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Hiv Symptoms Pimples Forehead
Can the "Rash phase" in HIV seroconversion cause forehead acne without having any other rash on other parts? Low risk + other symptoms
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 there be only 1 symptom after 3 weeks hiv exposure? I have some pimple non patchy like rash on neck and chest
Does HIV symptoms happen all at once or it's come and go I am getting symptoms one by one like one is cured other pop up pimple ance sore thorat cold?
Can a primary HIV rash occure as 3-4 pimples on the back, without fever or other symptoms? Thank you
Probably not: The rash with HIV tends to be red and flat or a bit raised. People have other flu like symptoms as well. Pimples are probably just pimples. If lots more emerge on only one side of the body in a strip this could be shingles. If the same cluster always comes back in the same place, this could be an unusual location for herpes simplex. ...Read more
Hi I had protected sex before 3 weeks, from my best knowledge, the condom didn't break. I'm facing symptoms like pimples and headache (anxiety). 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)?
10weeks after unprotected sex with my ex I developed tiny, itchy pimples on my back. They lasted 2/3days. Could they be a HIV symptom? Or a heat rash?
Not an HIV symptom: It is not possible to diagnose the cause of your rash, without more info, and a photo of it. However, be reassured that what you described is NOT consistent with symptoms/signs of HIV, SInce you had unprotected sex with your ex, and appear to be concerned about having contracted an STI, I recommend that you go for STI screening, including HIV, and use condoms. Most counties provide free testing ...Read more
Had unprotected sex 5 week ago tested on 5 weeks after exposure with PCR qualitative and Hiv antibody test both came negative. Geeting some pimples kind of rase one or two on face and check not eaching. Could it be a aras symptoms.?
Me and girlfriend having exact symptoms almost at the exact same time. Weight loss. Pimple skin. Breast pain. Lips chapped. Scars heal very slow. Hiv?
Get tested: If you think you may have been exposed to HIV don't guess. Get tested. It is important to deal with this before it becomes advanced. There are many causes of the symptoms you described. If you both developed the same symptoms at the same time then the likely answer is an infection or chemical/toxin exposure. Your doctor can help you sort this out. Good luck to you both. ...Read more
Hi I had HIV test after 18 days neg and no STDs. Have red dots on tongue small blister not sore near throat and 7 spots/pimples on chest, hiv? Keep thinking I have other symptoms but don't
Likely something els: Likely is a viral etiology that your body will heal on its own, but I can't say for sure without seeing the rash myself. ...Read more
I have never suffered of acne before but my face is having a breakout (forehead specially). It’s red with small pimples. What should I do?
Please consult this site for home care for acne. http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
Clean and Buff:
Clean: start with conservative measures for whiteheads and oily skin. A cleaning routine is necessary. Consider soaps with dead sea salts which provide a drying effect. Benzoyl peroxide is the main stay for topical therapy for acne. It can be purchased over the counter. Keep your hands off your face.
Buff: microdermabrasion along with exfoliants. If these measures fail, physician review. ...Read more
The most effective treatment for blackheads is a prescription retinoid, including retin a (tretinoin) or differin.
Over-the-counter treatments are available including retinol, but are usually not as effective.
Other treatments that help, to a small degree, unclog pores include: salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more
Several options: Blackheads often will respond to topical benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid washes. Pimples (pustules) more often will need a topical (or sometimes a systemic) antibiotic. If over the counter treatments don't help after a few weeks then you should have your doctor or a dermatologist have a look. Scrubbing should be avoided. ...Read more
Keep your hair well: Shampooed & off your face. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
Pimples: The most important thing is to not apply pressure to the area in attempt to make a head or “pop” the pimple. This can cause further infection or scarring. Make sure you are cleaning your face twice daily with a facial cleanser and try applying benzoyl peroxide 2.5% afterwards to the area. Any higher may cause irritation. ...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