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Does seborrheic dermatitis means you have aids?

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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

Multiple possible causes.
Very common condition. Likely caused by common fungus. Predisposition can be from genetics, diet, low immune system to vitamin deficiency. There are a number of treatments to include otc selnium containing shampoo (ie head and shoulders w/ selenium or selsun blue) and also prescriptions such as steroids and antifungals. If you feel you may have hiv, see your dr.

In brief: Not likely

Multiple possible causes.
Very common condition. Likely caused by common fungus. Predisposition can be from genetics, diet, low immune system to vitamin deficiency. There are a number of treatments to include otc selnium containing shampoo (ie head and shoulders w/ selenium or selsun blue) and also prescriptions such as steroids and antifungals. If you feel you may have hiv, see your dr.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
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Dr. Robert Levine
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No

It definitely does not.
Yes, HIV pos pts commonly have sebderm but a presenting symptom of sebderm does not mean you are HIV pos. If you are concerned about an stds due to unprotected sex or a history of other stds, get tested but don't get tested solely because you have sebderm.

In brief: No

It definitely does not.
Yes, HIV pos pts commonly have sebderm but a presenting symptom of sebderm does not mean you are HIV pos. If you are concerned about an stds due to unprotected sex or a history of other stds, get tested but don't get tested solely because you have sebderm.
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