Apologies if this is a really stupid question that no-one can really answer on a forum! Just slightly curious about when a chest cold actually becomes a chest infection (though I guess it's already a form of viral infection, which you can't do anything about).
But when does it tip over from being 'ugghh, cold' and into 'need antibiotics'?' I caught a cold end of last week, now feel like I've inhaled cement and my voice sounds rather odd. There's definitely mucus down there driving me nuts although as usual it won't shift - so can't do the 'is it green?' test (sorry for TMI lol) And of course breathing is not happy and chest a bit tight, though tbh it never is anyway so I can't tell if it's really any worse than usual, aside from the 'wet cement' feeling.
Just curious really. Guess I can always mention it to GP this afternoon if there's time after discussing referral (assuming he doesn't notice anyway).