Huff coughing, also known as huffing, is a technique that helps move mucus from the lungs. It should be done in combination with another ACT. It involves taking a breath in, holding it, and actively exhaling. Breathing in and holding it enables air to get behind the mucus and separates it from the lung wall so it can be coughed out. Huffing is not as forceful as a cough, but it can work better and be less tiring. Huffing is like exhaling onto a mirror or window to steam it up.
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