A: ignore the white tongue it’s a camera flash issue https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aP-uyqqj7AApQgKU21RPDFMeuivmFBPs/view?usp=drivesdk
Hello I am 17 female USA. A few days ago I started experiencing weird pains in my throat and then later cold and flu symptoms (fever, chills, runny nose) now all those symptoms are gone except a stuffy nose and throat pain. I also feel a weird lump in my throat similar to the feeling of tonsil stones but I don’t see any. I’m pretty sure it’s not tonsillitis or strep throat as the image does not have the characteristic white stripe swollen tonsils.
I was wondering what it was and if I should go to the doctor? My parents get very mad and don’t take me sometimes when I need to go see the doctor because it’s expensive so I have not told them yet. I have just been treating with ibuprofen, lozenges, and warm honey tea.