|Sores/scabs on scalp
Oct 8, 2005
I have been HIV+ for about 10 years and for almost all of that time I have had small scabs and/or sores on my scalp. My T-cells are 1,100 and my viral load is under 1,000. My dermatologist and my PCP do not know what is causing them. Can you help me understand the problem?
| Response from Dr. Henry
Very difficult to diagnose a skin/scalp disorder that has eluded your HIV specialist or dermatologist. Seborrheic dermatitis is very common is HIV + patients (dandruff like at times in the scalp) so a wide range of topical treatments (from regular use of tar shampoo to ketoconazole shampoo to salicyclic acid shampoo to topical steroids help different patients). KH
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