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What is a cough assist machine used for?

What is a cough assist machine used for?

Cough assist...: These types of machines are usually used for patients with excessive mucous, like cystic fibrosis or bronchiectasis patients. Also, patients with neuromuscular disorders. Most people have a normal cough reflex and do not need any help with coughing! ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Grandpa cannot clear his secretions after stroke/dementia. Sats at 98%.Would the cough assist machine help him. 86yrs old. No other medical problem.Tx?

Grandpa cannot clear his secretions after stroke/dementia. Sats at 98%.Would the cough assist machine help him. 86yrs old. No other medical problem.Tx?

Tough: Poor coughing and swallowing can occur after stroke and increase the risk of aspiration/pneumonia. Options include doing nothing, using thickening agents in feeds or putting in a peg feeding tube to reduce the burden on swallowing. Unfortunately swallowing saliva may still be am issue. Tough problem. ...Read more

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I like to find out if i can use the vest clearance system and cough assist machine for my allergy asthma. Piles makes me sick to stomach and gag thank?

I like to find out if i can use the vest clearance system and cough assist machine for my allergy asthma. Piles makes me sick to stomach and gag thank?

Vest will not help: Vest clearance system is designed for specific abnormalities of the lung. If you are diagnosed with asthma, the underlying problem is irritation and inflammation of the air ways in the lung. You need to be on medications- not necessarily pills- to control it. Vest will not help in those situations. ...Read more

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What are the people who sale, fit, and assist with cpap machines doctors?

What are the people who sale, fit, and assist with cpap machines doctors?

There are three: Specialists that can help with sleep apnea and CPAP prescriptions. ENT surgeons, pulmonologists and sleep specialists. I'm sure you have many doctors to choose from in your area. Your personal physician can help with a referral. ...Read more

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A portion of my back and my arms ache badly when I cough. My doctor had told me it could be symptoms of Hay fever. Kindly assist what needs to b done?

A portion of my back and my arms ache badly  when I cough. My doctor had told me it could be symptoms of Hay fever. Kindly assist what needs to b done?

Asthma?: It is unusual for hay fever to have caused such a violent cough leading to back pain. Make sure that you get a lung function test to find out if your problem may indeed be from asthma which may not cause wheezing for some people. ...Read more