Dry Skin And Hiv

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Dry Skin and AIDS

I am a 37yr old woman, and I have AIDS. Lately, the past 3 months, I have had extremely dry and flaking skin on my face. Not only is it unattractive, it actually burns when I wash my face. Is this due to AIDS or am I just all of a sudden stricken...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...Susan, dry skin is very common among persons with AIDS. Are you taking any medications? Some meds can do this, and then dry skin also seems Read more »

Dry skin

Is excessive dry skin hiv associated? What should one look for? Female, treatment naive. CD4... Read more »

Dry skin on palms and peripheral neuropathy

Hi Keith,hope this message finds you well. I'm a 30 yr old male writing from London.I have been on... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...molluscum. Drug Interaction Problems The acne drugs tretinoin (Retin-A) and isotretinoin (Accutane) tend to dry out the skin. Dry skin is also a side effect of the protease inhibitor indinavir (Crixivan) and some other antiretroviral... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vitamins and Minerals

...Coenzyme Q 10 may help with immune function. Essential fatty acids found in evening primrose oil or flaxseed oil can help with dry skin and scalp. N-Acetyl-Cysteine , an antioxidant, can help maintain body levels of glutathione. Glutathione... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Side Effects

...rare cases they indicate a serious reaction.Talk to your health care provider if you have a rash. Other skin problems include dry skin or hair loss. Moisturizers help some skin problems. Neuropathy ( Fact Sheet 555 ) is a painful condition... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...skin color, dry mouth/sore throat, taste changes, painful urination, indigestion, joint pain, hives, and liver toxicity. Itchy/dry skin, ingrown toe nails, and hair loss are unique to Crixivan. Kidney stones, which may lead to more serious... Read more »
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