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Can the "Rash phase" in HIV seroconversion cause forehead acne without having any other rash on other parts? Low risk + other symptoms

Can the "Rash phase" in HIV seroconversion cause forehead acne without having any other rash on other parts? Low risk + other symptoms

Get tested: As I stated earlier, symptoms of HIV are too variable to be relied on for diagnosis. HIV does not cause acne, however, if you have any doubt, get tested. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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 there be only 1 symptom after 3 weeks hiv exposure? I have some pimple non patchy like rash on neck and chest

Can there be only 1 symptom after 3 weeks hiv exposure? I have some pimple non patchy like rash on neck and chest

May be: There is no consistency to symptoms of HIV. None of the tests is 100% at three weeks. In about 12 weeks, you should get a test of HIV nucleic acids, if negative, it will essentially rule out HIV infection. ...Read more

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Can a primary HIV rash occure as 3-4 pimples on the back, without fever or other symptoms? Thank you

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

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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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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?

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

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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

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Is a HIV sore like a pimple?

Is a HIV sore like a pimple?

No: Hiv by itself does not cause sores. As the disease advances, it can increase incidence of other infections that may appear like this, but the presence of a pimple isn't a marker of hiv. ...Read more

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How do you prevent and forehead whiteheads?

How do you prevent and forehead whiteheads?

Preventing whitehead: Keep hairspray, hair products, heavy creams and oily products away from this area. Make sure skin care products say "noncomedogenic" or "nonacnegenic" on the label. ...Read more

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What to do for forehead filled with pimples?

What to do for forehead filled with pimples?

Effective Rx: If benzoyl peroxide does not clear you in two weeks, get with your physician. Adding topical Clindamycin will probably clear you. ...Read more

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My 6 month has little pimples on her forehead?

My 6 month has little pimples on her forehead?

Needs a look: Do have it seen at the next checkup.
Not seen in babies.
If it looks like pustules, needs immediate check. Just raised and non tender, if not red and angry looking you can wait. ...Read more

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How to get rid of underground pimple on my forehead?

How to get rid of underground pimple on my forehead?

Comedone?: If you are talking about a comedone, which is a small darker pimple, with no signs of inflammation as redness, I would suggest over the counter benzoyl peroxide 5% cream every day. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat pimples on your forehead?

What is the best way to treat pimples on your forehead?

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

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What to do if I have lots of pimples on my forehead. Pls help!?

What to do if I have lots of pimples on my forehead. Pls help!?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne can't be cured but will eventually remit on its own. Until then, you must manage it as a chronic illness. ...Read more

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Remidies for getting rid of pimples on your forehead?

Remidies for getting rid of pimples on your forehead?

FOREHEAD PIMPLES: Forehead pimples, acne, can be due to many things. Greasy hair; caps and hats, not shampooing enough, gels and waxes. What to do?
Shampoo often, once a day if possible. Over-the-counter benzoyl products applied at bedtime can help. Or, better: see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can sleeping a tongue on a pimple contract HIV virus?

Can sleeping a tongue on a pimple contract HIV virus?

Please rephrase: Your question is not clear enough to answer. Hiv (or arc) is caused by a virus. You have to have contact with someone carrying the HIV to become infected. ...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. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more