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Can anxiety and stress and sleep deprivation due to fear of an exposure which occured in reality cause real symptoms of HIV like white tongue,thrush?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Anxiety

can cause a dry mouth.
( flight or fight response) Candida albicans causes thrush. a simple test can confirm the latter. Taking antibiotics can increase your risk of getting thrush (kill off the normal bacterial flora) If you think you have thrush have it looked at and get it treated.

In brief: Anxiety

can cause a dry mouth.
( flight or fight response) Candida albicans causes thrush. a simple test can confirm the latter. Taking antibiotics can increase your risk of getting thrush (kill off the normal bacterial flora) If you think you have thrush have it looked at and get it treated.
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Get tested

Stay calm and get tested.
Hopefully the test is negative. The stress caused by anxiety over the possibility is real. However, you must take responsibility and get tested. That alone will make you feel better. And thankfully for HIV patients around the world, treatment has excellent results. Also, see an MD in Psychiatry for your stress and try cognitive behavioral therapy.

In brief: Get tested

Stay calm and get tested.
Hopefully the test is negative. The stress caused by anxiety over the possibility is real. However, you must take responsibility and get tested. That alone will make you feel better. And thankfully for HIV patients around the world, treatment has excellent results. Also, see an MD in Psychiatry for your stress and try cognitive behavioral therapy.
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