My lymph nodes in my neck were moderately swollen and painful. I thought it might be <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>strep</span> and
thought about a trip to the doc but decided to wait and
see if it would get better. I gargled with warm salt water, ate soft stuff, and soothed my throat
with warm tea, and took some naproxen for the pain.
Day two: upon waking found the burning was less, but the soreness to swallow was worse. Lymph glands swollen even more, and it appeared/felt like my tonsils were enlarged.