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A 65-year-old male asked:

what could cause excess mucus production that want go away even after taking mucinex (guaifenesin) for an extended period?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Several: allergies, Polyps, Sinusitis, Bacterial contaminations .? Trauma, smoker, nasal septal issues? Other illnesses?

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