Constant pain and bleeding of one’s mouth can be a sign that shows an individual is suffering from a certain infection. HIV, being an infection, can therefore turn out to be the infection that the person with bleeding mouth is suffering from.
Let’s have a look into the early symptoms of HIV in the mouth.
Tooth decay and dry mouth
People living with HIV have been found out to have a dry mouth. This is because their bodies are incapable of producing enough saliva. This saliva helps in chewing and swallowing food comfortably. Besides, this saliva also plays a vital role in teeth and gum protection. This will protect one from infections and teeth decay.
HIV victims have swollen gums. Quite often, these swollen gums are bloody and painful. This condition can progress to extreme levels whereby the patient gets to the risk of loosening gums and loss of teeth. This happens at a fast rate. Usually, as quickly as eighteen months. Smoking and dry mouth can make this disease to be worse.
This is an infection caused by a type of fungus known as Candida. This infection shows up inform of red patches on the mouth roof and also on the tongue. These patches appear like cheese cottage that can form anyplace in the mouth. This infection can at times move to the throat. The infection can cause cracks that are painful on the mouth.
These are small and round sores that forms on the cheeks interior, at the back of the throat or under the tongue. These sores have a gray center and a red edge. Research shows that these sores can be very painful. The sores are caused by too much stress or by consumption of certain foods like eating of very many tomatoes. Acidic juices and foods rather make these sores more painful and consequently they will end up hurting more. Some rinses, ointment and creams can help.
These are caused by an infection known as herpes simplex. Amongst people living with HIV, these sores can be very severe and they keep on coming back. The remedy and to this infection is the use of antiviral drug known as acyclovi.
This is a form of irritation that shows up as fuzzy white patches. Usually, these patches are painless. They appear on the side of the patients tongue. This is one of the early sign that shows that a person is suffering from HIV infection.
This is a disease that is sexually transmitted. Some stains of Human Papillomavirus, HPV causes cancer or warts. HPV shows up in the mouth. They can be cut out or frozen.