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A 26-year-old female asked:

For the last 1 month, i consistently have up to 8 small sores (1mm) in my mouth. i have normal iron, b12 level and tests show that i don't have inflammation. i'm scared this might be hiv symptoms although i'm not exposed to it. what should i do?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Dr. can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from other causes like allergies, thrush, or irritants, etc... Usually, a person sees her primary care doctor if her throat is bothersome, or symptoms don't go away quickly. Common causes are common viruses.

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