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Flutter Valve To Clean Lungs--anyone Use One

Flutter Valve To Clean Lungs--anyone Use One

I dnt have one on my nebulizer --do you find it helps clean your lungs? Mine is the mask-- I don't feel as if it cleans my lungs

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Mucinex is great! My Trilogy is supposed to get carbon dioxide & mucous out of lungs. But when I take it off in morning, it takes a while to breathe normal. Trial & error, I guess.

posted 8 months ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I have both the flutter valve is supposed to break up mucus soyou can get it out the nebulizer is to make it easier to breathe

posted 8 months ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

My muccinex isnt helping this time

posted 6 months ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

A flutter valve, aerobika or acapella are all the same sort of thing. They all use sound and air waves to get into the lungs and try to cause movement that helps mucous get moving. If you have a lot of mucous and constant coughing, they can be very helpful in getting mucous up and out. Using a nebulizer will also help mucous get loosened up. Mucinex is also helpful.

posted 8 months ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

@A MyCOPDTeam Member, I have backed off Mucinex recently. I think from taking it so often, it doesn't work like it used to. My body is probably getting used to it. Another one I have tried is Robitussin DM severe....or a generic brand. It takes away that horrible tickle. And drink lots of water, which I forget....love my iced tea! Lol! Just as we get to know COPD better, things that worked, don't anymore. I hope this helps!! Hugs!

posted 4 months ago
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