Originally Posted by scaredscared
I haven't had the chance to get tested for the second time since I am currently in between jobs. Thankfully, my concerns have been eased though since I started this thread.
But in the last month I have had an outbreak of about 5-6 canker sores in my mouth. I've had them before, just not so frequently. When I looked up what it might be caused by, I read some things saying that canker sores are common in HIV infected people. Is this true? Or is it just thrush that is the HIV symptom? I know it's a stretch, but after having my little scare, anything that connects back to HIV again kinda freaks me out a little. Any input on this?
Chronic canker sores can be a sign of someone with a weakened immune, but at the same time their are also many more different reasons(that are also much more common) you could get them. Keep in mind a weakened immune system can be attributed to ton of other things than just HIV alone. Autoimmune disorders, and other definciencys, to name a couple
You could try using mouthwash or brushing more often, as some think bacteria or a reaction to the bacteria can the cause.
You could also have vitamin or mineral deficiency`s ..
If your mouth is really dry that might make it more prone..
Other causes are from allergies or trauma in your mouth...