Important Fact! - If you develop a rash, you should contact your HIV physician immediately.
There are some things you can do to relieve the symptoms of an HIV rash. They include:
- Heat will aggravate a rash. Avoid direct sunlight and hot baths and showers.
- Use over the counter medications such as Benadryl or Hydrocortisone Cream to shrink raised rashes and control their itching.
- Note any new foods, medicines, or soaps that may have been started prior to developing the rash to identify possible allergies.
- If you stop your medicines after developing a rash, DON'T restart them until instructed to do so by your doctor. Ideally, you should talk to your doctor before stopping your medications.