Mucus thinners, such as mucolytics, are inhaled medications that help thin the mucus in the airways so you can cough it out of your lungs more easily.
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It can be difficult to find time for daily CF treatments in your already jam-packed lives, but your respiratory therapist can help.
Our daughter's airway clearance treatment with the vest went more smoothly after we learned a few tricks.
When our daughter was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, all I could think about was walking into that first CF clinic appointment and walking out with “the vest.” Although transitioning to the vest was the change I feared the most, it's been a welcome change to our once-difficult routine.
Although cystic fibrosis affects many parts of the body, the focus is often on the lungs because of the disease's effect on breathing.