What does it sound like could be wrong with my throat?

I was looking at my throat with a light and on only one side it looks like a few of the veins are really red. What could this be?

It’s not in the back of my throat it’s right around that part next to where that thing hangs. Right in front of my throat.
It looks really red and feels scratchy not really sore though but it does feel raw especially when I swallow and talk. Does this sound like the start of a cold or something else like a throat infection/strep/etc?

Can your throat (or whatever that area is called next to where that thing hangs) be red and inflamed from just a cold?

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