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Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
1/25/2014 7:28:02 PM

Reviewer: Julie, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I can't really rate the effectiveness correctly yet as I have only been applying the cream for 5 nights -- but so far this has been far more difficult than I had ever imagined. I expected the raw face, but starting at day 3 I felt as tho every last part of my body had been put thru the ringer and every ounce of energy sucked out of me .. on top of that, on day 4 I developed cold sores and fat ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
9/23/2013 7:35:21 AM

Reviewer: Sidette, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
The site of the bcc (shoulderh turns into a crusty sore, but I had no side effects..maybe a headache for a day or so..but could have been coincidence. Other then that..I'm in week 3...all good sofar

Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
7/14/2013 3:54:19 AM

Reviewer: Shaz, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have used Aldara twice on my ear and now have swollen glands. I have another 23 days to go, but have decided if these are the side effects after two days, there is no way I am going to continue. I would much rather get them cut off! I have had many BCCS and a melanoma, and will continue to have them excised as I only have discomfort for a day or Sao. Much better than 25 days of hell!

Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
7/7/2013 8:45:16 PM

Reviewer: 23grammy58, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I used Aldara for 4 wks and the side effects are horrible. I have had to take a one week break but started back yesterday. I use it 3 times a wk and the Dr. said it should take about 3 months. The blistering and itching are the minor side effects for me. I am also experiencing headache, backache, sinus problems, severe body aches, chills, sleepiness. For an active person, I can not stress HOW BAD ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
6/4/2013 12:55:05 AM

Reviewer: teacher, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have only been using this medication for 3 weeks, but since week 1, I have been suffering from flu-like symptoms, shortness of breath, rapid heart beat, chronic fatigue, sinus problems, body aches, weakness, hot flashes, cold sweats and nausea. I informed my dermatologist I suffered from fybromialgia (?) and really didn't want to use anything that would increase the pain I already feel and s ... Show Full Comment

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