If your symptoms (especially fever) don't improve in 2 days (5 days total since beginnig of symptoms), then you may require antibiotic treatment. Sometimes, antibiotics are needed sooner than that if symptoms worsen. Remember though, antibiotics are prescription meds and should be not be taken erratically.
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It is recommended that all individuals see a Family Doctor for a full medical examination annually. Adults should get their blood pressure checked (US Preventive Task Force), a flu vaccine (CDC) and more each year.