeared and the other one has shrunk to a tiny pimple size. The cream did start to cause soreness, tingling and itching after about the 3rd use, still feels slightly tender now but 100% worth the discomfort as it has worked.”

8 / 10
VJ · Taken for less than 1 month November 29, 2019

“Using aldara for two weeks for warts on penis outer skin. Warts are gone, but two small open like sores appear on penis head and is always wet. Not sure what to do now”

5 / 10
Prudence · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 18, 2019

“Female age 53, after an operation to remove the bad cells I have been prescribed Aldara cream to use 3 times a week, I actually feel like I’m being tortured the burning and stinging is unbearable, in such a sensitive place it’s making me feel terrible, I have got to use this for 16 weeks. For VIN3 and I am going back to my specialist on Thursday. Any one have any suggestions what I can do x”

Lemon · Taken for less than 1 month October 31, 2019

“I had genital warts on my anus. I was so terrified when I notice something strange round the back. When I check through mirror there is small tiny round thing and I didn't know what is was. I go direct to check on google what is it and I got shocked! I have been so depressed knowing that I have Genital Warts. I went to dermatologist and he did cryotheraphy it works, around 3 days my small tiny thing has gone. I had sexual intercourse and it comes back. I didn't tell to my dermatologist but he told me that it may come back so he prescribe aldara to me for 3 weeks every other day. And now I'm 2 years warts free. This products really works. No pain. No hassle.”

9 / 10
jackie123 October 22, 2019

“Prescribed Aldara after 2 failed rounds of cryotherapy for Genital Warts (GW) after being diagnosed with HPV about two months ago. Struggled mentally with GW as there were a few clusters and two very large ones, especially after the failed cryotherapy, and wasn’t sure about Aldara after reading reviews, but I’ve been using it 3 times a week in the evenings for one week so far - one large GW has gone and the majority of clusters. Prescribed to use it for 4 weeks, but after being one week in, not only have the GW’s improved but so has my mental health. Fair amount of itching and occasionally pain when urinating, as well as soreness after the first couple of applications, but nothing compared to what some people seem to have experienced. Could not recommend more, and I wish I’d gone straight for this over the cryotherapy! (Only giving 7/10 as I’m one week into treatment, don’t want to jinx it, and there has been some discomfort)”

7 / 10
male85 · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 20, 2019

“I got HPV despite having safe sex from an erotic massage place. The sample analysis resulted it's HPV 16 and 56 which are both high risk. The doctor removed them by cauterization - horrible process. A year later I realised I still have a couple of small points. I used Aldiq which is basically another brand of Aldara made in Italy and it had great results. With one box - 3 times a week they almost dissapeared. I becamed a bit obssessed with this and now I'm checking my penis with the magnifying glass and noticed that there is a little bit of affected tissue which is healing very slowly. Aldara basically made the first layer of the skin dry and I think it's forcing the area to regenerate. I gave it a 9. Important - I used it Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the evening after a shower and after I've let my body cool down. I think it's important for the affected area to be inspected with a magnifing glass which some dermatologists have. Hang in there. It will take some time but we'll get over it :)”

9 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 10, 2019

“I contracted HPV through someone...I don't know who but I have been having my fair share of fun. I was nervous at first but the people who I continued to see didn't care. I initially had them burned off on the shaft of my penis but it left a scar. So when they came back, I decided to go the cream route. Luckily places (like the LGBT center) provide cheap prescriptions for people who can't afford them like me (paid like $10-15 for a good supply). Anyways, I've been using Aldara for 4-5 weeks now and it's finally working it's magic. I've had it twice where it seems to open up as a sore and then scab up and heal. People definitely sweat this as the end of their sex lives or stress over it too much. It's not the end of the will heal..and our bodies will go back to "normal". Hang in there!!!”

9 / 10
Anonymous Dude · Taken for less than 1 month August 9, 2019

“I'll use Aldara 3 times a week. I recently used it for the 2nd time and warts on my penis already started shrinking, some are gone too. I didn't experience any side effects so far but I got mild flu like symptoms. Expensive medicine but definitely useful, very quick to effect.”

10 / 10
Genericnickname · Taken for less than 1 month July 26, 2019

“I had genital warts. I decided to try Aldara and to hope for the best. After reading loads of reviews about crazy side effects I was a bit worried, but my experience has been great. It says use each sachet only once but I get at least 3/4 uses out of each. I’ve had no burning and minimal scabbing of the skin, only a slight bit of redness around the affected area. After 2 weeks the warts began to shrink rapidly and disappeared in the 3rd week! Just ensure you follow the instructions and complete the course (~16 weeks) as I’ve noticed a lot of people have stopped using it once the warts disappear and then they come back straight away. It cost me £70 for the whole course.”

10 / 10

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