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My gums hurt. Does this sound like herpangina? There aren't actual visible sores.

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Herpangina is a very specific clinical syndrome with coxackievirus infection producing tiny blister-like lesions on the back of the throat and on the fauces (the tissue ridges that meet in the center and house the uvula).

In brief: No

Herpangina is a very specific clinical syndrome with coxackievirus infection producing tiny blister-like lesions on the back of the throat and on the fauces (the tissue ridges that meet in the center and house the uvula).
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
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In brief: No

No... If you are an adult, it sounds like a gum issue.
Please see a dentist for a comprehensive exam, including gum health and gum pocket measurements.

In brief: No

No... If you are an adult, it sounds like a gum issue.
Please see a dentist for a comprehensive exam, including gum health and gum pocket measurements.
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