Handling the challenges of caring for a child who has cystic fibrosis can be difficult. It is
normal to feel overwhelmed by how hard it is and how much time it takes to care
for a child who has a long-term, life-shortening illness.
support groups can help you deal with your feelings,
as can educating yourself about the disease. Taking good care of yourself,
physically and emotionally, will help you give your child with
cystic fibrosis the best care possible.
Home treatment is a very important part of treating cystic fibrosis. Home
treatment can make a person with cystic fibrosis feel better and live longer.
If a treatment is skipped, the child may not feel any worse right away, but he
or she has an increased chance of having more serious problems later. Even
though it can be challenging to follow a home treatment plan every day, there
are many benefits of home treatment. Specifically, home treatment can
mucus from the lungs.
- Improve nutrition.
- Increase the child's energy level.
Airway clearance techniques
Health professionals, parents, siblings, or other caregivers can perform
airway clearance techniques on a child who has cystic fibrosis. Teens and
adults with cystic fibrosis can learn to do these techniques themselves.
Improving nutrition and energy
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