Hector’s pain in the neck – Strep throat
Hector likes to say he’s “never” sick, so it takes 4 days of a worsening sore throat and a persistent headache to get him to seek help. He doesn’t have a regular doctor, so he finds the nearest Urgent Care facility with a doctor he can see on short notice and explains how he’s feeling.
The doctor examines his throat and checks his neck for inflammation. She doesn’t like what she sees, so she swabs Hector’s throat and sends the swabbed sample for testing. The result that comes back is what she expected, strep throat. The doctor prescribes a generic antibiotic to battle the infection, which Hector fills at a nearby pharmacy.