Thanks for the replies and suggestions. One thing that I did try today was steeping thyme in very hot water and inhaling the vapors. It helped!!! I got that idea from Jayne.
I forgot about Vicks!! Geeze, used to use that when I was a kid!! I'll ask Jack to get a jar tomorrow.
I have been drinking honey and tea, as hot as possible. That has helped too.
My neighbors have told me that a number of our residents have this crud, too.