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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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.
111 viewsAnswered Jan 09, 2020
Last updated Feb 3, 2020
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