|rashes come and go
Aug 16, 2004
I was diagnosed in Oct. 04, and have been on a consistant medication regime ever since. Every once in a while I'll get a strange rash that appears on my face and upper arms. It is always in a clear place, and appears solid, yet blotchy. Almost like a sunburn. I have never experienced this until I started on my meds, and wondered if it might have something to do with it. Also, the rash occurs when I've been drinking, but it doesn't happen every time I drink. It also only lasts a few hours. Is there some cause that you might know of, or perhaps some way to control this? Any help would be appreciated.
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your question.
It's difficult to be certain as to what's causing your rash, though I'm suspicious of a sun-induced burn, since most drug reactions (or rashes) are distributed on the whole body, not just on the face or upper arms.
Some HIV medications can make you more sun-sensitive and I would talk to your doctor about this possibility and to review your symptoms.
I hope this helps. Thanks for reading. BY
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