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How do I cough? How do I cough?

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  #1  
Unread 12-12-2009, 07:04 PM
How do I cough?

I have a lot of phlegm in my throat and can't cough it up, due to the excruciating pain it causes in my tummy. What suggestions do you recommend?
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Unread 12-12-2009, 07:14 PM
Re: How do I cough?

Hold a pillow snugly over your incision and tummy while you cough. That should help.
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Unread 12-12-2009, 07:37 PM
Re: How do I cough?

My mom (a retired OB nurse and hyster survivor herself) said to lie on your side like a log, hold a flat, firm pillow to your stomach and cough gently but firmly that way. She said it will hurt but is safer than trying to cough upright.
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Unread 12-12-2009, 07:37 PM
Re: How do I cough?

That's what I have been doing I will try again. Thanks
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Unread 12-12-2009, 08:56 PM
Re: How do I cough?

A pillow helped me for laughing and coughing.
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Unread 12-13-2009, 11:56 AM
Re: How do I cough?

I would hold the pillow over my tummy too. I would also do a deep gurgle/hack to help the cough ahead of time( do the gurgle/hack a couple of times), then cough lightly. This will help bring the mucus up so you don't have to cough as hard. It hurts a lot less. Good Luck.
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