Suggest treatment for dizziness, leg pain, dandruff and flaking skin

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Posted on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 in Infections
Question: Hi after coming down with a sore throat, body aches, no fever, chills for one day, and just general feeling of unwellness, I statted experiencing severe fatigue, my legs continued to ache, and I also developed dandruff and minor flaky skin on my palms and a few of my fingers. What could it be?
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Answered by Dr. Ralf Von Seckendorff 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Most likely unspecific viral infection

Detailed Answer:
Dear patient,

this can be s sign of a viral infection/ flu like disease which in most cases will heal itself. If this doesn't get better at all within 1-2 weeks i'd usually look if any other kind of infections are possible. Have you had any unusual contact with sick people or any unprotected sexual contact? If so i'd rule out other kind of infections by blood testing.

Best regards if you have any questions get back to me
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Follow up: Dr. Ralf Von Seckendorff 46 minutes later
Yes everything is better, except the extreme fatigue and the dandruff and mild flaky skin just started a few days ago. Yes I di have an unprotected sexual contact, he claims he has been tested. d
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Answered by Dr. Ralf Von Seckendorff 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
To be sure please get HIV Test

Detailed Answer:
Dear patient,

i don't want you to be worried but to be more sure, beginning 3 weeks after unprotected contact it would be the safest to get a HIV Test since in theory your symptoms could be an early HIV infection. Off course a common, self healing flu virus is way more likely, just wanting you to be on the safe side.

Hope this is helping you , if you have any more clarificatons you can get back to me, if this was helpful please kindly rate my answer. Best regards
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Follow up: Dr. Ralf Von Seckendorff 6 minutes later
These are the pictures of my hands, I peeled off the few dry areas. I asked the doctor amd she said that a high fever is almost always present in early HIV infection, and my highest temp was a 99.4, averaging a 98.8. So just to clarify, you can still get HIV with no fever?
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Answered by Dr. Ralf Von Seckendorff 12 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Fever not always (almost! always)

Detailed Answer:
Dear patient,

i really do NOT think it is HIV, as i said, just wanting to be on the absolute safe side. It is most likely a harmless virus, which can sometimes causes skin affections as seen on your pics, usualy this goes away by itself.

Best regards
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