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Itchy Scalp And Hiv

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Itching, burning on scalp, face, and groin area

I have been experiencing, itching in the scalp area, the faceand ear area, as well as crotch and anus area. It is not crabs. It burns sometimes as well. Could this be a side effect of meds or could it be a candina fungal infection.?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Itching in those areas alone would be unlikely due to a reaction to one of your HIV meds. Psoriarsis, fungal infection, parasite infestation and other conditions could be present. See a good Primary Care doc, HIV specialist, and or dermatologist... Read more »

Scalp Problems

This is a followup question about my itchy flaky scalp. Before I started on my current regimen of... Read more »

Bumps/welts/bites or boils on scalp

I am taking Epzicom, Norvir and Lexiva. Recently I developed a bump on my scalp resembling an... Read more »
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Rash in the scalp

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

Has anyoone ever had rash in the scalp or heard of it as a symptom of HIV infection?

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Itchy skin

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi guys. Its been a year or so after my possible exposure but i never really thought about HIV, utill now. Ive been having problems with itchy dry skin all over. Is this a symptom of HIV? Will be testing i a week. thanks.

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itchy vagina? vaginal candidiasis

Posted by wishingforacure, 3 Replies
I am HIV+ and recently my vagina has been itchy. Usually before I get my period. I don't have any STI's. The doctor said this may happen more often since I am HIV+. Is anyone experiencing this? Is there any way to get rid of it or make it better?... Read more »

itchy spots

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I WAS WONDERING WHAT RASH IS GENERALIZED WITH HIV SYPMTOMS..I STARTED HAVING ITCHY RED AREAS ON MY ARMS...SOMETIME ON MY LEGS...SINCE DEC. 20..THE DAY I WENTTO A CONCERT..I WAS BY THE STAGE RUBBING ON EVERYONE ELSE THAT WAS SWEATY..SINCE THATS ALL... Read more »