Nov 21, 2008
my cd4 count is 24, i started meds 9 days ago. is the count going to come up again, in how long time? i'm in a good health condition, just some itchiness in certain places which don't change, and has been there even before i started meds, but now it started to be itchy in my eyes no other symptoms have appeared or at least i'm not aware off, mental health is self controled, so i'm not taking any other meds, but the question can i take anything for the itchiness, i mean i can't sleep at night, thank you
Response from Dr. Henry
Many conditions can cause itching in the setting of starting HIV meds with a low CD4 count. Many HIV-related conditions cause itching as can HIV drugs, response to HIV drugs (such as immune reconstitution syndrome), or many non-HIV conditions. The location, severity, appearance, progression of the itching needs to be discussed with your HIV specialist. Often mild itching is treated with antihistamines such as benadryl (diphenhydramine) or other agents and observed with no change in treatment necessary. KH
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