Thanks for contacting with your health concern
1. As the symptoms are there for a week now, consult an ENT Doctor [or get a second opinion] for a strep test
and for further examination and management:
i. He will inspect the throat with a good torch and tongue depressor
to look out for following possibilities:
- whether tonsils are red & inflamed with tender tonsillar lymph nodes below the angle of mandible [acute tonsillitis]
- whether entire throat i.e. posterior pharyngeal wall is inflamed [acute pharyngitis]
- are there inflamed rough granules over the posterior pharyngeal wall [granular pharyngitis]
ii. whatever be the cause, management of them remain the same:
. steam inhalation: 3-4 times a day.
. warm salt water gargles.
. voice rest and rest at home.
. take hot drinks to sip, avoid fried foods, cold drinks, ice cream, oily food
. Antibiotic, in either case, would be azithromycin/erythromycin
and syrup ibuprofen
for symptomatic relief from pain and fever.
PS. The choice of antibiotic will vary from doctor to doctor and from locality to locality