Right heart strain
Dear expert team, My daughter was diagnosed with right heart strain and I would like to ask whether this means her fitness is a bit limited now. Many thanks.
ions exchange
Hello, my daughter (10 years, suffering from cystic fibrosis) was found during a visit to the emergency (tarchycardia, low grade fever, loss of sight - she saw only black and red, weakness, tremors of the limbs) to have an abnormally low potassium in the blood. Everything was back to normal after ...
Cause of cough?
Dear expert team, my son (CF, 4 years old, 1.07m, 16.5kg, mild progression so far) rarely coughs when he does not have infections, only during strong physical action and sometimes after inhalation. For some time now, he has also been having a continuous cough (dry nervous cough) that starts ...
Follow-up question on nasal irrigation
Hello, I understand the problem of tap water potentially being contaminated with bacteria. What do you think about the following alternatives to boiling water: 1) distilled water 2) non-carbonated bottled water Can I use these two alternatives instead of tap water for nasal irrigation or ...
nasal washing
Hello, We were advised to wash the nose of our 4 month old CF child every day even if he is not congested. What do you think? Could it cause irritation? Thank you
Causes of hair loss
Dear expert team, Since an exacerbation at the end of March 2012, which was probably caused by ABPA, I (25, female, CF) have to take several additional drugs. Around May 2012 I noticed that I am losing decidedly more hair than earlier. I initially blamed the itraconazole I had started taking, ...
Voice hoarseness
My child is 3 years old and suffers from CF. For a long time there is a hoarseness in his voice. Does it have anything to do with CF? I blame it on the Airway clearance therapy, or to the fact that he screams a lot. I would like your opinion.
Immune system and CF
Hello, in another answer you are writing about "hints from research that confirm a dysfunction of the immune system in CF". What does that mean and which new approaches result from this? Regards, [Comment by ECORN-CF team: This question refers to another question "Flu vaccine as nasal ...
Nasal irrigation
Do CF patients still have to use sterile salt water for nasal irrigation? After all, if we boil water for this, it has to cool down for at least 20 minutes; but during this time germs will form again!?!
I would like to understand and know why I have freuqently vaginal yeast infections or a lot of vaginal discharge. Is it due to cystic fibrosis ? If yes why and how to avoid it. When I take antibiotics it happens to me, but right now this is not the case. Thank you in advance. Sincerely,
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