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Hypertonic Saline

Sterile sodium chloride (salt) solution inhaled through a nebulizer to thin the mucus. It helps thin mucus by increasing the amount of salt in the airways. This salt attracts water to the mucus, thinning it and making it easier to cough out. Available in different concentrations


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Adolescent Resources: Cystic Fibrosis Animation – Hypertonic Saline

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Adult Resources: Mucus Thinners

Time per session:

10-15 mins

Self Administered


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