|Small Skin Rash
Sep 8, 2000
Hello. I'm on Sustiva, Zerit and Videx with good results. A combo selected with my Doctor and from reading the countless postings here to help me understand my 2nd try at this. Thanks. It's been about 3 months now and I have developed what appears to be a rash on my hip at the waist line. No other location, no other rash, nothing. It itches, but it is small and circular about 1". If I don't touch it, it simply stays somewhat reddish and I ignore it. If I get in the "itch it" mode, it develops, widens and will appear to peal a day later. Does not do anything else really, but it's been with me for a month now. Is this something serious or simply a rash born out of my weight gain and my, ah eh, ever increasing waistline? I forgot to bring it to the attention of my clinician last week as it was not bothering me. Thanks again.
| Response from Dr. Boyle
The rash you are describing is unlikely to be anything serious and I doubt that it is related to weight gain. It may be a mild dermatitis (for example eczema) or a fungal infection and I would have your doctor evaluate it. With appropriate treatment, you should be able to get rid of it pretty easily. BB
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.
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