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This may not be a strep throat infection but it can be a viral infection.There may also be an allergic component to it and that can also cause inflammation of throat and pain on swallowing and talking.
Other symptoms of pain behind ear can be due to mastoiditis.
Viral infections are typically self limiting and would get better in 4-7 days.
You should also take an anti inflammatory like advil for pain relief and acetaminophen if you feel chills.
You should also take an antacid like nexium as acid reflux can also contribute to throat symptoms.
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