You can lie in different positions to help clear your lungs. To help
drain mucus from the sides of your lungs, lie on one side. Place two or three
pillows under your hips. Use a small pillow under your head. Rest your arms
where they are comfortable. Make sure your chest is lower than your hips. Use
belly breathing. After 5 or 10 minutes, switch sides.
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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