Should I take antibiotics if I'm not sure it's Strep?

Patient

Q: I'm in the Czech Republic on holiday. According to the doctor I saw here today, I have either Pharyngitis or Strep. I have some antibiotics to take if it is strep, but haven't taken my sample to a lab yet and so don't know. Should I take the antibiotics, considering the oral spray he gave me isn't helping?

Symptoms:  Extremely sore throat, headache, cough, temperature (sometimes)
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