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Herpes or throat infection

I have small white dots in the back of my throat, and several red bumps( about 6 -8 of them going down my throat).  They are painless, and do not itch or burn.  If i gargle salt water it burns a little, but only for a short while. I have no other bumps or possible lesions anywhere else on my body.  Is this possibly herpes? I am very terrified! Its only in my throat and i am scared it could be herpes. Please help. Can (genital) herpes occur soley in the throat?
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This sounds like garden variety viral pharyngitis (sore throat). If in the preceding 1-2 weeks you had oral sex with someone with genital herpes, or kissed someone with oral herpes, it is conceivable that this is the problem. But far less likely than a standard cold virus. Initial oral herpes usually causes over ulcers (open sores), and not only in the throat but in the mouth and often on the lips. But see a doctor if you remain concerned.
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