Cocaine withdrawal Symptoms

Cocaine consumption harms human health if a person becomes addicted to it. Cocaine addiction is curable.

What is cocaine

Cocaine is very powerful addictive stimulant and it acts directly on the brain. It is one of the oldest known drugs. The pure chemical, hydrochloride is used more than 100 years, and coca leaves, the source of the cocaine have been ingested for thousands of years.

Pure cocaine was first discovered by extracting from coca leaves (erythroxylon bush), which grows in Peru and Bolivia. In the early 1900s it has became the main stimulant drug which was used for treating various diseases.

How cocaine works

Cocaine stimulates the brain and produces large amounts of hormone dopamine which causes euphoria. If a person continues to use it, he develops tolerance. So in order to maintain the feeling of euphoria it’s required to increase the dose and to use it more frequently.

When the cocaine abstinence occurs it leads to a very strong desire to retake it. It can also cause fatigue, loss of enjoyment of life, depression, anxiety, irritability and sometimes paranoia. These symptoms often forces people to consume more cocaine.

Factors that may increase the risk of cocaine addiction include people from 18-25 years old, mostly male.

Cocaine symptoms

Short – term effects of cocaine:

Euphoria, energy, excessive talkativeness, improving the mental capacity, reduces the need for food and sleep, dilated pupils, fever, increased heart rate, high blood pressure, erratic or aggressive behavior, dizziness, paranoia, anxiety, irritability and anxiety, heart attack, convulsions, sudden death.

Long – term include:

Towing, which is impossible to control or predict, increased tolerance and doses, excessive consumption of cocaine, increased irritability, anxiety and paranoia, paranoid psychosis.

Medical complications include

Heart rhythm disorders, heart attack, chest pain, respiratory failure, strike, convulsions, headache, abdominal pain, nausea.

The diagnosis of the cocaine:

The doctor will ask you about your symptoms and medical history and perform a physical examination. He will ask you specific questions about your cocaine use and how long have you used it.

Cocaine addiction treatment:

Treatment programs requires to stop cocaine and it requires body cleansing.

Medication treatments for cocaine addiction:

There are currently no drugs to treat the cocaine addiction. You should take the medicine that will decrease euphoria symptoms and craving for further drug use.

Drugs that have shown good results:

Modafinil, N – acetyl cysteine, topiramate, disulfiram, baclofen and antidepressants – may be useful in the early stages.

Cocaine addiction behavior therapy:

Behavior therapy is designed to help people to stop consuming cocaine, and often it’s the only available effective treatment for cocaine addiction. Therapies includes contingency management. With this program, people are getting positive emotions and satisfaction with the treatment. Cognitive behavior therapy helps them to learn how to control yourself and avoid consuming cocaine.

Rehabilitation program:

With the rehabilitation program, people with cocaine disorder are located in a controlled environment for 6-12 months. During this time they can get the professional rehabilitation and other support, it allows them to prepare for return to the society.

How to prevent cocaine addiction?

He best way is: “Never use it!” – I never use it. Cocaine is highly addictive.

 

The cause of pain in the cervical spin – Cervicocranial Syndrome

Cervicocranial syndrome patients are common case in clinics of family medicine. Problems on which patients are often complaining on are: neck pain, headaches, dizziness, vertigo disorders, pain in the shoulders and upper extremities, ringing in the ears, blurred vision and others.

Cervical syndrome includes the disorders which can cause changes in the cervical part of the spine. It most often represents a clinical syndrome degenerative changes which is manifested by pain, hypertonus muscles of the neck and shoulder area, limited movements and vegetative disorders in the head and upper extremities.

The patients are complaining on the pain in the neck and shoulders that occur gradually or suddenly after making rapid or uncontrolled movements.

Risk factors

Poor posture, injuries, prolonged sitting, working on the computer, physical inactivity, exposure to stress (vibration stress, lifting the burden and repetitive stress), injuries, smoking, inadequate nutrition, occupational exposure, genetic predisposition.

