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Are Hives A Symptom Of Hiv
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Can back acne (2-3 pimples that had some pus but healed in 2 days) be a symptom of ars (hiv)? Can hives be caused by ars (hiv)?
I was diagnosed with hives. Disappeared in 4 days with antihistamine use, could this be a sign of HIV infection?
Not specifically: Hives are called urticaria and can come from many, many reasons. Ofter we are unable to identify a cause. If they improve with anti- histamine that is good. The real truth is after you stop using the antihistamine do they recur. If they recurr many times over a period of time they can be classified as "Chronic Urticaria". When we see a patient with urticaria we think of many causes! ...Read more
I had unprotected sex 3 weeks ago now I have a rash resembling insect bites, hives and one spot with small raised bumps, no other symptoms. Hiv rash?
Do herpes test:
Is it first time
herpes culture will decide
also blood test for herpes antibodies type I and 2 should be done. ...Read more
Hive like rash all over. Flu like symptoms. Swollen white tongue with red spots. Had unprotected oral sex with man and woman. Is this Hiv? Plz help!!
Virus induced hives?:
hives result from release of histamine and other mediators (compounds) due to immune system being challenged such as an allergic reaction. Many viral infections are associated with hives. Hiv is a virus. In addition, HIV is known to affect immune regulation. The duration of hives after a viral infection can last from months to years. ...Read more
Newly HIV positive?:
Hiv seroconversion can appear in a variety of ways. A common way is a rash that can even be as severe as one causing hives.
If you have any concerns that you got infected from HIV please find an expert to help you through this time. You can look here: http://www. Glma. Org. There are some great doctors in chicago that can walk you through this scare. ...Read more
Hiv anti body test 17 weeks after sexual contact, Result of test was negative, no recent exposes. But Suffering dry patches and hives. Should I retest?
Hiv blood at 6 wks, 30 wks & 37 wks after sexual encounter result was negative, is this result convulsive? Suffering with dry skin hives. Pls help
Yes: At this point you are considered negative (unless there has been a potential exposure in the interim). ...Read more
I get fatigued every once in awhile and some years back I had a rash on my stomach and I tend to break out in hives and this itch whenever I go on runs and take a hot shower or if my body feel overheated. Could this be a sigh on HIV I did have unprote
Just do an HIV test: Some people are known to get leg itching and rashes from running (cause is unknown). If it is from histamine release, one can try taking Claritin (loratadine) or Zyrtec, 1/2 hour before running. If it is from the heat, try running at sunrise. If it is from blocked sweat glands, try a sauna 3 times a week. Maybe one can make a dermatologist appointment, and then run to the clinic to show a fresh itchy rash. ...Read more
They can be: Chronic hives are thought to be an autoimmune reaction to the cells that make histamine, and can be associated with swelling of the lips and tongue. This type of angioedema is usually itchy and rarely affects the back of the throat or causes trouble breathing. The hereditary form of angioedema does not cause hives and does not itch, but can cause trouble breathing. See an allergist for more info. ...Read more
I've been breaking out in hives for about 2 months now, and its been happening constantly. No other symptom but the hives. What could this b.
Hives (urticaria) that have been present for over 2 months typically fall into 3 categories. 1. Chronic autoimmune-body is reacting against itself; blood test available
2. Chronic idiopathic-we don't know why
3. Physical urticaria; many triggers such as heat, cold, dermagraphism.
Anxiety can make hives worse, but don't assume it is just nerves. Allergies are a more frequent cause of acute hives. ...Read more
Can a person who is sensitive to all nsaids be desensitized, if their only symptom when taking nsaids are mild hives? No resp issues whatsoever.
Yes: Yes, but once you are desensitized you need to stay on the medication. Once you stop the medication, you would have to be desensitized again. It is fairly easy. It takes a few hours in my office. ...Read more
I occasionally have outbreaks of itchy hives on ankles & body that last up to 2 weeks. Could they be a symptom of my hayfever?
I've read u can't be desensitized to nsaids if your only symptom is skin hives. I need these meds badly. Can I keep taking them? The hives are minor.
Can hives be a symptom of a cold? My daughter is 12 and has had hives all over for 2 days and now on the 3rd day she seems to be getting a chest cold.
Maybe: In a 2007 turkish study of patients with chronic hives compared to subjects without hives staphylococcus was cultured more frequently from the noses of those with hives. To prove that staph causes hives though it's necessary to show that hives resolve with successful treatment of staph infection. That hasn't been reported yet. Up to 10% of acute hives are caused by streptococcal infection. ...Read more
I read where u can't be desensitized to nsaids if hives are the symptom. So why does my allergist want me to try taking a baby asp a day to desens me?
Can hives be considered an early pregnancy symptom? I am ttc and I had hives in the beginning of my 2nd trimester in my last pregnancy.
Burnig/itchy hives upper body/face x6days in row. Come ad go w/ benadryl (diphenhydramine). No allergies/new foods/detergent ect. Symptom of something else serious?
Possibly: The fact that it is new onset, responds to benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and has sx limited to what you mention still point to some type of allergy to a food/ air borne pollen in bloom. Ask your doctor to use a stronger tx than just Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and if it persists to do an allergy work up. Also make sure you have not been exposed to mites/fleas, bed bugs, etc. ...Read more
Can hives be a symptom of alcoholism detox? And will steroids help eliminate the hives? I'm a 56 yr. Old female. I stopped drinking one week ago. I had two days of anxiety and a small patch of hives on my forearms, which have progressively covered my bod
Hello.: Hello. Although hives is not one of the typical symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, anxiety certainly is. Hives can be caused by anxiety. If you are alcoholic, I don't recommend detoxifying yourself without medical supervision. You can become quite ill while detoxifying. Most people detoxify in an inpatient setting but some doctors are will to do outpatient detoxification protocols. Your body is going through tremendous changes right now. Recommend that you be medically evaluated for your hives and for withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more
Is chronic hives a symptom of lymphoma? What about a cough that gets better w/ prednisone? Also have "high esophonpils" and medistinal adenopathy no other symptoms not even fatigue, only have asthmA
Yes if when with dog: Any severe allergy can cause hives in the allergic person, so yes, hives could be due to a dog. More people are allergic to cats than are allergic to dogs, by a large percentage, but some people have life- threatening dog allergies. Severe reactions can include eye swelling, throat- closing, coughing and asthma, and shock, as well as skin rashes including hives. ...Read more
Are hives always a sign of impending anaphlaxis? I may or may not be reacting to something but my chronic hives have always been mild. Should I worry?
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more