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Are Underarm Rashes Due To Hiv

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underarm rash

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Anyone out there with bouts of candidiasis of the underarms? Read more »

rash under armpit

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
is a rash under the armpit a common ars symptom. the rash under my armpit looks to me as it is is kind of red in color but not real dark. should i worry about this. it is happening under both of my armpits. please any answers would be... Read more »

Rashes, rashes and more rashes...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
OK...what does the rash associated with ARS appear as? Like an allergic reaction type rash or something real severe, and spread out over the body...

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is the acute HIV rash supposed to be itchy and hive-like? Also, does anyone know if it should react to antihistamines like Allegra? Thanks! Read more »

Rash Question

Posted by eh3572, 2 Replies
Can someone tell me what the rash for acute hiv looks like and also if it itches. I have this weird itchy red rash 8 days after exposure and it moved from my arms to hands and feet. I am worried sick. Thanks

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does having hiv cause more underarm perspiration/odor?

I recently found out that I am HIV positive. I never had an under arm perspiration problem in the past. I am using the same deodorant that I have used for years. I noticed that lately I cannot seem to control my under arm perspiration odor. The...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Increased perspiration is not a typical feature of HIV infection but I have had occasional patients report that phenomenon to me so I think that it can occur though doesnt get much attention. Stress, high thyroid levels, some medications and other... Read more »

underarm itching-symptom of lymphoma?

lately, I've been experiencing itching in my underarm area, no pain but at times it feels like some swelling, at a recent dr. visit I asked about lymphoma, she felt I was overreacting? currently my viral load is undetectable and my t-cell count...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Pruritis (itching) in underarm area would rarely be a symptoms of lymphoma unless accompanied by increasing lymph node swelling in the area. More common causes would be sensitivity to chemicals in deodorants (such as aluminum) or local infections... Read more »

underarm sweating

I've been HIV+ for nearly 20 years. My doctor and I guessed it was probably around age 19 when I was infected. I didn't find out until I was 26. At age 19 I remember all of a sudden I had uncontrolled sweating under my arm. Nothing would...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Excessive sweating as you describe has not been generally linked to HIV infection or treatment though HIV can occasionally do strange things to the autonomic nervous system which could impact sweating. If any reader has personal experience in this... Read more »

Swollen Node in underarm

I am very nervous because in March I developed a painful swelling in my right underarm. Is this the begining of a localized HIV infection. To make matters worse I now have a node that seems to have developed between my legs-not in my groin but...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Your symptoms are very nonspecific. Swollen glands can be caused by a number of different infections or other noninfectious causes.MH... Read more »

Day 8 on Atripla: You Have a Rash on Your What?? (Video)

This video blog is part of the series "My HIV Journey: Videos of My First Months on HIV Meds, and Where I Am Now." Check out a full list of entries in the series . On Day 7 of my HIV meds (Atripla), I broke out in a rash. The doctor says that it... Read more »

Skin Rash

Terms Used in This Fact Sheet Eosinophilia: an increased number of eosinophils, a type of white blood cell. Eosinophils are a part of the body's immune system that can damage healthy tissue if they malfunction. Non-nucleoside reverse... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Skin Problems

Many people get a rash when they start taking antiretrovirals. Rashes can be caused by the following drugs: non-nucleoside analogues -- nevirapine (Viramune), delavirdine (Rescriptor) and efavirenz (Sustiva) the nucleoside analogue abacavir (alone... Read more »
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