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Does an HIV rash itch?

Does an HIV rash itch?

Yes.: Whether caused by an HIV medication or by HIV itself, HIV rashes commonly appear as red areas on the skin, often covered with small red bumps. The main symptom of the rash is itchiness. Hiv related rashes can happen on any part of ther body, but most often occur on the face and chest, and sometimes on the feet and hands. These rashes can also be seen in association with mouth ulcers. ...Read more

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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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Does an HIV rash itch before it shows up?

Does an HIV rash itch before it shows up?

HIV: The HIV skin eruptions occurring during acute HIV disease may or may not be itchy. If you are worried, think you may have been exposed, or any other reason, best to go and be tested. ...Read more

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Does HIV rash itch?

Does HIV rash itch?

HIV: Although usually the skin eruptions occurring with acute HIV disease do not itch, it may also occur in association with itching. If you think you have been exposed, please go and get tested and stop trying to make the diagnosis by clinical symptoms. There is nothing specific enough to either diagnose it or exclude it.. ...Read more

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Does HIV rash itch?

Does HIV rash itch?

Living with HIV: Not sure what you mean by an HIV rash. Rashes are not common with HIV infection. But, rashes during the early days of being on HIV medications are common and these drug induced rashes are very itchy. ...Read more

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Does HIV rash itch? I hear both yes and no

Does HIV rash itch? I hear both yes and no

Yes in some people: Rash generally does not itch but in some people it may cause itching. ...Read more

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Will an HIV rash be just dry itching skin?

Will an HIV rash be just dry itching skin?

No: An HIV rash will probably blanch on pressure, and will be unmistakably a rash rather than just common itchy / dry skin. ...Read more

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Itching all over body but ther eis no rash. Do I have hiv?

Itching all over body but ther eis no rash. Do I have hiv?

Need tested.: While rash and itching can be associated with HIV infection, there are many other reasons for such symptoms, and the only way to know if you have HIV is to be tested for hiv. If you have any concern that you may have hiv, please visit a clinic or doctor to discuss your concerns and get tested. This will help with your concerns and may make you less 'itchy'. It will also empower your decisions. ...Read more

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I've been seen some new brown points in my body, chest, arms & legs, also I'm experiencing itching without rash in my body too, could this be hiv?

I've been seen some new brown points in my body, chest, arms & legs, also I'm experiencing itching without rash in my body too, could this be hiv?

Not likely: But anything is possible. If you think that you may have been exposed to HIV please go and get tested for this and other stds. It is a manageable condition if diagnosed and treated early and will limit your capacity to expose others. Good luck and have a great holiday. ...Read more

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Do I have herpes or hiv? I kissed a guy with an open sore now my mouth itches burns and tingles. What do I have? Its been a week since we kissed

Do I have herpes or hiv? I kissed a guy with an open sore now my mouth itches burns and tingles. What do I have? Its been a week since we kissed

Need exam: May just be anxiety. But when was the last time you had std testing? It could be nothing, or it could be prodromal symptoms for herpes. Are you having any bumps, any discharge, any other symptoms? Make an appointment to see a doc. ...Read more

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I have rashes around my virginal area. It itches badly. No odour from that area thou just very uncomfortable rashes.

Evaluation: This could represent an irritant dermatitis or early yeast infection. You should be evaluated by a physician to see if you need topical steroid or anti-yeast creams. ...Read more

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Why do I have rashes whenever any part of my body itches?

Why do I have rashes whenever any part of my body itches?

Histamine: Your body makes histamine and this causes the rash after you are itching. It is released as a signal to the body. You see red. The body is increasing blood flow to mount a response to help. It usually quickly fades. ...Read more

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My body itches quite a bit and breaks up into rashes, what shall I do?

My body itches quite a bit and breaks up into rashes, what shall I do?

See your doctor: It is important to go see the doctor while you have the rash. Rashes are one of those things that the doctor has to see while it is there to determine the cause and the best treatment. If it has different stages to it and you can't get in more than once, you can take digitial pictures of the rash in its various stages to help the doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a series of health problems, itches, rashes, etc?

What should I do if I have a series of health problems, itches, rashes, etc?

Have it evaluated.: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I am having rashes in my inner thighs. ..it itches some swelling circles...these area has become black. Kindly help.

I am having rashes in my inner thighs. ..it itches some swelling circles...these area has become black. Kindly help.

Thigh irritation: I suspect skin irritation of your thighs may be related to such things as continual friction and/or sweating and? Yeast infection Perhaps wearing tight jeans plays a role, also. Avoid tight clothing, keep the thighs clean and dry once the rash clears. In the meantime try applying an antiyeast anti-inflammatory ointment like mycolog. If no improvement, consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatm ...Read more

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I have a sever itch the groin area there's no signs or rashes there nothing but it itches like crazy what could this be?

Several things: Groin rashes/itches could be fungal, and you just do not see a rash yet. Could be a bug-like "crabs/mites" that you do not see or scabies. These are all guesses so do not get scared, just see your dr for an evaluation and the real answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am having rashes in my inner thighs. ..it itches some swelling circles are also there....area has become black kindly help.

I am having rashes in my inner thighs. ..it itches some swelling circles are also there....area has become black kindly help.

Fungal?: Have the rashes persisted for days? It is always very difficult to comment on potential causes of rash without an exam. Fungal rash (tinea corporis or versicolor), intertrigo (irritation from chafing maybe complicated by infection) or erythrasma (bacterial infection) are associated with round itchy/scaly persistent rash in this region. ...Read more

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Skin itches and rashes form in some locations. Only happens in the summer, this is the 2nd year. Rash occurs on exposed and non-exposed skin.

Skin itches and rashes form in some locations. Only happens in the summer, this is the 2nd year. Rash occurs on exposed and non-exposed skin.

Fungal likely: Usually occur in groin, armpits, under breasts, but occur anywhere where u sweat more. Fungus are notorious for reappearing during summer time as they like moist conditions. Key is to keep the areas as dry as possible. Antifungal and steroid creams are the usual treatment. A dermatologist can help ...Read more

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Foot itches internally, no rashes, is this a nerve pinch?

Foot itches internally, no rashes, is this a nerve pinch?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I have rashes all over my body and it still itches me even in my palms and fingers.

I have rashes all over my body and it still itches me even in my palms and fingers.

Rash: This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do if my vagina has been getting rashes and it itches a lot what should I do?

Itchies: It may be a yeast infection. Try over the counter vaginal yeast medication. If that doesn't work, then you need to see an ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I got allergy due to hot summers due to which my skin itches a lot and got small red rashes. What should I do to cure it?

Multiple: How long does the rash last after you got out of the sun? Do you have the same issues after exercise? The problem can be due to what is called cholinergic urticaria which usually occurs during the cooling off period after an increase in core body temperature (hot shower, sun, exercise, stress etc). If this is what you are experiencing, then taking an antihistamine prior to the exposure may work. ...Read more

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How often should you shave your pubic hair to avoid rashes and shave itches and broken skin?

How often should you shave your pubic hair to avoid rashes and shave itches and broken skin?

Agree w Dr. Litt: Shaving pubic hair can be the root of many problems to include itching, broken skin, rashes, etc. ...Read more

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Does anyone know why my stomach itches sometimes on surface of the skin but I have no rashes?

Does anyone know why my stomach itches sometimes on surface of the skin but I have no rashes?

Stomach itch: Most common cause of skin itch over the stomach where there is no rash would be dry skin. Treat with a moisturizer. ...Read more

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My baby has a red spot behind her neck that itches her alot, the edges get lil rashes. At times, what can this be?

My baby has a red spot behind her neck that itches her alot, the edges get lil rashes. At times, what can this be?

Eczema or birthmark: This can be a type of eczema or mild inflammation of a birthmark typically called a "stork bite." moisturize the area with vaseline multiple times per day for 1 week. If that doesn't work, follow-up with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have rashes in my vaginal area. It burns and itches all the time. What can it be? And what can I do to treat it? P.S. I am not sexually active.

I have rashes in my vaginal area. It burns and itches all the time. What can it be? And what can I do to treat it? P.S. I am not sexually active.

Yeast Infection: It may be caused by yeast infection. You can use1% Clotrimazole cream plus 1%hydrocortisone cream both available withour prescription, use twice a day, or zeasorp -af powder apply twice a day, and for itching you can take 10 mgm zyrtec (cetirizine) available over the counter if itching is really bad, and if it does not clear up, see your doctor or gynecologist.Keep the area as dry as possible. ...Read more

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For a year I have been getting severe rashes all over my body sometimes white bumps other times just really red skin what could this be? Itches so bad

For a year I have been getting severe rashes all over my body sometimes white bumps other times just really red skin what could this be? Itches so bad

Show your physician: It's impossible to diagnose a rash without looking at it. Next time it flares up, don't take any medicine for it and don't apply anything topically-- these can change the rash and make it difficult to diagnose. Then have your physician look at it right away. ...Read more

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I have itchy welts and rashes, my whole body itches, remedy?

I have itchy welts and rashes, my whole body itches, remedy?

Drug reaction: If you have started taking any new medications that caused the rash then try stopping the medicin ad see if it will improve other wise you have to see your doctor could be serious. ...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


Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more