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9 Ways to Keep Your Airways Clear and Lungs Clean

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Drinking water
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Drink water


Doctor writing a prescription
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Take an expectorant or mucolytic


Old man coughing while sitting on couch
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Use proper cough technique


Sick businesswoman
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Do not lie down when coughing


A man in a business suit coughing
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Use the Huff Cough technique


Coughing senior man
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Ask your doctor if Percussion and Postural Drainage might help


Patient coughing in doctor's office
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Use an airway clearance device


Washing Hands
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Take time for your bronchial hygiene


Doctor examining coughing patient with stethoscope
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Keep your lungs clean and clear of excess mucous


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