On such occasions it might be appropriate to serve hot tea. This caped teacher found some organic lime tea that comes, amazingly, in the form of a dehydrated lime. She bought it for herself, but the coughing M. is finding it quite soothing and is now able to focus on his work.
**Note: Lest you feel that all is daisies and rainbows here, M. left his dirty cup on the counter once finished, coughed up a good-size phlegm ball the next day as well, and the caped teacher fell ill with the same cough within 24 hours. Two sides… coin….