Thanks for writing to us.
The painkillers have actually masked the symtoms where as the microbes (??Streptococcal sore throat
)would have successfully lodged inside , may make you a carrier of infection.The sore usually starts on one side and spreads to the other side.
Kindly take a course of antibiotic and also do Betadine/Antisceptic mouth gargling thrice a day.
Abstain from refrigerated food and drinks.Do not smoke if you are smoker.
A throat swab culture/routine blood counts/urinalysis
if the sore persists.
Consult the ENT Surgeon if there is no abatement of symptoms.
Wishing you a quick recovery,
Dr Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan.