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Percussion vest

MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Dec 4, 2019 | Replies (38)

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THank you for your reply. Am thinking could try the nebulizer with just saline then and see if that helps. The doctor will ask me if my chest feels full but it does not. Just can't produce anything with my cough.

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@gj53 sure, why not? Ask your doc to recommend a nebulizer unit and either the 3% or 7% saline solution. These things can be bought thru various websites, or your Part B insurance covers it. (If you're in the US) It's covered under DME (Durable Medical Equipment) and so is the saline under Part B as its used with the DME. I had a heck of a few months getting insurance to pay for the saline because the pharmacy kept running it through Part D prescription meds. It took just 1 "rotating" pharmacist to call that to my attention. Also, you can poll people on here about the nebulizers they like and why. Best to you. Margie

I use the nebulizer with the 7 percent saline. I did need a prescription and it is fairly inexpensive compared to everything else I need. I also get new mouthpieces and tubes for my nebulizer every 6 months. I follow it up with an aerobika. I also couldn't cough up anything. Now, it's unusual if I don't cough up something.