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      #98391 - 05/11/04 01:25 AM

My foster child is hiv. Recently the meds were changed and rashes appeared all over the body. The docs stopped to med of viramune and started videx ec. The rashes appeared again. Of course we stay in constant contact with her docs. What can be done about these rashes appearing out of no where and covering the childs entire body.

No problems with epivir or retrovir and rashes. We are so scared for this child. It has impacted the remaining days of school. What can be done to sooth the skin?

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Re: Rash new
      #98738 - 05/14/04 02:42 AM

I am not a doctor but it may be drug related rash. That might be why the doctor took him off one drug and replaced with another. I had a rash once, my doctor prescribed me hydrocortizone cream usp, 2.5% and it worked like a charm. Ask your doctor if it could help your foster child.

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Re: Rash new
      #98836 - 05/17/04 02:44 PM

I recently had a drug reaction to sustiva , it was also an all over body rash, try benadryl and aveeno baths it really helped mine fade faster or you might see if the doc can prescribe alleagra its non drowsy. I have learned from all of my drug allergies that most drugs that cause a rash do not affect the airway, they just itch!! but still check with you doc before you give any otc drugs as they may affect the hiv meds. I do know the frustration of trying to get the right meds as I am going thru it right now, just hang in there they will get it right!

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Re: Rash new
      #98960 - 05/20/04 11:51 AM

Why not ask one of the doctor's on this site your question also?

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