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Advice about airway clearance devices

MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Apr 16, 2019 | Replies (24)

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Thanks for the welcome and site information- really a mine of useful material!. I am doing a lot of things to avoid exposure and stay healthy and feel grateful the infection was discovered early. So helpful to hear that a lot of people are using 7% saline in their nebulizers. I could not get that prescribed even for an induced sputum and ended up needing a bronchoscopy – everyone around here seems to only use 3%, which is what I am using at present in my nebulizer and the docs seem scared that it will irritate the lungs too much, although 3% has little effect on me most days and I am always able to exercise afterwards. I am gathering up all the info that I can and will then circle back to the chest PT and pulmonologist to review .

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@dulwich My doctor also has me on 3.5% saline. I did try the 7% and it did irritate my lungs a great deal, as she had predicted.

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