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bronchodilator mucolytic expectorant

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandre Furman
Specializes in Pulmonology
Expectoration : Hydration and more hydration is the key. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is somewhat effective. Mucomyst pills may also help. However, in a generally healthy in ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Butera
43 years experience in Pediatrics
Neither: Neither one works as well as honey.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Lets see?: Expectorants and mucolytics tend to loosen up thick mucous and allow you to expectorate (spit up and out). Anti-tussives help to suppress coughs. Co ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
>1 possibilities: (1) your cough may not be from asthma (2)Sometimes one may cough more after a bronchodilator because it opens up the clogged airways and allows the mu ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Try suction: If the phlegm is not causing respiratory symptoms, let it be. If this is choking the patient, try a suction machine.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Perhaps: Expectorants help to loosen mucous and let you cough it up easier. Supressants help with the annoyance of coughing. Coughing is good unless you coug ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
37 years experience in Pulmonology
Yes: Over the counter expectorants like guanefisin are thought to work by causing irritation in the stomach causing stimulation of secretions in the lungs ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
See your doctor: Bronchodilators may cease to have an effect for a number of reasons - poor technique, expired medication, or most importantly, worsening underlying di ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience in Internal Medicine
It opens up airwys: When used in asthma it is one of the components of treatment that opens up the airways. It is usually used for rescue and is not a maintenance medicat ... Read More

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