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. For example:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Catherine O'Malley, RRT - Respiratory Therapy|
|Last Revised||February 8, 2013|
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