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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What's the best treatment for dry itchy skin?

Hydrate; Less Soap. Limit your showers to less that five minutes and use a soap free cleanser (cetaphil, olay for sensitive skin). Apply a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizer at least once per day (eucerin, moisturel). For red, itchy areas, resist the temptation to scratch. If necessary, apply a 1% Hydrocortisone cream twice per day for less than one week. Read more...

Dry, itchy, skin with some red spots, any suggestions?

See a doctor. Consider using moisturizers for your skin and applying after a shower. Use witch hazel for the itching and aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil while in the shower on your wash cloth. A doctor can properly diagnose the problem and start treatment. Avoid scratching as it can cause discoloration to your skin. Read more...

What can I take for extremely dry itchy skin? Supplement, medicine wise. Kind of hard to cover my entire body with lotion.

Actually you should. cover your body with lotion especially after bath or shower when skin still wet. Also add a moisturizing body wash not soap. Add oral Vitamin E and B complex for skin . Read more...
Have thyroid checked. Have you had your thyroid function checked? You should talk to your doctor and rule out any medical conditions that could be making your dry skin worse. Read more...