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Dry COugh

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HOW SEVERE IS THE DRY COUGH WITH HIV AT EACH STAGE ? WHAT ARE CAUSES OF A DRY COUGH ? Read more »

dry cough

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
can anydody remember having a dry cough with ars so bad that you had to leave the room because of coughing so bad Read more »

Dry skin and HIV?!??

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Was just diagnosised. But am taking things with a positive outlook. Just wondered... female, 26 my skin has gotten SOOOOO dry and itchy, also have dandruff never has been this bad before. Summer heat, or something more? I haven't started any meds... Read more »

Have a dry cough

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
ARGG!!!!! I can't believe this, went into work again this weekend and starting having funny feeling in my throat. Dry unproductive cough and raspy voice. I have calmed down, why this? lol I am SUCH a spaz. Isn't dry cough a symptom? It has been... Read more »

Dry itchy skin

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey guys, Ive been a lot of people worried about there symptoms and they include dry itchy skin. Is this a symptom of HIV? Does it happen early or later on? I dont remember this being a symptom. reason asking is ive had very dry itchy skin the last... Read more »
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Dry Cough

My Husband was diagnosed wit HIV and his CD4 is very low it ws 19 problem he's been coughing before he started medication and the doctor offered him a cough syrup and TB test was done and came negative now he started taking his treatment a week...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Persistent cough with sweats in HIV patient with low CD4 count merits careful monitoring and evaluation. Chest X-ray (or CT scan), indiced sputum (looking for TB, penumocystis or other infection), blood oxygen level, careful examination and history,... Read more »

Dry Cough

Hello Dr. Feinberg - You've been so much help for both me and my Dr's in the past - but this is a new development. HIV+ Since approx. 1986. Never taken any antiretrovirals (or any other sort of anti-HIV drugs). Had DVT & multiple...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I am concerned about what is cauausing the cough, not just about controlling it. Given your long smoking history, it would be important to make sure that there is nothing going on in your chest that makes you cough, such as lung cancer. The first... Read more »

Dry Cough

Dr. Frascino,My partner is HIV+ and has been for a little over a year and has never taken any medication since he has healthy numbers CD4 650 and VL 45K. He has a HORRIBLE dry cough that has occurred for the past 2+ months and is only getting...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Dear Coughing in Chicago,So every time your partner lies down in bed next to you, he starts violently coughing, choking, his eyes water, and he can't breath??? Hmmm, the answer is obvious: He's allergic to you. No? Oh, OK, let's see... Read more »

Dry cough and ARS

I have read that during ARS, people can get dry cough. Does this dry cough occur all day or only come up at night? Thanks....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I do not have an answer to your specific question. The literature does not identify any significance in the time of day of a cough.Trying to determine your HIV status based on symptoms you are experiencing is unwise, anxiety provoking, and... Read more »
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