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Can itchy hives be a symptom of hiv or std/sti?

Can itchy hives be a symptom of hiv or std/sti?

Almost never: Hives are rarely if ever a symptom of HIV or any other STD. You'll need to look to other causes. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Hiv (Definition)

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


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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)?

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)?

Very doubtful: Neither of these rashes are typical of hiv. You seem extremely concerned about hiv. Maybe you should see you physician and get checked out. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with hives. Disappeared in 4 days with antihistamine use, could this be a sign of HIV infection?

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

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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!!

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!!

Need testing: Instead of panicking, please make an appointment with your medical provider for HIV testing, history, and physical. There are also over-the-counter tests available which are not cheap. Next time, use protection please. I sincerely hope your hiv test is negative. ...Read more

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My hives don't itch, do I have hiv?

My hives don't itch, do I have hiv?

HIV: Whether or not you have hives that do not itch has nothing to do with whether or not you may have HIV disease. If you think you may have been exposed go and go tested for this and for all other stds. And be careful out there. ...Read more

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Is having hives which comes and goes hiv related?

Usually no: Recurrent hives is a very common issue. Developing recurring hives as a result of contracting HIV is an extremely rare occurrence in comparison to other potential factors that lead to hives. ...Read more

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Does HIV cause hives to appear and if so how long do they last?

Does HIV cause hives to appear and if so how long do they last?

Virus induced hives?: Good morning,
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

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How long does an HIV rash last? And do HIV causes hives to appear?

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

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Can hiv+'ve marry hives +'ve and give birth to babies?

Yes: Hiv disease will not prevent pregnancy, but the risk that the baby will be born hiv+ is not eliminated. It can be minimized with therapy by reducing viral load and prophylaxis during pregnancy can be employed in women who have a measurable viral load, but there are no guarantees. ...Read more

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How long after being infected with HIV do u get hives on the skin?

Not usually: Do not believe that they are related although one may conceivably become allergic to the drugs used to treat hiv. ...Read more

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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?

No: This isn't HIV. This is not how it would announce itself if you had contracted it. Focus on your other health concerns and try to find the cause of your skin troubles, perhaps with a specialist's help. ...Read more

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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

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

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How does an HIV hive look like?

HIV: Urticaria (hives) secondary to HIV disease is no different than due to anything else. ...Read more

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Are daily hives breakouts a common symptom of angioedema?

Are daily hives breakouts a common symptom of angioedema?

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

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Can hives be a symptom of contact urticaria?

Hives: Urticaria is the medical term for hives. Contact urticaria happens when you come into contact with something your skin is allergic to and you develop hives from it. The best thing to do is avoid contact with that thing your skin is allergic to. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Chronic hives: 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

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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

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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.

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: Allergies can present with cold symptoms. If "cold symptoms" do not resolve in 5-6 days and linger, it may be due to either allergies or a consequence of allergies, like a sinus infection. Hives are very common with allergies. ...Read more

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Can hives be a symptom of staph infection?

Can hives be a symptom of staph infection?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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Can hives be symptoms of dog allergies?

Can hives be symptoms of dog allergies?

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

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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?

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?

No worry: Chronic hives are not a sign of impending anaphylaxis, they come and go as they please and most are idiopathic, meaning unknown cause. If an antihistamine controls them, I would leave it at that. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more