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Eosinophilic Folliculitis Concerns In Hiv Patients

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Eosinophilic folliculitis

Posted by Mauell, 1 Reply
Hello everybody, could someone please describe me what is and how is Eosinophilic folliculitis. Thanks in advance Read more »

Folliculitis & HIV +

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies


Is it common for people who HIV+ that have folliculitis to have more severe breakouts and would the breakouts tend to be further widespread in different areas of the body rather than isolated to one specific body part?

I would also like to know at... Read more »

folliculitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies



I think I may or may not have symptoms of folliculitis. First off I have been tested for HIV about a year and a half ago and was negative. I have had some risky behavior since then (unprotected sex with female) and unprotected oral from female(s). I... Read more »

Folliculitis, with HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have had folliculitis breakout on my chest and has remained for 3 months, is this consistent with HIV. I have a neg- result 10 weeks post exposure. I have had 3 colds, with sore throat and headaches as well. Read more »

folliculitis common for HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have developed severe folliculitis on my inner legs, and in my pubic hair. Is this worrisome for HIV? Can dry skin cause it? Read more »
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folliculitis and HIV + patient doing well

I am HIV+ and have been doing rather well with my atripla medication for the past two years. My CD4 count is 825 and my viral load is undetectable. I have been battling reoccuring instances of some type of folliculitis on my arms, stomach and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Folliculitis and other skin problems (very severe dry skin, seborrhea and others)are common in HIV+ patients (also seen in general population but appears more common in HIV+ persons). I recommend discussing with your HIV specialist-often I refer to... Read more »

eosinophilic pustular folliculitis

For over 3 years I have been suffering with a skin condition that never resolves. Only on my face where I shave, I experience bumps that fill with clear fluid. The break and leave scars. The dermatogists think my body may be reacting to yeast on my...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
It is very difficult to make a diagnosis without seeing the rash and knowing more information about your CD4 count, etc. Still, I think the best thing for you at this point is to get a definitive diagnosis. A skin biopsy would be helpful and I would... Read more »

Managing folliculitis

I read through the postings here (including one of my own) regarding the problem of folliculitis. I have some more questions.Recently, as far back as a few months, I experienced a very painful outbreak on my back. Antibiotics cleared it up, but...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Has a diagnosis of seborrhea or eosinophilic folliculitis been made by a dermatologist? Often use of an antifungal shampoo (such as 2% ketoconazole) as a soap on a regular basis can be helpful. Checking for methicillin resistance staph often... Read more »

Is folliculitis a side-effect of Kaletra (Follow - up)

Dr. Henry, thanks for your response to my previous question. Here is a follow-up. I went back to the dermatologist after 3 weeks on Keflex 500mg 2x daily. There was much improvement, but not to the dermatologist's satisfaction. The...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I haven't seen much folliculitis due directly to Kaletra. Folliculitis often can have a fungal component so antifungal shampoos (used as soap) or pills can be helpful. UV light also can help some cases. KH... Read more »
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