What I hate the most, no matter what winter sickness is going around each winter, it always seems to inflame my lungs, and I feel this constant internal tickle. I know that it’s a liar, there is nothing to expectorate, and coughing will just irritate the tissues more, making it worse and last longer. So I sit still, mentally at least half focused on my lungs, controlling the urge to cough, consciously holding it at bay. I’m good at it. Years of childhood asthma and bronchitis and bronchiolitis gave me lots of time to develop the skill. But… ugh.