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Member Carenity
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Hi all... I have been away from this site for a few weeks, but I am back and lately I have had some issues with "coughing"... I find that the mucus basically gets stuck and I am having a hard time getting it up and out.

Does anyone have any recommendations on how to treat this? Assist?

Thank you in advance.

Beginning of the discussion - 11/29/18

Coughing? Any treatments? Recommendations?
Member Carenity
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Hey I know your questions was a long time ago... Hope you have it resolved, but there are great coughing protocols in physical therapy: Autogenic drainage and active cycle of breathing.

Autogenic Drainage: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n0nuy8VWmI (but hold for three seconds after inspiration - this is not clear in this video)

https://vimeo.com/107231066

Active Cycle of breathing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvorhwGZGm8

Hope this helps