Symptoms

Neck pain which can be sharp or dull, neck tension, painful and limited mobility, the inability to perform daily activities because of stiffness in the neck, pain in the shoulders and arms associated with the pain in the neck, unconsciousness, dizziness, tinnitus, blurred vision, headache, diplopia, weakness, heavy feeling, sensitivity and paresthesias in the upper extremities, impaired concentration and memory.

Diagnose

The diagnostic process involves a precise history of physical examination, radiological processing and other additional diagnostic examinations as necessary (CT, NMR, EMNG, TCCD, EEG).

Indications for referral to the X – ray on cervical spine:

  • History of previous trauma
  • neumotor deficit
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Substance abuse or alcohol (there is an increased risk of osteomyelitis, osteoporosis or trauma)
  • History of existing malignancy
  • Use of corticosteroids (increased risk on infections and osteoporosis)
  • Temperature (potentially a sign of the osteomyelitis or epidural abscess)
  • Poor response for conservative therapy
  • Patients involved in the litigation

Treatment

Analgesia, removing other symptoms, maintain mobility, preventing disability, improving the quality of life.

Treatment without medication

Massage hot / cold, rest, light stretching exercises (gently stretch the neck on one side, than to other side and hold up to 30 seconds), exercises for neck recommended by physiologists, transcutaneous electrical stimulation, short – term immobilization, surgical treatment, acupuncture, traction (intervertebral space extension).

Prevention

Education about maintaining and achieving the correct posture, regular physical activity, proper diet, maintaining a normal body weight, avoid vibration stress when driving, prolonged flexion door, in the context of the secondary prevention, patients’ needs to be encouraged in conducting home therapeutic exercise program.

Recommendations for patients to maintain their health

In most of the patients with a neck pain is the cause of the bad posture. Small changes in daily activities can be useful to avoid or relieve pain and / or tension in the neck.

Make more breaks when driving on long runs or hours or if you are working on a PC.

Keep your head slightly tilted back above the spine to reduce strain in the neck muscles, avoid gripping your teeth. Adjust your desk, chair and computer so the monitor is at the same level as your eyes are. Knees should be slightly above the hips. Avoid holding the phone between ear and shoulder when talking. Stretch as often as possible if you work at a table. Raise and lower your shoulders, also stretch them. Do your exercises to strengthen the muscles of the chest. Avoid sleeping on your stomach, this position is bad for your throat. Choose a pillow that supports a natural curvature of the neck.

 

Red skin syndrome

Typical symptoms include red skin, spreads over your body, hot on the touch and can’t be satiated with itching. It’s difficult to regulate body temperature, suffering all – over body cold.

Skin is very sensitive so you can become allergic to everything. Red skin can arise when a person use topical steroids to treat a skin problem. RSS or red skin syndrome is also known by the name of (TSA) Topical steroid Addiction or Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW).

Topical steroids are called: gluco-corticosteroids and cortisone and came in different preparations such as oils, gels, lotions. Some of them require the doctor’s prescription and some are sold without it. RSS (red skin syndrome) can be described as an itchy, burning red skin that can appear due taking topical steroid treatments, they are effective for a long period of time. Not everyone get the RSS who are using the topical steroids. It is an iatrogenic condition and it must be cured by a medical treatment.

Before discontinuing topical steroids:

Allergic response is increased, feel of burning, stinging and very intense itching. Spreading on the new areas of the body with failure of cleaning which requires better topical steroid to clear the area.

After discontinuing topical steroids:

Skin becomes very sensitive to water, fabrics, temperature. Nerve pain, eye dryness and hair loss, appetite will change, sometimes fatigue, emotional disjunction, depression, skin is getting bright red (sunburn)

Treatment

The ways of treating this condition requires constant treatment. Doctor can help the patient to prevent infection, pain, itch and can support with sleep aids, anxiety therapies and other appropriate help. Recovery time depends and it can be measured in months or years. Important fact is that there have been no proven medications for curing this. Lots of people report complete and relief when the withdrawal phase is done.

