I’ve had a terrible cold the past week and a half that is slowly going away. The only thing I have left is a lingering death rattle that just will not get better. Seriously, I had a particularly bad coughing fit at work the other day and my co-workers thought I was choking. When I breathe, it still feels like I’ve got chest congestion and when I lay down it feels like there’s a brick in my lungs. Mornings and nights are the worst.

I’m taking an expectorant and drinking more hot tea than I ever have previously in my life. Standing in a steamy shower also helps, but only temporarily. So, anyone out there with some tried and true home remedies for knocking out the linger cough?