|Dermographia and Geographic Tongue
Apr 17, 2000
I need answers please. During early February I masturbated in a public toilet.4 weeks later I developed an itch all over the body. I also had a mouth ulcer in my mouth. I went to see the doctor and he gave me antihistamines.I then developed a dry mouth and difficulty swallowing.I also had an HIV test and it was neg.At 6 weeks after possible exposure I saw another doctor and he told me that I had a slight ear and throat infection and that the itch was from an allergic reaction.A week later I saw a dermatologist and she diagnosed me as having dermographia and said I have a geographic tongue, I also had another HIV test and it was negative.All symptoms have gone away except I still itch everywhere.According to dermographia If I scratch myself it leaves a red line on my body and then goes away 20-30 minutes later.My question , is dermographia a symptom of Acute viral syndrome and is it possible to get hiv from handling public toilet doors and then masturbating with vaseline.I am really very worried about my hiv status.
| Response from Mr. Shernoff
I am not a doctor and therefore am not qualified to answer your question. Sorry.
Michael Shernoff, MSW
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