We hope you have a strong stomach because this extreme closeup Dina Manzo posted on Instagram is not for the faint of heart. The Real Housewives of New Jersey comeback star has been down with the flu this week and she's kept us up-to-date on her illness, but her latest status update is definitely bordering on TMI territory.
Dina took a crazy closeup photo of the back of her throat and asked, "Is there a Dr in the house?? do I have strep?#upcloseandpersonal #atleastitsnotmyvagina."
The pic is pretty shocking, but we have to agree with the sentiment in Dina's second hashtag. That would just be downright traumatizing.
Several of her followers piped up that Dina did indeed have strep, while others commented that it was too hard to tell from her picture.
But the best advice Dina got probably came from a Registered Nurse, who wrote, "Not an MD, but I am an RN. If you're throat is sore and you're running a temp you really should get a culture done. There's NO way to tell from a pic if you have strep. Gotta find out if it's viral or bacterial. I hope you feel better. Gargle with warm salt water, it reduces swelling in your throat."
We concur with the RN that seeing a professional is probably Dina's best bet, as much as we enjoyed her lovely photograph.
No word yet on whether Dina's sore throat turned out to be strep or not, but we know that she's still sick. At least, she has a plan in place for making herself feel better soon: a little get-well shopping spree!
"So over being sick!! My first stop this wkend will be my favorite store in NY for some #retailtherapy @25park@alison25park #bestclothes," Dina posted this morning, January 10.
We hope you feel better soon, Dina! Leave your happy thoughts and well wishes for Dina in the comments below.