Does your sister also see a CF specialist doctor. That can make a big difference in the care she will be receiving. IMHO unless someone specialises in cf then they do not know the ins and outs of it, will not be up-to-date with the best care approaches. A natural doctor while this might sound good on the surface, generally know nothing about CF and can take some quite dangerous approaches if they aren't fully clued up on cf. Also, natural medicine is stuff that hasn't been quality tested. All medicines started out natural, and then they were changed and tested to be made safer by specialist researchers.
Is your sister on dnase or hypertonic saline, antibiotics, inhalers? All of these will help with a constant cough. When my cough is so bad it feels I'm drowning that's when I go into hospital for iv antibiotics and 2 weeks of intense physio and tlc. That works for me and gives me a few weeks break from coughing.
To ease it before bed I have my dnase nebuliser, hot shower as the steam helps, bricanyl inhaler, acapella physio, colomycin nebuliser mixed with Ventolin, symbicort and then a hot coffee made with just milk as it soothes my throat and eases the urge to cough when I lay down. During the day a have a sweet hot cup of tea to ease coughing fits or a spoonful of honey can sometimes help too.
Coughing is a part of CF and it can be really tiring and annoying.
Hope this helps you suggest some ideas for you're sister.
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