First thing is to consult your doctor due to possible risks of topical steroids. HPA axis suppression is usually resolved with topical steroid therapy, there is never enough caution. Stopping topical steroids can be life threatening. Your doctor can determine the levers of cortisol and continue with your curing.

Surviving the RSS

Recommended switching to non – detergent soaps and shampoos, using olive oil soap bar, banicream liquid hand soap, coconut based soaps.

To prevent infection use bleach batch (1/2 plain cup) 2 times weekly.

This stuff can help you with itch relieve:

Dead Sea, Epsom and pink Himalayan salt, also baking soda and Averno Colloidal oatmeal bath. Some patients feel relief after bathing, wraps are a great way for protecting the skin, and some helps the dry wrapping. The pressure on the skin can trick your mind and help you with scratching problem. Suggested wraps: Taping socks on hands or feet, bandages or tubular support bandages, gauze, ballet tights. Antibacterial ointments helps, some people use colloidal silver spray and oils to prevent infection. But before you do something on your own, consult your doctor! It’s very important to wash your laundry with a soap that won’t irritate your skin. Also a great thing you can do is to have a small vacuum for cleaning your sheets.

When you go to sleep make sure you wear 100% cotton comfy clothes. Use soft towels, comfortable blankets.

Supplements that help:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Omega 3 oils
 

All about 8 and 10 days past ovulation OR 2nd week of pregnancy

Most common early pregnancy symptoms are:

Fatigue, dull cramps, flatulence / gas, bloating, backache, tender breasts, nausea, breasts feel full or heavy, sensitive nipples, increased cervical fluid.

Pregnancy symptoms, especially those early is not always easy to recognize. There are some early symptoms that could refer to the conclusion that it’s a pregnancy. The classic pregnancy is absence of menstruation, nausea, vomiting, general fatigue and breast tenderness.

Do all women have early pregnancy symptoms?

Early signs and symptoms of pregnancy are often similar to what happens before and during menstruation, so the symptoms are not easy to recognize. Every woman is different so therefore such is her pregnancy experience. Not every pregnant woman have the same symptoms as in the previous pregnancy. Every pregnancy is specific on its own way.

Also early signs and pregnancy symptoms are often similar to what happens before and during menstruation, so the symptoms are not easy to recognize. You need to know that these symptoms can be caused by other conditions other than pregnancy. So if you notice these symptoms it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are pregnant. The only certain confirmation of a pregnancy is the pregnancy test from the blood. A few days after conception fertilized egg attaches to the cling in the lining of the uterus. This may cause early signs of pregnancy.

Early signs of pregnancy

The main early signs of pregnancy:

Bleeding is also called implantation and can occur 6-12 days after fertilization. Cramps are similar to menstrual ones so women such bleeding often replace for the start of regular menstruation. Bleeding and cramps are weaker character.

The white milky liquid from the vagina which is the result of epithelialization wall of the vagina is also enhanced; that liquid continues throughout pregnancy is harmless and requires no treatment. Changes in your beasts are another sign of early pregnancy. After conception, the female hormones grow up rapidly and because of these hormonal changes the breasts may become hard, fuller, and swell and may be sensitive to touch. The area around the nipple can become darker.

Nausea (morning) with or without vomiting. Morning sickness is known pregnancy symptom, however not every woman get it. “Morning” sickness can occur at any time of the day or night, sometimes it occur earlier than three weeks after conception. The exact cause is not known although nausea pregnancy hormones plays a major role. Pregnant women can be disturbed with different smells and cause vomit. It’s possible that nausea, cravings and aversion to some food can last throughout the pregnancy. Most pregnant women can reduce these symptoms after 13 weeks of pregnancy.

Fatigue and drowsiness. It’s normal at the start of the pregnancy to feel tired even after 1 week of conception. Most often, fatigue is associated with high levels of the hormone progesterone, although there are other causes of fatigue as low blood sugar, low blood pressure and sharp rise in production levels.

