So, my sore throat didn’t get better and I went to see my doctor (Eva E Weinlander, MD); she first took a load of wax out of my ears, then a swap from the back of my throat. She said the white junk on the back of my throat may be nasal fluid from a sinus infection/virus. The swab was sent and tested for strep.
Results came back : positive; I have strep throat ! So, now I’m on penicillin for ten days; great.
I’m probably still infectious for a couple more days — so stay away!