Hi and welcome to HCM!
Thanks for posting your query here.
The symptoms you are saying about seems to be with pharyngitis-inflammation of the posterior pharyngeal wall. Because of this you are not able to swallow. The causative organisms could be bacteria or viruses. Of bacteria strep throat
is most common. Along with the pharyngitis may be you are having tonsillitis
also. This will also cause difficulty in swallowing. The swollen lymph
node is the jugular lymph node which is very common with tonsillitis. The first line of treatment will be with pencillin shot if you are not allergic to it. If not antibiotics like amoxicillin
, roxid, or cefadroxyl can be used.
Please consult your GP who will check the extent of the disease and give you the right treatment. Mucinex
will help you in reducing the cough only.
Hope this is helpful to you.