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Author Topic: Weird foot issue  (Read 634 times)

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Offline brenner

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Weird foot issue
« on: July 08, 2012, 09:15:11 AM »
So here goes...a couple of weeks ago i got this little boil on the sole of my foot..no big deal.  Then it popped and now i have this awful scaly, dry and itchy patch the size of a nickel that wont go away.  Now another boil presented itself somewhere else...
Any thoughts to what it could be?  Fungal, bacterial?
Going to have it looked at next week...till then, im just trying to keep it clean and aired.
Thx.
Feb 23. 2011  poz diagnosed
Feb 28.  cd4 257, vl 262400, %21
Mar 14.  start Atripla
May 18.  cd4 639, vl 690, %33
Aug 19.  cd4 583, vl 60, %38
Nov 18.  cd4 450, vl UD, %38
2012
Feb.19   cd4 649, vl UD, %35
Jun 08.  cd4 524, vl UD, %34
Sep 16.  cd4 567, vl UD, %35
Dec 02.  cd4 592, vl UD, %35
2013
Mar 10.  cd4 688, vl UD, %35

Offline mikeyb39

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Re: Weird foot issue
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2012, 10:09:10 AM »
hi brenner,
sounds like could be just a simple boil if its the only one present.  Have you been checked for diabetes?  some folks with sugar issues show symptoms in there feet, but im guessing its just a simple bacterial thingy,
11/02/2010  cd4-251, vl-591000
12/09/2010  started Atripla
02/18/2011  cd4-425, vl-800
06/10/2011  cd4-447, vl-70
10/10/2011  cd4-666, vl-80
01/05/2012  swiched med (prezista,norvir ,isentress, )
02/10/2012  cd4-733, vl-UD  Viread removed
06/10/2012  cd4-614, vl-UD
12/14/2012  cd4-764, vl-UD
09/01/2013  cd4-785, vl-UD
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09/05/2014  cd4-850 , VL-UD

Offline Ann

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Re: Weird foot issue
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2012, 10:13:16 AM »
Boils are bacterial infections.

You should really get that checked out by a doctor. You may need a course of antibiotics and also a stronger prescription antibacterial body wash. In the meantime, get some OTC antibacterial hand wash and use it all over.

Years ago (long before hiv) I had a problem with boils for a while and it took what I describe above to get it under control. We all have bacteria on our bodies, but sometimes they can get out of control even when we're bathing regularly and practicing good hygiene. A bacteria known as Staph can get out of control quite easily (for example).

Some strains of Staph have developed resistance to antibiotics, so make sure you see a doctor about this. Good luck!
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Offline jm1953

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Re: Weird foot issue
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2012, 08:59:17 PM »
Totally agree with the other posts.  I have had major foot problems, mainly lipoatrophy, and some fungal issues.  Hook up with a good foot doctor before things get too far out of hand.  I'm glad you are pro-active and asking for advice.

Good luck,

Jeff
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Current drug regimen, Isentress, , Emtriva, Sustiva Wellbutrin, Klonipin, Allegra, Ambien, Testosterone, Nandrolone, Vicodin, Benedryl, Aspirin, lots of vitamin supplements.

 


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