PLEASE HELP!!

Patient: I came home last night with my throat and chest hurting really bad. I’ve never felt this before because the pain in my throat and chest are the same. Like something or all is swollen. It hurts to breathe, talk and swallow. My throat is sore to the touch on the outside but not my chest. I awoke with all the same symptoms, added that my ears feel stopped up or plugged. The pain is pretty bad..What is this?? and should i be very concerned??

Doctor: