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What can I do to treat Cystic Fibrosis at home?

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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. Counseling or 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 help:

  • Clear mucus from the lungs.
  • Prevent infection.
  • 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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