i am curious, if the test is completely blank before hand (like a pregnancy test) and the lines only begin to show after the substance has been placed on it (the cotton swab used to swab the throat), or, if the lines are already there very faintly, and darken after the substance is placed on it.
the reason i ask, i took my 4 and 2 year old into the doctor today for separate issues. 4 year old has an eye infection, and 2 year old vomited constantly yesterday. the doctor chalked it up to a virus, until i mentioned that i just got over strep last week. she said the vomiting could be an early symptom of strep, so she swabbed her. there was a very, very faint pink line that showed afterwards. so faint, you had to squint to see it. but it was definitely there. she said it wouldn't show anything if there was nothing to show at all. but she didn't seem sure, usually the nurses do the test for her. i wasn't about to argue with her though, id been in the office for 2 hours already, by myself with 3 kids under the age of 5. im still going to give the antibiotics and everything. just wondering if there's a chance she doesn't really have it. she's not crying in pain or anything, and i know the pain of strep is unbearable. i suppose we could've caught it very early on.
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