Hi Ellie, I was reading your post and was wondering how you are doing? Did you ever see the doctor? I have very bad lungs so if I sneeze I have to go to the doctor. My body is in such bad shape that I have no way to fight off anything so a cold will turn to pneumonia within a few days if I don't get to the doctor or ER. I'm not even allowed to be around children. So I guess it all depends on you. Also even if you got over it without the doctor it's not a bad idea to give them a call and ask them on the phone what they believe is the right amount of time to wait.
anyway I hope you are doing better now.