PEP itchy rash ? combivir/nelfinavir
Apr 16, 2006
Hello. I started combivir/ nelfinavir(1.25gm bd) 8 days ago for a needlestick from a HIV+ve terminal child. I am working in Africa. I started PEP, however for the last 2 days have had an itchy raised spotty rash on my neck and a little on my face. It has not progressed fast. Should I continue taking both drugs? When should i consider stopping if the rash worsens? Thanks
Response from Dr. Henry
If possible I would have your prescribing doctor and/or local HIV specialist look you over. In general we would treat through a rash such as you describe often using an antihistamine and acetominphene (Tylenol) for symptoms. If you develop other serious problems such as with your eyes, mouth, or trouble breathing then you could be having a much more serious reaction and stopping meds is often recommended in that setting. KH
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Probability Of Getting AIDS From Blowjob From A Prostitute
- Dry Mouth After Giving Oral Sex What Are The Chances Of HIV
- Painful Urination After Oral Sex On A Woman What Are The Chances Of HIV
- I Have A Discharge Does That Mean I Have A Std
- In A Cbc Count What Tells You If You Have An Std
- Smelly Vagina Always Mean An Std
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.