Apparently I do not have strep. I was convinced that is what I had but then again my background isn't in medicine so what do I know! I have a virus. And generally, nothing is given for viruses. However, Dr. B decided that he liked me and didn't want to kill me so he gave me a prescription. It seems that most people he has seen with this virus who were told to let it run its course, have ended up in the hospital with a serious case of pneumonia. Wouldn't that be a pleasant way to spend the holidays? Not!
So I left with a script for antibiotics and allergy medication. Apparently my efforts to self-prescribe a cure were not too far off. The allergy medication is supposed to reduce the inflammation in my ears and throat and the antibiotics will kill the bad stuff. I hope it works soon, I really would like to be able to kiss again!