cystic fibrosis can get lung infections and other
respiratory problems because of the buildup of thick, sticky
mucus that traps bacteria. Chest percussion and
postural drainage are techniques that can be done at home to help clear mucus
from the lungs. Here are some of the mechanical ways to help clear
mucus from the lungs:
Talk to your doctor or respiratory therapist about these and other airway-clearance methods that you can use.
June 9, 2011
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Catherine O'Malley, RRT - Respiratory Therapy
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