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Does Hiv Cause Canker Sores
What could cause a sudden incidence of canker sores on the inside of mouth and lips? Theyre not cold sores and I haven't had sex recently to contract HIV or anything. I never get them now I have 4-5 sore persistent ones all at once. I also eat good.
No sure answer: There is no sure answer to this question. Stress has been associated with canker sores. Some have suspected that this may be from strep mutans- an organism found normally in the mouth and considered responsible for dental caries. Have you had your teeth cleaned at least twice yearly, flossed daily, and brushed thoroughly at least 2x daily? Good dental hygiene may help. ...Read more
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Is it bad to be getting canker sores 7 months after unprotected sex?Is this a sign of hiv or is it true that there would be no signs of hiv this late?
Not Usually, But...: Canker sores (aka: aphthous ulcers) are not associated with hiv. Usually, aphthous ulcers begin early in life and stop occurring in the 30's; the exact etiology is unknown. However, "aphthous-like" ulcers can be associated with auto-immune disorders, GI disorders and hiv. If you are at risk for hiv, or just want to know more...See your dentist and/or pcp and get tested. ...Read more
I keep getting persistent canker sores, I never did before and my white blood cell count is 3.77 which isn't very low, but could the two be related? Or they could both be nothing? The rest of my bloodwork was great and Im negative for HIV. Ideas?
Anxiety can cause CS: Canker sores(CS) usually are not a sign of underlying illness. The cause of Aphthous Stomatitis(cancer sores) is incompletely understood but appears to involve some combination of genetics, stress, allergies, nutritional deficiencies and other factors. The mildly low WBC is likely unimportant and unrelated unless your absolute neutrophil count(ANC) is low, normal >1500. http://bit.ly/1hKZ4wy ...Read more
Keep getting canker sores on my tongue and lips. My b12 is fine, im hiv neg, my wbc count is 3.8 a little low but since my other levels were good my dr said it was fine. What could this be? Why did it come so sudden? How can I permanently fix them?
No permanent fix. : Canker sores have many causes, if these are canker sores. There are other afflictions like lichen planis that can manifest as sores in these areas. That can occur with other illnesses or weakened immune condition. Stress or trama can bring these outbreaks. However, they can be triggered by exposure to an irritant. I have pt who break out when they have red wine or nuts. Look at your intake. ...Read more
I've been done oral sex with 5 guys and have a canker sores in my mouth is it because of lack of sleep i've been sleepless lately or am I have hiv?
Recurring canker sores on inside of lips and tongue. Tongue feels raw and my mucous and saliva feels acidic. The inside of my mouth visibly looks good. Any ideas what this could be? HIV negative and recent CBC bloodwork came back normal.
Really canker sores?: Answered before on healthtap, canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of the surface of the mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically w/many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, a # of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more
Triggers: Have been identified/linked & not really causes. It is multi-factorial, but some triggers include: food allergies, nutritional deficiencies (b12, folic acid, vit. C), emotional stress, smoking, dental appliances, other autoimmune illnesses (bechet's, lupus, crohn's), menstruation, hormone therapy, pregnancy. Some studies have linked toothpastes containing sodium lauryl sulfate. ...Read more
Not very well known: The exact cause of canker sores is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the main cause of simple canker sores. Certain foods can also cause these sores. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface or dental appliance, such as braces or ill-fitting dentures, can also trigger canker sores.Some cases of complex canker sores are caused by an underlying health condition, such as an impaired immune sys. ...Read more
Canker sores: are the most common oral lesions. A canker sores on tongue affects the ability to eat comfortably. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more
Natural....: Salt water rinses and time as your body will heal it. If it's not gone in 10-14 days, it may not be canker sores and if that's the case, you need to see a dentist to find out what it is. ...Read more
Stress, injury/ trauma (scratching the are with coarse or sharp food or utensil) lack of sleep can all bring on canker sores.
If infrequent, try colgate orabase to protect the area and reduce pain.
If frequent try using toothpaste without sodium lauryl sulfate.
See your dentist. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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