You can lie in different positions to help clear your lungs. To help
drain mucus from the front of your lungs, lie on your back. Make sure your
chest is lower than your hips. Put two or three pillows under your hips. Use a
small pillow under your head if it helps you feel more comfortable. Keep your
arms at your sides. Use belly breathing.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerKen Y. Yoneda, MD - Pulmonology
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Ken Y. Yoneda, MD - Pulmonology
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