|Rash on legs with extreme dry skin
Jan 21, 2003
Dear Doctors: Hi. I have a very bad rash and skin that is so dry that its feels as though I am wearing a old leather coat. Should I start meds at this time? Thanks for any reply. Oliver
| Response from Dr. Henry
Very dry skin and rashes are commonplace in HIV infected patients. Often those symptoms will improve when HIV therapy is started. Starting HIV treatment also depends on other clinical issues/problems and results of several key blood tests (HIV level and CD4 count for example). A dermatologist can often be helpful even if HIV treatment is not started (by focusing on skin treatment). KH
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