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Neuropathy And Burning Itch

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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes PN? Who Is at Risk of Developing PN? How Do You Know if You Have PN? PN Treatments AIMS for PN What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? Many people living with HIV (HIV+) develop problems that involve the nervoussystem. The nervous system controls thinking, movement, sensations, andfeelings. There are two parts of the nervous system: the brain and spinal cord(central...
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Burn/Itch Sensation After Urinating. More likely to spread Hep C?

I am hep c positive.I have a burning/itching sensation inside my penis after urinating and there are very slight swellings at the tip. From all my searching the only 2 things i've found that it might be is Trichomoniasis or a yeast infection...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It would be difficult for me to suggest a diagnosis without a full history and physical examination. I would suggest a visit to your primary care provider for an exam and some laboratory testing.The risk of sexual transmission between monogamous... Read more »

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 »

Horrible Itching and burning

I have been HIV+ for 4 years. My CD4 is 7 and viral load unknown. I have been taking Kaletra, Combivir, Clortrimazole, Valtrex, Protonix, and Bactrim daily now for about a month. I have extreme diareah (7 times or more a day/water). I have...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your skin complaints could be due to a wide range of conditions including immune reconstitution (a bad reaction to a good thing= your immune system getting better), fungal infection or other skin disorder (location makes it unlikely to be a... Read more »

Is this HIV-related neuropathy?

I've been to three neurologist regarding neurological pain, itching and burning and still don't think I'm getting the correct assessment.I tested positive two plus years ago. My viral load is 30,000 and T-Cells are 455. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
From your description I doubt you have standard HIV related or drug related peripheral neuropathy. Perhaps you would benefit from seeing a good dermatologist with some HIV experience. Seeing a good dermatologist may ultimately provide some relief... Read more »
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anybody experiencing neuropathy (tingling burning)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i have always been such a healthy person, and now OUT OF THE DAMN BLUE i have burning and tingling feet, which bother me and make it hard for me to stand straight and walk normally. in the mornings and when i take showers, i can see the blood... Read more »

diarrhea, itching, pricking after sexual encounter without penile penetration

Posted by goodfriend, 1 Reply
50yo male, straight, theretofore healthy, more than ten years ago tested negative, one faithful female partner before and after that test . 3 weeks ago encounter with 40 yr old female of unknown HIV status, no sexual penetration, in fact did not... Read more »

Neuropathy?

Posted by billc, 1 Reply
After a high risk encounter I had seven months ago I have developed a burning in my face that comes and goes. It is mostly isolated to the left forehead, but travels down around my eye. It comes and goes. It this neuropathy??
Concerned..
If not then... Read more »

Neuropathy

Posted by Anonymous
I had very painful neuropathy in my legs and my feet burned like I was walking on hot coals. I stopped taking the D4T and I read about a natural amino acid called Acetyl-L Carnitine (1,000mg per day) and to my surprise it worked right away. I... Read more »