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Can An Allergic Reaction Cause Thrush

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Can KS cause an allergic reaction?

My father was diagnosed with kaposi sarcoma and treated with radiaton. He feels okay. He's HIV negative, but he gets like an urticaria type of reaction, sometimes we think it's the food or medication. Is this normal in KS patients?...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
It is unusual to get an allergic reaction just from having KS. What does happen, however, is that radiation can make the skin much more sensitive to sun, to medications and to food. You did not mention what medications he takes. So it's... Read more »

unexplained allergic reaction to .......?

I am currently suffering with swelling around my eyes, behind ears and groin area. It is very... Read more »

Are there specialists in allergic reactions to meds?

I was diagnosed a year ago and became infected within 16 months prior to that. Based on several... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Allergic Reactions and Other General Cautions

Few serious side effects have been reported by people who use herbal therapies. But no reportage doesn't mean that herbal therapies never cause problems. We have tried to mention important side effects in our overview of each therapy, but you should... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA to Recommend That Doctors Conduct Genetic Screening Before Prescribing Antiretroviral Abacavir to Reduce Allergic Reactions

FDA on Thursday is expected to issue an advisory that urges physicians to conduct genetic testing before prescribing GlaxoSmithKline 's antiretroviral drug abacavir to reduce allergic reactions in people taking the drug, the New York Times ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast (or fungus)... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA-Led Research Team Discovers an Autoimmune Mechanism for Serious Drug-Induced Adverse Reactions

A team of researchers led by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has discovered a new mechanism for identifying and understanding drug-related autoimmune reactions. In an article available online today in the journal AIDS , the team found that... Read more »
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Question about thrush

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello all,

I have a question about thrush, can it be caused do to your immune system being weakened by stress? Stress such as worrying if one has HIV? I ask this because I got tested for HIV twice, and both times the tests came back negative (this... Read more »

allergic reactions

Posted by TRex, 2 Replies
Has anyone who is HIV positive had a lot of allergic reactiosn to antibiotics? I had two allergic reactions (the Bactrim one was the one who made me ask for the HIV test).the other one is Keflex. I am on Augmentin now and woke up with another... Read more »

Horrible Allergic Reaction to Atripla

Posted by MikeInPhilly2, 1 Reply
Hello All,

I was diagnosed HIV + on July 5th, 2011.

My doctor and I decided to move immediately and aggressively against the virus and she prescribed Atripla.

I did OK for the first week or so. Then I broke out in a rash that while not very sightly,... Read more »

dry metallic tasting white tongue? thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
recently i developed slightly white yellowish thin coating to my tongue. i've been a pretty regular smoker for ten years, and quit cold turkey when i saw this. i can brush my tongue to the point where it is ALMOST gone, but not entirely. then... Read more »