May 17, 2006
Hello again. Recently moved to an area about 60 miles from my Infectious Dr. There are none closer ( perhaps a few miles closer but not on plan) Have not really seen my Doctor in a while( He uses a nures practioner) and basically it is hello, all going well? Good here are your prescriptions. Anyway in the last 30 plus days I feel as if I have a sunburn on the inside of my face and upper torso. No feaver, gastro problems, no other problems except that I have to take warm showers ofter to offset the internal heat. Numbers as of 2 months ago 240/1500 all else normal pretty much. Might this be High BP ( which I am on medication for and is in the 185+/90 range. No vision problems. Zerit,Ziagen and Viread for years. Am 50 + for 8 years hetro and never had anything except the fatigue from the meds..I know it is difficult to diag on-line but I need to have a possible idea to "help" point my nurse practioner in when I go and make the journey ( 120 miles round trip stinks, especially in Atlanta..) Thanks Allan ps eat well not much jun, drink medium no smoke normal weight
| Response from Dr. Henry
High blood pressure, drug rashes or reactions, sun light hypersensitivity, angioedema, stress, skin conditions like seborrhea-all come to mind as possiblities with what you describe. I often would have a patient see a dermatologist for their opinion about what is causing the facial flushing and what can be done about it. KH
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