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Treatments for Cystic Fibrosis in Children

Your Child's Care Begins Here

Our pediatric pulmonary doctors are experts in cystic fibrosis, and our multidisciplinary consultative clinic is accredited by, and a member of, the national Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This links our center with the latest knowledge and most current treatments for cystic fibrosis. Our multidisciplinary team of expert physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, dietitians, respiratory therapists, medical social workers, psychologists, genetic counselors and child life specialists work together every week to review cases, revise care plans and educate our families on the best way to care for themselves.

Until a cure arrives, we explore every treatment option to determine the best plan for your child’s health. As a Therapeutic Development Network Center designated by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to do specialty research, we bring state-of-the-art research and new therapies right to our local cystic fibrosis community.

Treatments We Provide

  • Antibiotic Medicine

    Antibiotics may be prescribed to kill bacteria and infection in the lungs.

  • At-Home Equipment

    Inhalers and nebulizers help deliver medication to the lungs to make breathing easier.

  • Nutrition Therapy

    A dietitian may be needed to address common cystic fibrosis dietary challenges like burning too many calories or not absorbing enough protein and fat from their diet.

  • Respiratory Therapy

    Respiratory therapy includes breathing exercises to get rid of extra mucus, and breathing treatments to deliver medicine and add moisture to the lungs.

  • Therapy Vests

    A vest connected to a generator causes rapid vibrations that stimulate your child to cough up mucus in the airways of the lungs. Vests work best with kids over the age of four.