I was diagnosed with a viral infection and was only given pain medication. Does that sound right? I have a sore throat and white bumps in my throat. I went to the doctor and they completed a swab and said I did not have strep throat. They also took blood

Antibiotics . Antibiotics do nothing for viral infections. Rest, fluids, and time are your best strategy (maybe chicken soup as well!). Obviously, if you are not improving, or have significant worsening, such as high fever or productive cough, then get back in to your primary care doctor. Good luck!
Possible viral infec. Antibiotics are only useful for bacterial infections. Viral upper respiratory infections are treated with symptomatic relief until the condition: clears. Continue to follow up with your doctor.