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Airway clearance is like flossing our teeth. Even if we don’t see anything stuck between our teeth we still floss. It breaks up the biofilm and prevents gum disease.
Likewise, it’s important to break up the biofilm in our lungs. When I bring out my daily “weapons” – my vest, saline, and Aerobika, I’m letting those bacteria, fungi and viruses know who’s boss!
It may be worth a discussion regarding saline nebulisation but you can Google airway clearance and get information from the likes of National Jewish, NTMir, COPD Foundation and their YouTube clips and webinars. There are different techniques and we each find the one that works for us.
I don't have much of a cough or sputum but airway clearance is lung hygiene. Like cleaning your teeth.