If my throat hurts when I swallow, would my soar throat be more of strepthroat?
I started off fine today and around 6 in the evening (5 1/2 hours ago), my throat began to feel more like a soar throat. When I got home I got some cough drops and I don't know if I have a fever since I have no refills on my thermometer and I have never been able to judge properly just by my hand against the forehead. I did figure I was getting a cold but now it even hurts just to swallow - I had to take my medicine and it hurt to swallow and then I drank some more water and that even hurt. I've never had pain swallowing when I just had a cold and I did have a mild case of strep throat more than 5 years ago so I don't recall all of it but that was more miserable than a normal soar throat.