i think i have strep. sore throat for a couple of days, and now i have a white spot on the back on my throat. i've had it before. but no fever, i think that's weird. but i am going tomorrow to see the doctor.
i have a five month old, and he has been coughing lately, and is a little congested. i did some searching on google (ohmygosh it's cancer and we're all gonna die!!!! lol), and it said the more cold symptoms there are, such as a runny nose, the less likely that it's strep.
i'm still worried. he's never had any immunizations except for what he had at the hospital, because i delay vax. my oldest had the pneumonia vaccine (i didn't want it, but dh convinced me), and she and i both got pneumonia, and she stayed at twelve pounds for three months, and the doctor really freaked me out. he sent us to a gastroenterologist, and had me supplement her diet with formula, the kind that they give NICU babies to boost her weight. the whole ordeal was really upsetting. i got the measels AND the mumps after getting the MMR as a kid, so i'm very careful about which vaccines.
so what do i do? i know if i take antibiotics, i can get thrush, right? or is that the baby? i've never had to take antibiotics while pregnant, so i'm really worried. i know that my breast milk is immune boosting, but he obviously got sick anyway.
i'm also worried that any doctor will look at him and wonder why i haven't vaccined him. i'm worried about taking a sick baby that hasn't had vaccines in, and having the doctor freak out over it. but i do know that strep is scary unless treated. i had it once, and thought it was the flu, and i broke out in a rash, and now i'm allergic to the cold - every time i touch something cold, i break out again.
sorry it's all over the place, i haven't gotten much sleep the last couple of days, and now i'm freaking out. i was really hoping it wasn't strep.