What is a Huff?

  • A huff is an active breath out, used to move mucus towards the mouth where it can be easily cleared with a cough.
  • A huff is done with an open mouth and open throat, like a sigh, as if trying to fog up a mirror.
  • Once children are old enough, huffs should be part of all airway clearance routines and should be taught by the CF physiotherapist.
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