Aldara Cream, containing Imiquimod 5mg, is a popular medication for treating many types of skin conditions, and is used [on the skin only] to treat Acitinic Keratosis, superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma, Genital and Perianal warts. It can be used in children above 12 for treating Genital or Perianal Warts, but in the other two conditions it is recommended only for adults with a healthy immune function. Imiquimod activates the immune cells in the body into releasing cytokines like interferon. These cytokines strengthen the body's immune response to infection by preventing viral replication and further advancement of such cells. It makes possible the timely detection of hitherto hidden lesions.