I have a sore throat.
It hurts when I swallow.
It hurts to talk. /When I talk loudly, my throat really hurts.
As I talk for too long, my voice gets really hoarse.
My tonsils are swollen.
I feel like there's something stuck in my throat.
I've got a bad cough.
I've got a lump in my throat.
I'm coughing up a lot of phlegm.
I can feel a lot of congestion when I cough.
I'm coughing up blood.
A: My son's tonsils are really swollen.
B: Does he also have a sore throat?
A: Yes. It started a few days ago with a sore throat. I thought it was just a cold, but I got worried when it didn't go away.
B: For now, just give him this medicine. But if that doesn't work, we may have to operate and take out his tonsils.