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Does Being Hiv Positive Cause Someone's Tongue To Swell

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uncomfortable tongue swelling!

have a swelling like sour on my tongue,quite painful especially almost preventing me from eating,i have to force it.lasts for 3days max. havent used any anti-biotics,which do you suggest?? i also have this on-off right side burning sensation?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You need to have your tongue/mouth examined by your HIV specialist or an ear, nose and mouth specialist to see if you have an aphthous ulcer, herpes lesion, or other problem that can be diagnosed and treated. Some HIV meds and HIV associated... Read more »

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white spot on tongue

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i had a white spot on my tongue for 2-3 days and it went away. i was also sck around that time with the flu. needless to say, i automatcally thought it was HIV. does this occur when you are HIV positive? please write back and let me know. Thank You

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MY TONGUE

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE KNOWS ABOUT ERYTHEMATOUS CANDIDIASIS???? I HAVE SPLOTCHES ON MY TONGUE THAT COME AND GO. I HAVE SEEN TWO DOCTORS WHO SENT ME HOME WITH NOTHING. I HAVE A HARD TIME CLEARING MY THROAT. CAN THE DIFFICULTY IN SWALLOWING HAPPEN... Read more »

White Tongue & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had unprotected oral sex with a woman whose hiv status I am unsure of. It was at the tail end of her period but saw no blood anywhere. We did have intercourse as well but we usd a condom. The following morning I notice a white coating on my... Read more »

swelling in sides of face? Please answer!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
On May 14, 2002, I had a possible exposure to HIV via heterosexual contact unprotected without ejaculation and about a week to 2 weeks later I developed this tingly sensations inside my mouth, my saliva glands overproduced saliva which sometimes... Read more »