The absence of menstruation is the most noticeable sign of early pregnancy and the one that most women wants to do a pregnancy test. But all of lost and delayed menstruations are not caused by pregnancy. In addition to pregnancy there are other causes that cause lack of menstruation. A variation of body weight, hormonal imbalance, fatigue or stress and various infections and medication can cause a delay period.

Other signs of early pregnancy

  1. Mood swings
  2. headache and back pain
  3. dizziness and fainting
  4. frequent urination
  5. constipation or constipation
  6. Increase of the body temperature
 

Flat Back Syndrome

It seems that lots of people are suffering from flat back syndrome and it’s really painful. The human spine has its curves and it’s shaped like the letter “S”. Also the spine is important in one major task in your body, to maintain balance of organs in the chest and abdomen.

Human spine is divided into 4 main parts:

  • Cervical (neck)
  • Thoracic (upper back)
  • Lumbar (lower back – this is the most damaged area for people who carry heavy stuff)
  • Sacrum (triangular bone which is located at the bottom of your back)

Prognosis of flat back syndrome

Flat back syndrome is an abnormal condition where the spine loses its natural low back curve and becomes flat which increases the pain.

4 types of flat back syndrome and its symptoms:

Vertebral compression fractures:

It’s a collapse of a single or multiple vertebra and it’s also called “the building block of the spine”. It often occurs in osteoporosis and may result in loss of flat back and lordosis.

Post – laminectomy syndrome:

Spinal nerves, loss of lordosis and instability.

Ankylosing spondylitis:

A type of arthritis, there is a possibility that joints such as the hips or shoulders are involved. It can ge worse over time.

Degenerative disc disease:

Proteins are irritating the nerves, also motion instability when the rings of the disc are worn down and cannot provide support to the spine effectively.

Symptoms of flat back syndrome:

The main symptoms is the difficult standing, some people will have upper back or neck pain and these symptoms becomes disabling which requires narcotic medications and limiting your daily movement through the day.

Treatment and prevention

Although coaches do not recommend performing plank and basic training, this exercise can be an excellent complement to exercise crunches. In just one exercise you strengthen your back, shoulders, chest and neck muscles that allow upright posture while standing or sitting. Plank tests your balance and generally improves sports performance. Important thing is that it can reduce pain in the back, but only if it’s properly done. It can prevent osteoarthritis as well as muscular pains in the joints.

Lie down on the floor and while performing this exercise do not put your hands too close because you get unstable. Breathe correctly while lifting one leg in the air counting to ten and then your other leg. Than lift up your same arm and leg in the air.

It’s always better to prevent than cure so I give you another 2 exercises:

  • Lift weights with your shoulders

Stand with your legs spread apart at the width of the foot, the knees should be relaxed and slightly bent and hands relaxed fall from the body. Take 2.5kg (more or less, depends on your condition) in each hand and the palms of your hand face towards your body. Squeeze your abdominal muscles and slowly lift your shoulders toward your ears and make sure that your elbows are extended. Hold that position until the count of three and then relax.

Repeat the exercise eight to ten times.

  • Exercise with elastic band in seated position

Sit on a chair and tie a rubber band around a solid structure about half a meter, a meter in front of your shoulder height. Take each end of the elastic bands in each hand, palms facing at each other. Bend the elbows and pull the hands to the ribs, at the same while pushing shoulders back and connecting blades. Hold the position until the count to three. Repeat the exercise eight to ten times.

 

High Progesterone Symptoms

Progesterone is a very important hormone that plays a big role in women’s health. It is being discharged intensively after ovulating in the so called luteic phase of the menstrual cycle. A high level of progesterone in this phase is normal and it stimulates secret activities inside the uterus as well as its vascularization. In this phase progesterone prepares the uterus so that it can accept a fertilized egg cell. A high level of progesterone has a resounding negative effect on the brain as it reduces the amount of hormones FSH and LH being discharged. These hormones have a task of reducing the production of estrogen and progesterone so that, in case fertilization didn’t happen, the normal menstrual cycle can continue. As a hormone, progesterone also effects on growth and development of breasts and during pregnancy it reduces the amount of fake and unnecessary contractions.

