My daughter is experiencing swollen glands, pain when swallowing, neck lump or bulge, ear ache (quality: dull or aching sensation, throbbing sensation, sensation of pressure or fullness) (severity: moderate), difficulty swallowing (worsened by: swallowi

Dr. can check throat. New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain.