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Side effect of hiv drugs

Feb 21, 2012

When ever i missed my pill i get very painful boils in my armpits

Response from Dr. Henry

It would be unlikely, though possible, for the occasional missed dose of HIV medications to cause prompt swelling of boils in arm pit (axillary) area. Often boils in that area are due to infected sebaceous cysts which sometimes have to be opened-cut out surgically to prevent recurrence. Drug resistant bacteria can sometimes be involved so recommend getting an evaluation including a culture of the drainage if possible. KH

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