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What prognosis can be made for sore throat, fever and body pain?

Hello, I woke up to a sore throat this morning and went to look in a mirror. There is what looks like a blood filled bump and a black spot encircling it. Any idea what it is? I’m also not feeling great. I’m guessing some kind of infection because my temp is 101.6 and have body aches. I’m planning to go to the ER tomorrow but just checking if I need to go immediately. Thanks!
Sat, 9 Mar 2019
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