So painful I cant open my mouth, talk or chew

Patient

Q: I have strep throat and the pain and swelling is so bad right now that I am not able to open my mouth, talk or chew. I am currently taking ammoxicilin for the strep but what can I take to reduce the pain and swelling?

Symptoms:  Swollen tonsils with white stuff on them, red spotted patch on roof of mouth, white/yellow spots in throat, head ache, slight ear ache, neck stiffness, hurts
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