A 39-year-old female asked:
i can't take mucinex (guaifenesin) due to impact on gi track, any other medicine to clear mucus;? it becomes obstructed between my throat and lung, causes discomfort
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Find the cause; RX: Mucinex (guaifenesin) is a marginally useful drug. It would not make much difference whether you take it or not.
You need to go see a pulmonologst and ask him to find the reason for your chronic cough? Is it asthma? Or some respiratory allergy? It is best to treat the cause.
As for thick mucus, best solution is drink liberal amounts of liquids so you are well hyderated.
Also try a home remedy using honey+lemon.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Can women go on birth control even though their mother has had breast cancer?
1 doctor answer • 7 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Bcp use is not associated with any significant incidence of breast cancer regardless of risk factors, however, certain breast cancers can grow in response to estrogen use. It is advised to begin cancer screening 10 years before your mother was first diagnosed with breast cancer. This should include yearly physician exam and mammography, ultrasound, and/or mri, depending on age and risk factors.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Can physical therapy for low back pain or neck pain help during pregnancy?
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Dr. Gregory Billyanswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
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A 18-year-old member asked:
What medicine may I take if i'm pregnant for the symptoms of sore throat fever and aches?
5 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Acetaminophen: Not many medicines are studied well in pregnancy, the one that is certainly found to be safe is Acetaminophen (tylenol). Taking 2 tabs of extra strength (500mg) every 6 hrs is safe. Although most sore throat is viral sometime it is strep and needs antibiotics which are safe. You may use other conservative measures as warm salt water gargles for 2 days but if not better get it checked out.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
My 11 month old baby's nose is bleeding and mixed with mucous. what should I do? she is on omnicef (cefdinir) for and ear infection.
2 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Notify Pediatrician: May try nasal saline solution to clean the nasal passages and make him/ her breath humidified air. Avoid aspirin. Notify the pediatrician office so he/ she be examined. If bleeding is too much take him to the emergency room.
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My brother has a pe and a mass on lung with thyroid nodules. Never smoked. He is hospital 5 days INR still 1.1. Cat scan says possiable cancer. How will we know for sure ?
3 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Medical Oncology 46 years experience
Biopsy when stable: The current studies suggest that there may be a cancer. The source could be the lung or thyroid. This could also be benign, but with the pe it will need further workup.
After the pe is stabilized a biopsy is the only way to know.
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