So, when my throat started hurting (a lot), I decided to make a doctor's appointment. I didn't get in to the doctor until today, and yesterday things had gotten a lot worse.
Today, while the nurse was swabbing my throat she says, "oh, you have a big pocket of pus back here." Yummy.
After all of that fun stuff, the result comes back negative. In a way that was kind of upsetting because then I didn't know what was wrong with me, but I'm glad I wasn't spreading strep around :)
Now I'm just waiting it out to see if it goes away in a week.
I feel a little bit better (I think the nurse popped the pocket of pus, which may have helped?)
I was also prescribed this medicine, to help with the pain.
It works. It pretty much instantly numbs my throat. Oh, sweet relief.