It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Sinus Problems Message Board

  • does mucinex work on sinus congestion?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 02-10-2008, 09:13 AM   #1
    iiiijohnsoniiii's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2008
    Location: Mesa, Arizona, USA
    Posts: 1
    iiiijohnsoniiii HB User
    does mucinex work on sinus congestion?

    does mucinex work on sinus congestion?

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 02-25-2008, 08:45 AM   #2
    Junior Member
    katrina_35's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2005
    Posts: 12
    katrina_35 HB User
    Re: does mucinex work on sinus congestion?

    Yes it allergy doctor recommended Mucinex for me for sinuses and for the congestion.

    Old 03-02-2008, 03:46 PM   #3
    sir-tainly's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2003
    Location: San Rafael, CA
    Posts: 57
    sir-tainly HB User
    Re: does mucinex work on sinus congestion?

    Originally Posted by iiiijohnsoniiii View Post
    does mucinex work on sinus congestion?
    It depends how severe your sinus congestion is. If you have it most of the time, or have had it longer than 3 months, then it could be chronic and you might need something else to reduce the inflammation and achieve proper drainage. (I have chronic sinusitis and taken a LOT of Mucinex in my time.)

    All of your sinuses drain through an opening about the size of a ball point pen tip. It doesn't take much for that to become plugged.

    Mucinex works by thinning the secretions so they can drain more easily. But if the congestion is due to an allergen, infection or scarring from a previous infection, even if your mucus is thinner is still might not drain easily. It is best evaluated by an ENT if it lasts.

    Also, something to remember is to drink a LOT of water while you are taking Mucinex. Check the information that comes with the packet - it talks about how much water you should be drinking.

    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    How Long does Mucinex take to work? shonks5 Colds & Flu 0 10-17-2008 05:55 AM
    Mucinex peter** Ear, Nose & Throat 6 08-17-2008 10:56 AM
    does mucinex work jarrod413 Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 2 02-18-2008 08:28 AM
    does anyone else have this? dannitykane88 Inner Ear Disorders 16 05-02-2007 08:53 AM
    Bad Cold - Mucinex Works! violet312s High & Low Blood Pressure 1 02-20-2007 04:08 AM
    Sinus Suffers does this happen to you?? Mike137100 Sinus Problems 4 08-21-2006 08:58 PM
    Does anybody else feel depressed sheltrpn Allergies 5 05-18-2005 01:40 PM
    mucinex teach05 Allergies 4 05-17-2005 12:43 AM
    Mucinex? jenjordan Allergies 3 03-06-2005 08:31 AM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:25 AM.

    © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!