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  1. Corticosteroids for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    Drug details for Corticosteroids for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

  2. Cystic Fibrosis: Ways to Clear the Airways - Topic Overview

    People with cystic fibrosis can get lung infections and other respiratory problems because of the buildup of thick, sticky mucus that traps bacteria. Talk to your doctor or respiratory therapist about airway-clearance methods and medicines that you can use to help get rid of mucus. Your doctor or respiratory therapist may suggest some things that you or your child can do at home to help clear mucus from the lungs. These include:Postural drainage and chest percussion, to help with coughing up mucus from the lungs. For specific instructions, see: Cystic Fibrosis: Helping Your Child Cough Up Mucus.Deep breathing exercises, to help with breathing out completely and to strengthen the muscles used for breathing. Directed cough, to help clear mucus by breathing and coughing in specific ways. Exercise. Aerobic exercise can improve how well the lungs work. Ask your doctor about what kinds of exercise you or your child should do.Other methods use mechanical equipment to help clear mucus from

  3. Respiratory Problems,Age 12 and Older - Check Your Symptoms

    Respiratory Problems Age 12 and Older

  4. Respiratory Problems,Age 12 and Older - Topic Overview

    Most adults and older children have several respiratory infections each year. Respiratory problems can be as minor as the common cold or as serious as pneumonia.

  5. Respiratory Problems,Age 12 and Older - Home Treatment

    Home treatment can help you feel more comfortable when you have mild to moderate respiratory symptoms.

  6. Respiratory Problems,Age 12 and Older - Preparing For Your Appointment

    A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Respiratory Problems in Children Aged 12 and Older.

  7. Respiratory Problems,Age 12 and Older - Prevention

    There is no sure way to prevent respiratory illnesses, but these tips may help.

  8. Pulmonary Embolism - When To Call a Doctor

    Call 911 or other emergency services immediately if you think you have symptoms of pulmonary embolism.

  9. Pulmonary Embolism - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is not recommended for initial treatment for pulmonary embolism. However, it is important for preventing additional clots from developing and causing a deep vein thrombosis, which can lead to recurring pulmonary embolism.

  10. Pulmonary Embolism - Treatment Overview

    Treatment of pulmonary embolism focuses on preventing future pulmonary embolism by using anticlotting drugs.

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