I've had strep throat. Or tonsillitis. I'm not sure which, but my throat looks like raw meat and feels like someone ran an electric sander over it. It hurts to swallow. It also hurts not to swallow.
Unfortunately since I no longer have health insurance, or you know, a job I cannot afford to go to the doctor.
Fortunately since I live with an autoimmune disorder anyway I have a giant stash of antibiotics on hand. So, I've simply used my Google-fu to determine which antibiotic and in what dose and have been medicating myself.
Hmmm ... even with my mad medical skillz I still don't have a job.