Yes, I would definitely have your doctor take a look. He will weed through the things that it could be, but it sounds like it could possibly be MRSA, which is a staph infection.
Please see a doctor immediately!! Hopefully it will only be a nasty case of MRSA. No scare tactics here, but we are finding a lot of people with cancers in the throat and neck with very similar symptoms. The strange thing is that this is a CA normally found in the uterus/ovaries. It can affect the throat/neck of men and women. It is often misdiagnosed as MRSA/ boils (which are both types of staph infections) or spider bites. The people here care, so please let us know the outcome. And make sure they take samples from the area--don't let them get by with just a visual inspection of the area. You can say, "it's not that I don't trust you--I don't trust this thing".
Seems I have a fever now, too. I am definetly making an appointment for Monday.