I rehearsed on Saturday and Sunday this past weekend, and began developing a dry, painful cough on Sunday evening. It got worse yesterday, and now I am home sick from school today, awaiting a return call from my doc. I'm 99% sure that it is bronchitis, which I seem to develop every fall, without fail.
The problem is, I have a rehearsal on Thursday night and a gig Friday. I can barely take a deep breath without having a coughing fit. I'm looking for some advice and some answers, hopefully..
First, do you guys have any tips for getting through a week like this with a bronchial infection? I am drinking lots of water and am taking Mucinex to clear some congestion.
Also, what should I do to disinfect my mouthpieces and horns at the end of the week? I have boiled mouthpieces before, but I am uncertain about what (if anything) can be done with the horns.