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With cystic fibrosis what do you use to expel mucus from lungs?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
51 years experience in Pediatrics
Cilia, hydration, Rx: Mucus lubricates and protects the linings of the airways, digestive system, reproductive system, and other organs and tissues. But in cystic fibrosis, it is abnormally thick and sticky. Thus, it can obstruct the airways, etc. Keeping well to over hydrated, ned's like mucormyst, abx when appropriate can help.
Answered on May 10, 2014
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