Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014
   
Ask the Experts About

AIDS-Related CancersAIDS-Related Cancers
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Should I worry about a freckle like lesion
Mar 2, 2001

I have many freckles on my body, especially my arms and shoulders. Months ago, I noticed a freckle on my left forearm that was a bit larger than the rest (about 1/4 inch in diameter). It was light brown in color, as the rest of them. A few days ago, however, I noticed that this mark had become much more pronounced, darker and slightly raised. I treated it with a steroid cream, and it is no longer raised. It seems to have faded some, but is still there. My question is, would KS or any other type of skin cancer have reacted to a topical steroid cream in the manner I have described? I'm extremely worried about this.

Response from Dr. Dezube

It's hard to know what you have without a biopsy. I can't tell from your question whether or not you are HIV positive. It would be useful to know this. In terms of steroid cream, KS lesions typically do NOT respond to steroid creams. In fact, KS lesions can get worse from steroid creams. BD.


Previous
lymphoma; Neuropathies from vincristine
Next
Is Hodgkin's disease an AIDS-defining illness?

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


 
 
Advertisement




Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement