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i was wondering are hiv rashes constant or do they come and go?

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Depends on the rash: The rash associated with acute HIV (red flat rash over trunk ; sometimes face) occurs in 50% and is very transient. Kaposi sarcoma lesions tend to stick around a long time with or without treatment. Eosinophilic (allergic) dermatitis assoc w/hiv tends to stick around w/o therapy ; fungal infections do the same. There are some specific rashes to late stage HIV which also stick around a long time.

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Can transitioning formulas lead to diaper rash?

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Dr. Marc Grella
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Yes: All foods, including formulas, are digested differently. Making a change between formulas will cause the intestines to digest different nutrients. This may cause temporary constipation, diarrhea, or both (or neither) until your digestive system adapts. Many people find that with changing formula their child gets looser stool and a diaper rash in the short term; should resolve in a week or two.
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Should I be concerned about a rash in my genital and anal area?

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Dr. Erin Alward
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Yes: There are multiple different types of infections that can cause a genital rash. Some are easily treated and some are more difficult. There can also be some inflammatory conditions that can cause a rash "down there." some precancerous or cancers can cause rash-looking changes. You need to see your doctor to be evaluated.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

Rash on my inner thighs but will not go on my penis! itches really bad. When scratched, area becomes very dry!?

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Dr. Ish Rawal
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Jock itch: Sounds more like a tinea infection. U should keep the area clean and dry. Don't rub or scratch as it makes the rash worse. Heat n sweat r not good. Otc anti fungal powder/ cream can be tried.
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What can be done for a Lyme disease rash when it's painful?

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What herbal medicine is suggested to increase cd-4cells and decrease viral load for HIV patients?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
None: There are no herbal medicines that have ever been shown to have these effects. People tried them all in the 80's and early 90's, before we had good HIV treatment. They didn't work, and many people died.

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