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 am really sick with what appears to be a lingering cold.
ran fever all night, at one point it was 102.6%F and that is a lot for me, my normal temp is 97.6 or lower.
Bad cough making the use of my nebulizer needed once again, keeping Kleenex is not easy due to nose overflowing so much.
Chest congestion and now my body is in pain, lower back is very tender and hurts to walk.
If it goes into pneumonia I will be put in the hospital for sure.
so if I am inactive for a bit, this is why.
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.