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open oozing sores
Sep 5, 2001

Dear Doctor, My viral load is up (75,000) and i have open sores on legs arms neck and face. I have for 2 months now. They begin as whiteheads, burst , than grow to 1/2" in diamater. Any suggestions for pain and healing??Not responding to any meds.

Response from Dr. Feinberg

Without being able to see these sores, it's hard to guess, but the possibilities include folliculitis, psoriasis and herpes (less likely). Have you seen a skin specialist? You may need a skin biopsy for an accurate diagnosis and the correect treatment.

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