Do you have cough or fever along with it ?
Do you smoke ?
I have a cough but I don't smoke. I have recently had a cold after returning to the UK from abroad
Any abdominal pain , nausea or vomiting ?
History of acid reflux ?
No abdominal pain or nausea and vomiting but I do have acid reflux
This could be either an after effect of the cold you had or aggravation of the acid reflux.
Both conditions can cause inflammation of the throat and pharynx and cause pain while swallowing.
Do you take anything for the reflux ?
I do feel chesty so it may be cold related. No, I don't take anything in particular when I get the reflux.
If it is the cold then it should resolve with time. You can take some painkillers like paracetamol to reduce the throat pain.You can also add omeprazole for the acidity.
Do some warm gargles.
Take soft diet and more of liquids till this settles down.
If the discomfort persists you should see your doctor for a prescription of antibiotics.
Thank you, doctor, I will follow your advice.
Welcome and take care.