|dry skin & itching
Nov 2, 2007
Response from Dr. Henry
If you are relatively new to those meds I would be concerned about either a hypersensitivity reaction to one of the drugs or something related to immune reconstitution. Those possibilities would be much less likely if you have been on the meds for > 3 months or so. Eczema and other skin conditions such as folliculitis are common in HIV+ persons. Your HIV specialist and/or a dermatologist should look at your rash to determine the most likely diagnosis and offer prompt symptomatic relief (often with antihistamines, steroid creams, and other pills or topical therapies). KH
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