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Does Hiv Rash Resemble Ringworm
When certain part of my body heated up, red ring shaped rashes will pop out. Are they ringworm? They will get bigger and itchy.
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
GET SEEN: I recommend getting seen for a confirmation of the diagnosis e.g. 'ringworm', eczema, . .. ...Read more
Our 13 yr old daughter keeps getting ringworm rashes since she was 10. What could be causing this and what should my wife and I do?
Re-infection: She may be getting the infection from someone else (school shower) or clothing (especially socks and shoes) which has not been thoroughly cleaned. I am sure no one else has the same problem. ...Read more
I m facing itching btw my thighs since late 5 months. I also used ringworm cream and candid power. But still itching is there but rashes were gone.
Itch: Itch and rash in that region may be caused by fungal or yeast infection, but also can be caused by friction and/or moisture from tight clothing. If there is no further rash, wear white cotton underwear, avoid tight jeans or pants, apply cortisone type ointment for the itch. If no improvement, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I often get nonspecific rashes dx as everything from hemangiomas to ringworm to petechiae that usually don't itch. They heal but persist almost weekly?
No sense: You name specific diagnoses, but complain of "non-specific rashes". There is confusion best settled by a trip to a dermatologist. ...Read more
Hi, I have ringworm-like rashes on my back, chest and stomach. What could be the problem as the numbers keep growing? Awino
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There are rashes and dark spot which are very itchy around my private parts. Is it ringworm or something else?
I had three rashes on my neck and front of arm pits that looked like ringworm treating them. Spotted like hive under arms. What do youthink it is?
Picture, pls: W/out seeing them, it's really hard to make a diagnosis (correct one). I'd recommend taking a pic with your cell phone and attach it to the reply. That way we may come up with some answer. ...Read more
Hi Dr, I'm suffering from rashes on my thighs only during night also I noticed since week a kinda ringworm next to my private area which is itching a lot. Today I noticed burning sensation and itching in my private area. Could you please help rid of?
Rash: Hard to answer without more information and pictures ...Read more
I have spots of ringworm mimicking rashes on my neck, stomach and chest. Some are a hollow circle others are just dots. They don't itch or anything.?
Ringworm is a common fungal infection of the skin and is not due to a worm. The medical term for ringworm is tinea. Ringworm is contagious. It is treated with over the counter creams, usually resolving in 2 to 4 weeks. In extreme cases, oral anti-fungal agents are used.
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My son is 2 months old & diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis. Does it cause acne/ringworm like rashes on face?
Hard to say: Tuberous sclerosis complex (tsc) can cause certain skin conditions, such as angiokeratomas, which can look like acne. With such an important diagnosis as tsc, you must have already seen a number of specialists - ask your pediatrician if she thinks a visit to a pediatric dermatologist might be helpful. The tuberous sclerosis alliance website (www. Tsalliance. Org) has excellent information. ...Read more
I found rashes along the outside of my armpit, on my hip, thigh and now butt. My doctor said it was ringworm but it doesn't itch at all. I'm scared?
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Without a direct look, it's hard to offer an accurate Dx although what you described seems suggesting the appearance of intertrigo resulting from sweating, moisture, warmth, overgrowth of local fungus or bacteria, etc. If the condition isn't improving despite under active Rx, see a dermatologist. To get things done right, follow instructions in
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9 month old ringworm like rashes on arms torso and lower legs trued anti fungal pills for ringworm did nothing?
See a Dermatologist: For better management of this condition, if you have already seen one, get a revisit or get a second opinion, best wishes ...Read more
I have several heart shaped rashes on my arms and one on my stomach. I've tried all kinds of ringworm creams assuming that's what it is. Left scars?
Hard to say: A common truism about treatment is when appropriate measures don't fix a problem the diagnosis is likely wrong. Skin rashes can represent infections, local reactions, allergies or systemic illness. Diagnosis is often easy when seen by a trained observer. If your treatment for ringworm isn't working it is likely not ringworm. To find out what it is and treatment options will need a visit. ...Read more
Is HIV test negative after 1 year accurate with lots of symptoms of HIV like white coated tounge and rashes on body?
Hi Does hiv rashes appears after 5 months and they appear frequently or they appear one after one I am talking after 5 months of hiv doubts?
Listen buddy: At five months after a risky contact, your ordinary lab screen is almost certain to be positive, and a nucleus acid based text is certain to be positive. Stop doing this to yourself, man. If your labs are clear, give thanks for good health, love safely, and get on with your life. Get the rash diagnosed by a competent physician; this isn't how HIV announces itself anyway. ...Read more
What could this rashes be? I feel sick and weak my troat hurts, it hard for me to goto restroom. Lost ten pounds. I took HIV test it came back neg.
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. ...Read more
Pls I had whitish rashes at the base of my penis and it was followed by swollen iguinal lymphnodes. Could it be hiv?
Unknown: You need to see the doctor for testing and evaluation. This is not an appropriate forum to try to get diagnosis. You must see a physician since it could be very minor or it could be a more significant issue. ...Read more
I had unprotected sex few monthes back and started to have rashes recently. Red patches with little red spot. So is it hiv?
Rashes and HIV: Given the time frame you mention I am much more worried about syphilis. You must be tested. Hiv can show up with a pale full body rash, but this is rare. Syphilis can be deadly. It is time to get to a testing site or to your family doctor. Do not let fear delay you getting the information and testing you need. ...Read more
I had an unprocted sex 3 days later I had rashes on my face n chest, 2 weeks later I'm down with a sorethroat, can it be a symptom of HIV?
HIV: Acute HIV infection is asymptomatic in many individuals. For others however, symptoms like skin rash and flu-like symptoms can develop within 2 to 3 weeks from the time of contracting the human immunodeficiency virus or hiv. The skin rash and other acute HIV infection symptoms then disappear within a few weeks. ...Read more
Not HIV: The rash associated with HIV lasts at least several days, often 2+ weeks, and is continuous. Also, rash is never the only symptom of a new HIV infection. A rash that comes and goes this quickly probably is an allergic reaction of some sort. Get medical care if it continues or you remain concerned. ...Read more
I had a non itchy rashes on my chest and face and upper back all is gone only the one at my upper back is still the can it be hiv rash?
Dishwasher got cut n his blood on table. After 2 hours I youched blood then is there any risk 4 HIV considering small cut n rashes in my hand.
Very unlikely: The risk is virtually zero.Get a more detailed answer ›
Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more
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
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