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Fungal Dermatitis
Sep 9, 2005

Im been on Combivir and Sustiva for almost a year now and recently developed small with circles on my face and under my biceps slightly larger then the head of a pin. Some are raised and some are flat. They almost look like white heads. My doctor thought they were scars from acne. However, they recently started multiplying mostly on my face. Could this be fungal dermatitis?

Response from Dr. Henry

It seems unlikely that your skin condition is due to your HIV medications. Miliaria, molluscum, folliculitis, and other skin disorders often look like what you describe and ma not be due to a fungal skin problem. When I am stumped or unsure I promptly refer to a skin specialist (dermatologist) for diagnosis and targeted treatment. KH

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