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cystic fibrosis can get lung infections and other
respiratory problems because of the buildup of thick, sticky
mucus that traps bacteria.
Talk to your doctor or respiratory therapist about airway-clearance methods and medicines that you can use to help get rid of mucus. Your doctor or respiratory therapist may suggest some things that you or your child can do at home to help clear mucus
from the lungs. These include:
Other methods use mechanical equipment to
help clear mucus from the lungs. Examples include:
Current as of:
June 11, 2013
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Catherine O'Malley, RRT - Respiratory Therapy
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