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Is cough along with mucus related to wax removal procedure?

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Dr. V. N. S. Parinam

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Thu, 6 Sep 2018 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Yesterday while on elliptical I noticed my lung capacity was slightly impacted, afterward a cough started accompanied by mucus in throat. Not in my nose (yet). No fever. Last November I got a cold like this that became bronchitis and very stuffed nose that doctor said was bacterial. He gave me an antibiotic for the sinusitis and within a few days I felt much better. The cough lingered for about two weeks afterward. I don't want this to happen again since I'm supposed to leave on a vacation in Quebec on Thursday. I have no idea whether there is any connection to the following: yesterday a nurse practitioner spent an hour trying to dislodge wax in one of my ears. Lots of running warm water in there which didn't work. Any possible connection or am I paranoid? What if anything can I do and what can I take to hasten getting over this?
Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Take Robutussin or Mucinex

Detailed Answer:

Please don't worry about the wax removing procedure. it may not be related at all.
At this time I suggest to use Guaifenesin thrice a day. You can find it in substitutes like Robutussin or Mucinex thrice a day. steam inhalation with Vicks would help clear the mucus.

Take care,
Dr. Suma Parinam
General & Family Physician
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