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Does Mucinex Help With Cough
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Not much: Mucinex (guaifenesin) d helps to thin out mucous and decrease congestion. Asthma symptoms of wheezing and shortness of breath will not improve with Mucinex (guaifenesin) alone. Usually an inhailer to open the lung passages is required to improve asthma symptoms. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pregnant with stuffy nose. Will mucinex (guaifenesin) help with stuffy nose. Saline spry does not help me. How long to us mucinex (guaifenesin) for to clear stuffy nose.
Mucinex (guaifenesin) will not but: Mucinex (guaifenesin) will not but Mucinex (guaifenesin) D will help stuffy nose.It is pregnancy category C.There are no adequate and well controlled studies on humans,but potential benefit may warrant use of this drug Ask your doctor if it is ok to take.It also depends how many weeks you are pregnant Ask your doctor ...Read more
Depends on cause: If the cough is simply from a post-nasal drips, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help but if the cough is from something else such as asthma, sinus infection, reflux etc then Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would do nothing for you. If the cough has been present for more than a couple of weeks or has not been improving, then you should consult your doctor. ...Read more
How does prednisone work to help with a cough? Congested nose, ears, chest. Mucinex (guaifenesin) caused me palpitations and got prescribed steroids instead
Anti-inflammatory: Steroids are an anti-inflammatory medication typically prescribed in active asthma. They would be prescribed if pt is wheezing or having difficulty breathing or having coughing fits that are attributed to airway inflammation. So this medication would decrease the inflammatory markers present in the airway that are causing leaking of the vessels and swelling of the airway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Depends on the cause.Get a more detailed answer ›
Prescrip strength expextorant or helpful tips. Really thick chest mucus brown. Mucinex (guaifenesin) helps for an hour then stops.I'm coughing.So hard with no reslt?
Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm be used for a person with asthma with mucus in throat...And a cough dry and productive?
Not preferably: I never like to use medicine that has dm in it for my asthma patients. This suppresses cough and can have deleterious effects such as increased chance of lower airway infection by causing the mucus to get stuck there. I prefer an expectorant to keep the cough loose, giving you the ability to get it up and out of the airway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relief: It may give relief, but never a cure. ...Read more
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