Had lots of great replies when I posted afew days ago asking about signs of infection. Well, have since got sputum test result back. Usually my main bacteria has been haemophilius influenza, once staphylococcus. Anyway it streptococcus pneumoniae which haven't had before. I have got a croaky voice virus as well. I told GP phlegm had strong taste ( which he said was an infection sign), showed him a photo of it , which he said looked infected and he knows I feel u well. His advice was I could wait 2-3 days to see how I felt, how phlegm is before starting antibiotics.
I asked him for a copy of result ( do that so can keep them for possible reference) and I noticed that where with both the haemophilius influenazae and staphylococcus bacteria, the action at the top of form said " pick up script " i.e. take antibiotics......at the top of this result for streptococcus pneumoniae, it said " no further action"
If I noticed this when with GP , I would've asked him but didn't notice till looked at it at home.
Wondered if all you knowledgeable people know if streptococcus is considered a lesser bug than the other 2 mentioned? X