The symptoms described could be due to a throat infection, most probably streptococcal or a viral infection. Strep sore throat
needs to be treated with an antibiotic as strep is a bacteria. Viral sore
throat is best treated with rest, warm oral fluids and (OTC) tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for pain. You will need to consult your primary care physician for a strep test, which if positive you will be given antibiotics. In the meantime take plenty of warm oral fluids and rest.