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Apr 30, 2013

what should i use to ease skin rash as Im in a second month using Tribuss Tablets? My face skin is changing

Response from Dr. Henry

Treatment depends on what type of skin rash you are experiencing. Patients starting effective HIV treatment can have flare-ups of severe seborrhea, folliculitis, ezcema and other conditions with treatment differing for the different problems. A common problem is a flare-up of seborrhea which can be helped with anti-fungal shampoo/creams or other topical(I sometimes refer to a dermatologist/skin specialist for serious cases) treatments for seborrhea. Ideally a more precise diagnosis is helpful to target treatment. Rarely a persistent rash should be do to an allergic reaction to one of the components of Tribuss (most commonly to efavirenz) for which antihistamines, topical steroids, or a switch to an alternative drug regimen might be considered depending on the circumstances. KH

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