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A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the treatments for cystic fibrosis parents do?

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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Big role of parents: Parents have a big role to play in management of their child's CF especially in first 10 years. CF infants require manual chest therapy twice daily to keep lungs clear & their parents have to give them all their medicines & enzymes several times a day to keep them healthy. Also paying close attention to nutrition pays in the long run. Not enough room here, talk to your CF doctor to learn more.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the treatments for a baby with cystic fibrosis?

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Dr. Richard Ohnmacht
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Several treatments: The most important thing is to monitor the baby's growth and allow for proper nutrition via enzymes to aid in digestion. Al's you must monitor the lungs to prevent infections with respiratory treatments and appropriate antibiotics.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

What are treatments for cystic fibrosis at home?

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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
CF home treatments: Long term care of CF at home requires regular use of airway clearance therapies to keep lungs clear. Several methods to remove secretions with help of inhaled medications & devices (chest vest, manual percussion) are utilized. Chronic lung infections may also require use of inhaled antibiotics. Please consult a pediatric pulmonologist at a CF center to help guide therapy based on individual needs.
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