Thanks for your query and the image you have provided.
May I please know few more details for me to help you more.
- Since when have you got this problem?
- Were you suffering from flu?
- Have you undergone any tests like strep test?
- Have you taken any medicines or consulted a Doctor?
From your small history and the picture you have provided, this looks to be pharyngitis, most probably of the flu or strep throat. The part of the uvula and soft palate is also congested and shown patches of inflammation.
The sharp stinging pain is due to the granules developed on the back of hte throat; the part of the epiglottis seen in the picture looks normal enough not to cause the sharp stinging pain.
I would advise you the following to start with:
- Start taking an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen 3 times a day.
- It is very important to differentiate between the viral (flu) and bacterial (strep throat) pharyngitis for a few reasons. Most important being that the strep throat get cured early and well with use of antibiotics. The incidence of a particular type of pharyngitis can be known by the local Physician / Doctor. The strep test can be done to be certain of hte diagnosis.
For all these things and to get a valid prescription if needed you need to visit the Doctor and get the tests and the treatment started.
In the meantime, take plenty of warm liquids to maintain hydration, helps to clean the throat ( I know it hurts), Ibuprofen or whichever painkiller suits you and have with you as a OTC .
I hope this answer helps you to get the correct diagnosis and get the curative treatment at the earliest.
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