Thank you for providing quick additional info.
I understood the way of soreness you have described.Although most of sore throats are caused by viral
infections.But this can also be bacterial like strep throat.It is the most common bacterial cause of sore throat.It is caused group A Streptococcus bacteria.
Strep can not be accurately diagnosed by looking at the throat alone. It requires a laboratory test.A throat swab or a rapid test is required to rule out/diagnose strep infection.
You need following tests:
-A throat swab
-Rapid test for strep infection
-Blood culture & sensitivity test
Sore throat caused by a viral infection generally clears up on its own within one week with no complications but if this is bacterial infection,then you will need antibiotics to cure it.
Keeping a humidifier running in your room or using an over-the-counter salt-water spray (inhaled through the nose) five or six times a day can provide dramatic relief.Take tablet benadryl once a day.It is anti histamine(anti allergic)& is available as over the counter(OTC) without prescription.
To get relief from headache,take tab. Acetaminophen from the counter.
There does not seem to be anything serious,so you need not to get scare.So for confirmation,I advice you to make an appointment with your doctor to have these tests done so as to know the exact underlying cause & then treatment will be done accordingly.
Hope this helped.
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