What is the cause of high progesterone?

There are two main reasons for high progesterone – ovulation and pregnancy. During these phases levels of progesterone are naturally increased. In the menopause period, women often experience significant fluctuations of female sexual hormones and aside that there are several different conditions that can also have an effect onto higher levels of progesterone, such as:

Uterus cancer – In some shapes and forms of the cancer levels of progesterone are increased.

Inflammation of the adrenal gland – Irregular function of the adrenal gland can have a devastating effect on the natural production of female sexual hormones, creating an imbalance where progesterone dominate.

Ovary cysts – During ovulation follicles may burst, which leads towards release of the egg cell. The so called “yellow body” represents an irregular follicle and it begins to create a large amount of estrogen and progesterone in order to prepare the body for an upcoming pregnancy. In some cases the opening on the follicle may become blocked, which causes the yellow body to accumulate, creating a cyst. These cysts usually disperse on their own after a couple of weeks but they do carry a potential to do some damage in terms of hormonal imbalance.

Symptoms of high progesterone

Symptoms of progesterone are as follows:

  • Mood disorders and irregular sleep
  • Breast sensitivity
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Lack of sexual desire (libido)

Treatment

There are several options to consider when treating high progesterone levels, which actually works when the levels are below normal as well. This is best to be done by a drastic lifestyle change and using natural and non-invasive means to regulate hormonal levels, as well as going under a typical hormonal therapy. Our advice is to go through natural causes first, as these are much safer, without posing any additional risks towards further imbalances in your hormonal levels. By changing your lifestyle you will also get your emotional stress under control as well as your diet to maintain a healthy balance of hormones.

 

Obvious Low Serotonin Symptoms

Serotonin syndrome is a condition that comes in effect after taking medication that increase the level of serotonin accumulating in your body. Several drugs and food replacements are also connected to this problem. Generally speaking, serotonin is a chemical being produced by your body, required by your brain as well as nerve cells for their normal functioning. A reduced amount of serotonin may cause symptoms that vary from mild – such as diarrhea, as well as intense such as fever and strokes. A severe serotonin syndrome may be life threatening if it is not dealt with accordingly and in a short time frame. Milder forms of serotonin deficiency usually disperse after a couple of days, especially if you’re taking medication that can help with its balancing.

Symptoms of low serotonin

Symptoms of low serotonin syndrome are usually obvious a couple of hours after taking a new medication, or increasing the dosage of the medication you’re currently using. Signs and symptoms include:

  • Irritation and confusion
  • Accelerated heart rate and high blood pressure
  • Iris expansion and loss of muscle coordination
  • Severe sweating and diarrhea
  • Headache and fever

More severe low serotonin symptoms may include high temperature, strokes, irregular heart rate and loss of consciousness. These can be a sign of a life threatening complication so it is necessary to respond to these symptoms as soon as possible.

When is the time to visit a doctor?

If you’re doubting of having a low serotonin right after you’ve started consuming your new drug, or you’ve increased to dosage of the current drug, call your doctor. If you’re suffering from severe symptoms mentioned above that are slowly but surely getting worse, seek out medical assistance as soon as possible.

