I'm not one who calls for antibiotics at the slightest sign of illness, particularly when the original problem was probably viral in origin. The doctor wrote me a prescription for an Albuterol inhaler (I'm breathing a little better already after one dose), and gave me one for antibiotics with a delayed reaction; that is, he said, "Wait a week and if you aren't getting any better, go ahead and start the antibiotics."
I hate being sick. But OTOH, I feel much better than I sound. I don't have a fever, just a cough and a raspy voice caused by the cough. It's annoying, not critical.