I choked on some hot stew meat and that night I woke up with a horrible sore throat. It s been three days and I have a red sore in my throats and still having painful swallowing. My ear on that side hurts as well but it hurt after gettting the meat dislodged from my throat. Just wondering if it is possible that it burned me or that it s a coincide and probably have a virus or strep? No real fever just painful swallowing and ear hurting.