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White blotches on my palms of hands. Very itchy skin with rash. What could cause this? Std? Hepatitis? Hiv? Had unprotected oral sex and need help!!

White blotches on my palms of hands. Very itchy skin with rash. What could cause this? Std? Hepatitis? Hiv? Had unprotected oral sex and need help!!

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and get tested for various STDs.

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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Is dry itchy skin a symptom of hiv?

Is dry itchy skin a symptom of hiv?

Good Question.: "dry skin affects up to half of adults with hiv". That's the problem with the internet and statistics. It does not mean that 1/2 of all people with dry skin have hiv. It means 1/2 of all people with HIV have dry skin. Are you in a high risk group to get hiv. Talk to your doctor. If not. Its dry skin.

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HIV NEGATIVE result at 3 then again at 7months, but Dry itchy skin flare ups, and insomnia. What could be causing this? Is insomnia a symptom of HIV?

HIV NEGATIVE result at 3 then again at 7months, but Dry itchy skin flare ups, and insomnia. What could be causing this? Is insomnia a symptom of HIV?

Lots of other: Lots of other causes of insomnia including depression. The dry skin may be a separate issue, but again unlikely HIV related. There are other skin issues that occur with HIV, but not usually dry skin

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I have soar throat itchy skin white tongue had 1st HIV test negative is this related to hiv?

I have soar throat itchy skin white tongue had 1st HIV test negative is this related to hiv?

Could be: If you are HIV negative on testing, then unlikely. Many different viruses and bacteria can cause those symptoms, and you don't have to have HIV.

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I tested negative for HIV and HSV in january 2013.This is over six months after possible exposure to hiv. I have recurrent mouth ulcers, itchy skin.

I tested negative for HIV and HSV in january 2013.This is over six months after possible exposure to hiv. I have recurrent mouth ulcers, itchy skin.

See doctor: It is highly unlikely that it is either hsv or hiv. It sounds like you may have a recurrent apthous stomatitis; you should get evaluated by a dermatologist to see what the inciting cause may be.

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Had unprotected oral sex with man and woman. Now white tongue with red spots. Itchy skin all over. Hard bumps on face. Clear bumps on hands. This Hiv?

Had unprotected oral sex with man and woman. Now white tongue with red spots. Itchy skin all over. Hard bumps on face. Clear bumps on hands. This Hiv?

HIV: The development of HIV takes longer that three months to develop. You're best option is to be seen by your provider and be evaluated. Any number of disease processes can be manifested as you described.

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Unprotected oral sex two months ago. Now white tongue with red spots. Dry itchy skin all over, Chills. Bumps on pubic area. Is herpes? Syphilis? Hiv?

Unprotected oral sex two months ago. Now white tongue with red spots. Dry itchy skin all over, Chills. Bumps on pubic area. Is herpes? Syphilis? Hiv?

Herpes? Syphilis: Please see your Gynecologist as soon as possible. Explain your worries, then the doctor will examine you and, finally you are likely to have blood work done. May take a day or two to get the result.

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Itchy skin rash all over body (except for face, neck, palms and soles) for 14 days. NO fever, NO flu-like symptons, NO lymph node. Can it be HIV ARS?

Itchy skin rash all over body (except for face, neck, palms and soles) for 14 days. NO fever, NO flu-like symptons, NO lymph node. Can it be HIV ARS?

Rash: It sounds more likely that it is an allergic reaction to something. The fact that it is not on the palms and soles of your feet makes other bad things less likely. Skin rashes are hard to diagnose and the diagnosis depends on where the rash is, the color, whether there are blotches, raised bumps and many other things. You can buy benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the pharmacy for itching and if it persists see DR.

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Unprotected sex 10 months ago. Dry cough dry itchy skin. Red bumps on thighs. White tongue. Cuts won't heal. Athletes foot. Nail changes Oral hiv neg?

Unprotected sex 10 months ago. Dry cough dry itchy skin. Red bumps on thighs. White tongue. Cuts won't heal. Athletes foot. Nail changes Oral hiv neg?

HIV: Sounds like you're having some pretty common health annoyances & are worried they're due to HIV. First, the chance of of getting HIV from 1 encounter is very low (1 in 1250 exposures for vaginal penetration). The oral HIV tests are pretty accurate (about 92%) but to be extra sure and give you peace of mind, call your gyn or PCP to get a blood test. It's quick and confidential. Good luck!

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Unprotected sex with itchy skin all over my body with sore lymph nodes in neck ear pain and small red bumps that come and go. Neg hiv at 108 days. Std?

See derm: I wonder if your doctor has considered scabies as the cause for your skin problem. You need to call your doctor or consider consulting a dermatologist.

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What could cause red itchy skin?

What could cause red itchy skin?

Dryness?: Difficult to answer without exam. But likely dry skin, and best addressed by changing to gentle cleansers and a good moisturizer. If not improved after a week see a derm.

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Does dehidration cause itchy skin?

Does dehidration cause itchy skin?

Yes: Drink at least 6-8 8 oz glasses of water per day. Also can add a topical moisturizer.

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What causes itchy skin when being overtired? Is it just stress?

What causes itchy skin when being overtired? Is it just stress?

Worse at night: Itching is typically worse at night, because during the day you have your mind on more important things. At night when you go to bed, and have nothing in particular to think about, your itching becomes more noticeable.

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Can hormones cause itchy skin?

Yes: Itchy skin is a common problem for women who are perimenopausal or menopausal. Hormones do help but are usually not used unless you have more severe symptoms. Ask your doctor.

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Infection can cause itchy skin?

Infection can cause itchy skin?

Not usually alone: Skin infections typically cause painful red swollen skin. Itching of the skin is usually caused by dermatitis and allergies.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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