I've been acutely ill for a couple of weeks and went in yesterday for the sore throat which had really amped up. I've had fever, chills, weakness, loss of appetite, etc. as well. I tested negative for strep A (have had this happen a while ago and was positive for strep B on later culture but kicked it on my own before getting the results). Today I felt much worse and called in to ask about the culture and found out I have strep F and the "doctor" said that it doesn't require treatment and the body can handle it, but that he would prescribe antibiotics if I wanted. I chose antibiotics (but am allergic to penicillin so it's always a little complicated). I decided to google it afterward and it seems that very little is known about strep F at all and it seems to have some scary little blurbs attached out in cyberspace about it never clearing, causing sepsis and other problems and being resistant to treatment of any/all kinds. Just wondering if anyone else has found themselves on the fringes of something as seemingly-simple as strep? Any help is much appreciated.