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Dandruff Flakes And Hiv

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Extreme Dry Flaking Skin

My best friends husband has had AIDS for some years. He now is suffering from extreme dry flakey skin and an orange "ooze" from his ankles and sweat glands. Any info to pass on to him for his doctor?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I often seek advice from a dermatologist to help out with the often frustrating skin problems experienced by HIV/AIDS patients. KH... Read more »

White flakes on the skin

I have tried so many dermatologists-creams,loproxother medicated medicines but sigh, my crusty skin... Read more »


Nancy,This is a weird one but I hope you can answer it for me. Can eating food contaminated with an... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Can eating food that had some dandruff from a HIV positive person cause HIV infection. I am really worried that something that I ate may have been contaminated by such. I know it sounds funny but I am really concerned. Please help if possible.

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dandruff a symptom?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried over a possible but unlikely and low risk exposure. It has been 9 months since the exposure and reading the posts on this board and those on the 'women' board, I am worried and startng to question if severe dandruff is any... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Since the beginning of the year I have been having a problem with dandruff. I was diagnosised, about 3 months ago, have not started any meds yet. Just wondered if anyone else had a problem with this too and what might have worked for you. I tried... Read more »

Do HIV positive people have these symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, are dry skin / dandruff, and sweating symptoms of HIV. Over the past year I have noticed both excessive dandruff and sweating. I also have dry skin on my face and the skin on my cheeks flakes off on occasion. I dont really have night sweats,... Read more »