I am on holiday in Spain on my own and have had a persistent cough. I saw my GP before I left and she advised I take a course of steroids which I did. I hoped that a 7 day course of steroids and sunshine would finish my cold off. Not so, if ant hyping my cough has got worse. I am not producing phlegm and don't have a temperature. I am wondering if I need to take my emergency supply of antibiotics but don't want to take them unless I have to. I am new to the group and would value your opinions.