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Visible raw spot near right tonsil

I've had a sore throat for a few days, accompanied by one swollen tonsil on my right side. It hurts to swallow.

I've had no fever and no sickness, just pain on the right side of my throat.

When I looked in the mirror this morning, I noticed there is a large, single purple spot near my swollen tonsil. This is where the sore-throat pain is coming from. It looks raw. It has a few white flecks on the spot itself, but no white spots anywhere else on the tongue or throat or anything.

Other than this, I feel fine. But the painful swallowing is killing me. Any ideas on how long this will take to go away?
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Sounds like strep throat. I had it just last month along with the flu. I woke up with a sore throat and by the next morning I could hardly swallow, looked it the mirror and sure enough I saw the spots. I went to the doctor that day and got on antibiotics and steroids. Even with both of these it took almost a week to clear up. I would go to doc. and have it checked it can make life miserable. The only thing that I could swallow was broth and ice cream. Good luck.

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I want to add details: the purple raw spot is about the size of a dime, and it's on the inside of the throat (not outside on the neck).
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