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Swelling With Sculptra

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An Overview of Poly-L-Lactic Acid (Sculptra, New-Fill)

... Possible Side Effects Along with its desired effects, PLLA can cause some unwanted effects; not all of these effects are known at this time. Serious side effects have been rare and include lightheadedness and faintness, swelling of nodules developed under the skin, temporary numbing of the face, and severe allergic reaction. Individuals should tell a doctor if they have any of these side effects.Less serious side effects include redness,...
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bilateral parotid gland swelling

I am HIV+ for 27 years. Current med regimen is Sustiva/Viread/Epivir/Oxandrin with 200 +/- CD4 for the last 3 years and an undetectable viral load. Ive been receiving Sculptra treatments for the last 3 years. Ive had bilateral cheek swelling for...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting. Parotid swelling occasionally does complicate HIV infection and is almost always a benign process. When it develops off treatment, starting antiretroviral Read more »

unusual case, doryx preventing sculptra from working?

Long time user of new-fill/sculptra. After two years it was clear I needed touch-ups, and around that same time my doc put me on doryx for acne. I noticed that the touchups for several years now really have done almost nothing. I did some...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is not much published on very long term outcomes with Sculptra and there have been reports of a loss in volume over time so that touch ups are not as effectve. I haven't seen anything on an effect of doxycycline ( a widely used antibiotic that... Read more »

pain and swelling in left hand

I have been positive for 4 yrs and have been on PI, Isentress and Atripla (off and on 3 times). I have had chronic pain in feet and hands-not too severe-and doctor gave me Tylenol 3. Now I had a severe pain/swelling/numbness in my left hand and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Drug or HIV related peripheral neuropathy rarely would be localized to one regions (left hand/fingers) so most likely some other explanation likely. KH Read more »

Facial rash Sculptra

Dr. Doc, if you research reports fda adverse reactions sculpta, facial rash injected area happens. Thanks.
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...But the message that I mean to convey is that facial rashes are not linked to Sculptra injections. Nodules, bruising, pain, swelling all yes. But in the real world, rashes are not an issue with this product. Read more »

An Overview of Rescriptor (Delavirdine)

...Serious side effects of this medicine include severe skin rash accompanied by blisters, fever, joint or muscle pain, redness and swelling of the eyes, sores in the mouth, and swelling; serious kidney problems; anemia; and liver and muscle... Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...Cytokines . Prevention It is difficult to avoid contact with MAC bacteria, but there are some ways to reduce the risk. Boil drinking water. MAC bacteria are found in most water systems, hospital water supplies and bottled water. Do not... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...department. If there is a problem, and your CD4 cell count (see Fact Sheet 124 ) is below 200, consider the following steps: Boil drinking or cooking water for one minute; or Drink bottled water; or Drink filtered water: Use a home filter... Read more »

An Overview of Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)

...disappear with continued use of the medicine. Less serious side effects of this medicine include canker sores; ear discharge or ear swelling; redness of skin; sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips, tongue, or inside the mouth; swollen and painful... Read more »
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Node Swelling Time

Posted by Anonymous
So how quickly after infection would the nodes start to swell. Wouldn't it be within a week or less as they should already be attacking the virus. Read more »

Mouth Swelling

Posted by Anonymous
...Can anyone tell me if swelling under the tongue is any indication of HIV infection? Thanks for any help here. Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...What is meant by generalized swelling? Does this mean all nodes, Neck, Armpit, Groin all swollwn at the same time? All disappear at the same time? Also, if a person Read more »

Can you make your lymph nodes swell from touching?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anyone know if you can make your lymph nodes swell by constantly checking them? I am very scared because I have swollen nodes behind my ears 6 weeks after a possible exposure. If anyone knows anything about this I would appreciate thier input. Read more »