Nasal drip, slight ear ache, paleness. Throat feels like sandpaper. Little red dots on roof of mouth towards throat. For abt 24hrs. Can this be strep?

Anything is possible. But it sounds more like a nasopharyngitis something inflaming the nose and throat which tends more to be viral in etiology. In fact most sore throats are viral in cause too. Classically strep throat presents with fevers, tender neck nodes, tonsil exudate(yellow white material) and the lack of cough(so called Centor criteria) but even these aren't found in all cases.