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Treatment Of Red Lips In Hiv Patients
Are exfoliative cheilitis and dry skin, indicates dendritic cell death on people with HIV infection? Are the two of those were HIV symptoms?
No: Hiv infects the t-helper cells and leads to their depletion. It does not affect the dendritic cells. Cheilitis or linear ulcers at corner of lips has a lot of causes including zinc deficiency and not necessarily indicative of hiv. Neither is dry skin. It's no more common in persons with HIV than the next person. ...Read more
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
How to cure exfoliative cheilitis?,have this for 8 years now,also because of this fordyce spots appearing in my lips & spreading parts of my face,why?
See below: Exfoliative cheilitis(EC) is made worse by: lip licking. Try to avoid this. Anxiety and depression both may cause or worsen EC. *Thyroid dysfunction can cause EC>>check thyroid blood test. Do not use petrolatum-based lip balms until an infection with Candida is ruled out>>fungal culture. Avoid medicated lip preparations and toothpaste with strong flavoring. Go to http://bit.ly/1pgW3B4 ...Read more
I get red blister-type lesions around my eyes and in meibomian glands before a flare of autoimmune disease. Are these associated with any particular d?
Rosacea blepharitis: These could be findings associated with rosacea blepharitis which is associated with the common facial skin condition acne rosacea which is not autoimmune. Lupus (autoimmune) can have a facial rash as part of the symptoms, but red blister type lesions around the eyes sounds different. See a dermatologist and/or ophthalmologist for a closer look. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the diagnosis of the person who has dry ares in the hands and in center of them a very small red spot?
Diagnosis?: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more
Tested for Herpes Type 1 and result positive.Have small painless bumps in the mouth and pain full pumps in the genitals when pressed.What is the cause?
HSV 1&2: Most likely HSV1 Genitally , can be transmitted via oral sex. HSV LESIONS TEND TO BE PAINFUL. See your doctor with next flare and get labs checked. Acute flares of HSV RESPOND TO FAMVIR&VALTREX. Most importantly to realize virus may be spread even without visible lesions. You need to have a frank discussion with past & present sex partners. Especially if they test-for HSV1&2. ...Read more
Someone with ms, can the symptom of HIV infection show up the next day of being infected and oral hairy leukoplakia 4 days later?
Not really: You do not give information regarding the status of your ms, and no specific ms medication is noted. Therefore, i doubt you were immune-suppressed. Hiv infections develop over a period of weeks, even months, and, results of an infection would certainly not be apparent 4 days later. If you leukoplakia was related, means infection was already present. See infectious disease specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends upon therapy: Life expectancy with HIV depends on how the patient is doing when diagnosed and then upon therapy. Without drug therapy, most people with HIV will die in about 10 years. If the infected person has a normal immune system (newly infected) and has access to antiretroviral drugs and takes the drugs as prescribed, then the person could live for several decades. The drugs are not a cure. Be careful. ...Read more
Red rash looking patches of skin in the crease of both arms, they only itch sometimes and are usually dry ?
Painful 4-5 red sores on roof of mouth (internal) and some white lesions, tip of tongue has white blister.. fever for 3 days. due to kissing? pls help
HSV-1: You may acquired the HSV-1 infection, that is the same virus responsible for cold sores. When the virus causes apthous ulcers, they can be very annoying as you well know. See the Dr. for a definitive diagnosis as there are oral pain medications and anti-virals that can help you. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes , lupes ( in remission) bp, would any of these cause itching of skin, also swelling of feet. 2 weeks now?
VASCULITIS flare causing petechiae (legs & roof of mouth). Have new very thick purple veins under tongue/floor of mouth. That also part of flare? Thnx
34 year-old woman with a 2-year history of recurrent rashes of small areas of itchy little papules, on the legs and then arms, despite treatment.....?
See Derm: YOu need to consult a skin specialist who may consider doing a skin biopsy to find out the cause if possible. Even if the cause may not be found, there are usually effective treatments. In the meanwhile, try applying skin moisturizer at least 1x daily ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Do sores/blisters appear on genital/in mouth in the initial HIV infection(if a person has symptoms) or during transition to AIDS?
I experience hair loss and angular stomatitis ... Or inflammation of the angles of my mouth. Are those strong enough indicators for iron deficiency?
May or may not: Iron deficiency can cause your symptoms but so can other conditions like pellagra or vit b deficiency and other vitamin and mineral deficiency. It seems you have abdominal problems and malabsorption is a consideration. Go to your doctor and be examined. Fe-deficiency is easy to test, the others not so easy. ...Read more
Throat cancer: If your performance status is good and your cd4 count level is good- the treatment will be the same as the treatment given/offered to other people without hiv- which will depend of the stage of the cancer and where is the location of the cancer. Please discuss further with your oncology team- oncologist, surgeon and your radiation oncologist. Throat cancer requires multiple scpeialist many times. ...Read more
I took a sip out of someone's drink and both of the corners of my mouth are chapped. Is this a risk for HIV transmission?
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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