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Aug 20, 2006

looking for the source of a general body itching. typically the scalp, face, sides of torso, on the belly and chest, back of the neck, some on the arms. no serious rash but some raised bumps especially on the back of the neck. i also take Reyataz and truvada.

got any ideas?. i been on this new coctail for two months and the itching has been with me nearly as long.

thanks. any suggestions would be appreciated.


Response from Ms. Salisbury

Hi, Itching can be associated with medications, especially the Reyataz due to the increase bilirubin associated with it. Other things to think about are: 1. Does anyone you live with have these same symptoms? 2. Have you been exposed to something new - soaps, detergents, dryer sheets, new clothes?

Treatment is usually Benadryl (OTC), calamine lotion, cool clothes, Aveeno baths and lots of fluids, especially water. Your practitioner make be able to determine the cause. I recommend you make an appointment if it persists. Take care. Carol

enough testing ?

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