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.