Thanks for writing to H.C.M. for your query.
I have gone through your query regarding pain in throat while swallowing saliva and you have cough
also for last 3 weeks.
Your features suggest that you are suffering from chronic pharyngitis
. this may be -
To differentiate these you are advice for Culture and Sensitivity of your throat swab. This test will tell us about-
(1) Infective organism.
(2) If infection is found than which antibiotic will be most effective.
Thus a thorough examination and the co-relation of it with above test give us direction to proceed fot treatment.