I had a sore throat 2 weeks back and it lasted a little over a week. It was really painful and i had difficulty swallowing, liquids more so than solids. I'm 20 and a smoker(3 yrs) and water had been replaced by coffee and soda for about 2 months. Also, the sore throat started 2 days after i started jogging. The sore throat went away about a week back, but now i sometime i get pain in my right ear and a little in my throat on the same side. Also, i dont cough , but phelm is present in my throat and usually when i spit it out, i can see specs of bolod (pretty bright red, and doesn't seem to be getting rusty colored). I want to know if i should go see a doctor or wait another week or so to do it. Any help will be appreciated!!Thanks!