Your complaints of a cold with running nose, swollen and discomfort in the throat suggest that you might have a sore throat. It is most likely a bacterial infection and you require antibiotics to treat the condition. My suggestion would be to see a general physician for treatment and followup for this.
These Q&A’s are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.