About a week ago, my head began to feel congested. I had a slight runny nose and some sneezing, but no sore throat or anything else. I chalked it up to allergies (I recently went back to work in a pretty dusty area after being gone for 8 weeks).
A few nights ago, I ate salsa and chips on an empty stomach. I got an acidy burning feeling and taste in my throat and assumed that it was just my stomach getting upset from the acid in the salsa, perhaps causing acid reflux. When I woke up the next morning, my throat was very sore and somewhat swollen. I get the urge to swallow, though there is nothing in my throat. I noticed this morning, that the pallet (roof) on my mouth has developed a rather large, smooth, tight lump. When I push on it with my tongue, it doesn't hurt, except for one spot. Should I be concerned? Could the allergies and the swelling be connected? Any info would really help!