I'm in quite a panic today. A few days ago I came down with what I suspect to be tonsillitis or strep throat (I have not gone to the doc yet but I highly suspect one of the two conditions, going off of pretty telltale symptoms). Today is day 3 and while my throat is starting to feel better, my tongue has become numb and my sense of taste is wacky. My tongue feels as if it has been burned--that kind of feeling.
I look in the mirror this afternoon and my tongue is coated with thick patches of white. I am freaking out that this is oral thrush and that this points to HIV infection.....I had an unprotected exposure around 2 years ago that has been the biggest source of my health anxiety. I read that oral thrush is one of the main indicators of an HIV infection.
If anyone could just give me some reassurance that this is NOT oral thrush, and maybe just associated with my recent illness, I would feel worlds better.