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Hi there,I am an experienced Medical Specialist.I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.Since persistent more than a week, you may have a bacterial infection.
Please see your doctor and get a throat swab for confirmation.
Antibiotic course will help if bacterial infection.
Yes better to get tested first --preferably in hospital then
Likely viral or allergies --do not see any white spots.
Probably you can wait.
You can try antihistamine Cetrizine 10 mg daily.
Steroid nasal spray Beclomethasone also can be added.