Well, this is news we did not expect to learn today.
A TikTok user is going viral for claiming Mucinex can help get people pregnant.
Yes, we are just as confused.
Let’s just quickly go through the video and see what all the fuss is about Mucinex and its magical pregnancy properties.
The post was uploaded by TikTok user @juliasendojourney, who often posts about PCOS, endometriosis, life with COVID-19 and videos on various other health topics.
Recently, Julia has been documenting what life with COVID-19 is like after she tested positive along with her fiancé. Her first COVID-related post was Nov. 26 and had her first symptom-free day on Dec. 3. Since then, she’s shared some interesting tidbits along the way.
MOST interesting is this little tidbit about cold medicine staple, Mucinex.
In a TikTok video, Julia shared her experience with Mucinex and the information her doctor told her.
Due to her endometriosis and PCOS diagnosis, Julia tracks her fertile signs. And while she was on Mucinex, things were looking different.
Suspicious there was something wrong, Julia called her doctor to see what was up.
YEAH. SNOT MEDICINE DOES THAT.
After viewing the TikTok, BuzzFeed connected with Dr. Natalie Crawford to confirm this wild discovery. Dr. Crawford is double board-certified in obstetrics/gynecology, reproductive endocrinology, and infertility. All that to say: she knows some things.
According to Dr. Crawford, Mucinex makes life easier for the little swimmers:
“Mucinex is the brand name of Guaifenesin, which is an expectorant medication sold over the counter. It is usually taken to assist in clearing phlegm from the upper respiratory tract by thinning out the mucous,” she said. “For many years, Guaifenesin has been discussed as a way to potentially improve male and female fertility by changing the viscosity of the ejaculate and cervical mucus, thus making it easier for sperm to swim through.”
And now we know!
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