Thanks! and Wow! I did so much searching yesterday and did not uncover what you did. Thanks for the info. Makes me wonder why they stopped. I remember (about 1982) my 70 year old ear, nose and throat doc swabbing my mouth and throat with Iodine after I got strep throat from swimming at a nearby late. I also had a huge mucus build up and suddenly the mucus starting coming up to the point that I felt like I was throwing it up. He did put me on Antibiotics but the swabbing really helped. I am trying to re-create my own swab technique.