What is Aldara 5% Cream and how is it used?
Aldara cream may be used for three different conditions. Your doctor may prescribe Aldara cream for the treatment of:
Warts condylomata acuminata on the surface of the genitals sexual organs and around the anus back passage
Superficial basal cell carcinoma. This is a common slow-growing form of skin cancer with a very small likelihood of spread to other parts of the body. It usually occurs in middle-aged and elderly people, especially those who are fair-skinned and is caused by too much sun exposure. If left untreated, basal cell carcinoma can disfigure, especially on the face therefore early recognition and treatment are important.
Actinic keratosis Actinic keratoses are rough areas of skin found in people who have been exposed to a lot of sunshine over the course of their lifetime. Some are skin coloured, others are greyish, pink, red or brown. They can be flat and scaly, or raised, rough, hard and warty. Aldara should only be used for flat actinic keratoses on the face and scalp in patients with a healthy immune system where your doctor has decided that Aldara is the most appropriate treatment for you.
Aldara cream helps your body’s own immune system to produce natural substances which help fight your basal cell carcinoma, actinic keratosis or the virus that has caused your warts.