Newbie question - Have you been told you should not neb with saline?
I had my bronchoscopy three days ago and the doc said she saw pus in my lungs. CT scan showed bronchiectasis and some nodules (7 mm). I got my nebulizer (rx Duoneb) and started it two days ago. I called the office asking questions and they gave me to the respiratory therapist who made me an appointment with her next week and told me to buy the Acapella. When I asked her about saline 7 or 3% she said the doc doesn't like people using saline if they are not producing a lot of phlegm. I only cough a few times during the day, usually when lying down and don't bring anything up into my mouth. Sometimes I can feel a little rattle and it seems to come up just enough to swallow it. Has anyone else been told this about using saline? I also have almost daily afternoon mild body aches and low grade fevers (I exercise in the morning) which respond well to Ibuprofen and Tylenol. My next appointment with pulmonologist is June 7th. Thanks!