You can lie in different positions to help clear your lungs. To help drain mucus from the back of your lungs, lie on your stomach. Place two or three pillows under your hips. Use a small pillow under your head if it helps you feel more comfortable. Place your arms by your head. Use belly breathing.
Current as of: June 9, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Hasmeena Kathuria MD - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Hasmeena Kathuria MD - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine