My son was diagnosed with strep throat a week ago. The doctor didn't do a strep test on him; he indicated that based upon his symptoms and the way his throat looked he was sure it was strep.
A couple of days later my throat started hurting. I went to the doctor when it got really painful and he assumes its strep based on the look of my throat, lack of other symptoms and the fact that my son has strep and we live together.
Question: How long does strep throat hurt really bad? I have been on antibiotics for over 48 hours and I have gotten progressively worse. My throat hurts so bad I can barely drink anything. Cold drinks hurt, hot drinks hurt, even a milk shake is irritating to my throat. Also, I have been taking extra amounts of advil, alternating with tylenol and yet have a terrible headache all the time.
Is there anything the doctor could do for this pain? When will this ever get any better? I am getting desperate :(