The Ultimate Guide to Aldara(imiquimod) (Paperback)

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The Ultimate Guide to Aldara(imiquimod) (Paperback)


Aldara is a drug that alters the immune system's reaction. Aldara is used to treat actinic keratosis on the face and scalp, which is caused by too much sun exposure.

Aldara (for the skin) is also used to treat superficial basal cell carcinoma, a kind of skin cancer for which surgery is not a viable therapy.

Aldara can also be used to treat genital warts that occur on the exterior of the body,

This is used to treat many forms of skin growths. Precancerous growths (actinic keratoses), a kind of skin cancer (superficial basal cell carcinoma), and warts on the exterior of the genitals/anus are all examples of these conditions. Treatment for these disorders can help to reduce the number of issues that arise as a result of them. Imiquimod is one of a class of medicines known as immune response modifiers. It is thought to operate by assisting your immune system in combating these abnormal skin growths.


Aldara is an immune response modulator. The disease known as actinic keratosis, which is brought on by excessive time spent in the sun, can be treated with aldara on the scalp and face.

When surgery would not be an effective treatment for a milder form of skin cancer known as superficial basal cell carcinoma, the drug Aldara (for the skin) is used instead.

This medication can also be used to treat genital warts that are visible from the outside of the body; nevertheless, it is important to note that Aldara is not a cure for genital warts. Imiquimod is safe for usage in both children and adults if the youngster is at least 12 years old.

There are more applications for Aldara that are not included in this drug reference.

CHAPTER 2Warnings

A higher dose of Aldara, or using it for a longer period of time, may increase the likelihood of experiencing severe skin reactions. Always be sure to follow the advice of your doctor.

Do not use Aldara to any regions of the skin that are damaged, injured, or burnt (including sunburn).

Inform your physician if you have a weakened immune system, an autoimmune illness, graft-versus-host disease, or if you have recently undergone a bone marrow transplant or cord blood transplant before beginning treatment with Aldara.

Avoid putting the cream on the more delicate inner layers of vaginal tissue while you are treating genital warts around the vagina. Because of this, you can have vaginal swelling or irritation, as well as uncomfortable urination. Try to limit your time spent in the sun and indoor tanning booths. It may be easier for you to get a sunburn if you use aldara. When you go outside, make sure to protect yourself by donning protective gear and using sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.

Product Details ISBN: 9781088037430
ISBN-10: 1088037437
Publisher: Akpama Nkesi
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2022
Pages: 42
Language: English