We had a sick day this past week. I took him to the doctor Monday, and they actually treated him for croup(because he had stridor and a sore throat). His strep test was negative, but the culture grew positive. So he had to get a shot on Tuesday. They wanted him to do 10 days of antibiotics, but this momma knows better. Shot = next day you're better. 10 days of abx = you're better in about 3 days, diarrhea, and you usually end up wearing most of the med, because your child despises taking medicine. Yep, we went with the shot!