That's what I thought, Erin. I fail to see how an ASO titer helps as well. I don't feel sick anymore. My sore throat is just about gone, no fever, no aches (except for the normal). The lymph node on the right side of my neck is still a little swollen, but that's all. So, no I'm not sick anymore. I think the infection, if that's what I had, has resolved itself. If I come out with a high ASO titer, I'm not sure what my primary is going to do about that.
Ducky, He does not understand about the enbrel and the risk of infections, so I'm not sure he would even be cooperative with follow-up cultures (although he didn't even get an initial throat culture on me). But perhaps I don't need to be on antibiotics since the symptoms are much less that what they were.
What really gets me is that my husband went in to see this same guy this afternoon (I went in this morning on my way to work). He gave my husband the rapid strep test right there on the spot and a prescription for antibiotics? Why didn't he just do that with me? At least the rapid strep test? He said my throat was still a little inflamed and my lymph nodes were still swollen? Oh well, I'll just wait and see what he says when the ASO titer comes back. Maybe I'll leave him a voicemail asking him that question tomorrow.
Thanks for listening!