Lung Infections and Musical Instruments
The latest issue of the journal, CHEST, has an article about a clarinet and saxophone player with Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA.) It caught my eye because I have spoken to two people with bronchiectasis who are brass and woodwind musicians.
I suggest if you play an instrument by putting it in your mouth, and currently have or have had bacteria and fungal lung infections, you might check out your sterilizing options.
As always, be sure to mention your concerns to your medical team.
Linda Esposito, MPH