A lack of serotonin in one’s body causes the symptoms of a low serotonin syndrome. In normal circumstances, the nerve cells in your brain and cervical spine produce serotonin that helps in establishing control over your attention, behavior and body temperature. Other nerve cells in your body, particularly those found in your intestine also produce serotonin. In this region the serotonin percentage is required to be stable because of regulating digestive system, blood flow and breathing. It is still possible that intake of only one drug that lowers serotonin levels causes this syndrome, but it most commonly occurs when you’re using an array of medications. The most common cause for this to happen is intake of anti-depressive medications, along with several other medications that need to be discussed with your doctor personally. Treatment depends highly on your symptoms and the stage of your condition, but in any case it should not be taken lightly. Make sure to discuss this issue with your doctor in plenty of detail as you will feel the consequences otherwise. Usually medications that relax muscles will be used such as Valium. This can be useful towards battling muscle cramping and all kinds of strokes. If you’re suffering from symptoms that your doctor finds worrying you will need to visit a hospital to check up on everything.

 

Roofie Symptoms

Roofie is a street slang for a drug which is commonly used to disable cognitive abilities of women in order to rape them. It encloses a group of psychoactive substances which can set the victim in a calm, sedated state with a hypnotic effect of drowsiness. An additional property of these substances is that they cause loss of memory (amnesia) for the period which followed after consummation. It is particularly dangerous in combination with alcohol. Along with drowsiness in can also cause a whole list of disturbances inside the body, particularly related to the respiratory system and this can cause death in overdose cases. The substance we’re talking about today is called Rophynol in the pharmaceutical industry, being 10 times more of a sedative in comparison to Valium. This substance is generally used to treat insomnia and its formula was developed by a French pharmaceutical company Roche back in 1975.

Roofie wasn’t always the bad boy’s drug

As you might imagine, roofie wasn’t always a drug with such a notorious background. First rape victims who were sedated with roofie were violated back in the 1980s, usually used on its own. It can also work along a lot of other drugs for the same or some other purpose. Besides rapists, it was used by muggers as well, so that they could stun their victims in order for them to do their bidding without much resistance. It’s usually dispersed in a drink, so that the victim gradually reduces resistance as he or she is losing cognitive abilities along with their motoric abilities.

How does roofie work

The effects of roofie show up in about 20-30 minutes after its application and it reaches its maximum effect within 2 hours. Its effects may last from 8 to 12 hours tops, depending on the victim’s metabolic rate. Traces of roofie can be found in urine 14 days after consummation, depending of the detection method. Women who are given roofie in whichever shape or form may experience drowsiness in about 5 minutes after consummation. Usually women feel hot or very cold, with a strong urge to vomit. Irregularities can be noticed during speeches as well as movement, and after its effect the woman will not remember anything that happened during the drug’s effects.

Other symptoms that are closely linked to roofie are exhaustion, headaches, dizziness, nightmares, dry mouth, muscle weakness, hypotension, mania, hallucinations, with life threatening symptoms may include respiratory depression, coma as well as some rare liver and kidney dysfunctions. With overdoses the same symptoms apply, but in a more significant manner. The drug is very dangerous to be consumed by pregnant women and children, as it can cause glaucoma, sleep apnea, liver insufficiency and a whole other array of life threatening symptoms, so it should be treated as a life threatening drug as well. If you encounter someone who might be dealing with a roofie overdose, make sure they drink as much water as they can, even for the sake of induced vomiting. This will help reduce the effects of the drug itself.

 

Different symptoms between Pregnancy and Period

If you want to learn some of the most basic and obvious hints that will help you learn about different symptoms between pregnancy and period, you’ve come to the right place. Today I will provide you with everything you need to know to be able to reliably find some of the key differences between these two so that you can help yourself as well as others to learn the same. There is a lot of panic, fear and anxiety related to pregnancies and lack of or late menstrual cycles, which is why you need to learn how to distinguish between these two stages. In early pregnancy there are insecure and probable symptoms that might be a symptom of some of the other conditions, so it isn’t impossible to securely determine whether or not you are pregnant. On the other hand, if you’re someone who easily jumps to conclusions, you might doubt in pregnancy or falsely hope for it.

Early pregnancy symptoms differentiate among women

Lack of or a late period is a well-known and probable sign of pregnancy, and is one of the most famous pregnancy symptoms. However, period responds extremely well to your lifestyle and the amount of stress you’re going through. Because of this, you might have your period late because of some stressful events that are going on in your life currently and it doesn’t necessarily indicate pregnancy.

