Mucinex is a over the counter med that helps to break up the mucous in your chest so you can cough it out. I used it a few months ago and it worked pretty well. Gail where do you live? I always thought for some odd reason you lived in Georgia (US) because of the ga in gachrons. Now I realize it is part of your first name. Sure hope you two get rid of those nasty colds soon.
Gail let us know what the doc says.