You know that most frustrating of all doctors visits where you feel awful and the doctor says "It's just a virus. There's nothing I can do about it?" Well, don't be a victim of this kind of lazy medical practice any longer. Let Dr. Arianne fix you up. If you have the following symptoms:
WICKED BAD SORE THROAT
POSSIBLY, BUT NOT NECESSARILY, BODY ACHES
Go directly to your family doctor and requst, beg, or demand antibioitics. There is a bug going around here in Utah lately that has, as its feature componant, the worst sore throat you think you've ever had in your life. And instead of turning into a cold or getting gradually better, it just gets worse. And worse. And you would rather drool than swollow your own saliva. It happened to my husband first. He toughed it out for 7 days, actually took off two days of work (which is like taking a month long vacation for a workaholic) and finally gave in and went to the doctor when he couldn't take it anymore. The doctor tested him for strep. It came back negative. But he gave him antibioitics (Azithromyacin) and told him to hold off for 2 or 3 days to see if the "virus" got better. It got worse. So 3 days later he took the antibioics. And within hours he was feeling way better. Within a day, he was back to normal. So I ask you, does that sound like a virus? Then I heard the exact same story, including the negative strep test and subseequent antibioitics that worked, from my SIL. Two days later, I fell victim to this awful malady myself. And this time I did not pass GO, I did not collect $200, I went directly to my GP and asked for antibiotics, which he was smart enough to give me because you do not want to mess with a lady with a killer sore throat who is hauling around 2 little kids to the visit. It's now day 3 of the antibiotics and I'm almost completely cured.
SO....the moral of this story is, doctors suck, I rule. If you have a sore throat, get yourself some meds!