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Can oxygen therapy be used to prevent cough in bronchiectasis patients?

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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Oxygen therapy is only used in patients with advanced bronchiectasis who have difficulty maintaining normal oxygen saturations.
To prevent cough in patients with bronchiectasis, it is important to remove the excess mucus from the airways by use of mucolytic therapies (inhaled hypertonic saline) & physical techniques to mobilize the mucus (chest vest, acapella, flutter etc.). Talk to a lung doc.

In brief: No

Oxygen therapy is only used in patients with advanced bronchiectasis who have difficulty maintaining normal oxygen saturations.
To prevent cough in patients with bronchiectasis, it is important to remove the excess mucus from the airways by use of mucolytic therapies (inhaled hypertonic saline) & physical techniques to mobilize the mucus (chest vest, acapella, flutter etc.). Talk to a lung doc.
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