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Does HIV Cause Itchy Rash

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DNCB (Dinitrochlorobenzene)

...liquid solution in four strengths: 10%, 2%, 0.2%, and 0.02%. The solution was applied on the skin once a week to a 2-inch square area. Then the area was bandaged and kept dry for 10 hours. After the first skin response (a red, itchy rash), the strength of the DNCB solution was lowered. Instructions for using DNCB originally provided by DNCB Now! say that most other therapies could prevent it from working. This included long-term acupuncture,...
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Rash with Bactrim/Atripla

Hi,I have been taking Bactrim and Atripla for a month now and just a few days ago I ran out of Bactrim. The next day I developed a rash on my hands and my lips were dry. The rash is more like dry skin with fine bumps and at times get very itchy. It...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...ASAP. HIv can cause a rash that comes and goes rather quickly...that generally happens shortly after becomming infected. Other itchy rashes (such as EPF = eosinophilic pustular folliculitis) happen with low CD4 counts. Good luck, stick with... Read more »

PEP itchy rash ? combivir/nelfinavir

Hello. I started combivir/ nelfinavir(1.25gm bd) 8 days ago for a needlestick from a HIV+ve terminal child. I am working in Africa.I started PEP, however for the last 2 days have had an itchy raised spotty rash on my neck and a little on my face. It...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...If possible I would have your prescribing doctor and/or local HIV specialist look you over. In general we would treat through a rash such as you describe often using an antihistamine and acetominphene Read more »

annoying , itchy rash

Hi from Sydney Australia. I have been on meds now for nearly 8 months Combivir/stocrin. CD4 260/undect. I was recently diagnosed of pcp and placed on 4 double strength bactrim daily for 6 weeks and have just gone down to only one a day. I have...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...lower dose of bactrim. Some patients become photosensitive to UV (sunlight) from the bactrim. There are also a wide range of HIV-related skin conditions as well as immune reconsitution syndromes that patients can experience. If I can't sort out... Read more »

Itchy Rash

For the past month, I have had an itchy rash that appears to look like insect bites that moves all over my body. I live in the mountains with lots of snow and there just aren't many bugs in the winter. My lover doesn't have the rash. I've been on...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...explanation for your symptoms. You need to see a doctor for a diagnosis of this problem--either a skin doctor or an expert in HIV. Read more »
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Rash after 1 week, please someone help

Posted by preocupado1
...possible HIV exposure, 5 days later I practiced oral sex on a girl and the masturbated her. 1 week after that she develped an itchy rash on neck a belly. Can someone please tell me the chances that I infected her (if im an infected) and the... Read more »

Starting to panic

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...posted a couple of weeks back [drunk & stupid] that I had oral and let a guy cum in my mouth. I week ago I developed a very itchy rash on the trunk of my body. It was very small red pimples. they lasted about a week and went away. I had NO... Read more »

PLEASE help! Rash, no fever...worried SICK

Posted by molls1992, 4 Replies
...just had an HIV test in April after being with him....NEGATIVE. But now after this last instance, I've developed a HORRIBLY itchy rash. Like...itch till I give myself bruises type of rash!!! Its mostly right around where the band of my bra sits,... Read more »

Home tests/Rash

Posted by eh3572, 1 Reply
...Just curious on what the rash for HIV looks like and does it itch? I has unprotected sex 8 days ago and now I have this itchy rash. Also do home tests work? I bought one from International Technology Exchange Corp. and I was just curious if... Read more »