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white on the tongue

i have a problem with my tongue ..its white and sometimes it has a burning feeling what can it be.

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tonsils

can drinking and smoking alot (marijuana) cause a enlarge lymph nodes?

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enlarged lymph node and burining,itching scalp

I have been + for 10 years, on and off treatment. Current VL 10,000, T cells 450. Recent lymph node enlargement of one by base of head ( left side)...it actually fluctuates in size from the time I wake in morning until later in day, decreasing as da...

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hiv and hpv skin lesions

i wld like to know if there is any link between the warts my grandson has and hiv infection of his mom and dad. our daughter (his mom) died from aids related complications, and i've noticed our grandson has warts almost constantly and even has one on...

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Is my Friends tongue Piercing Infected???????

A friend of mine just recently got her tongue pierced by a girl that is not a professional, Its been one week and her tongue is swollen around the piercing and it appears to be a brownish and green looking color, she also said that it hurts on one of...

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How long after infection does thrush typically appear?

Dear Dr., I'm very confused. All the literature I've found on HIV says that, on average, people infected with HIV don't have symptoms for 5 to 10 years. If this is the case, how long does it take for CD4 cells to diminish to the point that symptoms l...

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Palpable lymph nodes

All of the lymph nodes in my neck can always be palpated, but they are very small. My doctor has always said that my lymph nodes are normal, but I have read in your column that lymph nodes are considered swollen if they are palpable. Should I worry? ...

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Metronidazole, Nasnonex, & Thrush

I was prescribed a 7 day course of Metronidazole (500mg, twice a day) for a bacterial infection and also Nasonex at the same time for my allergies. On the fifth day of my treatment I developed a white coating on my tongue with a slightly hairy appear...

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Are exophthalmos or Grave's disease HIV related?

Dear Dr., Do people with HIV develop exophthalmos or Grave's disease? What about other endocrine disorders? Thanks.

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What Follicutilis

Dear Doctor, I understand that there are several causes of follicutilis. Would the type caused by shaving be or look similar to the one common with HIV ? Thanks for your time..