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Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray help my ears?

Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray help my ears?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray: Hello, Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray is the same medication as afrin. It can be useful for eustachian tube dysfunction that will cause ear pressure. Use this medication as directed only for 5days. ...Read more

Mucinex (Definition)

Guaifenesin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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I used Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray (in my nose) to releave pressure pain in my ears. Now my ears feel stopped up, and still hurt.

I used Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray (in my nose) to releave pressure pain in my ears. Now my ears feel stopped up, and still hurt.

Stop it: Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray can cause worsening of nasal congestion if used excessively and can have you completely blocked up. Stop using it and start using a saline nasal spray. Over the counter decongestants can alleviate your ear congestion. If no change, see an allergist. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to dust mites and get a lot of mucus in throat and sore throats is there any medicine that can help these symptoms? I already tried taking mucinex, claritin, Veramyst nasal spray, and a saline nose rinse and nothing is helping at all. Also,

I'm allergic to dust mites and get a lot of mucus in throat and sore throats is there any medicine that can help these symptoms? I already tried taking mucinex, claritin, Veramyst nasal spray, and a saline nose rinse and nothing is helping at all.  Also,

How : How do you know you are allergic? If the exposure is alot, medication may not help. There may be other issues going on causing your symptoms. Have you spoken to an allergist and have you considered allergy shots? ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to use Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus max nasal spray on my four year old?

Is it possible for me to use Mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus max nasal spray on my four year old?

Not recommended: The dose would be too high and most likely would be not effective for the child. ...Read more

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My sinuses keep closing up will not stay open longer then 3-4 hours using Mucinex (guaifenesin) and afrin nasal spray with menthol close to a year?

My sinuses keep closing up will not stay open  longer then 3-4 hours using Mucinex (guaifenesin) and afrin nasal spray with menthol close to a year?

Rhinitis: You have developed rhinitis medicamentosa due to the use of the nasal spray decongestants. There is treatment to help you discontinue use of the decongestant sprays, as you will unlikely be able to quit cold turkey. You may have an underlying problem like allergic rhinitis or hay fever that will need to be treated to keep you well. See your doctor or a board certified allergist or ENT for help. ...Read more

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Ct scan of chest and sinus clear.. Still have mucus in my throat every day..3 months! tried nasal spray, Mucinex (guaifenesin) and antibiotic. Not better..Help!?

Ct scan of chest and sinus clear.. Still have mucus in my throat every day..3 months! tried nasal spray, Mucinex (guaifenesin) and antibiotic. Not better..Help!?

Reflux: One of the common reasons for your symptoms is acid reflux. Reflux can cause irritation in the throat (even if you don't taste the acid). Try treating the reflux and see if that helps. ...Read more

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I've used nasal spray and have taken Claritin and mucinex (guaifenesin). is there anything I can do to taste again?

I've used nasal spray and have taken Claritin and mucinex (guaifenesin). is there anything I can do to taste again?

Need diagnosis: Loss of the sense of taste frequently accompanies loss of smell. The latter is due to dysfunction of the olfactory nerves. Claritin, an antihistamine, and a nasal steroid spray will not help. You have to find out why you have lost your sense of smell. Nasal endoscopy needs to be performed and if roof of nose is normal, consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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I can't taste. I've used nasal spray, Claritin and mucinex (guaifenesin). Is there anything I can do to taste again?

I can't taste. I've used nasal spray, Claritin and mucinex (guaifenesin). Is there anything I can do to taste again?

Sinus infection: As you already know most of taste is actually smell and lack of this can be quite a downer for your quality of life See your dr. or a specialist if you haven't already. It could be caused by reversible conditions like airflow obstruction due to polyps or a sinus infection. In some cases the sense organ has been damaged by recurrent infections. ...Read more

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Post nasal drip, use nasal spray every day & night, sinus rinse once a week, and take mucinex (guaifenesin). Drink eight cups of water and nothings helping. Help!

Post nasal drip, use nasal spray every day & night, sinus rinse once a week, and take mucinex (guaifenesin). Drink eight cups of water and nothings helping. Help!

Seek evaluation: Chronic post nasal drip can be a sign of allergies or even chronic sinus disease. A thorough evaluation by an allergist or ENT could be very useful in identifying the trigger, so specific treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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