Points to Remember
- Huffing should be taught by a qualified physiotherapist before practicing at home.
- Open mouth and throat, like a sigh, or fogging up a mirror.
- Hollow sound.
- No wheeze or force, no voice.
- A huff tube can be useful, particularly for children, to help keep the throat open.
- Use tummy muscles to gently push air out.
- Start with small huffs, and increase to mid and large breath huffs when mucus moves closer to the mouth.
- When ready, use 1-2 coughs to clear the mucus.