Using aldara imiquoid cream on vulva for vin

I'm starting use of imiquidiom cream and I need advice about usage .I wasn't offered a barrier cream for the unaffected Ares or numbing cream for between applications .I'm going to ask my g p . I've heard that it is awful when you have a wee and about side effects but  I'm sick of having biopsy .than the in advance 

  • Hi Dafo,

    Thanks for getting in touch with us and Welcome to our Online Community.

    It’s natural to worry about the side effect of treatments when you’ve heard from others, but it’s good that you’re looking to get information and advice that can help you if they do happen.

    There are several Gynaecology teams across the UK who suggest using Hydromol or Diprobase in between Aldara treatments. Some people find it helpful to keep a tub of Hydromol or Diprobase in the fridge. This can be helpful as applying cool cream to the area can be soothing.

    Paracetamol based pain killers can help with mild symptoms and Lidocaine 5% ointment can help with pain and is not contraindicated.

    The use of a barrier cream such as Vaseline is sometimes suggested to use around the area to be treated to protect the unaffected skin.

    Some NHS teams recommend not using biological washing powder and not to use soap around the vulval area. You might want to consider unscented products

    If you experience a severe reaction to Aldara or if you are unable to tolerate it, you should stop using it and contact your GP or specialist straight away.

    I can see from your activity that you’ve posted in our Vulva cancer group. That’s good to see as there is nothing quite like the support that you can get from others who know what it’s like to be in a similar situation.

    Best wishes and we hope your treatment goes well.

    Please don’t hesitate to get back in touch if you have any other questions.

    Ellen-Macmillan Online Digital Nurse Specialist.

  • Thank you I wasn't given numbing cream or barrier cream for between applications by gyne .gong to see my g p . thank god for this site .

  • Hello again .can I put lodicaili on straight afraf immiqimmmiqu cream tthank you I can't find anyone else on here that's used immiqimmmiqu .

  • Do I or can I use a immmiquimoid cream in the morning leabe on for 6 hours put the numbing cream on at same time ,wash off use more numbing cream lidocaine  starting it on Monday next .

  • Do I or can I use a immmiquimoid cream in the morning leabe on for 6 hours put the numbing cream on at same time ,wash off use more numbing cream lidocaine  starting it on Monday next .

  • Can I put a immmiquimoid cream on in the morning leave for 6 hours use lidocaine at same time . I don't want to be kept awake with pain in night .I'm normally no good if I don't sleep thank you 

  • Can I put lidocaine onat same time as immiqimmmiqua  please thank you stating Monday 

  • Hi Dafo,

    Thanks for your post.

    This information tells you more about how imiquimod cream is usually used. You’ll see that normal advice is not to apply anything else to the skin for at least eight hours after imiquimod.

    Not all patients will require a numbing cream/lidocaine. Usually, they’d only recommend this if you were having discomfort or pain. This most commonly occurs a few weeks into treatment. If a numbing cream/lidocaine is required, the doctor would give clear instructions on when and how to apply this.

    I know my colleague Ellen had mentioned painkillers to you previously and this is something your doctor could consider if you were to have pain. You’ll see from our Online Community that other patients have had varying experiences of using Aldara and there’s different things they’ve found helpful.

    I hope this is useful.

    Best wishes,


    Macmillan Cancer Information Nurse Specialist

  • Thank you for replying .I cabca find anyone to speak to who has used immmiquimoid cream .I added a friend but she said had googled it and should not be used on vagina probably mix up . starting it tomorrow evening .so nervous 

  • I've  went on online community link but most ladies were on here in junJ .I've sent friend requests to them to see how they got on