Cough assist machine: How it helps to clear mucus from the lungs

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Find out how a cough assist machine can help your child if they have difficulty clearing mucus from their lungs.

Key points

  • Coughing clears mucus from the lungs and helps protect them from infection.
  • A cough assist machine blows air into the lungs and pulls it out quickly to clear mucus.
  • Cough assist treatment can help a child if they have frequent lung infections, weak chest or abdominal muscles or a weak cough.
  • Always use the cough assist machine as instructed. If your child does not like the machine, your child’s team can change the settings.
Last updated: July 7th 2016