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Sore Throat and Neck

Okay it has been about 4 days now and i am not getting better. First it started with a little throat irratation, and that turned into swelling (hurts a little when i swallow) and i feel that my throat is swollen on both sides but on the outside i feel pain and a swollen little lump on the right side, which is more sore than the left. It hurts to turn my head and sometimes when i walk the pain from my neck goes into my  right ear and right temple. I have not been dizzy, nor feeling nausea, but i have had regular diarrhea. I am not into taking meds, so I didn't want to waste a trip to the doc. office if i am just going to get some Motrin. If anyone has advice as to what this could be and weather or not i need to seek a physician, i would greatly appreciate your time along with comments. Thank you.
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Any temp?

Are you drinking fluids ok?  I would be concerned about dehydration especially with the diarrhea.  

Are you eating light?  i.e. soups.  

After four days of this in my opinion, you should see a physician.  

I can't predict what the physician's recommendations will be though, hopefully not "just take motrin."  
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it do sound like you have an infection in your throat and maybe your ears,the lump could be a swollen gland but as londres said after four days and it havent cleared you should go to the doctors.
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Please get your thyroid checked. I used to have so many colds, sore throats that would not get better.
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