Hi Liz, my sympathies...
I know how your feeling . I have had a stinker of a cold during the past week,
and my already dry issues , became really bad I had the most irritating tickly dry cough..
blocked dry nose, and was feeling pretty miserable and shattered!
I started breathing in the hot, boiled water each timed I had the kettle on,
and at night I drank a large mug of hot milk & honey in bed..
I did then manage to get sleep, and my dry airways began to feel more comfortable..
I also had a whacking sore on my tongue and an ulcer inside my gum.. so kept douching my mouth with very salty water !
Ugh....What a week !! Dolly