When I was young and worked as a cashier for a grocery store sometimes I would get a tickle cough that would cause me to leave the cash register and cough until the tickle, as I called it, went away. Someone suggested Sucrets and they worked like a charm for me. One lozenge in my mouth and in 5 seconds the cough was gone. If you could make a batch just once a year or if you have any old ones in storage I surly would buy some. Sucrets and Ludens have always helped me. Thank You Sincerely.