I couldn't swallow, eat, was running a 103* fever at its worst, was weak to my knees, and
had white spots in the back of my throat
. This was confirmed to be strep
by a rapid test which was + for strep bacteria. I was given a Z pak, but when I was feeling worse a day after starting the regimen, I returned to the Dr. and was given an antibiotic injection and put on a steroid pack. 6 days after exposure to strep bacteria, and 3 days after becoming sick, I was fine again.