Implantation bleeding is commonly confused to period

Implantation bleeding is related to the process of “implanting” of the fertilized egg into the uterus walls. Sometimes this causes a significant amount of bleeding, time of which may actually fit your usual period cycle. Usually, implantation bleeding isn’t as significant and it lasts much shorter than a usual period. Whatever the case may be, bleeding during early pregnancy, in case it is more significant, may represent a complication so it is best to visit your doctor.

Morning sickness is a common and believable sign of pregnancy

The term “morning sickness” is a bit misleading since some women experience this symptom throughout the entire day. The sickness may be accompanied by vomiting as well, in varying intensities. Lighter morning sicknesses do not require treatment, while more severe cases may require hospitalization. There are numerous theories regarding vomiting and noxiousness, with the highest rated one explaining the issue with a hormonal imbalance caused by an influx of betaHCG hormone. Since its peak discharge is in between 10th and 12th week of pregnancy it is actually a valid whistleblower.

Hormonal imbalances are common

While we’re at the topic of hormonal imbalances, we should also mention constipation and gassy belly, which is another result of hormonal imbalances during pregnancy. Progesterone, whose main task is to establish optimal conditions for growth and development of the baby inside the uterus, also relaxes muscle strands of the same organ. With some women the same effect is applied to muscle strands of intestines, which causes an improper and highly inert and lazy digestive system.

 

HIV Symptoms Rash

Within a month or two after HIV infection, 40 to 90% of people experience symptoms much alike regular flu. Still, it’s important to be aware of the fact that HIV symptoms can stay dormant for years after infection. In the early phases of infection symptoms don’t usually become obvious so a lot of people learn that they are sick very late. HIV testing is therefore highly important, particularly if you have engaged into unprotected sexual intercourses or you have already swapped a number of different partners. If you would like to know more about symptoms that can indicate presence of the HIV you’ve come to the right place – in this article we’ll be covering most of the common ones.

HIV Symptoms Rash

Skin rash can become an obvious early symptom of an HIV infection, but it can also show itself afterwards – rarely. A lot of people who have been infected with HIV, rash has become obvious on the area of upper and lower abdomen. HIV rash can easily be mistaken for a typical allergic reaction. If it doesn’t disappear in a matter of days, regardless of your treatments, you should consider going for a regular HIV testing procedure.

High body temperature

One of the first signs of an HIV infection is body temperature. If this is 39°C or above you should attempt to lower it. High temperature is commonly accompanied with other symptoms similar to flu such as exhaustion, swollen lymph nodules as well as throat ache. In this stage of the illness, the virus is spread via blood flow, beginning to replicate exponentially. Once this happens, high body temperature basically represents answer of your body’s immune system to the new inflammation.

Exhaustion

Inflammation within body causes exhaustion and a feeling of lethargy. Exhaustion can be an early and late symptom of HIV infection. A vast number of people who are HIV positive have felt exhaustion even while attempting low-level tasks. Some people experience exhaustion as an early symptom while others may experience it literally 20 years after an infection, so it is important to test yourself as soon as possible.

Loss of weight

Loss of weight is a sign of an advanced case of HIV infection, usually accompanied by diarrhea. If you are losing a significant amount of weight for no apparent reason, your immune system might be in jeopardy. Some people who were infected by HIV have lost over half of their initial body weight, regardless of the same calorie intake. If you have lost 10% of your body weight for no apparent reason and you are dealing with diarrhea, exhaustion and high body temperature which lasts for more than 30 days, you must tend to an HIV testing.

Dry coughs

This is one of the symptoms that are first to come in and people commonly mistake it for allergy symptoms. If it lasts for a longer period of time, gradually getting worse in its intensity you should test yourself for HIV infection. A resilient dry cough which lasts for weeks is a symptom of an advanced HIV infection so it is important to react in time.