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Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Not sure I have a bronchitis or common cough. I also cough with phlegm and mucus last two days. Wondering if I need to take Advil or not. Thanks! ?

Not sure I have a bronchitis or common cough. I also cough with phlegm and mucus last two days. Wondering if I need to take Advil or not. Thanks! ?

Each a possible: It really depends on the depth of your symptoms and could cause a cough, bronchitis would be more severe, but more likely still viral. If it's more developed and then your physician can help clarify the diagnosis ...Read more

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I am extremely congested with mucus in my nose to the point I can't breath or blow out my nose, should I go the hospital I have taken Claritin (loratadine) and Advil congestion relief already

I am extremely congested with mucus in my nose to the point I can't breath or blow out my nose, should I go the hospital I have taken Claritin (loratadine) and Advil congestion relief already

Nasal: Nasal congestion is pretty miserable, but without high fever, dizziness, or severe pain, you are better off calling your doctor's office for an appointment than going to the hospital. Often congestion is not from mucus buildup, but is from swelling of the nasal tissues so there is nothing to blow out. The best things to do until your appointment are to run a humidifier in the room you sleep in, drink hot liquids (like tea or broth), or take a hot shower and breathe in the steam. These can all help you feel better. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi drs..... Can I use "advil drug" to reduce the mucous in my nose that result from flu? Is it effective or not?

Hi drs..... Can I use "advil drug" to reduce the mucous in my nose that result from flu? Is it effective or not?

Nasal Mucous: Advil or other anti-inflammatories will most likely do nothing to decrease the nasal mucous you are producing when you are ill. The most common and effective approach is with the prescription steroid nasal sprays such as flonase. ...Read more

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I took 5 ibuprofen of 200mg and 2 aspirin of 250mg. Is that going to cause in damage?

I took 5 ibuprofen of 200mg and 2 aspirin of 250mg. Is that going to cause in damage?

Not likely: Unless your stomach lining is extraordinarily sensitive to the ulcerative aspect of this dosage, you should suffer no harm and it might alleviate the pain you were treating. Best to be cautious about dosing even with over the counter products. ...Read more

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I heard ibuprofen is safe. I'm 19 weeks could it cause me to misscarry? I

I heard ibuprofen is safe. I'm 19 weeks could it cause me to misscarry? I

Controversial: The use of ibuprofen in pregnancy is somewhat controversial. It probably won't cause a miscarriage at 19 weeks but there is some concern that it could cause problems. For example, it may cause part of the fetal circulation, the ductus arteriosus, to close prematurely if ibuprofen is used after 30 weeks. I wouldn't use it unless your Ob recommends it. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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Does 4 advil (ibuprofen)s (ibuprofen) or any advil (ibuprofen) cause any issues if you don't have a spleen?

Does 4 advil (ibuprofen)s (ibuprofen) or any advil (ibuprofen) cause any issues if you don't have a spleen?

No: I'd be worried about my stomach rather, too much NSAIDS can cause gastric irritation and might affect your kidneys too ...Read more

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I have asthma can I take Advil (ibuprofen)? I heard that Advil (ibuprofen) can cause asthma attacks. I have taken Advil (ibuprofen) before.

I have asthma can I take Advil (ibuprofen)? I heard that Advil (ibuprofen) can cause asthma attacks. I have taken Advil (ibuprofen) before.

Asthma and NSAIDS: Asthma can be triggered by drugs of the NSAID class, such as aspirin and ibuprofen. Even if you have tolerated it before, it would be wise to avoid it altogether. People with asthma can usually tolerate acetaminophen without causing an asthma flare. ...Read more

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Ibuprofen causes me hives can I use naproxen instead?

Ibuprofen causes me hives can I use naproxen instead?

Uncertain: There is a condition known as aspirin (NSAID) sensitive hives and angioedema in which all NSAIDs (other COX-2 specific ones) may cause the same symptoms. On the other hand some experts consider hives being an allergic reaction to that specific NSAID and cross-sensitivity does not happen. I suggest that you consult an allergist who may perform a graded challenge to Naproxen or other NSAID. ...Read more

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Can taking ibuprofen cause you to get stretch marks?

Can taking ibuprofen cause you to get stretch marks?

No: Stretch marks are caused by rapid changes in weight, for example, pregnancy and even growth spurts during puberty. Some people are more prone to developing them than others; genetics plays a large role but Ibuprofen is not associated with their development. ...Read more

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Can ibuprofen cause a false drug test? My sister said her husband had a positive drug test and it was caused by ibuprofen.

Can ibuprofen cause a false drug test? My sister said her husband had a positive drug test and it was caused by ibuprofen.

Possibly: Many over the counter medications can yield, what is called, a false positive, of which ibuprofen, can lead to a false positive for marijuana. A site to look at for more answers is: http://www. Askdocweb. Com/falsepositives. Html. ...Read more

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Can ibuprofen cause diarrhea?

Can ibuprofen cause diarrhea?

Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen aka Motrin can cause heartburn diarrhea etc, nsaids in general can affect the GI system, be careful and please do not take excess amounts. ...Read more

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Can ibuprofen cause constipation?

Can ibuprofen cause constipation?

It can: But less so than narcotic pain relievers do. Especially when taken in the recommended dosing. Drinking extra glass with each dose should prevent any constipation. ...Read more

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Does taking ibuprofen cause miscarriage?

Ibuprofen: There is an increased risk of miscarriages with ibuprofen. This usually occurs primarily during the first trimester ...Read more

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Please help, how much ibuprofen causes ulcers?

Please help, how much ibuprofen causes ulcers?

Not dose related: Ulceration in stomach caused by Ibuprofen is not related to the dose and not every one who takes it gets ulcer
but higher doses and if taken over long period can increase the risk of somach abrasions, ulceration and bleeding. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for 8 days straight now. Ibuprofen is not taking it away. I wake up and go to bed with the headache. Causes? What do I do?

Wonder about: Sounds like the evolution of "chronic daily migraine", and if pattern continues, could be tough to reverse. Would contact your doctor at this point, and get this treated. Would recommend a preventative type of medication first, but an NSAID like Cambia, or steroids might do the immediate job. Contact your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a trapped nerve in my back that causes pain to shoot down my arm. Ibuprofen does not to work. How can I fix it? How can I relieve the pain?

I have a trapped nerve in my back that causes pain to shoot down my arm. Ibuprofen does not to work. How can I fix it? How can I relieve the pain?

Surgery: If it is a trapped nerve then an anti-inflammatory drug will decrease inflammation but not fix the nerve. Surgery will fix the trapping. I would have a physical therapist work to make certain it is not an issue with a muscle group - and then see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Does ibuprofen cause high ALT and AST levels?

Does ibuprofen cause high ALT and AST levels?

In can in some folks: In fact, one initial approach to elevated alt/ast is to stop taking iboprofen & see whether they go down in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What causes constantly menustral cramping? What can I do to release the pain naturally w/o taking ibuprofen?

What causes constantly menustral cramping? What can I do to release the pain naturally w/o taking ibuprofen?

Healthy living: Make sure you eat healthy, regular exercise, adequate fluid intake at all times. Reducing intake of sugary foods prior to and during your menstrual period will help. Use a heating pad ...Read more

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Can Advil (ibuprofen) cause dizziness?

Occasionally: It is occasionally seen as a side effect of advil, (ibuprofen) especially at the higher doses. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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