From your description this could be either bronchitis
. Both can cause these symptoms. An X-ray would help differentiate bronchitis from pneumonia. You do appear to have suffered for quite a few days and do not seem to be improving. On this basis I would suggest you may need antibiotics. Therefore, a visit to your doctor would be appropriate. This is more than a cold
. Your doctor may wish to culture some of your sputum which will identify whether this is a bacterial or a viral infection.
In the meantime, paracetamol
will help reduce your fever
. Drink plenty of water to keep hydrated and rest if possible.
I hope you make a speedy recovery.
Dr K A Pottinger,