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You can lie in different positions to help clear your lungs. To help
drain mucus from the sides of your lungs, lie on one side. Place two or three
pillows under your hips. Use a small pillow under your head. Rest your arms
where they are comfortable. Make sure your chest is lower than your hips. Use
belly breathing. After 5 or 10 minutes, switch sides.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerHasmeena Kathuria, MD - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Current as ofMay 25, 2016
Current as of:
May 25, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Hasmeena Kathuria, MD - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
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