Doctors have detected me to be suffering from bronchiectasis.I have been prescribed at different times the inhalers- Foracort(Formoterol), Tiova(Tiotropium),Seroflo((Salmeterol) and Duolin(Ipratropium). Kindly advice the best one or combination for me.
You might try Advair (fluticasone and salmeterol oral inhaler) or budesonide and formoterol fumarate dihydrate which is Symbicort as they are a combination of an inhaled steroid and also has a bronchodilator as well. These combinations of both steroids and brochodilators have been found to best control secretions. It looks like you have tried these forms bronchodilator but not in combination with an inhaled steroid. Adding the inhaled steroid may better control your symptoms.
I have bronchiectasis. I am on ventolin and atrovent. I find it very hard to cough up mucus but when I do I feel a lot better. I do not know this these puffers do anything really.
chest clapping is the best way to move mucus, do this once in the morning when you get up and early evening too, if you are alone during the day do it as well. Method: take you right hand and cross over to you left lower chest at the side of your abdomen and start clapping your lower lung, again at the side and also towards the back as well; clapping about 100 times and totally 300 times a day will move all your muck out... same for the left hand to your right side.
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