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Natural treatment for weakness and congestion due to cold in elderly person. also, is mucinex (guaifenesin) safe for high blood pressure.?

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Mucinex (guaifenesin) safe: One must first be certain the "congestion" is not due to something serious such as congestive heart failure or pneumonia. If it's not, then oral fluids, especially hot liquids, humidifier or hot, steamy shower, and citrus fruits can help. Make sure blood pressure is kept below 130mm systolic; avoid salt; rest and tylenol (acetaminophen) can help.
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