Jul 25, 2003
I have been off meds for almost a year now. My CD4 count has dropped from 600 to about 350. My treatment was interrupted due to toxicity but I will be back on meds in due time. My biggest problem is that I have a very dry skin & it keeps flaking, including my scalp. This is very frustrating as it looks like I have uncontrollable dandruff. I've also noticed that my skin has become sensitive and I think that maybe it's from using steroid creams for the rash I sometimes get. Can you please recommend something for my dry and flaky skin, especially for my scalp because I've even had to cut my hair (and I'm a female). Sometimes I can even see flakes on my clothes whenever I'm wearing dark clothes. It's very scary for me. HELP!!!
| Response from Dr. Boyle
While there are numerous creams and lotions for dry skin (many of my patients benefit from Lubriderm or Lac-Hydrin), but the first thing you need to do is figure out what the problem is. Given the severity of the problem, I would suggest that you see a dermatologist, who can both provide a diagnosis and recommend an appropriate treatment.
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