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Please suggest what type of mouth sore might i experience as a symptom of hiv?

Please suggest what type of mouth sore might i experience as a symptom of hiv?

Why do you ask?: Mouth sores are common. Most people are familiar either with the herpes simplex fever blister or the annoying white canker sore in the mouth from a local vasculitis. Neither indicates hiv, though lots of troublesome canker sores warns of neutropenia, lupus, or behcet's. Other sores should be seen. If you've asked and are worried about your HIV status, you owe it to yourself to be tested. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Could you contract HSV if someone licked their fingers then fingered you? No sign of cold sore noticed on mouth, and how fast would you get symptoms?

Could you contract HSV if someone licked their fingers then fingered you? No sign of cold sore noticed on mouth, and how fast would you get symptoms?

Extremely unlikely: In theory, such indirect exposure could result in transmission. But this happens very rarely, if ever. In busy STD clinics, everyone with genital herpes has had unprotected intercourse (vaginal, anal, or oral); we never see patients whose only exposure was hand-genital contact. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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2 months ago i had unprotected oral sex with an open sore in my mouth to a guy i didn't know and now i am experiencing lots of symptoms of hiv.. he sa?

2 months ago i had unprotected oral sex with an open sore in my mouth to a guy i didn't know and now i am experiencing lots of symptoms of hiv.. he sa?

Get checked now: your personal physician can do it, and you will not have peace of mind until the question is settled. Congratulations of cour courage in exploring and in finding love, imperfect as it always is. Be safe from now on, and love wisely and well. ...Read more

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My wisdom teeth are coming out and my mouth is sore and swollen. What are some ways to alleviate the symptoms and what can I do?

My wisdom teeth are coming out and my mouth is sore and swollen. What are some ways to alleviate the symptoms and what can I do?

Tips for pain: Apply an ice pack to the side of your face for twenty minutes. If no relief, try moist heat. Take an over the counter pain medicine such as ibuprophen or tylenol (acetaminophen). Drink cold drinks or slushees. Try spraying sore throat spray on the tender tissue. If no relief in two days, see your denitst as you may need to have these teeth extracted. ...Read more

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Can you give yourself genital herpes from touching your mouth than genitals even when there are NO signs and symptoms of a cold sore?

Can you give yourself genital herpes from touching your mouth than genitals even when there are NO signs and symptoms of a cold sore?

Here are some ...: Auto-inoculation of herpes is possible but very rare. Despite such likelihood, do some thing within our control, that is, personal quality lifestyle without obsession and overindulgence so to enhance personal defense immune ability and minimize cross over by timely hand washing, but not becoming compulsive. Remember contacting infective agents doesn't mean contracting it ... ...Read more

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Over the last 3 weeks the roof of my mouth has been very sore. I don't have any other cold like symptoms. Have been to both gp and dentist?

Over the last 3 weeks the roof of my mouth has been very sore. I don't have any other cold like symptoms. Have been to both gp and dentist?

Go back to dentist: Many conditions in your mouth will heal by themselves in about 2 weeks, so if you pain is continuing then you should go back to your dentist or see an oral surgeon for another exam. Sometimes this can be difficult to diagnose so have another exam and find out what is causing your pain. ...Read more

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