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Guaifenesin - Is it useful for post nasal drip?

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kaismama 18 Sep 2013

Not much. It thins out mucous so that it can drain. You need something that will dry you up.

chrissy12 18 Sep 2013

Yes, it can be useful by thinning out the mucus to prevent blockages in the ears and sinuses. Drinking a lot of water is also highly recommended. Antihistamines and decongestants can be useful, as well. The older over the counter versions, such as Benadryl, may not be the best choices for post nasal drip, because when they dry out mucus, they can actually thicken it.(Plus Benadryl makes you very sleepy) Clarainex and Allegra are two good options. I use a saline nasal rinse daily. You can find these at any drugstore. I have had post nasal drip most of my life. There have been times that the mucus has gotten so thick that I have ended up with ear infections and sinus infections. I finally went to an ear, nose and throat specialist who suggested that I use the saline rinse everyday. I have not had a sinus infection since. Best of luck to you!

chrissy12 18 Sep 2013

Nor have I had post nasal drip :) I use Allegra for allergy related post nasal drip.

dwalterhouse 18 Sep 2013

I thank all of you for your comments.

chrissy12 18 Sep 2013

You are welcome. I did not mean for my comment to come out the way it did, btw. I meant to say, Yes, it has been useful for me :)

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