Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
181 Doctors are Online

Gay male, have intense itching on inner thighs, butt, lower belly, above armpits, intense at night, have heavy bruising post scratching. HIV?

I am a 20 year old male and i have been expiriencing very intense itching on my inner thighs, butt lower belly and the area just below my armpits also along my neck and coller bone. The Itching seems to be the worst/ most intense at night that it will wake me from my sleep because of the urge to scratch and it seems i get itchier and itchier the more i scratch. I do feel a little itchy during the day but it seems i am able to control it or not scratch as much as at night. At night it seems my inner thighs and butt seem to be the itchiest that i have began to wake up with bruising on these areas also some bruising under my armpit. I have no rash or any sign of anything out of the ordinary just the urge to scratch and the bruises i have began to get. I do have a very mild case of psoraisis only area affected is a small scale behind my right ear and on my left elbow . I dont have any scabs on my body that are leading me to itch. I have been hiking about 3-4 times a week and it seems like it began as i started to excersise more but it just has been getting more and more intense at first it was just on my lower belly but it seems its began to spread. At first it was not as concerning but the bruising has began to worry me a little. I have been sleeping only in my underware also could this contribute to more itchiness? I am also a gay male, could these potentially be the symptoms of hiv? i have been trying to diagnose myself and it seems there are many possibilities that can lead to ittching. I am going to get tested this week however i would like some input on what i could have..
Asked On : Mon, 20 Aug 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  204
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Dermatologist 's  Response
hi i think you are suffering from scabies or urticaria,.as the scabs are not present scabies is ruled out .yes bruises indicates acute can be due to any allergens like food.insect stings and can be cured with atarax 25 mg at night,alaspan in the morning and use of antibiotic twice daily and use of oral steriods for a short period if not subsided by antibiotics alone
Answered: Fri, 27 Dec 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor