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In the Evening
  • Gently wash the area with a mild cleanser like Vanicream Cleanser.

  • Pierce the packet with a needle and apply Aldara sparingly.

  • Aldara should be applied to the specified area(s).

  • Do this at least two hours before bedtime and leave on for at least eight hours.

  • Apply three times weekly on Monday Wednesday and Friday for four weeks. Skip four weeks, then if scale is not resolved, repeat for an additional four weeks.

  • Avoid contact with eyes, nostrils and mouth. Wash your hands as soon as you have finished applying the Aldara.

  • You may stop the treatment for one week if the treated areas become extremely tender, then restart the treatment as prescribed.

  • Store the Aldara packet in a zip lock bag between uses.
In the Morning.
  • Gently wash the area with a mild cleanser like Vanicream Cleanser.

  • Apply Vanicream SPF 30 or 60 sunscreen liberally to these areas each morning and throughout the day to keep areas moist and help alleviate discomfort, even if you do not intend to be out in the sun.

  • Avoid sunlight as much as possible. Wear a hat and sunglasses.

Men You may shave "carefully" if you do not have thick crusting scabs. Shaving may cause additional discomfort and possible bleeding.

Women Wearing makeup to cover the redness will not deactivate the Carac but it may sting and look worse if the areas are flaking.

Continue using the Vanicream 30 or 60 sunscreen or other recommended sunscreen even after treatment! Prevention is the best medicine.


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