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No seriously, I unfortunately get throat infections quite regularly. Gargle with soluble paracetamol then swallow it - 4-6 hrly. The paracetamol will help bring down the temp that you will surely develop, and will ease the pain too. Ice, strepsils/merocaine lozenges, antiseptic throat sprays help too. If it carries on for more than 24 hours, see you GP/go to walk in centre. You may need antibiotics. HTH.
Oh well, just try the paracetamol you have. You might have to break them up if your throat is really sore & swallowing is difficult. Are the glands in your neck swollen? Try to keep sipping iced water to stop your throat getting dry - need to keep yourself well-hydrated. See someone if you're not better tomorrow/it gets worse quickly.