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your cough is weak and if it is difficult to bring up mucus or you know you have
lots of mucus, you need an assisted cough. In an assisted cough, another person
pushes on your chest to help you cough. An assisted cough is done while you are
sitting up in a bed or chair. If you are in a wheelchair, be sure to put the
This style is useful if you are overweight.
If you are pregnant, talk with your doctor before using an
assisted cough. Most specialists do not recommend using an assisted cough for
pregnant women, especially in the second and third trimesters of
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerNancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Nancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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