I had this, as well. It lasted for nearly a month, and was EXCRUTIATING! I tried any and everything under the sun. Finally, my professor suggested I try acupuncture. After the first session, the pain was about 75% gone. After two sessions, the pain was completely gone. Other than that, I would suggest eating more foods that help fight inflammation. Such as flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, pineapple (although if your throat IS raw, that may hurt!), garlic, and olive oil. Good luck, hun!
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