This is no question but rather a clarification. I have been using aldara for about a month and a half, and judgeing by the topics, several others need some guidence. I caught Molluscum contagium, maybe from the gym, maybe from sex who knows, who cares. I noticed some very small hybrid of pimples and warts in my gentital area. So of course, like most of you, I freaked. I am a healthy 21 year old male who has had a fairly modest sexual life (less than 10 partners, no one night stands). What you need to know about this infection is 1. its a virus 2. its basically an annoyinece, nothing more 3. it looks worse than it is 4. you can get rid of it pretty fast, you don't have herpes or hiv, so grow up, its not a big deal.
Aldara: Its what the dermatologist recommended. I applied it for 14 consecutive days of which no new outbreaks occurred. I grew impatient as the 30 or so very small pimple like things did not go away like i thought they would. So i did some research and came up with my own approach. I bought some latex gloves and "popped" every single one of those fu<kers. It bleeds, it doesn't hurt. The important thing is to get the white core out and not let it touch your skin. This will probably take an hour. Then Take a shower. They say this can cause an infection. Really? Clean yourself afterwards and you will be fine.
I subsequently supplemented with Echinacea pills. Aldara is an immune system activator, hence supplements to boost your immune system is a great asset. Two days later my skin became very red in this area, blisters stated to form and itchiness set in. And oh yea, my lymph nodes swelled up in the groin area. THIS IS IMPORTANT and GREAT! all of this is supposed to happen! because the medicine is speeding up your natural immune process which would have normally taken 2 years to complete, this is your body telling you it is healing rather than being dormant.
As of now, 1 month later, no new infections have broken out, and I am healed with some slight redness from the final stages of my body purging the infection. SO basically what I am writing this for is to clue all you in to a couple things. 1st: listen to your doctor. No matter what advice you get on these forums the doctor's advice will be superior. 8 years of medical school will do that, several hours of frantic forum searching will not. Secondly don't freak out with aldara. Its an immune system activator, and a wonderful advancement in virus correction. Let me explain. Before doctors had to burn or freeze the warts off in the hopes this would halt the infection, but the virus was still very much active. Aladra activates your immune system to actually combat the infection itself. I love the 21st century. In other words it speeds things up, which means you will see some nasty, though not very painful, reactions which is meant to signal your body to repair the area. Thats how your body works.
Anyways I hope this helps. Really don't freak out. Be smart about this infection. It will take a month or two but come on. You probably got it because you were careless in the sack, and one should probably think about this. Imagine you wake up tomorrow and you have HIV or cancer. Your waking up to a wonderful tomorrow.