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Celebrating an antibiotic-free year

MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Nov 24, 2020 | Replies (105)

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Both – I am in control 90% of the time, clearing during/after nebbing. But occasionally I still get coughing fits – usually it feels like a mucus plug is caught in my throat & I stop what I am doing & huff cough until I get rid of it.

@kathyhg – I carry water & "Gin Gin" hard ginger candies – both help to stop a cough when I am out & about unless I have that "stuck" feeling. When I do, I usually excuse myself & cough it out, often in my car. Regular physical activity helps me get the mucus out. This sounds really crazy, because cold air is usually a problem for me, but getting out in the cold and moving help clear my lungs when I go back into the warm. Even a short walk helps.
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@sueinmn Wow that is interesting about the cold, I normally cant stop coughing in the cold.I might give it a go.

@migizii. As a patient who has difficulty removing mucus, the twice daily nebulizing/vest therapy is the primary way I have to get any mucus up. During the day, is usually feel like something is stuck in my throat, have a dry cough, and on “lucky” occasions can cough up mucus. However, the very fortunate part for me is that I have not faced a MAC infection yet. I don’t know why, it I feel blessed. From what I read here, the 7% saline maybe the key.