I have a sore throat. Some coughing, but that’s just because my throat is sore & dry. My “Approved Over-the-Counter Medication for Obstetrical Patients” says:
“May use Cepacol or other cough drops, as well as Chloraseptic and salt water gargles (yuck). If persists, especially with fever, may need to come in for a throat culture”.
Well I have no other symptoms, but my throat is incredibly uncomfortable. I really don’t want to pay a $25 co-pay to be told I have a sore throat!! I’ve only had strep once in my life & I definitely had more symptoms than just a sore throat. But sprays & salt water are silly b/c they feel great while you’re spraying, but a few minutes after that numbing sensation stops it hurts again.
It’s been going on since Friday. Should I go to the doctor – oh how I hate going to the doctor??