Low Grade Fever for Several Days

Patient : I've been having an off and on low grade fever for a couple days now with a deep, chest cough and headache. When I breathe I feel a rattling in my chest that seems to get worse at night and it hurts to breathe deeply. (Although that could be my muscles are sore from so much coughing!) My nose is slightly stuffy, but not more than usual at this time of year for me. Should I just keep taking cold medicine and let it run its course or go to the doctor?
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