Re: Strep Throat Treatment
I just came across your post, and I'm hoping that by now you're over the strep (if that's what you had). Usually, strep is a bacterial infection which requires antibiotics. As a teen I remember when it hit me. Started with a sore throat, and basically I found I was almost lethargic, and was tired. Finally a trip to our doctor and a throat swab confirmed it was strep. As for the MD you saw- it sounds as though he wasn't up on his medical procedures or couldn't be bothered, and to say he/his clinic didn't treat strep sounds crazy. As for possible health risks, I can only relate from my own experience; that not having gotten to my doctor sooner, I may have had some adverse affects. (I don't want to alarm you-but in my case, and I found this out about 9 yrs later, that the strep I didn't get taken care of right away, may have caused some kidney problems for me!) My suggestion is that at anytime you feel your health is at risk, see a medical professional. If he/she seems off on their evaluation/diagnosis-see someone else! Stay well, and good luck!