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Test to confirm HIV,TREATMENT OF ORAL CANDIDIASIS - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Iâ??m male 23 years old. Iâ??m under extreme stress, because I had protected sex and scare from getting HIV. After 9 weeks (on 27th August) I have tested and came back negative. Few weeks I suffered from a dry mouth with tiny red bumps on back of tongue. Then later (4 days ago) Iâ??m suffering from a white tongue on the back of it. Do you know what cause the white tongue? (Iâ??m mouth breather too)
Doctor :   HI
User :   hi
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
give me time to read it first
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
what test u have taken for hiv?
User :   normal one, and PCR
Doctor :  
User :   yes
User :   and the regular one
Doctor :  
User :   yes negative
Doctor :  
fine nothing to worry if it isnegative
User :   So, why I have the white tongue?
Doctor :  
ur white tongue is due to candidial infection/vitamin deficiency.
User :   yeah, I read online candidial infection caused by HIV postive, is it right?
Doctor :  
not only hiv positive
Doctor :  
can get it even in in any immuno deficiency status including stress
User :   So you think it might due to stress?
Doctor :  
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but even in hiv poisitve patients they never devolop so early
Doctor :  
the symptoms will take years to devolop
User :   OK
Doctor :  
so relax nothing to worry
User :   so, what do you recommend me to do?
Doctor :  
u MULTIVIT tablets ONE per day for one month
Doctor :   and u can take oral antifungal suspensions
Doctor :  
but they require prescription
Doctor :   are u there?
User :   I went to my doctor and he said he will do a blood work just to make sure
Doctor :  
blood work for what?
User :   He said just accouting the red cells and white ones
User :   I don't what that's mean?
Doctor :  
u have already done DNA PCR right ,that is the best diagnostic test available with in first 6 months for hiv
User :   yes, I told her that
Doctor :   after 6 moths u take westernblot test to for hiv
User :   Do you think I need to do that after six months
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
u do that test
Doctor :  
but u should do that only after 6 months
User :   OK, so I need to wait more one to month to do WESTERN BLOT
Doctor :  
u do it after 27th january next year
Doctor :  
its just to confirm
User :   Ok, so I don't have to worry about the white tongue that's related to HIV
User :   I mean right now
Doctor :  
yes u dont have to worry
Doctor :  
u can relax and be happy
User :   My doctor said that I'm mouth breather so it could cause a dry moth
User :   mouth
User :   Do you think so?
Doctor :   yes he is right ,but that bumps at the back of ur tongue will not be there in dry mouth

User :   Do I need to go hospital right now to take medications for my white tongue or just wait to my next appointment on next week
User :   ??
Doctor :   u can wait for next appointment

User :   OK, thanks thats all my concern
Doctor :  
please fill the feedback form
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Did you follow what I said? Please get back to me in case of doubts.
Doctor :   are u there?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   That's all, also do you have an online article about stress and white tongue?
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form?

User :   if not that's fine
User :   not yet
User :   I will fill it now
User :   Hello are you there?
Doctor :   u can search our website it must be there if it is not there also we will update about it as soon as possible.we have many articles.
Doctor :   yes i am here
User :   OK, I will search on it
User :   thanks for your help
Doctor :   u are welcome
User :   I filled the feedback
Doctor :  
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Doctor :   bye take care
User :   bye
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