September 8, 2011 12:09 am at 12:09 am #599253
I know I should ask a doctor but I just want to know what you guys think. So yesterday my throat was hurting a little. Now, today, I woke up and my throat was hurting more and I had a slight fever and I felt weak and my muscles were a bit achy. What do you think it is and should I take anti-biotics.September 8, 2011 12:14 am at 12:14 am #807473deiyezoogerMember
It might be virel and could go away in a day or two but it could also be strept so why dont you just go for a troat culture to check it out.September 8, 2011 12:35 am at 12:35 am #807474
I’d rather self diagnose.September 8, 2011 12:41 am at 12:41 am #807476popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Sounds like male post partum depression to me.September 8, 2011 12:46 am at 12:46 am #807477
First diagnose what your problem REALLY is… 😉
what chutzpa!! you dont even know me and just like that you insinuate that I have some type of psychological or neurological probelm??
the anomynity of the internet makes people monsters but you have crossed the line sir. I hope you meant it as a joke but some jokes are just over the line.September 8, 2011 12:48 am at 12:48 am #807478
And your screen name is am yisroel chai??????
If am yisroel was like you we’d be gone long ago!September 8, 2011 12:49 am at 12:49 am #807479MindOverChatterParticipant
Whoa. Chill, tro11. Whatever it is, refuah sheleima.September 8, 2011 1:29 am at 1:29 am #807480
Thank you very much, mind.September 8, 2011 3:46 am at 3:46 am #807481MindOverChatterParticipant
Was that sarcastic?September 8, 2011 10:10 am at 10:10 am #807482amichaiParticipant
you really should take a throat culture. its not good to take meds if you dont need them. pple are just trying to help. unless someone can look at your tonsils and see white spots on them, you should go to the doc.September 8, 2011 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm #807483Sam2Participant
You should always go to the doctor. They know much more than you. Read the story about a guy who died from a toothache last week.September 8, 2011 3:53 pm at 3:53 pm #807485
tro11 -“I’d rather self diagnose.”
Hey – me and you have something in common -I also like to self- diagnose. But then again, I went to school for years and I diagnose others also.
This is the way I would self- diagnose if my throat hurts. I’d take out my strep kit and do a rapid test, if I have one. If I don’t have one handy, I’d go to the Doc or one of these ladys in town who do rapid Strep tests. If I decided to go to the Doc, he has the option of doing a rapid test and/or a throat culture.
If either turned out positive for Strep, I’d start taking antibiotics. If it was negative, I wouldn’t take antibiotics because taking unnecessary medication can be harmful.September 8, 2011 5:45 pm at 5:45 pm #807486
Hey health are you a doctor? Can I get a rapid test myself and just shove it in to my throat?September 8, 2011 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm #807487am yisrael chaiParticipant
“What do you think it is and should I take anti-biotics.”
My opinion is that one should first figure out what the problem is before considering taking antibiotics. Taking antibiotics unnecessarily can make the body more resistant and less effective in future rounds of those antibiotics.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with this opinion IMHO.
But there was something definitely wrong in the OP’s response.
And look whose comment was pulled and which vitriolic posts remain? Really?September 8, 2011 6:02 pm at 6:02 pm #807488YW Moderator-20Moderator
Troll- is this the first time you got a throat ache? You’re making it seem as though you are going through some major crisis which youve never experienced before.September 8, 2011 6:07 pm at 6:07 pm #807489
Tro11 – I keep my profession private here in the CR.
Sure you can. But it works like this, you buy from a middle man, not the company. These wholesalers sell by the box. So you have to buy at least a box. So the cheapest box of rapid Strep A tests that I found are over $50. Some cost over a $100. And if it’s positive, where will you get the antibiotics from?September 8, 2011 6:47 pm at 6:47 pm #807490
Troll- is this the first time you got a throat ache? You’re making it seem as though you are going through some major crisis which youve never experienced before.
First of all my name is tro not troll. second of all yes i have had a throat ache before but not with fever and feeling week and achy muscles. also last night i had diarrhea if you must know. so i wanted to know what you guys thought it was.
helath, good point. but if i put one down my throat and its positive then i could go to the doctor. ill come to you if you are a doctor and you take my insurance. even if you are a nurse. or i may have some antibiotics in the medicine cabinetSeptember 8, 2011 6:49 pm at 6:49 pm #807491
In case anyone is curious, I have a Palm Treo phone. One time I was connecting it to my GPS via bluetooth, and I missed the “e” so on my GPS my phone name is Tro. So that kinda stuck.September 8, 2011 9:22 pm at 9:22 pm #807492oomisParticipant
A fever plus sore throat and muscle aches, warrants a call to the doc. You might have the flu (yes, it IS around). Feel better soon.September 9, 2011 1:35 am at 1:35 am #807493metrodriverMember
tro11; Not being an MD myself. But having experienced similar symptoms + low grade fever. And I got progressively more thirsty and nauseous. Ibuprofen helped to relieve the symptoms for about Four Hours. When those symptoms persisted I went to the emergency room, where all kinds of tests were taken that came back Negative. I was sent home, only to return the next day. Same situation. When I went back the Third time, a CAT Scan was ordered, which showed that I have, what Doctors call a “Spinal Abscess”. All of the above was the easy part. How to treat the situation was the difficult part. With differing opinions by different doctors. B”H, I got cured after a 3-week hospital stay.
Lesson learned. Do not self-diagnose (If you’re not an MD.) or call friends. Go to a Doctor!!!September 9, 2011 3:56 am at 3:56 am #807494
Tro11 -“but if i put one down my throat and its positive then i could go to the doctor.”
Sure you could, but why spend at least $50 on the kit?
You said you have insurance -so that should cover going to the Doc, getting tested and any medications you might need. I see no reason to buy kits unless you have nothing to do with your money. And what happens if the Strep is negative, are you going to buy a Mono kit to see if that’s what’s causing the sore throat? You see we learn in school signs and symptoms of diseases, so we don’t have to test everything out there. So you might have a cold virus or a Strep throat or it could be Mono or other more rare causes. So sometimes it’s better to check things out by a medical practioner than “self- diagnose”!
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