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Is tinea versicolor a symptom of hiv

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 19 years experience
Not by itself: Tinea versicolor by itself is not an indication of an impaired immune system. Markers for aids are infections like widespread candidiasis, coccidiomy... Read More
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Possibly: Cutaneous fungal infections may be an early sign of HIV infection. However, the overwhelming percentage of time, tinea versicolor occurs with an under... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Around 5% of folks have, or have had, tinea versicolor if you look really hard. The little fungi that cause it are almost as ubiquitous as the bacter... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Absolutely NOT !!!: These are extremely common problems in the general population and one need not be immunosuppressed in any form.
Dr. Henry Ng
Dr. Henry Nganswered
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
No: Tinea versicolor is a failry common skin infection with a fungus called malassezia furfur. A person does not need to have HIV infection in order to ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes, but...: Acute HIV can be asymptomatic or the worst 'flu you ever had, or anything in between. If tinea versicolor flares and you have no other symptoms or sig... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Lu
General Practice 16 years experience
Tinea versicolor is: When the yeast grow out of control, a person can get a skin disease called tinea versicolor. It is not contagious. Can be dry, scaly, itchy spots that... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Fungal skin problem: Tinea versicolor if a fungal skin infection, usually on the back, chest, abdomen, and neck. Selsun blue shampoo, containing selenium, can help. A pers... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Topical treatment: I would recommend topical therapy first, such as selenium sulfide lotion (prescription.) while there are pills available that have an indication to tr... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Many possibilities: This superficial skin fungal infection can be managed at first with one of numerous otc preparations which can be purchased at your pharmacy or online... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bennett
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Topical vs oral: Can use topical antifungals such as clotrimazole, ketoconazole or terbinafine or can take oral anti-fungals if it is all over, such as ketoconazole, f... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: Looking bad. It's your business. This is EXTREMELY easy to treat and you have many options. It's not going to kill you, but ignoring it will impress m... Read More

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