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Itching and falling hair
Sep 1, 2006

Thanks for your quick response, just wanted to let you know that this problem started long before I started taking meds, so it has nothing to do with the Arvs, my doctor just said I should start meds and have started a week ago and it is still there. Please help, imagine walking and scratching your armpit, head and public! its crazy

Response from Dr. Henry

Skin conditions often falre up when starting HIV medications for a while due to immmune reconstitution. I would see a skin specialist (dermatologist) to try and pin down a diagnosis and thus a more targeted treatment. KH

Switching meds
Prednisone and IRIS

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