She doesn’t have strep. She has the same weird virus most of us southern folk have had this year. Probably contracted it from touching everything at Wommart. It’s a virus so ABs would do fuck all. It could have developed into something else because her immune system is garbage, but that’s the only reason. Yes, it feels like hell, but if she weren’t such an unhealthy wildebeest she’d be over it by now. I can only imagine the doctor gave her ABs prophylactically with the understanding that if it got worse to start taking them, but that really makes no fucking sense.Mostly a swab or sample is taken so they can grow/study the infection in a lab then find out which antibiotics it will be the most responsive to.
I guess when you're going from doctor to doctor, there's no room for repeat visits, test results and specific antibiotics.
When I was younger I managed to get a nasty staph infection in the cartilage of my ear. I was hospitalised immediately, my ear was drained and I was on IV antibiotics for TWO WEEKS.
I was 18 years old, fit and healthy. I'd hate to think what would happen if Amber caught something like this.