Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account

New Posts   Today's Posts

Bad Cold...nose blocked...help!!
Hi armone,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Post Reply Post Reply

Donate to Apnea Board  
Flonase and the SinusGator from NeilMed got me through the early days of CPAP when I was so congested (with a little help from Sudafed.)

Now, I don't really need either of those even -- the CPAP (nasal pillows) are apparently keeping my nose open on its own.
Sweet Dreams,

Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)

"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."
Post Reply Post Reply
I've tried all the things being discussed here and after years of suffering with a stuffy nose I found something that actually works without causing any adverse rebound effects. It's called Nasacort and was originally a prescription only product but is now available OTC, no doctor's prescription required. According to my ENT doctor, it is safe to use it at the prescribed dosage every day for as long as you feel the need. Two squirts up each nostril does the job for a full 24 hours of relief. Since it's an OTC drug, my insurance no longer covers it but it's well worth paying for.

You are right to avoid Afrin and the likes. They work very well in the short term but you'll end up worse than you started.

Post Reply Post Reply
Oh, I forgot...for those already using Nasacort, there is a $5 coupon on Facebook for the 120 snort pack. Google Facebook Nasacort.
Post Reply Post Reply

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  [Equipment] Masks [What to use with stuffy nose] Cheffy 13 356 03-08-2018, 08:17 PM
Last Post: HD Fry
  Airfit F20 cushion hurts nose, unable to wear Kryogen 18 753 03-07-2018, 01:23 PM
Last Post: phrogpilot73
  A hint for nose mask users. Ockrocket 2 290 02-11-2018, 07:28 PM
Last Post: Sleep2Snore
  Should I Raise My Pressures While I have This Cold? Melman 6 328 01-24-2018, 08:29 AM
Last Post: Walla Walla
  How to Keep Nose Open at Night?/Humidifier Defective? bluemom51 8 372 01-11-2018, 07:11 PM
Last Post: bluemom51
Ohmy Newbie with a Raw nose Sharnie 14 643 01-03-2018, 11:07 AM
Last Post: zzzZorro
  Nose itch with FFM: please solve my madness HalfAsleep 10 509 01-01-2018, 05:37 PM
Last Post: freetime

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts

About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.