If youfeel it is an emergency then definitely go to the er.
A swollen tonsila nd sore throat
can be as simple as a virus
or can be serious. A full history would include how long youhave had these symptoms. If it is acute and accompanied by fever
, then you should see a primary care doctor for a possible strep throat
. You doctor can determine if this is appropriate. If it has been there longer than 2-3 weeks, is getting worse, you have other lumps int he neck, then you should go to your doctor to rule out other serious conditions.