I have a cough, sore throat that's red with white spots and low energy. I've been in bed since Friday. Would an antibiotic help?

It might. Most sore throats associated with cough and fatigue are caused by one of a gazillion viruses out there. But bacterial infections can cause sore throats. Streptococcus is the most common. If I have my math right & you've been sick x 6 days, it's time to get medical care. At the very least, you need a strep test. Feel better soon!

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