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People with some lung conditions, such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, mycobacterial disease and bronchiectasis often produce a large amount of mucus. If the mucus is allowed to collect in the airways, breathing may become difficult and infection may occur. The Acapella airway clearance device is a technique to help mobilize mucus from the airways. The Acapella DM is blue. The Acapella DH is green.
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