Imiquimod cream is used in the treatment of several type of skin conditions including anogenital warts, actinic keratoses and basal cell carcinoma.
How it Works
Imiquimod is known as a immune response modifier that stimulates and boosts the body's immune response sytem, this then directly helps to treat the skin conditions. Imiquimod helps in the treatment of Anogenital warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) which can be passed on by close sexual contact by boosting the body's immune system to fight off these infections. Imiquimod works the same way for all other skin conditions it is used to treat as well.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Imiquimod may suffer from such side effects; Application site itching, Redness, Wearing away of the skin, Flakiness, Swelling, Hardening under the skin, Small open sores, Crust that forms during healing, Small bubbles under the skin, Itching, Burning, Pain, Tenderness, Irritation, Rash, Soreness, Stinging, Sensitivity Pain