An excellent compilation of symptoms of homeopathic medicine Phytolacca from the book Pearls of Homeopathy by M.E. Douglass, published in 1903….

Great pain in the root of the tongue when swallowing.

Throat sore; the isthmus congested and of a dark-red color; dryness of the throat, with some swelling of tonsils.

Every attempt to swallow is attended with excruciating shooting pains through both ears.

Melford Eugene Douglass
M.E.Douglass, MD, was a Lecturer of Dermatology in the Southern Homeopathic Medical College of Baltimore. He was the author of - Skin Diseases: Their Description, Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment; Repertory of Tongue Symptoms; Characteristics of the Homoeopathic Materia Medica.