cant stand the heat
Nov 13, 2013
my body reacts to heat, hot showers makes me flush red, with a rash, immediate itching and pain, mostly on my back but arms as well, 6 month post shingles, cd4 680 viral not detectable, taking meds, any suggestions
Response from Dr. Henry
Flushing can be triggered by a wide variety of factors. You dont mention which HIV and other meds you are taking, what other medical problems you have, and what you have tried that might provide some relief. Flushing with heating occurs in some patients in general population and has not been a common feature of either HIV infection or particular HIV regimens. A histamine reaction triggered by heat can cause flushing and itching. Antihistamines might be helpful for some patients. Evaluation for hormone abnormalities and for allergies might be useful in some cases as well. I will be interested in hearing some follow-up. KH
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- What Is The Risk Of Getting HIV From Sex Toys?
- Could Loose Stool Be A Sign Of Primary HIV Infection
- Is Blood In Urine An Acute Symptom Of HIV?
- Sore Testicles Could I Have Acute HIV Infection
- Swollen Lymph Nodes During Seroconversion
- Burning Penis After Vaginal Sex Condom Broke Worried I Have HIV
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.