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Sore throat, inflamed gums, white bumps in mouth

Days 1-2: It began with receding gum on my bottom front jaw. Then I realized my gums were also inflamed. The gum inflammation spread throughout my entire lower jaw.  
Days 2-3: Chills, mild fever that came and went; still bottom gums inflamed and now spreading to upper gums. SORE THROAT developed quickly.
Days 4-5: Noticed white bumps on inner bottom lip and then most recently 2-3 tiny painful whit bumps on tip of tongue. STILL inflamed gums, top and bottom. STILL sore throat.
What do I have? I've been told by doc I have mild pharyngitis, but this was on day 2 so he didn't see any white bumps in mouth. Tomorrow is last day of medication he prescribed and to me it did NOTHING.
Do I have oral herpes? Some virus? What is it?!
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A clinical examination is necessary to confirm the cause. Inflamed papillae can sometimes cause small, painful bumps on the top surface or upper sides of your tongue. White bumps on the inside of lower lip are Enlarged papillae, cold sores are few other possibilities. Sexually transmitted diseases, cancer and allergic reactions are some medical conditions that can present symptoms of white bumps on the lips. One common cause for white bumps on tongue is yeast infection. In this condition white bumps may appear more like white patches that are painful when touched. White little bumps can also be caused by an inflammatory condition called oral lichen planus. The best treatment for this bump on the side of your tongue depends on the underlying cause of this problem. If it is due to inflamed papillae and lichen planus it may heal on its own otherwise you may need antibiotics or oral antifungal agents. See a doctor and get a clinical examination done. I sincerely hope it helps.
Best wishes and kind regards!  
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Hi, I went to the doctor and got looked at by 2 different doctors. They both believe I have ACUTE PHARINGITIS. Let's hope they are correct. Thanks for your quick response!
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