Dry Skin and AIDS
Mar 4, 2001
I am a 37yr old woman, and I have AIDS. Lately, the past 3 months, I have had extremely dry and flaking skin on my face. Not only is it unattractive, it actually burns when I wash my face. Is this due to AIDS or am I just all of a sudden stricken with dyr skin, I had oily skin until now. Thank You, Susan
Response from Dr. Bartlett
Susan, dry skin is very common among persons with AIDS. Are you taking any medications? Some meds can do this, and then dry skin also seems to accompany HIV itself. The winter is a particularly difficult time because the humidity goes down, and many forms of heat are very dry. Keeping your skin covered with moisterizers and maintaining humidity are simple answers, and if your symptoms still persist see a dermatologist.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Fever Could I Have Acute HIV Infection
- Is Pain In Penis An Acute Symptom Of HIV?
- Is Vaginal Discharge A Symptom Of HIV?
- Rash After Swallowing Sperm Sign Of HIV AIDS
- After Being Exposed To Hpv How Long Does It Take For Signs Of Cervical Cancer To Appear
- Can You Get Genital Warts On The Labia Minor?
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.