I listened to those of you who said. "Go to the doctor." The sore throat was getting worse and there was a significant color change in what my nose and throat were offering me. Yeah. It's time, I decided yesterday and called bright and early.
My allergist has multiple offices all over my county and into St. Louis. I have a hard time trying to figure out if he's here, there or where. As luck would have it, he was not only close to home yesterday, I got a late afternoon appointment! As I suspected, I have a raging sinus infection.
I spent longer at Walgreens than in the doctor's office but after a first round of medicine (including antibiotics, nasal spray and eardrops), a bit of Mucinex, and a handful of throat lozenges, life is slowly getting better. Yes, I am a walking pharmacy! My throat is still sore but it no longer feels like I've been drinking lye or sucking on a blowtorch. Progress.