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Airway Clearance Techniques & Devices

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Breathing can be difficult for those with respiratory conditions like COPD, ephysemsa, bronchitis, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis and more. You can ease your trouble breathing a variety of ways including different techniques to clear your airway as well as different medication devices.


Airway Clearance Techniques

Some people with respiratory diseases produce a large amount of mucus and phlegm (also known as sputum.) Certain types of coughing can help loosen and bring up the mucus. Read about applying these techniques on how to get rid of phlegm in your chest:

  • How to Get Rid of Phlegm and Chest Congestion in Adults

  • How to Remove Mucus from Lungs of Infants and Children


Airway Clearance Devices

Airway clearance devices use are items designed to help mobilize mucus from your lungs. A few airway clearance devices include: