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terryscarlett
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Does anyone have suggestions for thicking mucous. Have been doing mucinex D but doesn't seem to be helping as much! Know of anything else we could try?
Terry

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james chambliss
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Joined: May 2010

It helps a little, but time is what will get rid of it. It takes a few weeks, then it goes really dry. We all hated the part you are going through now. It will pass though.

Thoughts,

James

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abbimom
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Joined: Sep 2010

my doctor just prescribed me a nose spray of xylitol and saline and it seems to help thin it out. hope this helps I know I hate how thick it gets and it makes it hard to talk!
Best of luck
Linda
but I'm not going through treatment now that was 10 years ago but I have a fungus in my throat that is making my mucous super thick. Just ask your doctor.

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fisrpotpe
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Joined: Aug 2010

I used just the over the counter Saline Nasal spray, it help a bunch.

Sometime the simple things are the best.

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D Lewis
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I took a half dose of liquid benadryl elixer about half an hour before I had to be bolted down for rads. The mucous would subside long enought for me to get through the treatment without choking. Otherwise, as others have said, time will cure it.

Deb

Lena Rose
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Joined: Apr 2010

My husband gargled with baking soda/salt mixture many times a day. That seemed to help and believe it or not it will subside. Hang in there.

denise417
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Lena Rose
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He's a cockapoo-still very active at 10 years old!

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Pam M
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In your mouth/PEG tube, in the air, up your nose. I used saline spray (over the counter) and a humidifier. Have also heard selzer water was helpful, but I never tried it. Good luck.

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Hondo
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I do baking soda to help control mucous problem, also I have started to us a stuff called Ocean Nasal spray it helps with problems in the nasal passageway

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fisrpotpe
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Same stuff i use that I call an over the counter nasal spray. I like to tip head back and spray until i feel in throat, this helps loosen the nose and back of throat. Seems to work very quickly. Been using it now 14 years.

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Pumakitty
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Joined: Mar 2010

My dad did the baking soda/salt thing off and on all day long. He said that is the only thing that helped. He is just three monthes out of treatment and still has a little issue with it. But a huge improvement from what it was.

Kathy

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terryscarlett
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Joined: Aug 2010

Been doing that and its not helping as much as it did to start with. Maybe it is the fact he is now 6 weeks into treatment? Not sure!
Terry

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