We all have some kind of cold. Yesterday was awful, fever, chills, sweating up a storm in cycles over and over again. Also upset stomach. Today is a bit better but when I breathe out I am making a strange noise. I am coughing up a lot of gunk but I don't know that I have ever made this noise before. I don't feel out of breath as long as I don't do anything like walk around, but it is very odd and disconcerting. I am taking sudafed (the stuff behind the counter because the other does NOT work), mucinex and my pain medications also work as cough suppressants so I am not taking any of those. Should I go ahead and use the albuterol because this noise or just wait for it to pass? Is there a name for this? I cannot take aleve, ibuprofen, aspirin or anything similar because I am allergic to them all and I don't take tylenol because it just does not work at all. I also have a family history of bad liver problems so it is best to avoid that one like the plague, Know what I mean?? Thanks. I have given each of the kids a scrap of fabric with peppermint and eucalyptus oils on it to help keep their noses clear - it has been remarkable helpful to all of us. We are also using cough drops and hard candy to help with the coughing. thank you uses werther's original because he cannot handle the halls type cough drops as they burn his mouth and throat. Literally burn them - leave them dark red.