posted on Jan, 10 2015 @ 08:50 AM
a reply to: Fireflysky
No no throat swab, here in the UK, they tend to do no testing when you present as ill, they looked at his throat, and said there was a little bit of
white at the back (poss on his tonsills), but said it looked fine no swelling or inflammation, he checked his chest too.
Even when I've had throat infections they don't swab, they really aren't interested in why you are sick, just to what degree you are sick and what
they can prescribe to alleviate suffering.
Fortunately it is unlikely to be scarlet fever, I remember when he was two, his cheek was really pink and the doctor sent us up the hospital as she
thought it might be SF, but it wasn't.
EDIT TO ADD:
The one thing the doctor said was it wasn't bacterial, which I suspected it wasn't, although the symptoms do appear similar, it isn't a perfect match
for SF, this is the frustrating thing, this doctor should know what a typical case of these childhood diseases looks like, the GP I had years ago
would have been able to look at my son and give some indication of what it was, nowadays this isnt the case and to be frank they are just not
interested in knowing what it is.
edit on 10-1-2015 by solargeddon because: (no reason given)