Sounds like Bronchitis, I have frequent bouts with it. For the chest congestion I take Mucinex, either the 600 mg tablets or the Mucinex syrup. Both break up the phlegm so you can cough it up. I suggest seeing your doctor, sounds like you need the steroids and anti-biotic treatment. p.s. the Mucinex tablet can be hard to swallow so I split them in two.