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I went to urgent care Friday night because I had the start of pink eye, and a very sore spot on my soft palate. They said it was a good sized canker sore. I've had my tonsils removed, but they did a strep test anyways, and it came back negative. They said I had some throat virus similar to strep and gave me eye medication for my pink eye, and lidocane to get rid of the pain in my throat/mouth. I am coughing a lot more now, though. I'm way stuffed up too, but I've never coughed when I have had a cold. Only when I have had bronchitis. My chest is tight and I've felt short of breath a couple times. I have had a low grade fever, and bouts of being cold then hot, then cold then hot. I don't know if I should be going back to the dr or not. My eyes have cleared up, but I still feel lousy, with symptoms as previously stated.
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Sorry this is happening to you on xmas day :(
I know! Such a lousy time to be so sick!
From what you have posted it sounds like what you started with was a viral infection. This would have affected your eye and lungs etc.
That's what they told me, but now it feels like it's in my chest.
But, now that you are coughing a lot more and have chest pain, fever, chills etc I would be concerned that you have a secondary bacterial infection.
Unfortunately, the only doctors available today to get you started on antibiotics are in the ER :(
There's an urgent care that is still open, I think.
So should I be going to see a dr then?
That would be an excellent option...much quicker then an ER visit and cheaper too...
Yes, I think that would be a good idea. Not the best way to spend the day before christmas, eh? :-(
We have TriCare, so either option works, really.
just the longer wait in the ER then, not so much a money issue.
I am going on vacation the 29th. This is not a very good way to start my holidays/vacation.
Better to get started on antibiotics now...that way you will be feeling better faster and hopefully able to party like a Rock Star by the 29th lol!
Yeah...Happy Freakin' New Years ha!
Well, thank you for your help. I guess I will drag myself to a dr.
My pleasure. I hope you feel better fast. Enjoy your vacation :)
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